Internet speed is half what im paying for?

  JUSTDANCE 16:12 28 Nov 2009

Im paying for 10mpbs.
Currently im averaging 5-6mbps on my laptop.

The problem is that, my other computers which are all connected to the same wireless router are getting the 10mbps.

Why is my laptop not getting the same speed as the others??


  Clapton is God 16:17 28 Nov 2009

Is your laptop further away from the router than the others?

Which speed tester are you using to be able to quote these figures?

Oh, by the way, you're probably paying for 'up to' 10 mbps which doesn't guarantee that you'll actually get that speed.

  Technotiger 16:19 28 Nov 2009

Wow, I don't know what you are complaining about - many users here would love to be getting 5-6mbps, including myself! Many of us only average around 2mbps or below!!

  JUSTDANCE 16:23 28 Nov 2009

yes sorry, i know its 'up to 10mbps'.

But to be fair, the area i live in isnt to bad with internet speed etc, and on my other computers, i am always averaging over 9mpbs, which leaves me to question my laptop which is getting around 5.

And i im closer to the router.
Ive also tried the speed when the laptop is connected to the router using an ethernet cable.

Do you think is anything to do with the laptop itself?
Ive tried the speed test without the firewalls, but still no luck?

and ive used these speed checkers..
both are equally as good to be honest...

click here

click here

  bremner 16:27 28 Nov 2009

It is clearly a problem with the laptop.

What wireless card has the laptop got?

  JUSTDANCE 16:29 28 Nov 2009

ive got a
netgear wg511 54mbps wireless card.

  bremner 16:34 28 Nov 2009

Take a look at this click here

  Technotiger 16:45 28 Nov 2009

How are the other computers connected? Wired, is generally faster than Wireless!

  JUSTDANCE 16:46 28 Nov 2009

Just tried that. Doesnt work. Thanks anyway.

  JUSTDANCE 17:07 28 Nov 2009

They are all wireless.

Ive tried wired with my laptop, and still no luck.
As explained above already :\

  JUSTDANCE 22:43 26 Dec 2009

bumpp :D

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