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# 205374 10-Nov-2016 13:43
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A few weeks ago I bought a new HP laptop from JB.  See link for model details.

 

I hooked it up to the FibreX (200/20) router via Ethernet and only got about 85 Mbps down.  Over wifi I get 197-200 down.

 

I would have thought the port would be gigabit in this day and age? Running Windows 10 64 bit.

 

Is there a way to tell if the card is capable and if so is this a windows 10 issue?

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1667369 10-Nov-2016 13:51
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Took quite awhile to find that particular device...

 

 

 

however looks like it is indeed 10/100.

 

RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit)





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  # 1667380 10-Nov-2016 14:06
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hio77:

 

RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit)

 

 

Thanks... how/where did you find that?

 

and...

 

to ask a really dumb question (possibly) why does it seem to max out in the mid 80's (not the full 100Mbit)

 

Also...

 

what options do I have? External USB adapter?





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  # 1667402 10-Nov-2016 14:31
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Wireless AC router?

 

That will give you better speeds than the cheap 10/100 NIC HP have included in a pretty expensive notebook!

 

Otherwise a USB3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter should work.




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  # 1667411 10-Nov-2016 14:42
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Wireless AC router?

 

That will give you better speeds than the cheap 10/100 NIC HP have included in a pretty expensive notebook!

 

Otherwise a USB3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter should work.

 

 

Yes it does have good wireless AC results however if I have issues aren't VF going to insist I do tests over Ethernet?  btw I didn't pay anywhere near that price < $900.  But still annoyed it's got USB3.0 and only a cheap NIC.

 

Edit: btw, pretty disappointed that the AppleTV Gen 4 also only has a 10/100 NIC.





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kharris:

 

 

 

Edit: btw, pretty disappointed that the AppleTV Gen 4 also only has a 10/100 NIC.

 

 

 

 

I don't know that much about AppleTVs, but other than occasional updates\installing apps which I would guess would be pretty small anyway, what can you do on them that would need more than 100Mbits?




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kharris:

 

 

 

Edit: btw, pretty disappointed that the AppleTV Gen 4 also only has a 10/100 NIC.

 

 

 

 

I don't know that much about AppleTVs, but other than occasional updates\installing apps which I would guess would be pretty small anyway, what can you do on them that would need more than 100Mbits?

 

 

Good point I guess but by that reasoning why did they both to  upgrade the wifi to 802.11ac. 





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kharris:

 

Good point I guess but by that reasoning why did they both to  upgrade the wifi to 802.11ac. 

 

 

Because wifi is a shared resource, so the faster you go the more you can get thru in your little time you are using it. Higher air speeds make it better for everyone else on the same network and on others that are in the area. Whereas the 100 meg link to the router is not shared, so unless you are pulling more than 100 megabits it will be enough, and since apple dont even have 4k....





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Because you very rarely get anywhere close to the theoretical maximums over wifi, whereas ethernet is much more stable. 

 

 

 

EDIT: Oh, and also what @richms said, probably more so!


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