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Standard User rruwalton
(regular) Sat 13-Feb-16 18:26:06
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WiFi is 50% the speed of using Ethernet cable?


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I would be much obliged for help with following issue please.

TalkTalk have just upgraded my speed from 38mb to 76mb foc

Connecting the laptop to the HG633 TalkTalk router gives me 75.3mb.
However, WiFi is only giving me between 38 and 40.
When I had 38mb I lost about 3mb using WiFi, but the loss on 76mb is appalling.

I've had the laptop at the side of the router and 15 feet away and there's no real difference.

Could this be a setting on the router or could the router be faulty. Unfortunately, I don't have another fibre router.

Thank you
Richard
Standard User Furnace
(member) Sat 13-Feb-16 18:34:15
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How old is your laptop? Do you have a modern mobile phone you can test on as well? Wifi should easily cope 76Mbit+ on a modern device.
Standard User rruwalton
(regular) Sat 13-Feb-16 18:51:44
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Sorry, I should have said that is no different on my smart phone or tablet.
I used the laptop in the thread as I can use the Ethernet cable or WiFi fit comparison.


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Standard User iannewson
(newbie) Sat 13-Feb-16 18:53:36
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Sounds like your laptop is only running at 802.11g. Does it support anything higher? What model laptop is it?
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 13-Feb-16 19:02:33
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Sounds like your router needs the wireless settings tweaked

Are the settings like these? http://www.talktalkmembers.com/t5/Community-Help-Art...
Standard User rruwalton
(member) Sat 13-Feb-16 19:10:13
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Yes, exactly the same.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 13-Feb-16 19:16:30
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Check you laptop as well, and also what your other devices are set to. AIUI if one of them can only connect on "g" then all have to if that one is on. That maxes out at 52mbps.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User leexgx
(committed) Sat 13-Feb-16 19:21:25
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most wifi devices seem to only be able to do 25-45mb/s

you could enable 40mhz on your router see if you can get any more speed but depends if your devices support it

if you use a powerline adapter and a wifi powerline adapter you can make 2 wifi networks in your house as that will split the data between your router wifi and powerline wifi (you can use the same SSID but best to use 54g only so roaming works seamlessly)

do not use wifi repeater (sometimes called boosters) as they will reduce your wifi speeds by about 60-75%

Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 13-Feb-16 19:34:21
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lacking details here

5ghz or 2.4
ac n or g?

I think anything but 5ghz ac will be not a cert for full internet speeds.

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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 13-Feb-16 19:43:39
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In reply to a post by rruwalton:
When I had 38mb I lost about 3mb using WiFi, but the loss on 76mb is appalling.
it's not losing any more than it was, it's just that wifi is limited in speed. Frankly if you got 35Mb/s on wifi you were doing better than most. Last I checked mine struggled to get much over 20Mb/s which is why I only use it for my phone.

There are two forms of wifi. The older type uses a lower frequency of around 2.4GHz. The more modern uses 5GHz. With the lower frequency version you'll be suffering interference from your neighbours since everyone and their dog uses that frequency block. The higher frequency block is relatively clear but does require that your equipment support that frequency and older/cheaper equipment may not.

But even on 5GHz I think you'll struggle to make best use of your connection. If speed is important to you then a wired connection (Ethernet or PowerLine adaptors) is the only way to go. Wireless will always be a compromise.

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