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#1 MalwareMutilator

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:23 PM

Hi everybody,

I have a question regarding wireless internet speeds.  I currently have the Comcast Blast (50/10) package and it works great.  On my wired computer I always average 60/9 or so speeds.  However, on all of my wireless computers I only average about 20/6 or so.  I have an older D-Link DIR-655 router, and I am wondering if a new router might help a bit.  The newest computer I have has an 802.11ac card but it too performs the same.  Would a new router (possibly dual-band) help, or are those speeds somewhat typical for wireless?

 

Thanks for your help  :thumbup2: 



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 06:25 PM

I'd imagine a new AC router would be faster but I'm not sure how much. If you have the $$ to replace it then go for it. If not wait for the router to start having issues and then upgrade.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:58 PM

Don't forget, wireless is half duplex. Wired is full duplex.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:30 AM

What modem do you have? (manufacturer and model number)

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 09:36 AM

Hi all,

 

Well, it's almost unbelievable to me.  I was reading on How-To Geek about various router setting, and I read that running in WPA-only mode could slow down Wi-Fi connections.  Sure enough, I switched to WPA2-PSK and my speeds quite literally doubled!  I couldn't believe it.  Have a look at my screenshot.

 

Thanks for all of your help. :clapping: 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:03 PM

Hi everybody,

I have a question regarding wireless internet speeds.  I currently have the Comcast Blast (50/10) package and it works great.  On my wired computer I always average 60/9 or so speeds.  However, on all of my wireless computers I only average about 20/6 or so.  I have an older D-Link DIR-655 router, and I am wondering if a new router might help a bit.  The newest computer I have has an 802.11ac card but it too performs the same.  Would a new router (possibly dual-band) help, or are those speeds somewhat typical for wireless?

 

Thanks for your help  :thumbup2: 

You are actually getting really fast speeds. You would appreciate 20/6 speeds when you have a 5/0.75 connection. ;)


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