Re: USB Wifi dongle slower speed than LAN connection
I've bought the PlayonHD player last week and I'm very enthousiastic about the possibilities this piece of machine has. I installed NZBGet with plugondevice.com software. With LAN connection is downloads with an average of 1150 kb/s. Yesterday I received the AC Ryan usb Wifi dongle and plugged it in. With Wifi connection the download has a lower average of 880 kb/s. Also after reboot it takes very long before the wifi connection is made.
I make connection with an Apple Airport Extreme base station which has Wifi-N network. My question is why the connection is slower with the usb Wifi dongle with N-network connection than the LAN port. I would expect the LAN connection should be slower but it isn't. I installed the latest firmware v7.06.r2388.
Well, W-lan is not so fast after all. Usually, a wired LAN connection of 100 mbps is substantially faster than even a 300 mpbs Wlan connection. There is much more overhead in a wireless connection (especially when security encryption is active) and there's a lot of interference with the signal resulting in a much less stable connection anyhow (lots of resending lost packets or even reconnects). You could try setting the send/receive channels of your Airport to different channels and see if it helps. Maybe this will also solve the difficulty your POHD is having connecting to your Airport.