Question How is my laptop's wifi chip better than a newly bought PCIe on my tower?

Scar667

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Both laptop and tower are in the exact same place, yet tower gets 10-15 megabits and has lagspikes every half a minute, but my laptop gets 30-50 megabits.

My laptop - https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-TUF-FX505GT-BQ024.449684.0.html
My PC - ( H270 Plus motherboard ) - - ( Psu Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 ) ( Windows 10 updated + drivers + bios )
PCIe card I bought - https://www.tp-link.com/au/home-networking/adapter/archer-t4e/
Modem ( No 5GHz ) - https://www.tp-link.com/pt/home-networking/wifi-router/tl-wr940n/

There are about 3-4 phones connected, 2 towers and 1 laptop. Both towers have this problem, both use PCIe, everything else works fine.
 

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Glorious
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knowing nothing else I can say that more thought went into the placement and orientation of the antenna on the laptop than went into the cards antenna.
mobility is the hallmark of a laptop and the wireless equipment reflect that. the antenna borders the screen and is usually much longer than the desktop equivalent.

depending on the orientation of the desktop and the location of the router, the wireless signal may need to CUT through all the metal and electrical signals IN your computer, the laptop antennas are well above the business end of the laptop. a wifi signal cast through the open air will be better than a wireless signal cutting through a powered wall, or a metal chassis filled with circuitry.
 

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