WIFI al lot slower than what i pay for

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I pay for 25 MB/s INternet, my xbox one picks up 12.6 MB/s MAX, but my computer picks up 1.7 MB/s max, i have all my wifi drivers installed,
any fixes?
 

fhcgasrvjt

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I have BT Homehub, i play for 25 Mega Bytes per second, not mega bits
and i only get 1.7 mega bytes per second, the speedtest told me i get 22 mb/s
 

Phillip Corcoran

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If you were paying for 25 Mbytes/sec download speed, that would equate to 200 mbits/sec bandwidth (25 x 8), and there's no way you're gonna get that from BT, the most they can offer is around 52 mbits/sec (Infinity/Fibre).

The bandwidth you're paying for is more likely to be up to 25 mbits/sec, which equates to a download speed of 3.1 Megabytes per second (25 divided by 8).

Do a speed test on Ookla to fully understand how bandwidth (megabits) differs from download speed (Megabytes):
http://www.speedtest.net/

It shows results in megabits (bandwidth), not Megabytes!

If the speed test you already ran says 22, that means 22 megabits a second, which equates to a download speed of 2.75 Megabytes/sec. so you're not far off that at all, allowing for network congestion, speeds of various servers & other factors beyond your control.

The main issue is your misunderstanding of the principles involved.
 

fhcgasrvjt

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the thread i posted is why my computer doesn't pick up the full speed when im the only one using my internet (about 3.7 mb/s, i only get 1.7 mb/s MAX)
 

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