I have a Cisco E3200 Wireless N dual band router and external drive with USB2 support attached to it. The drive is shared across my network. My laptop has G WiFi adapter, so it can connect with 54Mbps only (which is ~6MB per second). I also have USB Wireless N adapter that supports up to 150Mbps.
When I copy my files from shared hard drive to my local folders it copies with speed 2.5MB/s and changing my WiFi adapter has no effect. It doesn't matter whether I am connected with 150Mbps or 54, the copying speed is the same - 2.5MB/s which is not enough for HD streaming; I have serious lag issues when I try to watch HD movies. When I disable WiFi and connect with a network cable, I see the speed is about 10-11MB/s - this is good enough. I can't understand what the problem is. Signal quality is 100%, security is WPA2 Personal.
- Why is there no difference between 54Mbps and 150Mbps?
- Why are files copied with a speed of 2.5MB/s in the 54Mbps network?