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Why can my xbox one get a higher speed using wireless but my computer can't also using wireless

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April 14, 2014 5:36:39 AM

When downloading files on my computer i can get around a maximum of 0.6mbps but then on my xbox one i can get up to 5mbps and i would like to know why.
the wireless adapter i use is a tp link tl-wn721n-wn7
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April 14, 2014 6:57:14 AM

Downloading from different places.
The PC is seeing a worse WiFi connection.
Different WiFi adapters.
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April 14, 2014 3:42:07 PM

But what would explain my computer never going over 0.6mbps, it has literally never happened and im very sure that my adapter is capable of going over it.
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April 15, 2014 2:31:20 AM

1MB/s = 8Mb/s. Are you sure they're using the same units?

Are they in different locations? WiFi is trashed by metal between the router and the device.
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April 15, 2014 4:26:23 AM

Yes i have made sure they are in the same units and my xbox and pc are next to each other.
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April 15, 2014 4:29:36 AM

Can you run a speedtest on the PC? It's possible that you're testing to servers that are overloaded.
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April 15, 2014 4:41:32 AM

I get the speed i'm supposed too but i have never actually got that speed in the computer's lifespan.
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April 15, 2014 4:45:50 AM

Hang on. If you never get the speed, how do you know?

What do you get from the speedtest?
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April 15, 2014 4:59:10 AM

I know because at the side of the download there is the speed of the download which never goes past 600kbps
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April 15, 2014 5:02:16 AM

What does speedtest say? As above, it's entirely possible that the servers you're trying to download from are overloaded.
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April 15, 2014 5:16:46 AM

it says 5mb, so what youre saying is that for the past 2 years i have been downloading from overloaded servers.
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April 15, 2014 5:19:44 AM

Possibly - I don't know.

If the speedtest comes out at 4+ Mb/s, it's that or you're still misreading megabits and megabytes.
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April 15, 2014 8:51:48 AM

I'm not, but thanks anyway.

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April 15, 2014 8:53:39 AM

If I had a dollar for every time someone said that...

What software are you reading the download speed out of? Almost all the ones I've seen use MB/s , not Mb/s.
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