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WiFi usage/speed question

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Old August 12th 04, 08:57 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Alex Fraser
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Default WiFi usage/speed question

"BORG" wrote in message
Both networks are reading a 11Mbps connection. Now when I open Task
manager and look at the usage of the network it only shows that at max
50% utilisation. Seeing as there is nothing else using the network why
isn't it using the full amount ?

Two reasons: the overhead of the wireless connection (which is greater when
you use encryption), and the fact that Windows file sharing is unable to
saturate the network.



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