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Windows 7: Downloads with wireless router

08 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit
Downloads with wireless router

I currently have a Belkin N150 Wireless Router For speeds up to 150Mbps. When I try to download a HD video that is about 2GB it takes about 5-7 hours. Do you think getting a new router would help with download speeds?

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08 Oct 2010   #2

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

No. Downloading from the internet relies mostly on the speed of your internet connection through your ISP and that speed is generally only a fraction of the router's capability. When copying files from one computer to another on your local network then the router's capabilities are often the gating factor.
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08 Oct 2010   #3

windows 7 64bit

Does the Modem play any part in this?
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08 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I suggest you make an internet speed test ( - The Global Broadband Speed Test ) and post the result. Then we see a bit more what might be the problem.
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