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Wireless and ethernet speeds are the same pls help

Q: Wireless and ethernet speeds are the same pls help

hi i just bought a new laptop with windows 7 os. i dont know why but my ethernet (MARVELL YUKON 88E8055 PCI-E GIGABIT ETHERNET CONTROLLER) connection speed is just about the same as my wireless (INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 AGN) i am so confused why my ethernet connection is so slow. With my older computers, ethernet was at least 2x faster...

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A: Wireless and ethernet speeds are the same pls help

I'm afraid i don't know anythinge else about your setup.
Is the wireless router connected directly to the Ethernet router? are they combined? what are the brand and product names?
is this DSL, Cable, or Optical Fiber internet?

also, could it be that the other two computers were limited wirelessly to the speed of a WIfI G network, while both the router and the new computer are WiFi n compatible?

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Hi all, this is a doozy that I can't seem to solve.

When I have my laptop hooked up to my router via ethernet, my download speeds are around 15mbps. When I'm wireless (and three rooms away from the router), it's around 18mbps. Obviously it's not a huge difference, but I know that there SHOULD be a huge difference between the two, but in the other direction. What could be limiting my wired capabilities?

For the record, the ethernet cables I'm using may not exactly be ideal. For one, an ethernet cable connects my router to the modem, and that's an old ethernet cable that came with an Xbox 360 back in 2008. The ethernet cable I was using to connect the laptop to the router is the same kind from the same scenario. They say Category 5 on them, so I imagine they aren't Cat5e or anything. Wondering if an aged, slower cable connecting the router and modem would just be hindering my speeds overall, plus the question about wired being slower than wireless as opposed to significantly faster.

A:My wireless speeds are faster than my wired speeds!

I know that there SHOULD be a huge difference between the twoClick to expand...

Why? What's your ISP's advertized download speed?

An aging ethernet cable could be a problem. The only way to know is to compare with a known good cable.

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Running windows7 pro on a network with 7 other computers, the following is a list of what is installed
1.  Each computer has a 10/100/1000 ethernet card
2.  all computers are hooked up with a CAT 6 cable
3.  Router is a CISCO 10/100/1000 wireless
4.  10/100/1000 SWITCH
5.  Motorola DCP 3010 Modem  1 gig capable
OK the problem is that 3 of these computers are only getting 100 Mbps.
Question is: What am I missing, all drivers are up to date. Checked all connections,
Mod Edit:  Inadvertent dupe deleted - Hamluis.

A:Ethernet speeds

if you connect direct to the router do you get gig speeds?
make and model of the switch?

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We have a bunch of ethernet cables, I have no clue how old. But do they have a speed limit, or is that based on the network card? They are less than 10 years old I know that, so if I upgrade the network card in our computer from 100 to 1Gb ethernet card, will the chord matter or do I need a new one of that too?

A:Ethernet cable speeds

Look at the image on this webpage:
Category 5 cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See where the cable has CAT 5 written on it?

You can read the info on that site - but I'll add that if the cable has been kinked, knotted or folded too sharply - the cable is not as good as it would be had it been treated correctly. You will probably never notice the performance degradation from cables that have been damaged due to excessive bending, but it is there.

Look for the info written on the cables that you have. Most will probably say CAT 5. It has been around for quite a while.

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Alright, my router is in my living room, my windows 10 computer is connected to the internet via ethernet. After connecting it it from my living room, all the way to my room down a very long hallway, a kitchen and then my room, the connection was terrible. My ping was 183 ms, NaN mbps for download, and 4.38 mbps for upload.
Is there anyway to get faster connection from this distance away from the router or do I have to move the router closer to my bedroom?

A:Ethernet Speeds Slow!

If you are connected by ethernet ( a CAT5 cable ), it's not going to get any faster by moving the router/computer in the distance you are talking about.
Try a different cable or call your ISP.

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I have Comcast as my ISP. When I plug into their cable modem directly I get speeds of 230Mbps. I've connected a Cat 5 cable from the Comcast cable modem to my second floor. I will be generous and say its a 30ft cable from the cable modem to the second floor. The speed when connected with a Cat 5 cable is in the 95Mbps range.

What might be causing the slower speed? Any solutions is appreciated.

Thank you for looking.

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Hi folks, I don't know why but any thing I try to download from any site is dreadfully slow, I am convinced it is a setting somewhere . Event viewer showed I am having problems with showing an IP Address or maybe something with my homegroup or workgroup but I am not sure.

