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Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

stuartsmillie
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Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

So I got fiber installed and when using wireless I get 45MBPS, however if I use wired I get 75MBPS. This is what I should get.
Now I've tried to change the wifi broadcast channel on the Plusnet router that's connected to the BT modem and it makes no difference (yeah I tried all 13 channels)
I've also tried to switch off the cordless phones etc but it makes no difference. Oh I'm only about 4 meters away from the router that's in my hallway.
Any idea suggestions apart from using wired as I don't want a Ethernet cable running about my house or should I splash £50 on a powerline adapter?
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Re: Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

What specification of wireless adapter does your computer have? You need N300 or better hardware to be able to use the full potential of the Plusnet router's wireless.
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Re: Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

The options include:

  • Accept that your wireless devices will only get around 45Mb/s maximum (apart from speedtests is there anything that actually requires a higher speed on a specific wireless device?).

  • Use Powerline adapters (remember that some of these too may be limited in throughput).

  • Add a decent wireless access point / wi-fi extender.

  • Change to a better router with faster wi-fi (note this (and the previous suggestion) will only be of benefit if the connected devices support the faster wi-fi speeds).

  • Ethernet! (I know, I'll get my coat now!).

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stuartsmillie
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Re: Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

My laptop, PS4 and IPad should all handle the full download speed. I'm paying an extra £10 a month for the top speed but not getting it. The main reason is that I download a lot of games etc on PS4 and every little bit of extra speed helps.
Might opt for the power line adapters, you stated to change to a better router, doesn't the Plusnet provided one do the job?
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Re: Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

Powerline adaptors *might* help but I've found that for me anyway they are slower than WiFi. My computer is on the first floor and Router downstairs in the living under the stairs. I had expected powerline adaptors to give me really good speed since I'm in a new build house with new wiring but seems not!
I would recommend looking at another router and comparing to powerline adaptors before just buying powerline adaptors
Speed on wifi:

Speed over powerline:

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Re: Fibre Wireless V Wired speeds...help?

Which iPad? Only the iPad Air appears to have 2x2 "up to 300Mbps" wireless, earlier models were had 1x1 150Mbps wireless, which in practice will operate at a maximum wireless rate of 65 or 72Mbps, which would probably be sufficient for download speeds and speedtest results of around 45Mbps. PS4 has 2x2 "up to 300Mbps" wireless.