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2 Computer Hooked Up To A Router Both Different Speed Need Help Fixing This

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#1 DJboutit


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

I am  having a problem with my internet on one computer computer windows 7 gets 237mbps down computer running XP get 35mbps down both are just about the same distance from the router. Why is the computer running XP getting slower internet??

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 05:13 PM

There could be any of a number of reasons for this, or several together. Distance is not the only factor, the nature of any structures between the router and computer has an effect as well.


However the most likely is that the XP computer is older and it may have a wireless unit which complies with one of the older - and slower - standards such as 'b' or 'g'. Other possibilities are the positioning of the aerials on the computers relative to the router.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

Chris, you are correct. The Windows XP machine most likely has an  802.11G wifi adapter installed. This would allow for a max connection speed of 54mbps depending on channel bleed from other wifi networks in the area on the same radio freq, signal diffraction, signal reflection, signal refraction, signal absorption, and scattering. If DJboutit wishes to increase the speed of his Windows XP machine. The adapter would certainly have to be changed out. 

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