My setup: 802.11g router with dd-wrt, desktop pc, laptop - neither of which can be connected with ethernet
My goal here is to have good speed between the two computers both wirelessly connecting to my network (for video streaming). Some time back when I had my desktop connected to the router with cat5 it worked pretty well but now I can never get above 400-500k/s and most times it's just around 300k/s.
Things that I've tried:
1) Just downloading stuff from the internet over the wireless network - i can get up to 900k/s
2) I thought that traffic between two wireless devices uses the network twice so it can only go at half the speed. Additionally since both devices are on the same wireless channel they can cause interference for each other. I had a spare airport express laying around so I tried the following: desktop ->(wifi chan11) dd-wrt ->(cat5) airport -> (wifi chan 6) laptop
However, that didn't give me any improvement.