I have a small apartment and nobody's around , I have just an Ethernet cable providing net access through broadband , no one else is sharing or anything.

I don't know what I should have my settings at

Thank you in advance

A:Download speeds using ethernet in Win 7 64 bit sp1 has slowed to a cra

Can you post screen prints of the Event Viewer errors you see?
Seeing the errors could help someone here give you better help and suggestions.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

I had a problem where downloads slowed to a crawl, but it was only for MS Updates (patch Tuesday).
In Device Manager I uninstalled the Network Adapter and drivers.
I rebooted and Windows reinstalled the Network Adapter.
That fixed the issue I had.

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Hi guys

We have a windows NT network supporting around 20pc's

is there an application or a way which i can tell at what speed the pc's are connecting to the network?

I need to prove a point that the network is running at 10mbps and not 100mbps as assumed by the top dogs

There's a drink in it for you guys if you can help me out



A:checking ethernet connection speeds

Hmm, does NT have an option in the Network Control Panel to put an icon in the System Tray which shows your connection speed? All other MS OSes do...

Otherwise, does the Network Card on the back of the workstation have a light to show 10/100?? Or the switch usually has a light which changes color depending on what speed you're running....

Or it could be that your Network cards and/or switches/hubs are only capable of 10baseT. Look up the model # for either and see if that's the case.

I'll check my NT server in the morning if no one else has responded here....

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Hi guys

I'm trying to understand why my internet is slower in my bedroom than my living room.

I have a router in the living room with a Mac Mini connected directly (ethernet) to the router. I get my full speeds (150Mbps) on that computer with no issues..

In my bedroom, I get anywhere from 90-95 Mbps. The setup in my bedroom is a 100ft ethernet cable going from the router in the living room into my bedroom which then connects directly to a TP-Link 1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch. Then I have another shorter ethernet cable which is also plugged into the switch which is connected directly to my three month old 27" iMac. I thought it was my old switch that I had, which only supported up to 100 Mbps... I went on Amazon and purchased the TP-Link 1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, but to my dismay the speeds have remained the same even though this Switch is much more capable.

My Specs:
27" iMac
Intel Core i7 3.5 GHz
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks Guys

A:Slower speeds in different room? Ethernet

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I'm using a Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller with Windows 10 64-bit. I'm running cat-6 cable directly into the Modem/Router ARRIS TG1682G. I have the "Extreme 250gb" which is supposed to give me 250/100 and its 5g WIFI actually delivers that on my phone but not on my hooked in computer.

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Hi everyone

I've just upgraded my hard drive to 1TB, and am now in the process of copying my iTunes library from my NAS to my local disk (the whole purpose of me upgrading the drive was to do this, as iTunes performs very slowly over the LAN).

My router is downstairs at home, linked to the PC in question upstairs using Netgear Ethernet over Power adapters. I have just started the transfer of around 65GB but I am only getting transfer speeds of 137KB per second - which is going to take an absolute age! Surely the transfer speed should be faster than this, the Netgear units support speeds of 85MB as I understand it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can check and improve the connection speed here, or increase the transfer rate for this specific project?

EDIT: I am wondering if it would be quicker to use a USB wireless dongle and try that connection? How can I definitively test one against the other to see which is fastest?

Thanks for reading!

A:Very slow transfer speeds across LAN using ethernet over power

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I have  a GIGBIT FIOS connection and to the router i get around 800-900 MB.  But if I do a throughput test to the X1 I get maybe 100-200 MB. I've have a one link doc connected but have also tried the ethernet connection direction, and get the same results. Is there a limit on how fact this machine will connect and if so can I upgrade somehow to take advantage of the faster speeds? I've tried asking LENOVO this question and all they are interested in is charging me $70 to help because the machine is out of warranty. 

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I have fast internet (180 Mbps) using ethernet cable on an older laptop. Using the same cable on my H530 I get 75Mbps at best. Any suggestions? I downloaded the newest ethernet driver and no improvement. Other devices in the house on ethernet are getting much faster speeds. Would replacing the ethernet card help? Thanks for any advice.  

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I have verizon Fios internet service. Here's a screen shot of my cellphone, using wifi and a screenshot of my computer using ethernet cable and actiontec powerline network adapters.
How can I change the ethernet speed to match the wifi speed?

