Wireless Broadband Speed ?
Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:30 AM
I've a question about the speed of my broadband, in particular the one that I receive on my laptop and wondered if anyone around may be able to point me in right direction.
I've a PC upstairs connected to Virgin's modem & wired connected to PC. After upgrading my broadband speed to 10MB (from 2MB).
When running online speed check on 3 different website, the PC upstairs shows around 10MB of speed, however, on laptop it only shows around 2MB.
Laptop shows signal strength of wireless router as "very good" (understandably, upstairs it show "excellent" due to its close proximity to router). However, when I'm next to router i.e. when signal strength shows "excellent" and when I run a search, the test shows the speed of around 5-6MB.
I've disabled ZoneAlarm firewall, Spybot anti-spyware and AVG's anti-virus software, when running this speed test, but it's made no difference whatsoever & remains just under 1MB.
I've also ensured that the channels set on router and my wireless chip on laptop is same. Router's default setting's channel 6 and I've ensured the same set for my wireless chip on on laptop as well.
I've had new modem & router sent out by the Virgin people due to this, but the problem continuous, I'm afraid. Can anyone tell why I fail to get around or just under 10MB of broadband speed on my laptop?
Can investing in new & better router i.e. "N" router make any difference in broadband speed though? (bearing in mind it shows better speed at close proximity to router than running test result downstairs). Though, why would distance from router affect "broadband" speed (shouldn't it just affect the connectivity "strength" alone)?
Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:38 AM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:46 PM
I agreed with Redwarrior, the speed of a connection depends on several factors and one of them is the hardware configuration of the system.
The other factors also matter like the router, its distance, reflection and so on. It thought, the system and laptop having different processors and memory, and this factor affects the speed of the internet connection. This is just an assumption as per my experience.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:39 PM
Edited by arlomltb, 15 June 2012 - 09:39 PM.
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