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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Wi-Fi router report different speeds: whom to believe?

30 Sep 2014   #1
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 and Wi-Fi router report different speeds: whom to believe?

With older wi-fi driver

Win7 reports 90 Mbps

Router reports 72.2 Mbps

With newer driver

Win7 reports 72.2 Mbps

Router reports 150 Mbps

Whom to believe?


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01 Oct 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Internet Speeds tend to fluxilate ... What speed are you suppose to be getting from your ISP ?


In the Windows reading did you get that from the Task Manager ...


If so that seems to be on the Connection Speed ...


Do a Test online ... All tests are only a guide ....
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01 Oct 2014   #3
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

It is about the speed between the computer and router.
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01 Oct 2014   #4
maxie

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01 Oct 2014   #5
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
How this test can show the speed between ROUTER and the COMPUTER?
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01 Oct 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Open Network & Sharing click on the WiFi connection
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01 Oct 2014   #7
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Open Network & Sharing click on the WiFi connection
And this sheet shows speed different from what router shows. About which fact I started this topic.
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01 Oct 2014   #8
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Simple. Download some file from the net, note what size the files has and time how long it takes.
1 Mbps = 125 Kilobytes per second.
Should be easy enough to calculate.

Some browsers/download managers do that automatically for you. For example the old Opera (presto) indicates the rate after a file stopped downloading. But the modern, dumbed down browsers might not do that, so lauch windows calculator and do it yourself if you have to :P

But I would trust Windows more than the router.

And this Data Rate WILL be the speed between router/wifi adapter. Your global speed is limited by the slowest, which I'm pretty sure is the wifi connection.
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01 Oct 2014   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

And the explanation was in the first Post
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01 Oct 2014   #10
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
And this Data Rate WILL be the speed between router/wifi adapter. Your global speed is limited by the slowest, which I'm pretty sure is the wifi connection.
I am not so sure. My internet connection speed is just 15 Mbps. How can I measure difference between 72 Mbps, 90 Mbps and 150 Mbps?
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