My HP Pavilion dv6 6GB of RAM appears very slow, and the WLAN also appears to be slow.
I also have an HP Pavilion P6325 UK desktop which has an Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM.
I have run 2 speed test one after the other on each computer in turn at various times and the Laptop always give a much lower speed than the Desktop. They are both connected to the same router, SpeedTouch ST 585 v6. The Desktop is via a wired LAN and the Laptop via the Wireless LAN.
The Router shows a Bandwidth of 5495/440, and the WLAN has a Maximum of 54Mbps, the LAN shows a 100Mbps Maximum.
Is this common or can I improve the Laptop internet speed?
When I purchased the Laptop I was advised that the AMD with 4 processors would be as fast as the i5 computer, this does not appear correct any other thoughts on this please.
Desktop speed 4703/361, Laptop speed 2677/343 some times slower!
The Laptop is only 6 feet from the router.
Wireless will always be slower than wired, and what CPU you have has no impact of the speed of your internet connection. You could get a better router. I assume that the Thompson was supplied by your ISP?
Yes it was about 5 years ago by Tiscali, I also have its replacement from Plusnet which I do not like very much. I have thought to replace them, but with what... I do not want to spent a fortune on one that may not be any better. Do you have any suggestions?
For reliability I like Netgear but the one I have is not the best but as my PC's are all connected via Ethernet cable it has not really bothered me. But I have just bought a Nexus 7 and the wireless is not particularly great so am looking to upgrade myself in the near future.
I have no doubt others will advice an a suitable router.
Router I bought, using Plusnet, was this one. Works well and I updated the firmware. Surprised at some of the negative feedbacks on Amazon but I've had no trouble at all. Provisionally bought as a backup to a D-Link router but I'm using this instead. Cheap and effective.