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WiFi Speeds


Topgun Pilot
Feb 18, 2004
I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out with an internet speed issue which I seem to be having with my PC. I've used various speed test websites and they all come to the same conclusion: that my PC is slow.

For example, I've put my wife's laptop right next to the computer and checked the speed. That is getting around 63Mbps up and around 19 down. My PC, however, is getting around 16 up and 13 down.

What could be causing that? When I bought the PC (about 8 years ago) I had to install a Wireless PC card. That is rated at up to 300Mbps so shouldn't be causing the issue, although I wouldn't rule it out.

My question is what can I do to improve the speed? Would a new wireless card make a difference, or should I consider adding a powerline and give up on WiFi?

Over to you...