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Windows 7: Internet speed showing 10.0Mbps

07 Mar 2019   #1
Blackink

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 
Internet speed showing 10.0Mbps

Modem: Motorola SURFboard® SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0
Router: TL-WR841N
I have Comcast as my Internet provider paying for 100Mbps and I am wired.
Antivirus is Microsoft Security Essentials.
My ipconfig /all output is posted below.

I have an older Dell Inspiron 530 (10 years old?) that came with Windows XP. I have upgraded to Windows 7 Pro 64Bit.
I always thought the internet speed was OK on this Dell until I started looking through the settings on my newer PC built only 2-3 years ago and noticed in the Network and Sharing Center-Local Area Connection, the speed is at 100 Mbps where on the Dell PC it is showing 10.0 Mbps. I do notice the Web pages load up faster on the newer PC.

I am paying for 100Mbps through Comcast and I'm getting those speeds through the newer PC.

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 Pro on the older Dell and it has the latest Ethernet drivers installed.
I've switched Ethernet cables from the Dell PC and the newer PC with no change in speeds.
I've re-booted both the modem and router, no difference.

The Dell Inspiron 530 has an Intel Q6600 2.4GHz processor with 4 GB ram (the most it can have).


ipconfig /all output:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : StevesOld-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-9B-05-EA-3C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::79a6:4084:1db2:d0f1%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.106(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 07, 2019 4:37:38 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:37:38 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234889627
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0D-2A-7E-05-00-21-9B-05-EA-3C

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{BA077062-48CF-40FB-A430-CDFF74E52F16}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Any thoughts on what I can do to try and increase the Ethernet speeds on the older Dell?

I have 2 more questions:
  1. Is it possible that this Dell PC cannot give me more than 10Mbps?
  2. Do you think installing a new NIC card (PCIE) will get me faster speeds?
Thanks for any help in this matter,
Steve


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07 Mar 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What is the network card as it may only be a 10 meg one. If its only 10 meg you can fit a new 100 meg or gig one or use wirless which is cheap and faster
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07 Mar 2019   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Assuming you are not comparing bytes with bits, 10mbits/second is a sign of a bad cable or a bad ethernet port. Since you already switched the cable its time for a new port
Amazon.com: EDUP Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express PCI-E Network Card 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Adapter Converter for Desktop PC: Gateway
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07 Mar 2019   #4
Blackink

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
What is the network card as it may only be a 10 meg one. If its only 10 meg you can fit a new 100 meg or gig one or use wirless which is cheap and faster

The Ethernet port is built into the MOBO so I can't give you a positive answer.
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07 Mar 2019   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blackink View Post
The Ethernet port is built into the MOBO so I can't give you a positive answer.
Says here it comes with Fast Ethernet. That means 100mbs
Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 500GB HDD, 4GB) Overview - CNET
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08 Mar 2019   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Ten years ago fast network could be 10 met it should give model in device manager check the card settings it could be set to 10 met instead of 100
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08 Mar 2019   #7
Blackink

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

I'm getting a TP Link NIC card, model# TG-3468.


Am I correct in disabling the On Board Lan Controller in the BIOS before I install this card so there are no conflicts?


Thanks,
Steve
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09 Mar 2019   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You can disable the on-board it's not such a problem now it used to be very bad with IRQ conflict
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13 Mar 2019   #9
Blackink

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

I'm back in business now. Installed a Startech PCIe Gigabit Network card.
Amazon.com: StarTech.com 1 Port PCI Express PCIe Gigabit NIC Server Adapter Network Card- Low Profile PCI Express Gigabit LAN Card - PCIe Network Card: Computers & Accessories


Internet speeds are back up to what they should be and my Local Area Connection is showing 100Mbps instead of the 10Mbps I was getting before the new network card.


Network card install with drivers loaded took 10 minutes.
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