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# 255563 18-Aug-2019 15:41
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Hi all,




I have recently change my internet plan to Vodafone HFC Max, where I have been told I can expect speeds of up to 900-1000 (download) and 500 (upload). As my laptop is an old Toshiba Satellite L750 running windows 7 it's WiFi capabilities maxed out at about 50Mbs, so PB Tech recommended the Asus USB-AC53 WiFi adapter (


I bought this and have just got it home and installed it, however after disconnecting from the 2.4ghz signal and connecting to the 5g signal with the new adapter and running a few speed tests online I am not getting anywhere near the speed I thought I would be, I am getting about 60-100 download and 70-100 upload. I have run speed tests on my Galaxy S9 after doing speed tests on the laptop and my phone is getting about twice the speed as the laptop on the same connection.

Does anyone have any idea why this might be?



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  # 2301282 18-Aug-2019 15:58
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The Toshiba L750 is now about nine to ten years old. I would say the processor doesn't even have the power to do much more than that - also the WiFi adapter is probably plugged into USB 2.0, which is limited to speeds of about 480 Mbps - before all the overheads, etc. Knowing the processor is old, USB 2.0 is old, the OS is old, I'd guess you are getting the max you can get on those conditions.


Your phone is a new generation of WiFi, hardware and protocols. No, they are not going to get the same speeds.

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