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Why slow wireless download speed on one laptop but fast on the other wireless la

Last response: in Wireless Networking
August 26, 2011 5:47:30 PM

I get 17 mbs download on one wireless laptop, only 7 mbs on the other wireless laptop. What should I look for to fix the slow laptop.

The slow laptop is 8 feet from router with drywall wall between, the faster is 25 feet, no wall between computer and router.
a b D Laptop
a b F Wireless
August 26, 2011 10:24:38 PM

First check to se what the negotiated speed is because you cannot transfer faster than that.

Second, run a hard drive diagnostic on the slow laptop. A slow or failing hard drive will have a slow write speed, and again, you cannot transfer faster than you can write to the hard drive.
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