WiFi Network speed and internet speed question

  1. Trust_No1's Avatar
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    WiFi Network speed and internet speed question

    Okay I don't understand this

    I have a 1gb network modem/router thru CenturyLink and what I don't understand is on all my local networking I get the 1gig speed. On my wired machines when I access the internet I actually get 900mb download/upload speeds, but when I use my wireless (laptop) the most I can get is 240mb speeds.

    Now before you jump on me I use a Netgear AC6200 apapter which is an AC adapter, when talking to my local machines I indeed get the 1gigabit speed but yet I can only get 240mb over the internet, I don't understand why this is.

    Explanations appreciated
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  2. JackHughs's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1909

    I don't know if this is relevant to your problem but, it seems that CenturyLink only guarantees gigabit speed through a wired connection. You may want to contact CenturyLink for clarification.

    "CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit

    Fiber Gigabit
    Speed may not be available in your area. Maximum download/upload speed of up to 940 Mbps via a wired connection.
    Rate requires paperless billing. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply.

    Customer speed experiences will vary, particularly when accessing the Internet wirelessly from various devices. Maximum download/upload speeds are up to 940 megabits per second via a wired connection due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data. Internet speeds are not guaranteed due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location, devices, equipment, and access through a wired or wireless connection; see centurylink.com/InternetPolicy for more information."

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  3. Trust_No1's Avatar
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    Never thought about that, thank you, I will follow up on it.
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  4. Posts : 2,015
    Windows 10

    That is expected with such a Wireless adapter.
    The A6200 is USB 2.0, limiting speed to a theoretical max of 480 Mbs.
    240 Mbs is probably about right, real world.
    The newer models have a USB 3.0 interface.
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