Windows 10: Wifi speed well below thereoretical (802.11ac)

  1.    03 Feb 2016 #1

    Wifi speed well below thereoretical (802.11ac)

    Hi there

    trying to increase the Wifi speed -- have a decent Wifi adapter with 802.11ac capability - connected to USB 3 port. Speed should be up to 500 - 600 Mbps instead of the 133 Mbps it shows. I KNOW the cable speed via LAN is really fast - so is the built in Wifi router that the cable company have given me not up to the job for Wifi -- I really would like to get rid of loads of LAN cable around the place. That's why I don't like these boxes the ISP issues you with - there's minimal tinkering you can do with them - but you have to use their cable box as a typical Router connects via the phone -- that phone connection system has long since disappeared where I am.

    Seems that the cable boxes you get hobbled with by the ISP company - while OK for LAN seem to not be built for the fastest Wifi Protocol.

    Anyway round this --- any call to the cable company seems to involve my worst nightmare -- long waits on the phone to some Indian call centre where the staff at the other end haven't a clue what I'm talking about -- all they seem to mouth over and over again - Is your Internet working --YES IT IS but that's not the problem. Grrrhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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  2.    03 Feb 2016 #2

    driver settings advanced

    Hi Jimbo,
    there are a few tweeks you can make here,
    Throughput enhancement is the major amendment just depends on your adapters options.
    and then theres the bandwidth 5.2 is faster.

    see screenshots, notepad Advanced are mine

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  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3

    Are you connected to the 5Ghz channel or the 2.4Ghz channel?

    2.4Ghz is about 150Mbps
    5Ghz is about 433Mbps

    Even still no guarantee you'll get that, depending on the router and the adapter you are using.
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  4.    04 Feb 2016 #4

    logicearth said: View Post
    Are you connected to the 5Ghz channel or the 2.4Ghz channel?

    2.4Ghz is about 150Mbps
    5Ghz is about 433Mbps

    Even still no guarantee you'll get that, depending on the router and the adapter you are using.
    Hi there
    switched to 5 GHZ band --guess what - signal is about 100% SLOWER !!!!! I think I'll keep the LAN cable for a while.

    Actually any way to enable Ipv6 -- works on Linux but can't get Windows 10 to use Ipv6 at all. ISP has no probs with it at least that was one question the customer (dis/non)- service could answer OK..

    I think though Windows is telling lies as the throughput is MUCH MUCH better than with my previous Belkin N300 mini wifi adapter -- haven't got any complaints - even streaming movies using 5GHZ band is faster and works fine.

    I've always thought Windows networking is hit and miss -- even when you want to analyse data from it regarding Network speed etc.

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