Wireless 2.4 speeds are insanely slower than wired and 5Ghz
This is my first post in this forum. I am very frustrated and hoping someone can help. My problem is that my wireless download speeds are so much slower than when wired.I recently purchased a new dual-band ASUS wireless router and decided to do a speed test to see where it rated. When I have my laptop plugged directly into the AP I get around 22-25Mbps. When I try it on WiFi I get around 1Mbps, seriously. And this is with full signal sitting right next to router. I have tried changing the channel and all of that good stuff, but still the same results. I just bought a Samsung galaxy S III and when it is on the 2.4 frequency it gets less than 1Mbps, but as soon as I switch it over to 5Ghz I get 18Mbps. I have a good friend that is a network admin and he said that I should expect to see some loss of bandwidth, but not that much. I do have a lot of other AP's in my neighborhood, but these are speeds I am getting sitting feet away from my router. Can anyone tell me why my 2.4Ghz signal sucks so bad?
Are you in a high density area like a big city apartment? Have you tried the same device on other networks using the 2.4ghz adapter to see if could be your adapter?
I would check two things:
1. your 2.4 wifi adapter on your device receiving the signal from your wifi router - I would test it by logging into a different wifi network if you have the same issue it is your adapter if you dont have the same issue it is your router.
2. Use a program like netstumbler (pc) or macstumbler -not sure if it still works - netspot for mac works but it is a little different and requires you load a simple floorplan to plot the signals (mac) and check to see how many other wifi networks are around your area on the 2.4 network.
I have seen 2.4ghs perform horribly in a setting like new york city. I was working on a network and the top floor (29) of this building had so many other wireless networks interfering that the only way we could get a wifi connection was on the the 5.0ghz radio.