Okay I am having a problem with my wireless download speed. I have a desktop pc that has windows 7 pro installed. I purchased two different wireless pci n cards and both have the same problem. My download speed is terrible. On speedtest.net I get maybe 2 mb/s. My upload speed is normal, hovering around 5 mb/s. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is.
I have 4 or 5 bars on signal strength and my signal speed varies between 160-270 mb/s. I currently have the Netgear WIRELESS-N 300 PCI ADAPTER WN311B installed. My router is also a Netgear N and the settings are set to 270 mb/s for speed.
My laptop also has windows 7 pro installed but has only a b/g card that runs at 54 mb/s. On speedtest.net I get 20 mb/s down and 5 mb/s.
What gives? The upload speeds are the same but something is throttling the download speed on the desktop. Is there a setting in windows or the mobo that will change the problem. I am using the driver that windows installed for the device. It is a broadcom 802.11n driver. If I connect the desktop with a ethernet cable I get the same speeds as the laptop.
Thanks for the help.