I'm running an Asus G73 laptop with an Intel 6200N wireless adapter hooked to a Netgear WNDR3700 router and Netgear CMD31T cable modem. My throughput is all over the place. It will drop to 48 Mb/s, jump up to 130 Mb/s and on a good day will hit 180 to 270 for a few seconds. It's always running at 130 or lower though most of the time, enough though I have everything obvious set for 5GHz and not 2.4GHz. Naturally, when I go into Windows it runs full bore all the time as I do a lot of streaming.
Is there something I can tweak to get it up to 300 Mb/s or do I maybe have a bad component? I've only been running Ubuntu for a few months, but I am tech-savvy enough to poke around all of the obvious places. I just don't know enough about the sub-system yet to dig into there?
lspci -nnk | grep -iEA3 "(network|wireless)" 03:00.0 Network controller : Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 [8086:422c] (rev 35) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2x2 AGN [8086:1301] Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi Kernel modules: iwlwifi
uname -r 3.2.0-36-generic
apt-cache policy linux-firmware\* linux-firmware-nonfree: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1.11ubuntu1 Version table: 1.11ubuntu1 0 "Link snipped" archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages 1.11 0 "Link snipped" archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/multiverse amd64 Packages linux-firmware: Installed: 1.79.1 Candidate: 1.79.1 Version table: *** 1.79.1 0 "Link snipped" archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 1.79 0 "Link snipped" archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
For the "Link snipped" markers I had to erase the "500 http://" part because I don't have enough reputation yet to post links.