Linksys WRT54GS Router with SpeedBooster

  mgmcc 18:37 11 Apr 2006

Is anyone using one of these routers with Cable broadband and in conjunction with a compatible Linksys SpeedBooster Wireless Network Adapter? If so, are they getting any indication in Windows that the two devices are connecting at speeds above 54Mbps?

Alternatively, can anyone using the equivalent ADSL kit advise if they can find any evidence that the network is communicating at a higher speed?

  mgmcc 23:30 11 Apr 2006

<<< as I have a pre-N setup which does achieve more then 54Mbps >>>

If you double click your "Wireless Network Connection" in the Network Connections folder to get this box click here does it show a speed of more than 54Mbps?

  mgmcc 08:39 12 Apr 2006

Thanks, that's the sort of info I was looking for. It was my understanding that I should be seeing a higher speed, such as 125Mbps, displayed in the dialog box.

  mgmcc 07:04 17 Apr 2006

What made me believe a faster speed should be shown was that in a review of the WRT54GS router at click here it says:

"An interesting side note is that WinXP's Wireless Zero Configuration utility reports a speed of 125 Mbps when the router and card are left to automatically set their operating speed. So even though Broadcom would like you to forget that they ever said Afterburner would yield 125Mbps speeds, the evidence lives on!"

  mgmcc 11:32 18 Apr 2006

No, although I do have other 802.11g adapters, I only had the one PC with the SpeedBooster WiFi adapter running, so the connection was only with the two devices that support the technology.

...unless another network in the neighbourhood with standard 802.11g was preventing the higher speed :-(

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