Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

231 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Topic # 15088 3-Aug-2007 13:20
Send private message

hey wondering if someone could shed some light on why i can get 4mb on on my lappy when using the wireless connection to the router but lucky if i can get 1mb when i use the wired ethernet port??

ive got another computer hooked up to the same router via a wired connection and that can also get around 4mb,its just the wired connection on the laptop that suffers.

i have a hp dv900 (or sumthin alike) 1.73ghz core duo with 1g ram, geforce go 7600.

before you ask i have tried a different cable,a brand new one infact and that doesnt seem to be the problem...

wired on laptop

wireless on laptop

wired on pc

ps. im on the telstraclear 4mb dn, 2mb up, 10gig and a tp link 108m wireless 4 port router + wan

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
62682 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 13361

Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 81008 3-Aug-2007 13:31
Send private message

Have you tried swapping cables? Scanning your laptop for spyware? Checking that it's not running any other program at the same time?

231 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 81016 3-Aug-2007 14:32
Send private message

as i sed i have tried a different cable and its on the same pc so if it was a program then both connections would go slow...but yea nothing out of the ordinary running...


103 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 81030 3-Aug-2007 17:24
Send private message

Could be the way your network card's set up or the drivers?

Try getting new drivers for your ethernet adapter.

231 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 81241 6-Aug-2007 08:26
Send private message

ill try the drivers but not confident that itl work,may i add that local network speed is of acceptable speed, not limited to the 1mb im getting on the web...

362 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 81251 6-Aug-2007 09:20
Send private message

Is your network card running at 10 base or 100 base?

231 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 81253 6-Aug-2007 09:35
Send private message

100, as i said, network speeds are fine just something bottle necking the internet only on wired connection... starting to think it can only be my router but the other wired devices speedtest fine - pc, ps3 both get ~4mb jsut the lappy that doesnt...

i just remembered something that kinda points the fault at me, my old laptop (didnt hav wireless) had fine network speeds but also was limited to a less than ideal speed on the net.... - different router, adsl instead of cable,different cables,different house even

still stumped

2171 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 410

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 81365 6-Aug-2007 21:48
Send private message

Go and run TCP/IP Analyzer (on the shortcut menu to the left).

« TCP Analyzer Results »
Tested on: 08.06.2007 05:46
IP address:
TCP options string: 020405b40103030201010402
MSS: 1460
MTU: 1500
TCP Window: 256960 (multiple of MSS)
RWIN Scaling: 2
Unscaled RWIN : 64240
Reccomended RWINs: 64240, 128480, 256960, 513920
BDP limit (200ms): 10278kbps (1285KBytes/s)
BDP limit (500ms): 4111kbps (514KBytes/s)
MTU Discovery: ON
TTL: 51
Timestamps: OFF
IP ToS: 00000000 (0)



Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+


Speed Test

231 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 81398 7-Aug-2007 07:43
Send private message

ok ill have a look tonight...hey slightly off topic but what did i do wrong when posting my speed test results above?why didnt they show up?

Create new topic

Donate via Givealittle

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14

A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21

Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33

GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47

Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47

LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45

New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52

2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10

D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09

Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58

Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14

FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40

Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33

Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27

Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.