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Windows 7: Broadband Download Speed Question?.

18 Oct 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Sorry I forgot to mention I had already done that. The fact of the matter is that I am getting a pretty consistent reading of between 91&94Mbps download and 10.9&12.4Mbps upload which seems to be saying that I am getting the 100Mbps but something is blocking me from getting over that to the 200Mbps I am paying for. None of the changes I have made so far have made any difference to that although I think it may have streamlined my NIC. As the Superhub and Realtek PCIe Family Controller are both capable of Gigabit speed then it has a good chance of being the Cat cable. I will wait now and try the new Cat6a cable when it arrives and see how that affects things. Thanks for all the help and ideas and I will get back in a couple of days or so.

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18 Oct 2015   #12

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Blues,
In post 9 you said it shows.. >auto dissable< Gigabyte,
I would have thought that this would limit your speeds?, try the AC one.
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24 Oct 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Sorry guys, I marked it as solved before clicking on Post and ended up having to rewrite it. The problem is solved though. My Buffalo router was the problem along with the Cat5e cable and Windows arrogance in thinking it knows best which drivers to use. Every time I tried to install the latest Realtek drivers Windows rejected them and installed some from years ago saying that they were the best drivers for this device. Anyway after I figured out how to stop that happening and installed the latest Realtek ones the NIC showed Gigabit instead of 100Mbps in the LAC status screen. I still wasn't getting more than 110Mbps though, then I found that the router was only capable of 10/100 and the old cable although it was Cat5e, I think it must have had some sort of loose connection. Anyway I disconnected the router and put the Virgin Superhub 2 back on Router mode and I was getting around 170Mbps. The new cable arrived and as soon as I plugged it in and reset the box, I was immediately getting 208Mbps download and 12.3Mbps upload straight away. So I have marked this as solved and thanks again for all the help/advice offered.
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24 Oct 2015   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium

Glad to hear you have resolved the issue. Thank you for following up and posting your solution. it will help others down the road.
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