07-14-2011, 07:13 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: McKinney, Texas
Is your internet connection suppose to be running at 5 Mega Bytes per second, or 5 Mega bits per second? Have you tried connecting to it via Ethernet?
The router, assuming its working correctly, shouldn't be limiting the throughput like this, especially if you have a solid wireless connection to it. Some of the "cheaper" routers tend to have bandwidth issues like this.
You should probably consider a higher quality router. Stay well away from the wireless 150N routers you see everywhere. Not only is 150n not a standard, it doesn't do anything to boost signal or speed since its a single stream device. A basic wireless G router would probably give you better performance and stability for the same price.
Wireless G would be fine for what you doing, so would N. A basic, real wireless N router would cost easily over 50 dollars. A good basic wireless G would be over 40.
The more you spend now, the less you spend later. It's best to spend 70 dollars on a really good router now, and not waste money buying cheaper routers hoping you grab one that works.