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Windows 7: Windows 7 internet speed slow on wireless, but fast on wired

04 Feb 2015   #1
keith1620

Windows 7 Ultimate, Version 6.1
 
 
Windows 7 internet speed slow on wireless, but fast on wired

I have two Windows 7 Laptops that connect to a Motorola SURFboard eXtreme cable modem SB6121. Suddenlink (cable provider) recently upgraded our network which gives 50 MPS speeds or more. I can only get 50 MPS when I disable wireless on my laptop and connect with a direct cable. Otherwise I get 20 MPS maximum speed. I borrowed a Windows 8 PC this weekend and was getting 51 MPS speed using wireless through the same modem. Any ideas of what could be causing this issue?


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04 Feb 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe that`s all the wireless card can do, post the exact make and model of the windows 7 laptop and we`ll look into it.
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04 Feb 2015   #3
keith1620

Windows 7 Ultimate, Version 6.1
 
 

Thanks for the quick response.

This is what I found about the laptop in the Control Panel:

Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) SI-42 2.2.0 GHz
Installed memory: 3 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System
Network Adapters:
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
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05 Feb 2015   #4
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keith1620 View Post
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
While on paper 802.11g gets 54/Mbps speed, the average actual is around 20/Mbps. You can upgrade to a 802.11n adapter and should get the 50/Mbps on 5Ghz.
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