New Desktop Wireless Slower Than Older Laptop Tags: Desktops Computers Wireless Networking Last response: June 14, 2012 12:04 AM in Wireless Networking Share fialt 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. More about : desktop wireless slower older laptop nhasian June 13, 2012 8:22:30 PM hello, try changing the wireless channel that the router is broadcasting on and rerun the test. fialt 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 ! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew desktop wireless slower than old laptop ForumMy expensive desktop is slower than cheap laptop ! ForumWired connection slower than Wireless ForumWhy is one laptop wireless speed slower than others ForumMy Desktop Faster than my Laptop(Laptop Slowness Problem) ForumMy desktops lan is slower than my laptops wifi ForumHelp! Sometimes my desktop internet is slower than my laptop ForumHow are slower but newer CPUs better than older but faster CPUs? Forumwireless n slower than wireless g? ForumWired Connection Slower than the wireless connections ForumDownload speed slower than upload speed ForumSuggestions for complete rebuild of older desktop ? ForumNewer Intel core i7 slower than predecessor? ForumNew processor slower than old one? ForumWhy transferring files on my WLAN slower than dling from the internet? ForumWhy is my Internet download speed slower on desktop that laptop ForumI need help unlocking my boost moble zte n86009.11 model Forum[Solved] Do i have to reset Wireless router after rebooting operating system? ForumSetting up wireless printer ForumHow do I change SSID password on My dell wireless 1395 WLAN MINI CARD More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !