Same wireless network , different download speeds. (Desktop vs laptop)

I just moved into my college dorm and set up the wifi. My phone and laptop, when connected wirelessly to the router, get from 15-20 mbps. the problem is my desktop. its too far too connect with an ethernet cable so i bought a pci-e wireless adapter (d-link dwa-556) and i only get mbps if im lucky. all 3 devices are on the same desk , and i have the newest drivers installed for the adapter. also , i get great ping and upload speeds on the desktop, just the download speeds are very slow. any suggestions ?
1 answer Last reply
More about same wireless network download speeds desktop laptop
  1. laptop :

    macbook pro

    phone :

    galaxy s2

    desktop :

    CPU : Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor

    RAM : 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)

    SSD : m4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Marvell Controller

    PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    Mobo : Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Case : Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case

    GPU : EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card

    if it matters
Ask a new question

Read More

Laptops Wireless Network Desktops Wireless Networking