Computer network speed problem

The story goes like this: On my new built computer I get 5 mbps with wire or wireless, however when I try with my laptop I get 50mbps of which I pay for... anyone know how I can solve the problem? I tried reinstalling drivers but it did not work.
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  1. Not meaning to be rude or anything. Is it possible you are confusing bits and bytes because the numbers are the same? Maybe it is being reported differently. Just a though...50 megs down would be extremely fast. I am jealous.
  2. Just to make sure I am understanding you correctly:

    You tried using both a wired and a wireless connection and both of them only get 5mbps speed when going to a site like speedtest.net, but when going to the exact same testing source (like speedtest.net) on your laptop you get the 50mbps of your internet connection?
  3. boosted1g said:
    Just to make sure I am understanding you correctly:

    You tried using both a wired and a wireless connection and both of them only get 5mbps speed when going to a site like speedtest.net, but when going to the exact same testing source (like speedtest.net) on your laptop you get the 50mbps of your internet connection?


    Exactly, I am getting slow internet from my computer from the same source, but on my laptop i am getting the speed I should be getting from the same source.
    To make it more simple: Newly built computer - 5 mbps speed .
    Laptop: 50mbps speed.
    What I want is: my computer to achieve the same as the laptops speed.
    They are using both the same source of internet.

    MY SPEED THAT I AM PAYING FOR IS 50 mbps.
  4. Try uninstalling the wifi card (both the driver, and physically) and then try running it hardwired and see if the test yeilds the same result.

    Do you by chance have any QoS enabled on your router?
  5. boosted1g said:
    Try uninstalling the wifi card (both the driver, and physically) and then try running it hardwired and see if the test yeilds the same result.

    Do you by chance have any QoS enabled on your router?



    I did it, getting the same speed.
    The wifi card is not mostly the important one, what is important is that I am connecting it through a ethernet cable and I am getting a slow speed. (ethernet port is the one built in on my motherboard. ) What I think is happening is that I might have a virus and I should reinstall windows. Before my internet speed was reaching the 50 mbps on the new computer...but idk the problem now.
  6. Update: On my phone I am getting the speed that I need too as well.
    What is wrong with my computer or what is it stopping it to get the 50mbps ?
    I did achieve the speed when I first got the computer (around 2 3 months ago) but I don't really know what is happening.
  7. Im thinking it a virus problem.

    One thing you can try before wiping widnows is to run a linux live cd and then browse the web with that and see what speeds you get. If you still have problems then it is a hardware issue with either your mobo/ethernet nic or networking equipment.
  8. I do not want to wipe my windows...It is the third time... is there anything else I can do?
  9. http://imgur.com/Hp2Y3xX,fsLVtJn
    This is through the computer, 1 = wireless 2 = wired.
    http://imgur.com/xNobVjz,cUFutF7#1
    This is through the laptop, 1=wireless 2= wired.
    LOOK AT THE SPEED DIFFERENCE...I REALLY NEED HELP.
    thanks
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