by robolist
Explorer

PC wifi only 9Mbps, but phone 40Mbps in same room

I'm struggling to receive a decent wifi speed on my desktop PC. Assuming its the wireless adaptor that is the problem because I have a good speed on my phone when in the same room. 

 

I've tried adding a wifi booster but to no avail. 

 

I guess I should buy a new USB wifi adaptor for my PC. Can anyone recommend a good one? Alternatively, are there any other solutions perhaps? 

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by robolist
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Re: PC wifi only 9Mbps, but phone 40Mbps in same room

Its a USB adaptor. I just ordered a new one from Amazon and now I'm getting much better speeds. 

Thanks for your help 

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by Grand Master
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Re: PC wifi only 9Mbps, but phone 40Mbps in same room

@robolist  Is the adapter in a USB 3 port or a USB 2 port ?  If it’s in a USB 2 port then the speed will be impacted because it’s only a USB 2 port and USB 2 port have a  rough max speed of 480Mbps if that and it’s more around 320Mbps. You’ll be better of using a USB 3 port if you have one as you’ll get around 5Gbps.  The USB port is the issue it might be worth looking at a WiFi card to go inside the PC instead.   

 

 

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: PC wifi only 9Mbps, but phone 40Mbps in same room

Is the wireless adapter on a USB port or on a PCI card slot inside the PC? How many bands does it have? Which wireless adapter is it? Have a look at Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections / WiFi / Properties.

 

Which router have you?

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by robolist
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Re: PC wifi only 9Mbps, but phone 40Mbps in same room

Its a USB adaptor. I just ordered a new one from Amazon and now I'm getting much better speeds. 

Thanks for your help 

by Grand Master
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Re: PC wifi only 9Mbps, but phone 40Mbps in same room

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