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Upgraded Speed from 3Mbps to 15Mbps, but internet is some how slower? Is it the router?

Hi All,

I'm having a networking problem. I recently upgraded my Time Warner service from 3Mbps to 15Mbps, and some how when I have two laptops actively using the internet (email, surfing, and gaming) the internet gets very slow. This wasn't a problem when I had just 3Mbps and the two laptops were active (which i thought was amazing).

Now I'm curious why this is happening. Is it my router? I'm currently using a basic D-Link N150 because my apartment is quite small. Would getting a dual band router do the trick? I'm not too concerned that the low 5Ghz reach because the apartment is small.

Thank you so much in advance
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  1. Out of curiousity, go to speedtest.net and see what it says your speed it. I've seen people upgrade their speed, but then the ISP actually lowers it.
  2. wanderer11 said:
    Out of curiousity, go to speedtest.net and see what it says your speed it. I've seen people upgrade their speed, but then the ISP actually lowers it.


    I did the speedtest first thing when I upgraded to confirm I was getting the speed I was promised. Speedtest said I was getting about 14.5-15Mbps
  3. Run speedtest again with both laptops connected...
  4. r-sky said:
    Run speedtest again with both laptops connected...


    Just tried this: Streaming Netflix on Roku, with two laptops running. First laptop was getting 10.5Mbps and the second was getting 9Mbps. Do I need a dualband router?
  5. Best answer
    That's 19.5 Mbps in total there. Looks like you were getting more than your advertised speed. No you don't need a dualband router. I don't see a problem here.
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