A:verizon Fios: wifi and ethernet, 2 different internet speeds

FIOS is the best Internet service available in the US and you are lucky to have it. The discrepancy between wired & wireless throughput is legendary and there are lots of comments about it. In general the cause is obscure in most cases - wireless throughput is subject to all sorts of issues that are not present with a wired connection. In general you should not expect wireless speeds to match wired speeds - there are just too many variables in play with wireless. For instance, a fish tank can suck up wireless signals like a sponge, as can a steel beam or a large flatscreen TV.

To get more info on your situation post all your details on this forum:

FiOS Internet - Verizon Community

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Is a gigabit connection a pure connection at a gigabit OR
does the connection adjust speeds lower or higher or what?

If you look into the connection data and see no errors and your connected at a gigabit rating does this mean that is a real gigabit or has it negotiated some other speed rating.

A:gigabit ethernet speed questions, do you get 3/4 or 1/2 or full speeds

It would depend on if something on the network is limiting your speeds. Typically you dont have anything on a home network until you reach your ISP and they will probably be throttling your speeds.

It also depends on other devices. If you have a switch or router that only has a 100mbps port then your gigabit port on your PC will only work at 100mbps.

If you look into the connection data and see no errors and your connected at a gigabit rating does this mean that is a real gigabit or has it negotiated some other speed rating

You will be getting full gigabit.

Remember that its gigabit not gigabyte, so for file transfer speeds the theoretical speeds is 128 MBps.

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Hey guys,

I recently put together a new 64-bit Windows 8 Build. Everything is running fine except my Ethernet connection.

I use the build in my office and my co-workers are consistently getting download speeds of 30+Mbps using speedtest.net. Unfortunately, my speeds were around 5Mbps.

I narrowed down the issue to a network driver conflict. After downloading and installing the latest drivers from Realtek, my internet speeds jumped to 30+Mbps on Speedtest. The only issue is everytime I reboot the computer, the same problem occurs. I have to fiddle around with device manager disabling/uninstalling the default drivers and/or reinstalling the Realtek drivers.

Windows keeps reverting back to the signed older driver causing the issue, instead of the newer unsigned version from Realtek.

Anyone can help?

My issue is very similar to this:


But none of the solutions there seem to work

A:Windows 8 Ethernet Driver Causing Slow Download Speeds

Windows Update is probably the culprit - try disabling it (Windows key +X > Control Panel > Windows Update > Change settings), restart, and then check the drivers. If that is the problem you can either leave it disabled, which means you would have to update manually (ie., you have to initiate the Windows Update process yourself), or you can change the setting to "Check for updates but allow me to choose whether to download and install them".

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Hey, anyone with Intel i219-LM Ethernet Card using 1Gbps ISP connections these days? This card is present in my T470s and probably the whole family of other products. My problem is, no matter what I try I can't utilize the whole 1Gbps speeds from Internet sources. The card seems to max at around ~400-450 Mbps. Things I tried to nail down the problem. 1) LAN-LAN tests - In my home network consisting of Gigabit Ethernet I get full speeds, which are around 100MB/s for big file transfers between computers, so the card itself can achieve 1Gbps speeds with no problems2) I tested the very same network with gaming PC I have next to Lenovo and speedtests @ speedtest.net with same destination gives much better results on gaming PC - around ~800-900Mbit/s3) I tested two different routers, no change - Intel i219-LM just can't go past 400-450Mbit/s mark. I used bunch of different drivers, from the oldest ones to the newest ones available at intel.com - no change. I tested speeds with FTP and the problem remains. In device manager I noticed a lot of Advanced options for the card, I tried messing around with all of them but nothing changed. Anyone noticed this problem? I had 600Mbit ISP connection and I didn't notice the problem in the past, but with upgraded connection there is indeed some kind of bottleneck happening. PS. I know that Internet sources have 100s of variables that can interfere with the speeds achieved on tests, but after bunch of different tests and... Read more

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All video is now stop motion, dropped frames.
Gigabyte ethernet went from 67 to 33 mb/s
hard drive just wont stop.

I ran cc cleaner, windows update, reinstalled nvidia driver, malware bytes found several bad things.
JRT.exe found nothing.

Multiple reboots, rescans nothing working to fix.
Do I need to wipe and reinstall the OS?

What else can I do

A:sudden choppy video, poor Ethernet speeds, hard drive clatters a lot

your not going to believe this.
The HDMI connection was loose in the video card.
My gtx260 has a DVI to HDMI adapter and it was half falling out.

Now video is silky smooth again.

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Are you guys aware of a single pci card that offers the typical ethernet connection as well as a wireless one? I'd like to have the option to connect to either and I don't want to get two seperate cards. Any info is appreciated, Thanks

A:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

I don't think you can do that but I would go wireless. :bounce:

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Hello all,

Yes I been off for like 3 days since I was working on my laptop and there is a cable that attachs from the internal card to the antenna and I accidentally snapped it in half trying to put a part back on anways so I went to wal-mart to purchase a card for the slot and I got one it didnt fit turns out I need a express card not a normal one and they dont have those so I returned the card and bought an USB one and the speeds it reports on windows connection software is 24mbps-36mbps its an 56mbps card and im in a good zone so it should be 56. Also yeasterday the stand the cable modem and router was on feel and landed ontop of th router and modem and the modem does have a rattle sound when you shake it but it still works and doesnt seem slow I tihnk its the usb wireless stick, is usb internet slower? or is it my modem and router? it seems to work fine and doesnt show no damage on them. Please help it would be greatly appreciated.

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hi guys,

am confused. I had an acer 9303 laptop and this would consistently connect at 1.8 Mbps through its wireless card. My connection speed is 2 Mbps so I thought this was excellent.

I have another laptop in exactly the same physical location and this is connecting at 1.2 Mbps and keeps dropping the connection. So I bought a USB wireless adaptor and get similar speeds i.e. 1.2 Mbps second. What is the reason for this ? How come my acer had such a good connection speed and the wireless card and the USB adaptor aint that hot ??

Running win XP by the way.

many thanks

A:wireless speeds, help pls.

Well Im sure with different wireless chips you will get a slight difference but I wouldnt think that it will be that much. Im just guessing on that so I cant really back that up, But you will most definitely get a slower speed with USB wireless.

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I have a internet package with my provider RCN which is suppose to be 5mbps dl and 384/bps ul. Now keep in mind I switched to this like 4 month ago, it used to be 3mbps dl and 768 ul.

I just bought a linksys E1000 wireless N router and my speeds are back down to the 3mpbs dl and 768 ul. This is very odd because you would think my ul speed would be capped but for some reason it defaulted to the old speeds?

How is this possible and how can I get it to DL at the 5mbps rate? Am I losing that much by going wireless? doesn't make any sense.

A:why are my DL+UL speeds different between direct and wireless?

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Hi All,

Could anyone confirm that the speeds that I am currently experiencing over my wireless bridge are what I should expect or whether something is wring with setup?

I have BT Infinity coming into my lounge and plugged into one of the Ethernet ports is a CAT 5E cable that runs up to the loft and into TP-LINK TL-WA701ND 150Mbps Wireless N Access Point. This has an external TL-ANT2409B 9dBi 2.4GHz directional antenna that is mounted on the outside of my property. I am powering this using PoE from the lounge, about a 10m run of cable.
In the garden I have a log cabin which has the identical setup as before but the TL-WA701ND is plugged into a switch. The Access Point in the office is powered directly from the mains. The antenna does have a 5m extension lead on it to get the signal back to the access point. The distance between the 2 is no more than 20m and there is a clear line of sight. Both devices have been directed towards each other.

The bridging has been setup and the two devices talk to each other and I can also ping the server out in the log cabin.
The setup on the Access Points is as follows:
Operation Mode = Bridge with AP
Channel = 13
Mode = 11bgn mixed
Channel Width = 20/40MHz
Max Tx Rate = 150Mbps

There are some further settings available Beacon Interval, RTS Threshold, Fragmentation & DTIM which all have their default values still.

Testing the speed between the house and the office though only shows 10 to 20Mbps.

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A:Wireless Bridge Speeds

I cannot answer your question, but have some suggestions for testing segments of the totality.

If the access points have a 'N only' mode try that.

If you have a laptop with 'N' wireless capability try it outside as near to the access point's antenna as possible. If that has a much better speed then try it again as near as possible to the wireless bridge's antenna.

If you get better speed with that last test then see if you can move the wireless bridge temporarily to connect it directly to the antenna to eliminate the 5m extension.

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I have a D-Link wireless G router (DI-524). Connected wirelessly are 2 Dell laptops running Vista (a Brother multi-function printer is connected via wire to the D-Link).

