I want to test my internet speeds since I am noticing very very slow wireless speeds. I was told that various factors could play when testing wirelessly so the best way to determine speeds is to directly hardwire the ehternet cable into the modem. So I decided to test this out and hardwire into my modem to test speeds of my home laptop (Asus on Windows 7) versus my work laptop (Lenovo on Windows 10). The home laptop is only giving me 30 Mbps downloads and the work laptop is giving me 160 Mbps downloads via ethernet cable into the modem. Why is it so drastically different? I used to get way higher speeds on my home laptop (Windows 7) but lately, it is becoming way slower, even when it hardwired in directly to the modem. Before, my home laptop could get 50-80 Mbps download speeds on wireless connection, but now, I get 30 Mbps download speeds with ethernet cable......what is going on?
I know my home laptop has a Centrino N2230 which has high speeds.
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n and maximum transfer speed is up to 300 Mbps
I'm not sure what speeds ethernet port the laptop has, but should NOT be getting 30 Mbps download speeds. Can anyone help?
Edited by hamluis, 18 April 2018 - 11:20 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.