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Will a new network card help me get over 100mbps?


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#1 Miguel_92

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:54 PM

Last week my internet broke, it was a hub that was a few years old, so i was given the latest hub from my ISP which hasn't been out that long. On the wi fi it can have 5GHZ and 2GHZ at the same time, now when i did a speed test on my phone via the 5GHZ it came back with a speed of 155mbps, but i've been told 5GHZ is faster and the range is slightly less so that didn't surpise me. But on my computer i can still only get 90 or 95 mbps at a stretch, so i was wondering if buying a new network card would help me achieve the speeds i want? Because the computer i own is from 2010 and i haven't upgraded anything on it. Thanks.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:15 PM

What network card to you have in there now?  Make and model.  You can see this in device manager/network or via a ipconfig /all



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:17 PM

NVIDIA nForce 10/100Mbps Ethernet. I'm assuming i can't get over 100mbps with that perticular network card?



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:16 PM

Actually at full duplex you get 200Mbps.

What make/model router do you have?

What is your up/down for internet service you are paying for?



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:35 PM

Simple answer: no. Buy a card that is 10/100/1000 and install it.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:28 PM

Would this one do the job? http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network-Adapter/dp/B0000TO0BQ/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1437517607&sr=1-5&keywords=network+card . And i'm meant to get 152mb+ it seems, even on a wired connection.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:15 PM

If it will fit in your PC, yes.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:20 PM

Well i'm giving my computer it's annual clean later so i hope it does lol.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:53 PM

Now, this is assuming that what it will plug into is all Gigabit(1000 Mbs) But if you are paying for 150 Mbs then the router they supply should be gigabit.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:59 PM

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/03/virgin-media-claim-new-1-3gbps-wifi-superhub-2ac-router-is-the-fastest.html that's the hub i've got at the moment, and it's practically brand new.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:19 AM

· Cable Chipset: 8×4 Doscis 3.0 channels

· WiFi Radio: Qualcomm Atheros AR9880

· 2.4 GHz Antennas: Two Spatial streams (2×2)

· 5 GHz Antennas: Three Spatial streams (3×3)

· 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports  <<<----- that's the stuff =)

 

The other thing you need is a Cat5e or Cat6 ethernet cable. If you look at the writing on the cable you have now it will have it printed on it somewhere what Category(Cat) it is. If it's not 5e or 6, you'll need to replace it.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:01 AM

My current cable is a 5e, I've just checked it. But can I post a picture of my current motherboard etc? Because I'm not a major expert on replacing the network cards and other things. And I don't believe the new one I want will fit.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:43 AM

If the PC is pre-built(Dell, HP, etc) the make and model would be easier. But you can post a picture of it.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

It's a HP Pavilion Slimline, and according to support assitant it's a s5508. These are the 2 images i managed to take earlier of the back of the tower and the motherboard.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:20 PM

You are looking at your on-board. The one you linked is a PCI card. In the second picture, the long black slot is where that card would go.


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