Just wondering if anyone could tell me any tips about a router issue. I previously has a Linksys G network router and ended up having some issues with it as it was getting older. I went out and bought a new Netgear router, a WNDR 3400. It's an N network device with a dual band. The trouble I NOW have is that the Netgear router is slower than the Linksys. Is this normal with N networks? I assumed they were faster (due to being newer technology), but maybe I'm wrong? I did a speed test of both. Linksys came in at 18.75 Mbps, the Netgear came in at 10.02. Any help would be appreciated ! Thanks!
Wireless speeds can vary quite a bit between vendors and depends a large number of factors including:
The last point might be most relevant to your case. If you have G devices on the same network it will limit the overall rate of the N network.
See these articles at SmallNetBuilder for more information:
Some relevant tips from the 5 ways article: