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Windows 7: Downloads with wireless router


08 Oct 2010   #1

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Downloads with wireless router

I currently have a Belkin N150 Wireless Router For speeds up to 150Mbps. When I try to download a HD video that is about 2GB it takes about 5-7 hours. Do you think getting a new router would help with download speeds?


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08 Oct 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

No. Downloading from the internet relies mostly on the speed of your internet connection through your ISP and that speed is generally only a fraction of the router's capability. When copying files from one computer to another on your local network then the router's capabilities are often the gating factor.
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08 Oct 2010   #3

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Does the Modem play any part in this?
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08 Oct 2010   #4
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you make an internet speed test ( Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test ) and post the result. Then we see a bit more what might be the problem.
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