WIFI not as fast as it should be.

stueycaster

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We just switched to AT&T Fiber Optic internet. We opted for the 1,000 Mbps package since we have several 5g capable devices. In general I get good transfer speeds but the WIFI seems a little slow.

Since I have the fast Ethernet this is what I get. I'm wicked happy with this.

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This is what my phone gets.

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My WIFI Card is supposed to get 433 Mbps but this is the absolute best it ever gets.

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Supposedly there is an 867 Mbps card I could replace the exiting one with. I'm reluctant to do it though because I think it might not do any good. Also lately I'm always using all but about 2.3 Gb of my 8GB RAM and when I run these tests it goes down to about 1.5.

My question is do yall think it might help to upgrade to the fast WIFI and/or add another 8GB ram.
 


Neemobeer

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#2
There are so many factors that come into play with wireless and it could be any number of issues. Let's start by getting your wireless card specs.
 


stueycaster

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#3
Cool thanks Neem. Here you go.


Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Description: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
Driver version: 19.51.2.4
 


Neemobeer

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#4
I'd say that's the issue. The 3165 is AC, but only has a max speed of 433 Mbps (this is theoretical speed) you'll never get anywhere close to that half that speed is pretty good. Your Samsung has a Murata KM5D18098 wireless module, this is also AC and I think it's MU-MIMO 2 x 2. So it actually has dual antennas so the speed is probably around 800mbps (again theoretical) so again half that is reasonable. Wireless is also a lot like a hub in the sense it has to detect and handle collisions when more than 1 device is talking so that can affect speed. Plus you have attenuation, distortion, refraction, absorption, diffraction, interference affecting the signal
 


stueycaster

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#5
I was thinking you'd say something like that. That's Ok. If I need real fast speeds I'll just hook up the wire. Thanks Neem.
 


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