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I have recently purchased the new Linksys E4200 which quotes Simultaneous Dual Band full N300 speeds.

It should be amazing. Through wired connections, it is amazingly fast. I didn't shell out 300 bucks to get the same network speed my Draft N router achieved 3 years ago.

Basically, I copied a 175MB file across to my media centre pc, both running on wifi, both in the same room as the router. Is it normal for me to only achieve 150kb/s on transferring a file locally?

I was expecting at least 1mb/s. Is that unreasonable? Or is there some network settings I should be tweaking?

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Definitely not normal, I have a 54Mbps router at home, I get 2MB/sec (megabytes/sec) on average. –  ThatGraemeGuy Sep 30 '11 at 6:13
    
@SevenT2: We need more information about your setup: for instance, do both PC's have Wireless N adapters? What signal strength are they showing? What kind of configuration settings are you using? In particular which networking mode (e.g. Wireless-N Only)? Have you tried changing the wireless channel? –  James Sep 30 '11 at 10:23
    
Also, are you using 2.4GHz or 5GHz? Have you tried disabling the unused band? –  James Sep 30 '11 at 10:31
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