Not sure how to word this. (internet connection)


  1. HotPepper

    HotPepper Well-Known Member

    So i have a wireless internet card on my pc to get access to my router. I was wondering how much of the connection this card takes up

    i have a 10mbps internet

    my card is netgear WG111v3

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  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by how much the card takes up?

    Your 10Mbps line from your ISP is what's going into your house, so the fact that you are using wireless will lower that by a bit.

    Hope that helps a bit, if not, I'm sure someone else will be able to ;) :D
  3. HotPepper

    HotPepper Well-Known Member

    Yes i mean how much of that 10mbps is my pc wireless card eating up
  4. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hmm... well, I wouldn't say that it's 'eating' it up. It's like this:

    You get 10Mbps from your ISP. Your router has the function to give that to you in either wired or wireless format. Wired is faster and more reliable, though less convenient. Wireless is slower and shared, so each device will take a portion of that pool of speed. If you have two devices on a 10mbps wireless connection, each would get roughly 5mbps. I'm not sure if there is a loss from the ISP/router to the wireless adapter though, so your wireless speeds might actually be lower.

    Now, if you are, instead, after the actual amount of data being used by your wireless card (as opposed to the speed), then you will likely need to monitor it with software. I know windows xp has a dialog box for some of the network icons that depict how much data has been sent and received.

    Hope that helps.
    -9to5
  5. SIII groupie

    SIII groupie Well-Known Member

    It does not "reserve" an alloted amount "per se". The minor overhead of "polling" is of no signifigance.

    If you used the wireless in a perfect world card could make use of it. Nothing else using. It would use it all.

    Not going to happen for you. It will be shared and I doubt you will notice. I mean unless your wired is maybe, say a "porn" server. Just kidding but hope you get the gist.
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