Originally Posted by GXP Venom
I don't care what is said about 56Mps being plenty, the difference in speed switching to LAN is awesome.
maximum speed is 54 Mbps. That'* what was decided when the protocol engineers, electrical engineers, radio engineers, and the marketing team sat down together. After many layers of overhead (OFDM, 802.1x, TCP, IP, etc.), you've really only got about 15-20 Mbps of bandwidth to work with.
Most Internet connections are less than 10 Mbps, but if you have cable or fast DSL, you can burst ("PowerBoost," Comcast calls it) enough to choke 802.11g, which is the same as putting the pedal to the metal and hitting the speed governor halfway through third gear.
A wire is one solution. The other would be to part with your hard-earned money and invest in 802.11n wireless equipment (which is also quite nice).