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Windows 7: Wireless Adapter Slow

10 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 professional x64
Wireless Adapter Slow

I bought a tp link 450 Mbps wireless N Dual band pci express adapter for my computer.
Here is a link to the one I have: TL-WDN4800 - Welcome to TP-LINK

Using this adapter, I only have 3 to 4 bars and when I ran ookla speed test, I got 9.13 download and 5.24 upload. Using the utility on the website, I found that my signal strength is around 60 - 70% and sometimes it drops to 50%. Why is the signal so weak? (I am in the basement and the router is upstairs on the main floor)

Using a laptop in the same location I have 5 bars and I got 16 download and 5.3 upload and the signal is always 5 bars.

Is this just a bad adapter or is something else causing this slow speed?

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17 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 professional x64

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