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Why is my internet slow?

  • Wireless Router
  • Networking
  • Internet
Last response: in Networking
April 5, 2014 11:06:05 AM

For the longest time my internet has been slow. I noticed that I could play Xbox Live using a wireless router, without any troubles, but when I go on my computer, that's directly connected, the internet speed was very slow. I was thinking maybe it's my network adapter or the drivers for the adapter, but I'm not sure. Shouldn't wired connection be way faster than wireless?

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April 5, 2014 11:08:30 AM

Of course a wired connection will be faster unless it has 100m of cable to run through. Try uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling.

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April 5, 2014 11:09:26 AM

Usually the bottleneck is the speed from your ISP to you (whatever speed plan you purchased). So often times your wired and wireless connection are about the same speed. But your wired speed should definitely not be slower than your wireless. It should be the same or better.
April 5, 2014 10:11:23 PM

Updated drivers and it works great now, 19ms, download 2.64Mbps, upload 4.44Mpbs. Newbie mistake!