Question Why is my hardwired connection slow again?

rayanik

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Desktop - ASUS MB51
Router - ASUS RT-AC68U
Modem - Shaw Blue Curve (Canada)
Hi guys,
I am baffled. I am paying for 300Mbps and certainly achieve those on my wireless devices.
The issue is with the hardwired connection. I was getting approx. 100 Mbps, I then replaced the Cat5 cable going from my room outlet to the computer and I was getting over 300 Mbps as well.
For some reason, I tested it again today and I am back to 100 Mbps. I am not sure if I changed anything on the computer system, I don't think but this is aggravating. Any ideas?
Thank you....Ray
 

nigelivey

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Cables and connectors degrade, try a known "good" cable> Makes sense to work from the bottom to the top, given the observations?... Also, did you disable your wireless NIC when you tested the ethernet cable?
 

rayanik

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UPDATE - My wireless speed on the desktop is only approx. at 100 Mpbs, YET my iphone on the same network is over 300 Mbps.
Must have been something I changed or got changed recently. HELP...
Thank you.....Ray
 

rayanik

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Issue isolated to cable running from the room to the basement. Now getting it replaced will be difficult so will use wifi for now until we do a reno on the house.
Thank you for all your assistance.
 

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