Just got a HP laptop with a Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN adapter with Afterburner option. Got a Linksys WRT54GS router to handle the wireless network. Also have a netgear WGR614v5 router. The problem is, the Linksys with SpeedBooster is only about half the speed of the Netgear without SpeedBooster, using a 250 mb file copied from desktop to laptop as a benchmark. Both routers and laptop are in the same location in the same room with full signal and 54 Mbps connection. I tried switching channels with the Linksys with no change in performance. Enabling or disabling the Afterburner makes no difference either. Linksys has the latest firmware and the Broadcom is using driver version 188.8.131.52, 6/26/2004 which I think is the latest available from HP. Any advice would be appreciated.
18 years ago