02-07-2018 10:02 AM - edited 02-07-2018 10:03 AM
I have a macbook pro and a Linksys WRT3200ACM router. I use 5GHz band with seperate name to connect to wifi.
By the macbook wifi it's fine. A 1.3GB file on external storage of the router took 2 minutes to transfer to my mac.
I bought a WUSB6400M adaptor today, so I can get better speed, but I'm so disappointed. it's so slow. the same file took more than 6 minutes to transfer. I expect very fast speed but it's so slower than the mac wifi adapter.
I changed the router setting to only support ac protocol, but it's slow too.
Is there anything wrong? Do you suggest anything so I can get better speed?
02-07-2018 11:00 AM
Did you try using the latest Mac Setup Utility available on the Linksys support site?
02-07-2018 01:27 PM - edited 02-07-2018 01:28 PM
Thank you for your reply,
At first, I installed it from the disk, but now I uninstalled and installed it again from linksys website (version220.127.116.11). It didn't change a bit. the file took 6 minutes and 18 seconds to transfer.
02-07-2018 03:48 PM - edited 02-07-2018 03:58 PM
I changed wifi settings a lot of times and the best speed I could get was when setting is AC Only, Channel 132 - 5.660 GHz and Channel width 40 MHz. the file transfered in 2 minutes and 21 seconds.
I calculated the speed and it's about 70 Mbps. it's so slower than 800 Mbps that I expected.
It's also a little bit slower than the internal macbook pro adapter that is 802.11n and from 2011.
02-07-2018 06:08 PM
I want to increase my internal wireless network speed, not the internet speed.
However, my router is connected to a D-Link ADSL modem. I have 16Mbps connection and Speedtest result for a nearby city server shows that Ping is 34ms, Download speed is 13.70Mbps and Upload speed is 0.81 Mbps.
04-04-2018 02:54 PM
Might be worth checking what the link speed is - I just added the 6400M to my old Mac Mini to speed up the wifi (it did) but struggling to find out any details from the default driver.
I did find this in the OSX Network utility - but doesnt tell me much more about the link (channel / RSSI etc etc) but better than nothing.