I've been testing my speeds at speedtest.net and both laptops are getting around 1.8 mbps download and 7.0 mbps upload. While these speeds are not too shabby, I can get 15 mbps download when connected via ethernet cable to the router! Upload speeds don't vary as much, as I only improve to 9 mbps when I plug-in (vs. 7 wireless). Any idea why my wireless download speeds are so slow?

Right now I'm on channel 6. I've tried 1,3, 6, 9, and 11. It doesn't help. When I move a laptop to literally inches from the router, my speeds improve from 1.8 to 3, but still nowhere near 15. I have no cordless phones, the router is near no other electronics except the cable modem (and maybe 4 feet from an LCD computer monitor and the printer/copier). The router has the latest firmware and is set to operate in G-only mode. Any thoughts on how to improve my speed? I'd love to take advantage of the full 15 mbps I'm able to pull from Comcast!

Many thanks!

A:Slow wireless speeds

If the H/W version of that router is C you may just have a junky router. Whatever the version reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure. Sometimes that helps.

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Hi Everyone

My question is I have a Dell 4100 Desktop and a DELL 8100 laptop. I have a Netgear MR814 wireless router.

The desktop is hooked directly to the router ethernet and the laptop is hooked up through the wireless pc card.
My connection speed thought the desktop is 5000 Kb/s and the laptop speed is much slower at 1200 KB/s
Is this normal with a wireless system??



A:netgear wireless speeds?

Actually that is pretty fast for wireless. Normal speeds are between 400-700kb/s.

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How much loss of speed should I expext from my wireless router with increasing distance?

A:low wireless speeds Ativa 54g

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So, I've just tested a large file transfer over my GigE network which maxed out over copper at about the sustained transfer rate of my source drive: ~70MB/s. This is to be expected, and I'm content with it. I'll check it from SSD to SSD when I get a second SSD drive. But, what irritates me is that wireless N barely out performs G. I'm getting about 9MB/s from a wired system to my wireless, on an N connection. The same source and data folder that transfered at 70MB/s via the same router. Its transferring to my 5350 intel WiFi card. I realize local interference is an excuse that intel/wireless-N could use to lessen expectations, but - is this it? The theoretical is 35MB/s of which its getting 25%. There's no other claim in the PC world that falls as short as this if this is really what N can produce. Minimum should be half, and standard should be about 75%. What's the point of reporting the theoretical numbers if it in no way performs relative to it? Is there anything I can do?

Destination (since source is performing adequately) is:

Intel 5350 N capable, claimed to support 3 spacial streams at 450Mbs
Buffalo Tech's WZR-HP-G300NH - claimed capable of 300Mbps
Distance is >20 feet (~15)

Is there anything I can do to improve this? Or am I supposed to be happy with this?

A:Maximizing wireless LAN speeds

You could try switching channels to see if it is interference based. I never rely on wireless devices for anything other than connectivity. Speed is never very good in my experiences. So, whenever I do a substantial download or file transfer, I always do it on a hard wired connection.

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Had Infinity installed yesterday which means we're up from our awful 3mb speeds to around 35ish. A partner in my household is using a laptop downstairs and it's getting the full speeds, no problems.

However, upon plugging in a wireless adapter upstairs in a PC, it's not getting the full speeds, not even close. A mixture between 1mb and on one occasion about 8mb. The speedtest is showing something like 400ms too. I stick a wire into the PC and it's fine, around 30 or so ms and hitting the full speeds available. The wireless adapter is a Phillips, never really had any problems with it before, not that I know of anyway.

Any ideas of solutions or reasons for this?

A:Not able to get proper speeds via wireless?

i would update the driver for the adapter - can you post the exact model

also post an xirrrus
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/cdn/pdf/Xirr... Read more

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My wife has an old laptop running Vista with a built in G network access. I bought and installed a Linksys wireless-N USB Network Adapter with dual-band (model WUSB600N) to connect with our N network. It worked quite well connecting with a signal strength of 5 bars (excellent) and a speed of 270 MBS. The old computer finally gave up, but my wife loved that machine set-up, so I transfered its hard drive to a Toshiba Satelite A135-54487 and reinstalled the N adapter.

Everything works fine except the N network connection which is now at a signal strength of 2 bars (fair) and a speed of 39 Mbs. What should I do?
John Boyes

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i JUST restored my OS to Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, computer is a Dell Inspiron N7110 with an [email protected] and 6GB ram..after installing fresh drivers from the dell site, i'm getting very very slow wireless speeds.

