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January 8th, 2010, 09:11 AM
So...I FINALLY got everything working seamlessly via wireless connections in both Win and Karmic, but this is my first N config, and I was just curious what kind of speeds I should be getting. I'm using speedtest.net and these are my results:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/675614625.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

How does this stand in terms of net connection? I'm pretty clueless. Thanks.

- H

January 8th, 2010, 10:31 AM
n is up 300 Mbps.

34 (megabits / second) = 34 Mbps

34 Mbps is very good.. But your Internet connection is unlikely to come close to the speed of your wireless connection.

January 8th, 2010, 11:10 AM
If you want to know what real speed your network connection can achieve try transferring a file between two computers in the LAN, meanwhile you can monitor your bandwith in a terminal with tools like bwm or iftop

sudo aptitude install bwm iftop

January 9th, 2010, 12:56 AM
I'm a noob, I don't understand how to monitor a transfer between LAN devices. I have an networked media drive to pull from/load to though.

Oh, and I called and maxed out my internet connection today...The ISP claims (and charges me for) 20mbps download with a 5mbps boost "on demand" and 3mbps+.5mbps on the up, which they list as their max available connection. Here is my new wireless speedtest, via Intel 4865AGN....

http://www.speedtest.net/result/676420552.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

As you can imagine, I'm seriously stoked.:D