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The situation is basically as follows: If I download a file (e.g. a ubuntu.iso) through ethernet on my homeserver I get 2 MB/s. If I transfer the file over wifi to my laptop, I get about 1.8 MB/s

However if I download the same file and my laptop in the same position, I only get 120 KB/s

Why is this?

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Without having information like speed of your internet or wireless connection and signalstrength it is hard to tell, but i try to give you some ideas.

  • 1.8Mbit could me the max of your wifi 802.11b
  • 2Mbit could be the max of your internet and if downloading it over cable and wifi, cable gets more bandwith in your case.
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The issue is that if I download a file over internet through wifi I get low speeds but both my wifi connection and connection to the internet are fast in comparison. The wireless is 802.11n dual bnad – agz Mar 27 '13 at 17:11
Ok sorry I misunderstood your initial question... Try to make some tests on and post the results here. – Simon Mar 27 '13 at 20:13

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