Ookla wired speed - 88Mb/s down 12Mb/s up ping @ 28ms
Ookla wireless speed - 3.30Mb/s down 11.96Mb/s up ping @ 28ms.

System info:
Processor: see it averaging about 30% steadily, with 5 IE windows open, none displaying anything but plain text
Memory: Averaging 50-52% with the same windows open
Disk: fluctuating between 0-50
Network: fluctuating between 0-70Kbps (Chrome being highest in PID)

Does the system info look normal? and any idea why my wireless is so slow?

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Does having a N device on the same band (for example the 5GHz band) as an AC device slow down the AC device? I'm not sure if I should use the n/ac mix and allow N devices on my 5GHZ band or if this will slow down my AC devices on there.

A:Different wireless speeds on the same band

The N devices on my network do not slow down my AC devices other than the standard slowdown that comes with more devices on the same channel.

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Where to begin lol. I don't really use the computer that I setup the Wireless on but when I do I have noticed that the connection speeds fluctate bigtime. When I first get online I might notice the speed at 54mbps but if I wait a few seconds I notice it at 18 or so. Then I sat there and watched the speeds go from 54 down to 48,36,24,18,12,6,2. I am guessing it is not normal for it to show all those speeds in such a short period of time. So I contacted Linksys. I talked to this one guy who wanted me to change some of the wireless settings. Just to let you know my Router is a Linksys WRT54G ver.2 and the Wireless adaptor is a WUSB54G. So the guy had me change the Wireless Network Mode from G-Only to Mixed. Which I don't understand why that would matter because I use G-Only products. Anyway he then had me go to advanced wireless settings and change the Beacon Interval from 100 to 50. Then the Fragmentation Threshold: from 2346 to 2304 and then change the RTS Threshold from 2347 to 2305. Then he told me to download and upgrade the router's firmware. At this point I downloaded the firmware. I didn't install it yet because the tech support persons server reset and I lost connection with him. So I then connected to another person and he asked me my problem and then told me after I explained some things to him to try this. Here is what he said. Which I disagreed on a few things lol. All I would like to do if possible is to keep the wireless speed at 54 mbps at all... Read more

A:Wireless speeds fluctuate!!!!!!

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I recently upgraded to a DLink DIR-615 wireless N router, previously from a Netgear wireless G router. I did this because the Netgear router would not stay connected and had to be reset nearly every two minutes.

I had some trouble first getting the router online, as a few computers could not connect to the internet. After a lot of work, I managed to get every computer online and working well.

However, my laptop is experiencing fluctuating speeds. When I browse the internet, or even try to download anything, the speed varies widely, mostly being painfully slow. When I look at the status of the wireless connection, it shows the speed fluctuating anywhere between 27 Mbps and 243 Mbps...often dipping below that to 8 Mbps and above to 300 Mbps.

The signal quality is excellent, 5 bars nearly 95% of the time, sometimes dipping to 4 bars, but never below that.

I have tried the following:

- Updating the drivers on my Intel Wifi Link 5300 card from the Intel website

- Installed Intel PROset Wireless software, ran the diagnostics with no problems showing

- Tried changing the wireless channels between 1, 6 and 11. 6 seemed to have yielded the best result, giving me speeds on the status bar up to 300 Mbps, whereas 1 and 11 gave me only ~120ish Mbps in the status window. But all still fluctuated.

- Note that the firmware on the router is up to date because I just bought it, and I also checked.

- Another thing to note is that when I first ran the windows update, there was an update... Read more

A:Fluctuating Wireless speeds

I also have this same problem with my desktop. I thought it had to do with my router, yet your post made me realize that I could test from the same location using my laptop, and the speeds were fine. I'm seeing now that the problem lies with my NIC, so I'm guessing the problem lies with your laptop.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3002 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 216 GB (164 GB Free); D: 16 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1605
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

My ISP is Cox and use their dual band router. I have three hp desktop computers that I have tested and connected to the router hard wired. On each of these I am getting about 60 Mbps which is great and I realize they would get much better speeds hard wired than my 2 laptops running wireless. My two laptop computers are getting about 7 Mbps download speeds and 2 Mbps upload speeds. All the computers are finding the router and connecting fine and all are using the 2.4 band.
I am using Google Chrome browser on all of them. I have also tested them with several speed test sites and they are all indicating about the same results.
So I am not having any issues with the wired desktop pc speed which I expect as they are hard wired to the router.

