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New Desktop Wireless Slower Than Older Laptop

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  • Desktops
  • Computers
  • Wireless Networking
Last response: in Wireless Networking
June 12, 2012 11:44:47 PM

Hi,

Just got a new desktop computer (running windows 7). I'm using a DWA 125 dongle (DLINK) and connecting to a wireless router we just bought about 2 months ago...

Now, I did a speed test (www.speedtest.net) with the desktop computer... I'm getting about 8 mb/s

I did one with my older latop (intergrated wi-fi)... I'm getting like 17 mb/s ??


Can someone please help me out ?

Do I need to get another dongle ?



Thank you.

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June 13, 2012 8:22:30 PM

hello, try changing the wireless channel that the router is broadcasting on and rerun the test.
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June 14, 2012 12:04:19 AM

Thank you !


That work well... It took a bit of tweaking, but I have way better speeds now.

Any thoughts on why the laptop still out performs the USB dongle ?

Thanks again !
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