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User Info: gldoorii

gldoorii
1 month ago#1
My desktop (XPS 8500) is several years old and I've really been noticing my internet speed being significantly slower than my other devices. My router (my plan is 100 Mbps) is in the center of the house and when I do a speed test on my desktop ( 2 rooms away) I am lucky to get 15 Mbps. For the past few days I get between 2 and 10 Mbps. My iPhone 6 Plus sitting on my desk right next to the computer gets 100 Mbps still, so I figured it was the network adapter having the issue. I plugged in a USB wireless one that I had in a drawer and I get the same speeds when I run tests.

So, I don't understand why both are getting the slow speeds, but I'm trying to figure out if I go pick up something like this, will my speed increase or no because it's something to do with how old the PC is?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/netgear-ac1200-wireless-ac-high-gain-wi-fi-usb-3-0-adapter-black/8860004.p?skuId=8860004

User Info: Black_Assassin

Black_Assassin
1 month ago#2
Is there an another wifi network using the same channels nearby?
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User Info: Foxfire15

Foxfire15
1 month ago#3
Black_Assassin posted...
Is there an another wifi network using the same channels nearby?


Yeah, Try changing the channel your WiFi is using, this may help if some other device is overlapping.

Have you added any new devices or appliances lately? Maybe a water feature like a fish tank? Lots of things can interfere with wireless signals.

As a potential work around, you might look into power line Ethernet adapaters. They're not too expensive, and should be faster and more reliable then the WiFi.
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User Info: gldoorii

gldoorii
1 month ago#5
Nothing new has been added other than two Echo Dots, but that didn't slow the PC down since it's been slow like this for awhile. I'm just finally attempting to figure it all out since I recently upgraded my internet from 30 to 100 Mbps. My desktop would hover around 15 maybe 20 at best and I just assumed that was normal since I'm paying for "up to 30". Now that I have 100 and my other devices are clearly reaching that number, I'm concerned about my desktop.

I know it doesnt have dual band, it's only up to N, and 2.4, which is why I was curious if I bought that adapter linked above it would fix the issue. I've been considering buying a new PC as well and don't want to waste money where I don't have to, so that's why I asked here.

How do I go about changing the channel it's on?

User Info: Black_Assassin

Black_Assassin
1 month ago#6
gldoorii posted...
How do I go about changing the channel it's on?

It should be in your wireless router settings.
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User Info: Renraku_San

Renraku_San
1 month ago#7
start>run>ncpa.cpl
Double-click your wifi adapter
Check what speed it's connected at.

/thread
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User Info: gldoorii

gldoorii
1 month ago#8
Renraku_San posted...
start>run>ncpa.cpl
Double-click your wifi adapter
Check what speed it's connected at.

/thread


Did that and the speed says 72 Mbps

Speedtest shows 10.97 down and 10.14 up.

User Info: Renraku_San

Renraku_San
1 month ago#9
gldoorii posted...
Renraku_San posted...
start>run>ncpa.cpl
Double-click your wifi adapter
Check what speed it's connected at.

/thread


Did that and the speed says 72 Mbps

Speedtest shows 10.97 down and 10.14 up.


Hm. You should burn a Linux live CD/DVD/USB, boot into it, run a webrowser, and do a speedtest. This will at least rule out something running in Windows that's eating up bandwidth.
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User Info: Renraku_San

Renraku_San
4 weeks ago#10
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