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    Downloading wirelessly through my router is very slow

    I am having trouble downloading wirelessly through my router. I ran a speed test wired through my router and this was the result:

    Ping = 5ms Download = 21.33Mbps Upload = 3.6Mbps

    Then I unplugged the cable, turned on the wireless, and got this result:

    Ping = 10ms Download = 2.47Mbps Upload = 3.37Mbps

    I am running Windows 7. Comcast standard cable internet. I have a Linksys WRT150N router.

    If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. I would like to be downloading just as fast as while I'm wired. Let me know if I need to provide anymore information.

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    What is your actual connected interface speed read out as?
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    You're not going to download over wireless as fast as you can wired. There is additional packet latency when you go over wireless.

    Also you didn't mention what wireless specifications your router provides. Maybe it's an old 10mbps wifi router.
    Doug G
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