I'm hoping that I can get some help on some networking issues I'm having with Verizon Fios since I can't seem to track this down, and I'm at my wit's end. Here is the background information:
- I have a Verizon FioS 70/35 plan (think it's that, or the 75/35). Either way, it's near 70 Mbps down.
- I have a macbook pro - older aluminum body laptop. Late 2009 - not sure what built in wireless card it has.
- Windows 7
- I just built a new desktop computer. The ethernet that is being used is the built in motherboard one. The motherboard is the Asus Sabertooth z77 (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/SABE...). According to the site the ethernet is listed as Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s). Since my router is in my living room, I have the ethernet going to a LINKSYS PLSK400 powerline adapter, that then is hooked up on the side of my router. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
- I have also tried unhooking this setup entirely from the router and using a USB plugged in wirelessadapter (a Netgear a6200).
- I have an iPhone 4s that I was also using for data transfer tests.
Here's where things get weird to me. Pretty much everything with the exception of the macbook pro, are getting half the download speeds.
- Macbook Pro: Anywhere from 65-85 Mbps Down/~35 Up
- Desktop via Ethernet: ~35 Mbps Down/~28 Mbps Up
- Desktop via Wifi: I don't have it plugged in anymore, but it was about the same as the ethernet above
- Iphone 4: ~35Mbps Down/ ~28 MBps Up
What can I do to get my desktop running as well as the macbook? Please note, I am testing these all in the same location - my office. The router is in the family room nearby because there are no other cable connections in this rental. Things I've tried:
- Wifi vs Built in ethernet port on the desktop
- Running Verizon's 'Fios Speed optimizer App', which didn't make a lick of difference.
- Getting the latest drivers for my ethernet card.
- Running TCP Optimizer from speedguide.net (since Verizon recommended I check out that site). The results from the speedguide.net analyzer says my RWIN should be higher, but since it's Win 7, no way to adjust that.
I have not swapped out the ethernet cables from whatever came with the Linksys adapter (Verizon thought I should maybe upgrade to a Cat 6, but I doubt that is the issue here).
I'm about ready to try a stand alone NIC card and hope for some miracle, although I doubt that will make a difference and don't want to waste money if I don't need to.