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Tablet fast, PC slow??

bobw1943
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Tablet fast, PC slow??

Speedtest.net records a speed of 2.7mbps for my PC; when I test with my Experia tablet I get 44.8 mbps.

My PC is on Windows 10 with the latest updates using an Edimax N150 USB adapter.

What steps can I take to find why my PC is so slow.

 

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

What's the PC like on a wired connection?

 

bobw1943
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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

I haven't tried, mainly because of the upheaval involved moving the PC/monitor etc. to another room where the router is. It could be done at a push but I was hoping there might be other things to try.

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

Buy a cheap WiFi dongle to double test the PC or alternatively buy a long Ethernet cable.

 

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

what speed are you connected at ?

From a command promt type   netsh wlan show interfaces   to see what speed your connected at.
Also look at whats around you http://www.wi-spy.co.uk/index.php/component/content/article/49-inssider-2

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

You could try setting different wireless channels in the router. For wireless n the preferred channels are 1, 6 or 11 -- test each one of those three to see which is best.
You could also try putting the USB wifi adaptor on the end of a long USB cable, try the adaptor in different positions the higher the better..

bobw1943
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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

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This is the response to the command line prompt

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

56% Signal isn't great and that is reflected againt the speed which is showing as 20 mbps.

As npr said try moving channels first.

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

@bobw1943 might be worth buying something with an aerial tbh like this one

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

We got one of these when the lad was having problems while away at uni.

bobw1943
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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

Changed channel to AUTO.

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

Not sure how far you expect an Edimax to stretch tbh.

One of these things is it ?

 

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

Actually the router is less than 24 inches from the wi-fi adapter, but there is a brick wall between them. You could join them with a piece of string no longer than 8 feet but the route involves an 360 degree corner.

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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

Yeah brick walls are bane of the little guy.

 

Here's mine which is at the back of a chimney upstairs with a good qaulity adapter.

Name                   : WiFi
    Description            : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
    GUID                   : 
    Physical address       : 
    State                  : connected
    SSID                   : 
    BSSID                  : 
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : 802.11n
    Authentication         : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher                 : CCMP
    Connection mode        : Auto Connect
    Channel                : 8
    Receive rate (Mbps)    : 270
    Transmit rate (Mbps)   : 270
    Signal                 : 99%
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Re: Tablet fast, PC slow??

Confirm with an Ethernet cable there's no problem with the connection - it may not look great but at least it would tell you your PC's OK. There doesn't look like there's a problem with your router given your tablet speeds.

 

It things are working with a wired connection think about Ethernet Powerline adapters.

 

Brian