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General WiFi n link speed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tink-GB, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Tink-GB

    Tink-GB Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 30, 2011
    nr Bath, UK
    Okay, so I have paid the req'd money to upgrade my Sky router to the latest 'N' certified model...silver top and glossy black base. Needed to so I could get a WiFi signal into the furthest room in my house.

    Also, I have a neatgear 300mbps WiFi dongle in my pc and my link speed seems to report 130 mbps..as I expected as the router runs in the 2.4ghz band only.

    Odd things is though, that the wireless link speed to this phone (a stock htc sensation from Vodafone) reports a link speed of no more than 72mbps on its best connection..

    So my question is, why the slow link speed...running just above 54mbps...and whilst I am sitting 10 feet away from it..!

    My hardware settings says this is a b/g/n WiFi phone...so what's the crack...is this phone really a draft n device? Rather than the real deal?



  2. StoneDeCroze

    StoneDeCroze Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    You only get the highest N speeds if both devices support channel bonding or whatever the correct term is. On my Draytek router the option is shown as channel width of either 20 or 40 Mhz. Not sure about the Sensation supporting that as well. Also, my router is only a 2.4GHz model and my laptop happily connects at 300Mbps, but my Sensation only at 72Mbps

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