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Intel WiFi Link 5300 slower than free USB adapter?

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Ok, I bought this really cheap n router from Philips, which came with a USB philips stick:


It was only 39 EUR, so I wasn't expecting too much from it, but for that price I thought it was a bargain.

Connected the stuff, and everything works fine with. My Wifi > LAN is a respectable 9MB/s (~72 Mbps). My Wifi > WAN tops around 55 Mbps. My LAN > WAN 60 Mbps (=my max inet bandwith).

Anyway, as I wanted to get the 60 Mbps on my WiFi too, I bought an Intel WiFi link 5300 for my laptop. This cost me 28EUR (38 EUR inc postage). So basicly the same price as my Router + USB stick.

Downloaded the latest drivers, and started using it. But, the performance is crap. Such crap, it tops out at about 33 Mbps WiFi > WAN.

I tried using bonding or not. Tried different channels. Tried putting it to N-only, etc. It doesn't seem to matter. It does connect with a link speed of 270-300 Mbps (w/channel bonding); but it simply disappoints a lot.

Anybody got any ideas?



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