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Windows 7: Only getting 24mb on my 60mb virgin broadband unless I'm in safe mode.

25 Mar 2013   #1
sogeking99

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Only getting 24mb on my 60mb virgin broadband unless I'm in safe mode.

EDIT: It seems I was mistaken. I went on safe mode with networking on my computer and did speedtest with wireless and I still get only 20mbps.

My USB network adapter SHOULD be capable of up to 300mbps, and the virgin broadband came with the Netgear 'Super Hub', which should do 60mbps. So why am I only getting 20mbps?

http://www.digitus.info/en/products/...pter-dn-70540/

Wired to the laptop I am getting 60, so something must be going wrong on my end.


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25 Mar 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post
EDIT: It seems I was mistaken. I went on safe mode with networking on my computer and did speedtest with wireless and I still get only 20mbps.

My USB network adapter SHOULD be capable of up to 300mbps, and the virgin broadband came with the Netgear 'Super Hub', which should do 60mbps. So why am I only getting 20mbps?

Wireless 300N USB antenna adapter-DN-70540 | DIGITUS

Wired to the laptop I am getting 60, so something must be going wrong on my end.
Wireless always shows up slower on ISP speed tests, what you are seeing is perfectly normal.

If you want the wireless to be faster then use the 802.11n Only setting on your router, this setting only works if all clients can use wireless n.
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26 Mar 2013   #3
sogeking99

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post
EDIT: It seems I was mistaken. I went on safe mode with networking on my computer and did speedtest with wireless and I still get only 20mbps.

My USB network adapter SHOULD be capable of up to 300mbps, and the virgin broadband came with the Netgear 'Super Hub', which should do 60mbps. So why am I only getting 20mbps?

Wireless 300N USB antenna adapter-DN-70540 | DIGITUS

Wired to the laptop I am getting 60, so something must be going wrong on my end.
Wireless always shows up slower on ISP speed tests, what you are seeing is perfectly normal.

If you want the wireless to be faster then use the 802.11n Only setting on your router, this setting only works if all clients can use wireless n.
I am sure it is normal to be slower through wireless. But I am paying for 60mb and only getting 30mb through wireless. Is this really the best I can expect?

When you say set it to use 802.11n, no you mean 5Ghz? Because I tried that and it seems nothing I own supports it.
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26 Mar 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post
EDIT: It seems I was mistaken. I went on safe mode with networking on my computer and did speedtest with wireless and I still get only 20mbps.

My USB network adapter SHOULD be capable of up to 300mbps, and the virgin broadband came with the Netgear 'Super Hub', which should do 60mbps. So why am I only getting 20mbps?

Wireless 300N USB antenna adapter-DN-70540 | DIGITUS

Wired to the laptop I am getting 60, so something must be going wrong on my end.
Wireless always shows up slower on ISP speed tests, what you are seeing is perfectly normal.

If you want the wireless to be faster then use the 802.11n Only setting on your router, this setting only works if all clients can use wireless n.
I am sure it is normal to be slower through wireless. But I am paying for 60mb and only getting 30mb through wireless. Is this really the best I can expect?

When you say set it to use 802.11n, no you mean 5Ghz? Because I tried that and it seems nothing I own supports it.
This may be the best you can expect provided that you are using the 802.11n Only setting in your router's set up page for wireless.

This isn't about 5Ghz, this is a 2.4Ghz setting that all routers should have, that setting will give you the best possible wireless n speeds which should allow for the fastest possible ISP speeds through your wireless connection.
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31 Mar 2013   #5
sogeking99

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

Wireless always shows up slower on ISP speed tests, what you are seeing is perfectly normal.

If you want the wireless to be faster then use the 802.11n Only setting on your router, this setting only works if all clients can use wireless n.
I am sure it is normal to be slower through wireless. But I am paying for 60mb and only getting 30mb through wireless. Is this really the best I can expect?

When you say set it to use 802.11n, no you mean 5Ghz? Because I tried that and it seems nothing I own supports it.
This may be the best you can expect provided that you are using the 802.11n Only setting in your router's set up page for wireless.

This isn't about 5Ghz, this is a 2.4Ghz setting that all routers should have, that setting will give you the best possible wireless n speeds which should allow for the fastest possible ISP speeds through your wireless connection.
TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Will these give me closer to the proper speed?
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31 Mar 2013   #6
kingscurate

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Theres allsorts of reasons why you are not getting 60mps using wireless. You have achieved 60 using hard wired, thats the way to go then. How you get there is up to you, you know the config of your rooms, where your router is located etc, all the things impacting on hard wiring, we dont. That product may work, but it relies on your electric supply all on the same circuit, though some have said it works regardless.
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31 Mar 2013   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sogeking99 View Post

I am sure it is normal to be slower through wireless. But I am paying for 60mb and only getting 30mb through wireless. Is this really the best I can expect?

When you say set it to use 802.11n, no you mean 5Ghz? Because I tried that and it seems nothing I own supports it.
This may be the best you can expect provided that you are using the 802.11n Only setting in your router's set up page for wireless.

This isn't about 5Ghz, this is a 2.4Ghz setting that all routers should have, that setting will give you the best possible wireless n speeds which should allow for the fastest possible ISP speeds through your wireless connection.
TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Will these give me closer to the proper speed?
If you really want to eliminate the wireless bottle neck to your ISP, the Asus AC66U router plus the Asus AC66U PCE NIC, both of which I'm using now to the effect of 877.5 Mbps and that number is about to go up as I extend the antenna a bit further.

This certainly isn't cheap but it's the best and you get what you pay for here.

ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab - Newegg.com

ASUS PCE-AC66 PCI Express Next Generation AC Dual-Band Wireless Adapter - Newegg.com


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01 Apr 2013   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
wifi specs

It might just be the specs on your comp, ethernet upto 100 is normal, but depending upon your wireless,
my wife's Toshiba laptop has RTL8188 wireless chipset although classified as N the max on this card is only 54.
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01 Apr 2013   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
It might just be the specs on your comp, ethernet upto 100 is normal, but depending upon your wireless,
my wife's Toshiba laptop has RTL8188 wireless chipset although classified as N the max on this card is only 54.
It may appear that way, but the reality is that most N laptops are capable of at least 150Mbps, the reason you are seeing 54Mbps is because incorrect setting are used on the router to support legacy devices which often times isn't required.

The mixed settings N,G,B etc. will only give you 54 Mbps, however, the 802.11N Only setting will allow the router to work at actual wireless N speeds instead of having to slow down in order to talk to legacy devices.

The built in wireless specs on any device will prevent you from seeing the true ISP speeds, wireless just isn't fast enough to prevent this. Though it is possible to upgrade hardware and get rid of most of this bottle neck.

Most people are completely unaware of these router settings and therefore are permanently stuck on 54Mbps rather than true 802.11n which is capable of up too 450 Mbps, or 802.11ac which is capable of 1.3 Gbps, but 802.11ac requires that the router and NIC be updated.
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01 Apr 2013   #10
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
rtl8188

Hi chev,
direct from RALINK system specs page max speed on RTL8188 wifi 54,
get higher shown on mine running non standard rtl driver on belkin usb n
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