1. ninjaap's Avatar
    Why is my RT only able to get between 50-65mbps on the same home network that my VAIO is able to get about 144mbps?
    02-26-2013 04:50 PM
  2. rx74ray's Avatar
    whats is your routers brand and model?
    02-26-2013 05:48 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    Linksys e1200 (N300)
    02-26-2013 05:57 PM
  4. rx74ray's Avatar
    Your router has a 2x2 MIMO antenna. It can operate at 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz simultaneously covering N and G bands. So something is wrong here as you mentioned.
    Your Surface is forced to use the G band instead of N. This usually is achieved by a handshake between the devices. This is what I suggest.


    1. Turn off all your wireless devices,
    2. Reboot router.
    3. Logon to your router and make sure nothing is connected wirelessly. This ensures antennas are free and not locked into any bands.
    4. Power on surface and check your connection speed/band to see if it uses faster. N band.


    if still shows as slow 50 mbps, that could mean the auto negotiate for band selection is not working right.On surface you can force N band selection. this is done through adapter configuration and settings. if you cannot find this I can send you details later when I get home.


    good luck
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    02-26-2013 06:55 PM
  5. ninjaap's Avatar
    Your router has a 2x2 MIMO antenna. It can operate at 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz simultaneously covering N and G bands. So something is wrong here as you mentioned.
    Your Surface is forced to use the G band instead of N. This usually is achieved by a handshake between the devices. This is what I suggest.


    1. Turn off all your wireless devices,
    2. Reboot router.
    3. Logon to your router and make sure nothing is connected wirelessly. This ensures antennas are free and not locked into any bands.
    4. Power on surface and check your connection speed/band to see if it uses faster. N band.


    if still shows as slow 50 mbps, that could mean the auto negotiate for band selection is not working right.On surface you can force N band selection. this is done through adapter configuration and settings. if you cannot find this I can send you details later when I get home.


    good luck
    I turned off all devices and rebooted router. I got up to 65mbps standing right next to the router, which is what I usually get and it's the max speed I have ever seen. I don't think its limiting the Surface's adapter to G because it's over 54mbps. I've gone through "change adapter settings" under "network and sharing center" but I cant find anything to force it to stay on N.
    02-26-2013 07:30 PM
  6. ninjaap's Avatar
    I tried setting the router to N mode only and only had my Surface connected wirelessly and still only get 65mbps. It seems like, for some reason, the max is 65mbps.

    Are you or anyone else reading this getting above 65mbps?

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    02-26-2013 09:48 PM
  7. rx74ray's Avatar
    When I looked at your routers support page I saw a few firmware updates. Go ahead and flash the firmware to latest version.
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    02-26-2013 10:34 PM
  8. ninjaap's Avatar
    When I looked at your routers support page I saw a few firmware updates. Go ahead and flash the firmware to latest version.
    Updating my router's firmware is how I ended up with this new N router. A couple days ago, I totally messed up my old Netgear G router when I tried to update it and it bricked. So I'm a little hesitant. I think I'll try a refresh of the Surface first before updating router. :) But thank you for letting me know about the updates. You've been very helpful.
    02-26-2013 11:52 PM
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    And the refresh did it! Im getting 130mbps now!

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    02-27-2013 12:29 AM
  10. rx74ray's Avatar
    I am glad to hear that. Did you switch your router back to mixed mode (b, g, n) ?
    02-27-2013 12:52 PM
  11. ninjaap's Avatar
    Yes I did change it back before the refresh. It could very well be the combination of router reboot and Surface refresh that fixed it. Thank you!
    02-27-2013 01:30 PM

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