How come my router is capable of 54Mbps but I only get transfers of 2 to 3 Mbps?

by on January 29, 2011

Q: I have a linksys e3000 and a media server which is connected to my network. Even though the e3000 is capable of 54Mbps I only get about 2.5-2.8 Mbps speeds when streaming the media through my network. How do I speed this up?


One Response to “How come my router is capable of 54Mbps but I only get transfers of 2 to 3 Mbps?”
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    your e3000 may be capable of 54Mbps but are your other devices connected to it. If using wifi make sure all of your devices are 54Mbps capable to boost the speed up.

    As well If using wired connection make sure you have newer cables like a cat 6 or cat 5e. And make sure that the modems are all 10/100/1000 capable. You might have to also change some of the settings for the modem to achieve a faster speed.

    The other thing to remember is there will always be latency and as well your internet connection may not be able to support that speed. Check with your ISP to see what your package has.

    Here is a guide that will also explain how to get better WIFI speeds:
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9112462/Wi_Fi_tweaks_for_speed_freaks

    If you have more questions please let me know.