But the speeds on the laptops are terrible.

When I look at the wireless connection it doesn't show the 5.0 band. I don't know how to get that to show up on the available connections. If I could set them to use the 5.0 band I would think that would make some difference, right? There are... Read more

A:very slow wireless speeds...

You didn't describe your dual band wireless router, but I'm guessing it's capable of using both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands.
If it is, it should be set up to use the faster 5 GHz wireless band.

Does the built-in wireless adapter in each of your laptops support both bands?
If they don't, changing the bandwidth capability setting from 20 MHz to 40 MHz may help.


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I bought a dlink wbr-2310 wireless router, and everything is connected and working fine except for one thing, my download speed. All the files I try to download now, instead of going at an average speed of 400 kbs, as my wired computer does, my wireless downloads are going at a speed of aroun 50 kbs. I have called up dlink customer service, downloaded the new firmware and nothing is working. What to do?

A:Wireless Downloading speeds

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i just did 2 speed tests 1 wired and 1 wireless. it is showing my result as the same on both how is this possible? i was always told wired is always faster than wireless. my isp is sky (UK) i am on there upto 20mb unlimited deal but was told i can only get 8mb but actually never see anything over 6mb. with sky there is no usage policy so i cant be getting capped right? so my question is! Is there something wrong with my connection or am i just being paranoid? i am proberly classed as a heavy user lots of DLs and plenty of Xbox Live & Ps3,

A:my wireless speeds are the same as my wired

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I have a D-Link DIR-655 wireless N router.
The hard wired ethernet speeds are OK using cable internet
(Download is 30,000 kbps )
The wireless speeds are awful.
Download speed is 2750 kbps and the upload speed is 5600 kbps.

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i JUST restored my OS to Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, computer is a Dell Inspiron N7110 with an [email protected] and 6GB ram..after installing fresh drivers from the dell site, i'm getting very very slow wireless speeds.

Ookla wired speed - 88Mb/s down 12Mb/s up ping @ 28ms
Ookla wireless speed - 3.30Mb/s down 11.96Mb/s up ping @ 28ms.

System info:
Processor: see it averaging about 30% steadily, with 5 IE windows open, none displaying anything but plain text
Memory: Averaging 50-52% with the same windows open
Disk: fluctuating between 0-50
Network: fluctuating between 0-70Kbps (Chrome being highest in PID)

Does the system info look normal? and any idea why my wireless is so slow?

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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?

A:Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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Quick question: I have a netgear wgr614 wireless router and the only two devices that connect to this router wirelessly are my wife's 4th generation iPod Touch and my cellphone, which is a MyTouch 4g. I have the Ookla speed testing app for each device and the speeds that they get are INCREDIBLY different under the same network circumstances.

For instance: with no other device connected (wirelessly or otherwise) and with the devices each held directly next to the router (each has full bars for wireless reception) my wife's iPod will register around a 14.5 mbps speed while my cellphone will only be around a 4.00 mbps. The speed tester is the same on each device (i believe - both are the Ookla one) and both are testing from the same Baltimore server. I'm just wondering what could be causing this great dichotomy in speeds...

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Discrepancy between wireless device speeds

Yea, people frequently assume that all devices connected to the same router ought to run at nearly identical rates. However, you have two very different devices (iPod Touch and my cellphone), and they use different protocols.

I would learn to ignore the discrepancy altogether and just move on; this is life in the network world

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The computers are in the same exact location.
On the same connection and router.
The desktop has a slow connection, and connectivity issues.
Router set to factory defaults.
I am 99% certain there is no male ware.
I tried safe mode with networking.
Both running windows 7, the driver installs fine.
One computer(desktop) on speedtest.net is less than 1mbps the other gets over 8(laptop).
Both computers are less than a year old. One is a desktop and one is a laptop.
I have a pci on the desktop but it is no better than the usb adapter.

I bought the usb adapter yesterday to see if my older pci card had issues. When i have my desktop hooked up to other routers in runs completely fine, which is why i set the router to factory defaults.

Inspiron 570 (desktop)
Belkin F9L1001v1 (usb adapter)
linksys wrt54gsv4 (router)

A:Two computers, same wireless (usb) extremely different speeds?

