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Variable Wireless speed

Hi,

We are having a problem of different notebooks getting connected to different speeds ranging from 1 mbps to 54 mbps from the same access point.

For uniformity we have overlaping access point with same SSID and same wep key.  I have checked the associations on the access point all these notebooks are connected to the same access point but with different speed and it changes anyway.

Is there any chance that if any of the notebook is old and is not allowing overall network speed to be connected to slow speed.

Please share the experience

Thanks

Subodh

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Re: Variable Wireless speed

The access point can be connected to at all 802.11b data rates 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps and all 802.11g sppeds 6, 12, 18 , 24, 36, 48 and 54Mbps. It depends on many factors but basically range and client. You can switch off the lower data rates that will help get clients onto more local access points.

Re: Variable Wireless speed

It's hard to say what's happening without more information, but I'd suggest you should ensure that your Access Points are all on different channels (ie, 1,6,11 typically) and your Clients all have up-to-date NIC drivers.  Don't rely on Windows Update either, go to your NIC Vendor's website.

Rgds,

Richard

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