Ethernet slower connected to router vs modem
I just upgraded my Linksys WRT54GS with a Cisco WRT120N which I got for free from a friend. I noticed that with the Wireless g modem, all wireless was maxed out at 15-19mbps, and hard wired was also limited to about 55mbps, much slower than my 120mbps connection.
After installing the new modem and testing the wireless N out I realized that the connection was maxing out at 58mbps and that was with a wireless network card. I'm not sure why that seems to be my max as I was almost sure I would be able to reach at least 80mbps on wireless N.
What surprised me even more was that when I connected to the router via ethernet, the connection was maxing out at 88mbps far from the 120mbps connection that I could get if I plugged my computer directly into the modem. Does anyone know what the deal is with that? I was almost sure I would be able to reach the max throughput by connecting to ethernet through he modem, any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
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