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Hello everybody,

I understand the general ideas associated with the 802.11a/b/g/n standards. I know that speeds vary across the standards. However, what exactly is meant by speed? If I have a set Internet connection that is set as high as it can be for my area (about 8Mbps download speed I think), then how exactly will having say, the 802.11n standard of devices increase download speeds etc if my connection is already at the max? I just haven't got quite a firm enough grip on how exactly the wireless standards increase, and indeed decrease, speeds? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Wireless Standards Speeds

For an 8mbit connection, the difference between 802.11g (54mbit max) and 802.11n (300mbit max) will be nil for Internet connections. The only benefit of 802.11n on that network would be local file/print sharing.

In general, you'll see about 1/2 the raw connection speed in actual throughput for wireless connections. That equates to 25-30mbits/sec for 54mbit 802.11g connections.

Obviously, if you have a low signal quality or interference and you connect at lower speeds, your throughput will be affected as well.

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Hi Guys,

Just trying get a little info on Wireless speeds.

I just bought a wireless access point with 802.11g support ie, up to 54Mbps.

If I connect three pc's with wireless cards to this WAP, would the 54Mbps be divided by three (provided that I am in the same room as the WAP and the wireless cards on the pc are also of 802.11g standard) so I would have 18 Mbps per machine?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.


A:Wireless Speeds and Actual Throughput

Per a wireless forum -

Multiple devices nearby, and weak signal strength can cause them to step down to much lower speeds for the sake of reliability.Click to expand...

So yes if you have multiple PC's you will notice a little less than the full 54g (which is theoretical speeds and is not real world speed) I doubt its is a divide by 3 ratio though.

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Linksys WRT160N
Dell XPS 1530
Windows 7

2 Roommates, one Dell computer, one custom built. College Apartment, bedrooms upstairs
We got so frustrated with wireless in our apartment, we refused to listen to our school and ran a cable cord to our upstairs so that we could move the Time Warner modem upstairs and our Linksys to have Ethernet connections for all our computers. I always thought the speed lacked with wireless because my roommates were always downloading crap from torrent websites, killing the speeds in general. I come to find out, now that it is summer and I am the only one left in the apartment, that the wireless speeds lack still.
No other devices are on and connected, I run 2 speed tests.
Directly connected: 32mbps/1mbps
Wireless: 5.5mbps/1mbps

Does anyone know why (now that I am the only computer connecting) the speeds for wireless are so much slower? Any suggestions will be nice. I am myself a internet tech support guy at a different company, but any suggestions would be great, even if I've tried them already.

A:Solved: Wireless slows speeds

5.5 Mbps implies 802.11b router or adapter. That's about the max. actual data throughput for 'B.'

802.11g will top out in the mid 20's Mbps.

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I am connected to the internet via a cable modem through a Netgear 802.11b router. The router is right next to my notebook and I connect directly through ethernet to the router, but I have two other computers in the house which show good connectivity, i.e, 10Mbps, but the download tests show about "dial-up" rates. When I connect the notebook which is right next to the router to the wireless network, I get the same slow speed. My download tests show 3000 kbps for ethernet and 50 kbps for the wireless network. How do I troubleshoot this situation? Any suggestions.

A:Slow download speeds on wireless

i would run a few different connect speed test - yoiu can get some false figures
then make sure you are really at a slow speed maybe time a download

turn all pc's off except 1 and try -maybe its spyware using the bandwidth

if wireless open - have a look in router an see how many people connected - your neighbours maybe using your connection unaware

if wireless secure - take secruity off and try

get isp to check speed maybe a problem in exchange

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Hello, I am using a Belkin Wireless Router (F5D7230-4 6000), which I have a great signal to, 90%, and in the morning 10am till about 2-3pm in the afternoon the speed is great, I play some online games and my ping is always below 100ms. Then everyday around 4-5pm the speed gets really weak, and my ping goes to 400ms +, and around 7-9pm I can barely browse the web with the slow speeds. The router is WPA secured and only has me and 3 other computers connected to it. I am using a linksys WMP54GX Wireless adapter with updated firmware, and the router's firmware has been updated also...

So if anyone can give me some ideas or tests, or something I can do to find the problem it would be greatly appreciated.


I found this in the firewall log...I went to the IP address's and have never been there before, why are they attacking me?

Firewall log:
Mon Nov 5 04:21:20 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 04:55:15 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 12:14:04 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:36:50 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:37:51 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:46:30 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:47:22 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection

A:Slow Speeds with wireless router.

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