`Subject: Are there faster waps than dwl2100AP'
Something of a lamer question on the subject line I guess, but with zero knowledge about wireless networking... digging up that kind of information can really be daunting.... no idea what to search for or how to determine what is possible with current wireless technology. There is so much information available... I'm lost as to how to find specific information.
My DWL 2100 AP is a few yrs old.. probably 3 or there abouts. The most recent firmware doesn't work for me, but 1 version older (Version 2.11) works so I use that firmware.
I wondered if there are waps available now that offer higher speeds. That is, if there are newer wireless protocols or whatever that allow faster data transfer... something that my older dwl2100ap may not be capable of?
My home lan network is pretty basic:
Internet => cable modem => netgear(FVS318) firewall/router
Six machines are wired by ethernet to the router, and 1 wap (dwl2100AP)
Less network intensive things like plain browsing seem pretty normal, or fairly comparable to wired segments of the home lan, but certain kinds of network intensive activety seem barely possible with my current setup. Something like vnc connections are almost intolerably slow over the wireless segment.
In other words, pulling a whole gui desktop from remote host across the wireless segment is very annoyingly slow. But not so on the wired segments.