I am making this thread as a small "tutorial" or help thread. I have the WN311B Wireless Adapter with a NETGEAR DGND3300v2 Router. (Dual-Band N Gigabit Edition). Both of these products are Gigabit.
I had a big issue with the Connection Speed with the WN311B adapter. It only gave me a speed of 11.0 Mbps. So I called up NETGEAR Support. Guess what...they didn't help whatsoever. I had to call more times than one individual would have expected to fix this issue. So I was transferred to the Advanced Technical Support department with no notification (at all! ) that I had to have a purchased contract for that support department...the technician told me that I had to signup and pay a £60 contract for that department for support. What the hell? I told both him and the other representitive that I do not have a contract and was not willing to pay £60 for them to help.
Anyway, so I hung up on the technician and tried myself to fix my issue. And I resolved it on my own. without their help. Heck, they made the situation worse by telling me to do all these unnecessary actions and settings in both my routers control panel and my adapters settings... SO...if you own a DGND3300v2 Router and a WN311X PCI Adapter, follow these instructions if your having the same issue I had.
Login to your Routers ACP (Admin Control Panel) Navigate to Wireless Settings under "Setup". Check your "Mode" setting. Within this setting, you should have a few sub-settings. Their followings are: Up to 130Mbps at 2.4GHz Up to 130Mbps at 5GHz & 54Mbps at 2.4 GHz Up to 270Mbps at 2.4GHz Up to 270Mbps at 5GHz & 54Mbps at 2.4GHz
Now here is where the slight problem persists....depending on most ISPs, Routers and PCI Adapters the settings I am recommending may be different. So Please forgive me. Also take note, you might want to try each "Up to..." setting in your router to find which setting is best for you and your Wireless adapter.
The "Mode" value I have applied is colored in Green. And here are my Adapters settings:
After applying these settings I got this:
But...no. It's not fixed yet. Because you still get either 11.0Mbps OR WORSE...5.5Mbps. (Damnit!!) BUT! If you leave it for a while, it will eventually get upto 54Mbps. (I know..not much, but it's better than what we WAS getting...a poor 11.0Mbps. - People maybe saying, "yeah but that's only like a 43% difference..." - Yes. it is only a 43% difference from 11.0Mbps. BUT it's better then what we had! Most Wireless connection speeds also always fluctuate. For example. You have "70Mbps"...then it drops to something below "54Mbps". Don't worry. It will make it's way up again. Yes, I know....it may alter your speed and slow it down again, BUT the main thing is...it will increase slowly!
Most of you probably have a good signal rate straight to your Routers. I don't. My signal has to go through either my bedroom window, OR through a double brick wall, the kitchen, then hallway, THEN to the router. OR straight through the walls to the router. That can decrease the signal strengh alot.
So, just remember...if you are like me, and have your bedroom downstairs (some do, some don't) and have a double brick wall, plus 2.4GHz wireless phones around the room with the router in, those 2.4/2.5GHz devices are going to have a significant interferrence with your Wireless Signal. - No matter how much you try to improve your Wireless connection, you will eventually end up back with the original results as before you started changing and fiddling with your settings!
I do hope this helps those who have "wonders" with their Wireless connections, and I shall try to put up a video of this for those who are struggling with NETGEAR's support departments...
My YouTube Channel is: ComRadKeL.
Thanks for reading, and I do hope most of this topic helped those who are having these issues!
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