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Interesting thing my friend has run into. He goes to a University, and gets about a 4 down/4 up with his Macbook.

He bought the parts to build a PC a few months back. Everything went smooth, but something has always seemed to be a problem. He gets absolutely horrible internet speed on his PC compared to his Macbook.

They both connect the same way through a Ethernet cable, but the speeds are drastically different.

I had him test it out at home, and this problem doesn't happen. They both get the same speeds, with no problems.

Is this just a problem he should bring up with the University or something wrong with the PC?
post #2 of 14
How are the tests being conducted?

It must be some kind of issue with the University if its not the physical adapter (disproven by home tests).
     
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Single Ethernet cable coming in from the wall. Same as at home.
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Originally Posted by xTank Jones16x View Post

Single Ethernet cable coming in from the wall. Same as at home.

I mean what are you using to measure the speeds? (i.e. speedtest.net)
     
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post #5 of 14
you should make sure you got the latest Ethernet drivers.
know what kind of NIC you got and update its drivers from its company's official website.
for example iam running on realtek drivers for my NIC, so i go to realtek.com etc etc

good luck
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

I mean what are you using to measure the speeds? (i.e. speedtest.net)

Yes, speedtest. The speeds stay consistent when at home, and on the Mac at the dorm.
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Originally Posted by Boyd View Post

you should make sure you got the latest Ethernet drivers.
know what kind of NIC you got and update its drivers from its company's official website.
for example iam running on realtek drivers for my NIC, so i go to realtek.com etc etc
good luck

Yeah, the drivers are all up to date. Still no change.
post #7 of 14
Try use older drivers, i remember once of the Gigabyte motherboards had similar problem with slow internet, after i downgraded the driver to a few versions before it, it ran super fine and noticeably faster than what it was with the latest drivers. i believe these companies have similar problems like nvidia and ATI guys also have problems every now and then with their drivers.

(yay my first post with my new Lenovo Y470p laptop biggrin.gif)
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is he connecting through University internet or through a different provider?
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is he connecting through University internet or through a different provider?

University provider. It's just one Ethernet cable coming in from the wall.
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in that case it could be possible the University network is throttling his connection somehow
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