Windows 10: Not getting full bandwidth?

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  1.    14 Dec 2017 #1

    Not getting full bandwidth?


    I have 100mbps service and it doesn't feel like I'm getting anywhere near that most days.

    The family is out leaving only 3 devices in the house instead of the usual 12. I've heard rumors that Windows 10 takes a percentage of any given bandwidth to feed itself and others updates. Is this true?

    I use Wireless N and using a cord is out of the question. Not looking to drill holes in my rented house nor run an unsightly wire. I am directly above the modem/router getting the best possible signal.
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       15 Dec 2017 #2

    Have you considered upgrading to an AC router to use 5Ghz wifi?
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  3.    15 Dec 2017 #3

    I have the router but I believe my adapter may not be up to par.
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       15 Dec 2017 #4

    They are getting cheaper, dual band at Staples $30 and worth every penny... :)
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  5.    15 Dec 2017 #5

    Now remember if you connect a laptop with a wire connection you should get near 100 MB. Anytime I had a speed upgrade the installer made me test before he left. The further away from the router the weaker the signal and speed.
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  6.    15 Dec 2017 #6

    I ordered a dual band last night. Now I just sit back and wait.

    I'm at most 10 or 12 feet from the modem and router on the 2nd floor with the antennas pointing directly at my pc.
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       15 Dec 2017 #7

    Some things to consider... Don't put the modem in an enclosed shelf, don't put it next to a wireless phone base, don't put it against a wall, window, microwave or smart tv...
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  8.    15 Dec 2017 #8

    Ahhh see right there's another 3 strikes against me. It's inside a tv stand, under a smart tv, against a wall. No matter where I've put a modem or router over the years I've never ever gotten the speed I paid for. Half at best.
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  9.    15 Dec 2017 #9

    gettheclicker said: View Post
    Ahhh see right there's another 3 strikes against me. It's inside a tv stand, under a smart tv, against a wall. No matter where I've put a modem or router over the years I've never ever gotten the speed I paid for. Half at best.
    You will never get the speed your ISP says you will get if you go through a router. I get 220MBPS down with my router connected, if I bypass it that speed increases . When I was at 100 Mbps down with the router my top speed was 89 Mbps.
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       15 Dec 2017 #10

    Best to put it up high on top of a shelf or cabinet, far from the wall as possible, radio waves are subject to interference from metal in walls, neighbor signals coming in windows, anything else wireless and microwaves. I have a Netgear R6300 and connect using A6210ac adapter at 866.5 mb/s and I am 60ft from the router.
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