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Windows 7: Slow download speed of ASUS EeePC

08 Feb 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Slow download speed of ASUS EeePC

I have 3 PCs (Toshiba Sat L300 Windows-7, HP 15 Series Windows 10 and ASUS EeePC 1000H Windows 7). They all operate in 802.11 n protocol. The Toshiba and HP download from my AP (AP only offers 802.11 g protocol) with about 20Mbps; the ASUS downloads at max 10Mbps, often at less speed between 3 and 6Mbps. Download speed of all three computers is independent of where I put them in the room and always the signal strength is "excellent" for all three units. So the signal strength can not be the cause of the slower ASUS.

For all computers: looking in the "Wireless Network Connection Status" window the "Speed" value is 54Mbps, also for the ASUS

All drivers are up to date as are the OS'. Regarding the Properties of the adapters (as seen in the Device Manager) I do not see anything alarming or different at the ASUS.

The built-in adapter in the ASUS is a "wireless network card" with Ralink RT2860. To find out if the card with the RT2860 is the culprit I purchased a new USB Wifi adapter with more recent Ralink RT5370 chipset; no improvement with the RT5370 in download speed.

Now I am at a loss as to what to do next. I have considered the following:
1.) Install Wireshark, inspect the transmitted packages to see if there are retransmitted packages. Does that make sense? If a speedtest reports 10Mbps would that number also include retransmitted packages? Or is such value (10Mbps for instance) good and errorfree data?
2.) Reinstall Windows XP (the original OS of the Eee PC) and test the speed with XP. Could Windows-7 take so much compute power in a speed test that the ASUS CPU limits the download transmission (in other words, the CPU becomes the bottleneck)?
3.) Is there possibly somewhere in Windows-7 a setting or value that is set incorrectly and therefore limits my download speed?

Is there maybe a forum member who could shed some light on this situation.

Thanks for reading and your efforts.

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