What limits Wifi Speed
I own a Toshiba Satellite A660-11M which has a built-in Broadcom 802.11n adapter. Just recently I bought a Wireless-N 300Mbps Access Point, specifically this one. I followed the manual on setting it up, and it is currently running at most of its default-settings:
- Static IP
- Working mode: Access Point
- Security: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
- Channel Width: Auto
- "Frequency Band": 20/40MHz
Essentially, my issue is that Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is only detecting 65.0Mbps. From a 100Mbps broadband-connection (as stated by my ISP, although I never even expected the full potential), sites such as speedtest.net return barely ~30Mbps. That said, I did read this question, but I am hoping that my MIMO-capable AP does make a difference from that other question.
Finally, I have tried swapping the channels (e.g. used inSSIDer to see which channels were the closest, and based on that, set my AP to 8 which wasn't used anywhere else); I also tried setting my "frequency band" (not sure how it's defined) to 40MHz only, but I only see 20/40MHz and 20MHz-only options. After reading a bit more, I also tried setting my AP to 5GHz, as it was recommended by several users, but ran out of luck as my AP doesn't offer that (or at least I was unable to find it).
I would greatly appreciate a solution or a solid answer - I would like to know that I have tried everything that is possible, and that my real issue is a matter of hardware, i.e. my adapter.