Wi-Fi speed half or less of what I am supposed to get??

#1
I'm paying for 60mbps through WOW. I have 2 laptops and when hard wired I get 70mbps on each one. I'm using an 18 month old Netgear R6100 router that is 15-20 feet from my PC.
- Laptop 1 is running Windows 10 and gets roughly 25-30mbps via wi-fi
- Laptop 2 is running Windows 8 and gets roughly 15-20mbps via wi-fi
WOW claims no responsibility - called Netgear and they had me change settings and channels with no success. They claim I need to contact windows to "update files that allow the pc to take incoming Wi-Fi signals."

Help! Thanks in advance!
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
Wireless signals can degrade for a lot of different reasons. What ever the slowest device (computer, or router) in a connection will determine the ma throughput; however, you will only ever hit about half the advertised speed.

Other things that can further degrade the connection.
  • More devices using wireless
  • Distance between device and access point
  • Material between device and access point
  • Sharp corners
  • Antenna placement
  • Noise from other devices that occupy the same frequency
To name a few
 


#3
Wireless signals can degrade for a lot of different reasons. What ever the slowest device (computer, or router) in a connection will determine the ma throughput; however, you will only ever hit about half the advertised speed.

Other things that can further degrade the connection.
  • More devices using wireless
  • Distance between device and access point
  • Material between device and access point
  • Sharp corners
  • Antenna placement
  • Noise from other devices that occupy the same frequency
To name a few
Thanks for the information - not what I wanted to hear, but thanks!
 


brkkab

Extraordinary Member
#4
You're not ever going to get the full speed you pay your I.S.P. (Internet Service Provider) using wi-fi.
You'd get close using a ethernet wired connection to what you're paying for.
However, other factor's go into that also for both a wired or wi-fi connection.
A. The speeds for whatever website, game, etc.
B. How many devices in your area are using the internet at the same time.
Their's alot of different factor's that most people don't think about.
The internet is complex and numerous things are involved in performance.
Where you're at, your type of service, equipment you're using (wired or wi-fi), where the site is you're going to, the sites internet connection speed, download speed, their internet service provider and I'm sure I missed even more factors that are all involved.
 


brkkab

Extraordinary Member
#5
Don't have your router or devices near a microwave oven if you're gonna use wi-fi. You'll lose your connection and/or speed everytime the microwave is used.
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#6
Not an answer to the difference in your speeds, but here, where I live, without exception the ISPs carefully word the terms "up to" when they refer to the speed of WiFi..
 


brkkab

Extraordinary Member
#7
Yeah, you generally won't get the full speed advertised most of the times with every i.s.p.
Usually you'll get the best speeds at like 3 or 3A.M.
Once local businesses, offices, etc. open for the dya your speeds drop.
Once kids get out of school or people get off of work your speeds drop.
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#8
Yeah, you generally won't get the full speed advertised most of the times with every i.s.p.
Usually you'll get the best speeds at like 3 or 3A.M.
Once local businesses, offices, etc. open for the dya your speeds drop.
Once kids get out of school or people get off of work your speeds drop.
Never seen that. I get a full 380Mbps all day every day. WiFi I get around 300. So my desktop is wired.

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#9
Speed can reduce when you use net on two or more handheld devices
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#10
Thats odd, with the superhub we get around 380Mbps wired and 300Mbps on wifi devices. Why are you using the TP-Link and not the superhub
 


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