I have a new Dell E1505 with a Intel Core Duoprocessor T2500 (2MB/2GHz/667MHz), 2GB RAM, a 100 GB 7200 rpm drive. It has a Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Wireless Network adapter and I have installed the proper Intel drivers and accompanying Intel Management utility. It funtions: I am able to connect to my wireless access point (D-Link802.11G) and there are no visible conflicts present in the Device Manager. I can surf the Internet and connect to other machines on my network.
Issue: =================== If I run a bandwidth test, the download speed averages 1.7 Mbps with an upload speed of 350 kbps. This approximately 1/3 the download performance that my similarly equipped Dell D810 with 2.26 GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB 7200 rpm drive that has an Intel 2200 wireless adapter.
The test that I am using as a benchmark is located at:(Not sure if this is a good/valid benchmark test, if you can recommend a better benchmark test or utility, please let me know)
I have tried using the Intel app/management utility to control the wireless adapter vs. Windows on both machines and the performance is the same on both machines regardless of the config.
I have enabled the "Enhanced Throughput" setting on both adapters.
Any advice or recommendations are much appreciated.
Josh Blair Evergreen, CO