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Windows 7: wireless connectivity

23 Mar 2013   #1
willoc

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
wireless connectivity

help!! i have just upgraded my broadband package to 50 mbps, and am only achieving =-20mbps wirelessly. i was told by my provider that my Dell xps m1330 needs an upgraded wireless card to achieve
this speed. my computer is not new, but is a high end laptop.


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23 Mar 2013   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi willoc,welcome to the forums, I have the Dell XPS m1730 laptop,the wireless card in that is the Intel Pro/wireless 4965AGN, this acheives 57mbps from a 60mbps feed ,which card do you have in your laptop? also what are you using for a router ?
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23 Mar 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willoc View Post
help!! i have just upgraded my broadband package to 50 mbps, and am only achieving =-20mbps wirelessly. i was told by my provider that my Dell xps m1330 needs an upgraded wireless card to achieve
this speed. my computer is not new, but is a high end laptop.
Testing broadband speed through a wireless connection won't give you accurate results and will always show up slower than a wired connection. Your machine is already wireless N capable.

Yes I have broadband and have done these tests with my own machines.

What you are seeing is perfectly normal and updating the wireless card won't really help here as you are already using wireless N.

You may be able to squeeze a bit more out of it if you change your router to use 802.11N Only setting and use channel bonding plus make sure the connection is 5 bars.
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23 Mar 2013   #4
willoc

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thanks for the reply. what is N enabled?
i achieved 50 mbps by connecting with
ethernet. and cant get more than 20
wirelessly. im not sure how to check
which card is installed! sorry for sounding dumb!
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23 Mar 2013   #5
willoc

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

intel pro/wireless 3945apg
thats the card i think.
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23 Mar 2013   #6
DMHolt57

 
 

Buy a wireless N adapter and plug in a USB port... but the router has to be N also.
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24 Mar 2013   #7
willoc

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

hi Pebbly! my card is 3945 agn.
thanks. for the life of me,
i cant see a problem.
i have also noticed xps machines same as mine,with slightly different specs.
im using a wireless modem no router.
i have a lynksis G router, that im not using.if
im a bit peeved about upgrading now.
give me hope please..
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24 Mar 2013   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi willoc, This will explain the wireless standards for you to have a better understanding Wireless Network Speeds - How Fast Is a Wi-Fi Network? , If your wireless modem is only "G" rated you will not be able to acheive the full speed that your laptops wireless card can reach
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25 Mar 2013   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willoc View Post
thanks for the reply. what is N enabled?
i achieved 50 mbps by connecting with
ethernet. and cant get more than 20
wirelessly. im not sure how to check
which card is installed! sorry for sounding dumb!
Yes that is perfectly normal.
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