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    802.11n
    So this is my internet speed using a wired connection (cable modem > mac)



    Will a 802.11n router be able to deliver similar speeds wirelessly? (cable modem > router > mac)

    How much speed should I expect to lose?

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    IEEE 802.11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I might be wrong, but I believe that the speedtest is checking your WAN connection only - when I run speedtest over ethernet and wireless-n the results are comparable, but having said that my connection tops out at 5Mb/s. Oh how I wish for 20Mb/s...

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    Oh how I wish for 20Mb/s...
    I'd kill for 4+ at this point :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by strayduck View Post
    IEEE 802.11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I might be wrong, but I believe that the speedtest is checking your WAN connection only - when I run speedtest over ethernet and wireless-n the results are comparable, but having said that my connection tops out at 5Mb/s. Oh how I wish for 20Mb/s...
    Sorry, i don't follow. I don't know the significance of a 'WAN connection'

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    Your WAN connection is the connection up to your cable modem, i.e. the speed your ISP provides. WAN is short for Wide Area Connection. The wide area is the internet :-)

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