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Ethernet connection is fast but wifi is slow only for computer

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#1 joe_shroe


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 01:36 PM

My router sits in my room just 5 feet behind me. This past week my computer's been very slow, ranging from "this could be a lot faster" to "is this even loading anymore". I just did a speed test and with wireless I get anywhere from 1-10 Mb/s. With ethernet I get upwards of 65Mb/s, and my phone also has similar speeds so it's just my computer that's suffering.

My computer's custom built and it hasn't been overheating or anything. Here are the specs:
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 290
Processor: Intel i5-4690
Wifi adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe

I've also cleaned it for dust in the past month or so, so I don't think it's anything physical like that. Drivers have also been up to date. How can I check to see if my wifi adapter is running optimally? Or do I need to buy another wifi adapter maybe?

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#2 chalup


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 02:45 PM

Well the obvious guess is you have a crappy wifi adapter. Try getting a stronger one from a local store and seeing if the connection is better. If it isn't, just return it.

#3 Trikein


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:53 PM

When it is slow, do you get any packet loss or latency. Try posting a tracert to your favorite site. See here for instructions.


Also, do you have any other wireless devices? If so, are they also slow at the same time?


Last, what model router do you have?

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