Extreme difference in 2 laptops wifi speeds

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Denver - Feb 22, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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- Feb 22, 2009 at 11:01 PM
Hello,
I have a Linksys WRT150N router hooked up to cable (Broadband). On the desktop (XP)using the LAN, the computer download speed and upload speed are as follows: (15000kbps DL & 2900kbps UL)
On one laptop #1 (XP) using an external Linksys N card hooked thru the USB port, the download speed is about 600kbps DL & 2500kbps UL.
On Laptop #2 (Vista) using an internal "G" wireless card the speed is almost as fast as the desktop.

My question is this: Laptops setting side by side why should there be that much difference?

Thanks
Denver

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Feb 22, 2009 at 11:01 PM
I would think that the XP laptop or its adapter has problems. You can go to dslreports web site for help in tweaking TCPIP http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

I would also see if Linksys has new firmware for the USB adapter.

Good Luck
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