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Topic # 138170 23-Dec-2013 00:50 Send private message

Hey guys,

Ive got fibre 100....My laptop is only getting speeds of 45.07mbps down and 7.84mbps up WIRED with Ethernet cable and 20mbps down WIRELESS....i can explain the wireless speeds as only have a 802.11g capable card but cant for the life of me work out the why my wired speeds are so rubbish.

Other laptops that mates have crank 93mbps on my connection.

My laptop is 22 months old and friends laptops are much newer....So after a massive investigation, telecom have put my speeds down to my laptop being old and under powered.

I spoke with a guy today who supposedly owns a PC shop and he reckons age of my laptop should not see a decrease in speed anywhere near what I have.

Does anyone have any ideas as to why I am only hitting 40mbps wired?

I should prob add that I have removed all movies, music etc and removed al programmes that i deemed to be unnecessary (although i don't know bugger al about computers so could have missed plenty) I have also added, run and then deleted every free anti virus, anti malware, anti spyware programme i could find so def don't have any virus's etc) I have also installed and run CCleaner and then deleted it.

My laptop is an Emachine
AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20 1.6GHz

4gb RAM

32-bit operating system (windows 7)

150gb HDD


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  Reply # 956451 23-Dec-2013 10:46 2 people support this post Send private message

Pretty good point. If you are the only user, a 100Mbps connection won't be a good use of money. It's more adequate for a family or large flat. Going with 30Mbps would help you save money for a new laptop...

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