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Slow PC despite other devices 30+ Mbps

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November 23, 2012 1:28:57 PM

Hey all

So Virgin Media came today to set up a Superhub (Replacing our old dlink router and motorola cable modem, and moving our speed from 10mbps to 60mbps. All was fine with the installation, and speed tests checked out on my laptop and iphone, around 60mbps as expected.

I then set up my PC which is two floors up (in the same location my laptop dropped to 30-40mbps (On speedtest.net) which is to be expected. However my PC is receiving only 2-3mbps. The WiFi status page within windows says the speed is 58mbps and I have a full signal strength. My pc has a pci wifi card, with a multi-direction antenna attached via cable, which is sat on my window sill where it seems to get the best signal.

I can't understand why the connection is so slow? I have received download speeds of just over 1mb/s (so 8mbps+) before on this exact pc setup, now I'm struggling to get 200-300kb/s. I have checked for network card driver updates and I have fiddled with router channels but none have made a difference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here is a ipconfig/all fyi

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Oliver>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Oliver-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter WiFi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Min
i-)PCI NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-4F-8B-6A-29
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::305a:4046:1fe4:101e%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.112(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 23 November 2012 15:06:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 23 November 2012 16:07:44
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 318768719
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-FC-E5-67-44-87-FC-67-3F-CF

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.168.4.100
194.168.8.100
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connect
ion
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-87-FC-67-3F-CF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:6:327d:a151:afde(Preferr
ed)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6:327d:a151:afde%15(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{D69A379A-00D9-48BB-BC63-5DFA98D615F8}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\Oliver>

Thanks
Oliver


Edit- Just pinged my PC from my laptop and got an average of 30ms over 10 pings.

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November 23, 2012 2:30:51 PM

see if disabling IP6 on your computer will make a difference
November 23, 2012 2:50:03 PM

Nope, no effect, still below 2mbps. I have a temporary fix using my old notebook to patch it's own wireless connection to my PC via ethernet, that is giving me 17mbps. However my macbook is getting 50-60mbps

Edit- My phillips notebook as expected is getting 17-18mbps, so my computer is getting 95-100% of this.
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