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So my wife's laptop is attached to our network via the wireless card built in to her laptop and the Rangemax Netgear wireless router. My upload speed from my hardwired-to-modem pc is the standard 384Kbps that RoadRunner offers. She is only getting about 100Kbps. Her connection is good, signal strength is good. What's the problem? (Or is there one?)
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So my wife's laptop is attached to our network via the wireless card built in to her laptop and the Rangemax Netgear wireless router. My upload speed from my hardwired-to-modem pc is the standard 384Kbps that RoadRunner offers. She is only getting about 100Kbps. Her connection is good, signal strength is good. What's the problem? (Or is there one?)
This could be a few things.
1) first thing to check for bandwidth is to stop all non-essential software and firewall\\av as they can hurt transmit speeds.
2) check to see if QoS for wireless is enabled on the router, thsi coudl throttle her connection.
3) if the laptop is quite a bit older, or is in extreme power save mode, the CPU speed could be affecting throughput. Your internet connection can only move as much traffic as the CPU sends to it, older machines or severly thorrtled CPU's can run slower.
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Wireless will always be slower than hardwired, if your getting 384Kbps I would think, thats about right for her upload speed.There could be several other factors involved also,interference/distance etc... You could try changing the channel to see if that improves the speed, but not 100% sure. Maybe others could give more insight.
 
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