Just got Shaw 150 yesterday, my desktop(wireless) is getting up to 170mps, but my two wired laptops are getting around 90mps.
The Hitron is bridged to a NetGear R6250, but did not have a problem before changing to 150.
Hey warskull, welcome to Internet 150!
Great speeds on the desktop but let's figure out why the laptops are so much slower. First, let's see if the issue is with the Hitron or the Netgear.
Are all three computers directly connected to the Netgear? What happens if you bypass the Netgear and put one laptop at a time direct to the Hitron? Do they speed up to 170 Mbps or do they stay lower than the desktop?
Hi Lance, had another issue that shut down my wireless network, got it back up with a reset of my router. I cannot hook up desktop for wired, I do have both laptops hooked up through Hitron
Now on my older laptop it is 65mps and other laptop was 95mps
Hi Lance, will be back in 30 minutes, if there are other solutions to try.
If you check on the two devices that are unable to get over 100Mb/s, do they have network cards in them that allow them to connect at over 100Mb/s? Some older devices may only have 10/100 network cards, which max out at 100Mb/s. In order to get over 100Mb/s speeds, you'd need a 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) network card.
If you check in the device manager of the laptop and check out what network card you have, it will generally say if it's 10/100 or 10/100/1000 in the name of the hardware.
Also, can you please check the ethernet cables running to the two devices that are not getting full speeds? Cat5 cables generally will produce <100Mb/s speeds, especially if you're using a longer cable. To ensure you get your full speeds, I'd recommend using Cat5e or Cat6 cable which can handle the 150Mb/s speeds easily.
The cables are CAT5, the older laptop is not able to get over 100mbps, but I thought at least my Dell R5737 should be able to get this speed
According to Dell the 17R has "10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN on Motherboard".
Thanks for info, but just 100 does not work when you have Shaw 150, wondering if getting a USB wifi adapter will add more speed.
A USB adapter might work to get more speed, but then you are at risk of all the fun wifi issues. 100 down is still more than enough for most anything online.
Well I am getting 95mbps wired on my laptop and 54mbps wirelesly. My desktop which is wireless and getting 175mbps, through an Linksys ae3000, so I wonder if Asus ac55 that is on sale right now, will pump up speed some more.
A different router will not make a difference, since you are limited by the hardware on the laptop. 100 wired for a 10/100 network card and 54 wireless for a G wireless connection are maximum speeds supported by that hardware. Your only solution would be to get a wireless USB adapter that supports AC1600, since your Netgear router supports that type of wireless connection.
Thanks for the info
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