Why is my Wireless Network only running at 25%?

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    Zak8022 New Member

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    I'm on my ThinkPad, running Vista Ultimate on a 802.11G wireless network. I'm transferring some large-ish files back to my NAS. I have Task Manager open, on the Networking tab... and its reporting that i'm only using 25% of my wireless connection. What gives? :dunno:

    Is it just my NAS writing slow, or something silly going on in my network?

    Oh, and I am not currently running any encryption, so at least i know that isnt creating any overhead.
     
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    sounds about right for 802.11g. 50% would be getting amazing performance, imo.
     
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    Why does this happen like this? I guess i'm not that learned on the inner workings of networks quite yet. I know the 54mbps is pretty much theoretical, and not what i will realistically get... but why am i only getting 13.5Mbps(54*.25)? Since 50% (aka ~25Mbps) is apparently amazing performance.. why the hell do they even rate it at 54Mbps?
     
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    same reason that 802.3 networks are generally rated at 100Mbps, but good luck getting over 80Mbps. Same way that GMRS is rated at around 5Miles range, but good luck getting 1-2Miles range.

    Theoretical is the MAXIMUM if everything is PERFECT, and it's all designed to SOUND good in marketing.
     
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    It's not marketing. Protocol overhead, congestion, solar flares, numerous other factors.
     
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    Gotya. I guess i just didnt expect it to only run at ~25% of the perfect conditions. Oh well... as long as thats normal, relative to the real world, and there's nothing silly going on with my network.

    Thanks guys.
     

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