Increase your wireless speed

Many people don’t realize that their 802.11N router can provide connections that can be faster.  Typically WMM is not enabled in the router and channel bonding should be checked.

If you go to the Network and Sharing center on your Windows computer, click on wireless adapters and double click on your wireless.  You will see your current speed.

The picture below is the result of WMM disabled and 20/40mhz channel bonding off.

Low Speed

The result after enabling some of these features –

Below is the speed of a wireless connection before the 20/40mhz channel bonding.  This is with WMM only.


Here is the result of making sure that channel bonding is on (20/40 mhz auto channel) and WMM enabled.

Channel Bonding

You should also place your wireless connection as the first network to use under the Advanced Options – Adapters and Bindings.

Wireless Adv Options


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