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Windows 7: This big of an increase from wireless to wired ethernet?

10 Oct 2013   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
This big of an increase from wireless to wired ethernet?

(Speed tests were done with my Acer Netbook)
I bought a new TV stand and was messing around with placement of my cable modem/router and 2-way/3-way splitters. The 2-way splitter gives me better numbers as shown in my modems config page.

While I had everything apart I wanted to see the speed difference between wired/wireless.

Wireless = 40 down/20 up
Wired = 189 down/ 23 up


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10 Oct 2013   #2
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That's fast! Nothing to complain about there.

John
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11 Oct 2013   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Wired connections tend to have more bandwidth that wireless so you'll see an improvement. Unless you are blessed with 802.11ac which can have speeds of over 1Gbps!

Is that Internet speed? Or local?

Josh
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11 Oct 2013   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The Acer netbook uses 802.11g (I think). If I had a laptop with 802.11n, what speeds would I be looking at?

The numbers below are from wired Ethernet.
speedtest.net


speedtest.comcast.net
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11 Oct 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have one PC on Ethernet and one on 802.11n 2.4GHz and both get the same, down about 50Mbs, up about 11Mbs.
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11 Oct 2013   #6
vpwin7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You don't typically see much of a difference between wired and wireless so as long your signal is good. However, when you have Internet THAT fast then yes, you'll probably see a difference because you are capping your hardware. I've seen faster wireless speeds though, so maybe you have interference or old hardware.
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12 Oct 2013   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I ditto vpwin7!

It looks to be that your wireless NIC only supports a maximum bandwidth of 150Mbps. Upgrading to a 300Mbps should see your speeds level with wired and make your internet subscribed bandwidth the bottleneck to which if you want to increase (not sure if you can with them speeds) you can without having to buy new hardware

Josh
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12 Oct 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think that is network bandwidth, that is transfer speeds on the local network between computers.
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12 Oct 2013   #9
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I think that is network bandwidth, that is transfer speeds on the local network between computers.
True, but when the internet bandwidth becomes higher than the local bandwidth of the NIC it will become the limiting factor. The internet traffic will need to pass the local domain some how.

Josh
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