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

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September 6, 2012 11:59:48 PM

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 ?
September 7, 2012 12:03:52 AM

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


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