Question My PC is throttling my internet speed

Oct 12, 2020
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Hey guys,

I just got new internet today with 200mbps download. Just checked using my work laptop and the internet speed checker is showing over 200mbps over WIFI.

However, when I check on my computer the maximum I am getting is around 10-15mbps over wifi.

Any ideas what could be throttling?

Specs are:
Intel Core i5 4670k
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming (MS-7821)
Radeon HD 7970
802.11n Wireless Card
Windows 7
Virgin Internet (UK)

Let me know if you need any other info - thanks
 

kanewolf

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Hey guys,

I just got new internet today with 200mbps download. Just checked using my work laptop and the internet speed checker is showing over 200mbps over WIFI.

However, when I check on my computer the maximum I am getting is around 10-15mbps over wifi.

Any ideas what could be throttling?

Specs are:
Intel Core i5 4670k
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming (MS-7821)
Radeon HD 7970
802.11n Wireless Card
Windows 7
Virgin Internet (UK)

Let me know if you need any other info - thanks
What model is that "802.11n Wireless card" ? Is it dual band?
Your laptop is probably connecting on 5Ghz. You laptop also has an antenna in the lid. It isn't buried behind the case like a PCIe card. Or a "nano" adapter with almost no antenna, like a lot of USB adapters.
 
Oct 12, 2020
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Hey it's a ralink technology corp 802.11n if that's correct? Will 20 download be the best I will ever get on WIFI with this wireless card?

CMD says the following:

Type : Native Wi-Fi Driver
Radio Types Supported: 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n


Thanks
 
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hotaru.hino

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Where is the computer in relation to the wireless router? There could be things that cause the signal to degrade to the point where it's not reliable enough for fast transfers.
 

kanewolf

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