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Dragonkilla8
#1 Feb 10 2020 06:08am
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So I'm having a bit of an issue with my internet atm. Since I know this is going to be suggested, hardwiring via ethernet cable is not an option.

So... I have a Netgear A6100 adapter plugged into my desktop PC. I get anywhere from 1-15 Mb/s download on it (When it gets down to 1 Mb/s I go and reset the router, which pops it back up to 15). Using another device in the same room as my PC (Phone, tablet, etc.) connected to the same wifi network, I get 30-80 Mb/s download.

What's causing this huge discrepancy? Is it something with the USB port on my computer? The adapter? Some other issue? When running the speed tests I have nothing else taking up a significant amount of bandwidth that I can see in the Performance Monitor (Windows 10) so why is my computer consistently and significantly slower than other devices on the same network?
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#2 Feb 10 2020 10:44am
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Replace modem/router then Powerline adapters if needed.
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#3 Feb 10 2020 12:25pm
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Quote (King Atrhur @ 10 Feb 2020 11:44)
Replace modem/router then Powerline adapters if needed.



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King Atrhur
#4 Feb 10 2020 12:32pm
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Quote (yoitsbick @ Feb 10 2020 01:25pm)
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That's fine, I generally don't like others. So it works out well enough.
Dragonkilla8
#5 Feb 11 2020 04:47pm
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Quote (King Atrhur @ Feb 10 2020 12:44pm)
Replace modem/router then Powerline adapters if needed.


I don't think the problem is with the router since other devices work just fine on it at full speed (and I only have to reset it like twice a month, fairly normal for routers from my experience) ... But what makes you say that?

Unfortunately powerline adapters probably aren't an option either, I'm like 90% certain that the room the router is in and the room my PC is in are on different breakers (Which to my understanding makes powerline ethernet less than optimal)

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King Atrhur
#6 Feb 11 2020 04:54pm
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Quote (Dragonkilla8 @ Feb 11 2020 05:47pm)
I don't think the problem is with the router since other devices work just fine on it at full speed (and I only have to reset it like twice a month, fairly normal for routers from my experience) ... But what makes you say that?

Unfortunately powerline adapters probably aren't an option either, I'm like 90% certain that the room the router is in and the room my PC is in are on different breakers (Which to my understanding makes powerline ethernet less than optimal)


I reset mine once maybe in a year.
Though I read it as if the other devices also lose speed over time which def indicates an issue with the router.

I would then try redoing the drivers or replacing the device that manages wifi at the pc.
Disable any usb power options as well in power management.
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Get a modem that plugs into pci slot. Usb wireless modems drop packets way too much and causes issues. Also transfer speed is much greater in a pci slot.
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