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Internet is a lot slower on my desktop than other devices

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#1 Ches96


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:47 PM

So i've recently moved back into my university house where the broadband promises of a download speed of 74mb/s and upload speed of 18mb/s. We've had this since September, and the internet speeds have been really good.

At around Christmas time, I brought my desktop back home (for about 2-3 weeks) and I have just arrived back at Universtiy yesterday. The speeds I am currently getting on my dekstop is 3.9mb/s wirelessly, as opposed to 74mb/s. The upload speed is 11mb/s, if that shows any relevance to my problem. The ping is around 20-25ms for both wireless and wired.

My laptop however, wirelessly can reach speeds of 60mb/s with ease. Same with my phone, and same with everyone else in the house I live with.

I've tried a wired connection with my desktop and I can reach 71mb/s fine. However, wired connection for where my room is and for where the router is, is currently impractical for everyone else.

I've looked online, and I have disconnected and reconnected from the router, updated my drivers and i've tried wired connections (which works, but doesn't solve the wireless issue). I've also done a security scan on my computer, and I don't have AMD Quick Stream, where people have found that causes issues with download times.

Anyone got any ideas?


Edited by Ches96, 10 January 2016 - 05:14 PM.

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#2 Ptero4


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:42 AM

Can you burn an Ubuntu Linux iso image into a CD or use a usb writer tool to write it to an usb pendrive and then boot your desktop pc from said CD/USB. If you do dos the wireless work at top speed there?

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