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  1.    19 Jul 2017 #1
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    Ethernet is slower than wireless....


    I have a problem that my IP says is my Ethernet adapter... I have updated drivers, and tried just about everything, with no success.. My wireless speed is 117mbps/23mbps consistently.. However my direct to my modem Ethernet cable gets no better than 70mbps/22mbps consistently.. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am running Windows 10 64bit...

    Thanks
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  2.    19 Jul 2017 #2
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    It might depend upon the computers and the Router, whether the Wired/Ethernet is 10/100 or 10/100/1000 [Gigabit]. Also the Wi-Fi may be 802.11b/g/n or 802.11ac [the latest]. I have a computer running the Insider Preview that needs a Gigabit NIC but the 10/100 is fine as it's not a production machine.
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  3.    19 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    It might depend upon the computers and the Router, whether the Wired/Ethernet is 10/100 or 10/100/1000 [Gigabit]. Also the Wi-Fi may be 802.11b/g/n or 802.11ac [the latest]. I have a computer running the Insider Preview that needs a Gigabit NIC but the 10/100 is fine as it's not a production machine.
    I have upgraded everything, new cable from router, new drivers... Still less than spec speeds on my Ethernet connection.
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  4.    19 Jul 2017 #4

    Try using SpeedGuide's TCP Optimizer on your Ethernet NIC connection. It may help. OTOH, if your problem system is a Dell as your system specs indicate, you should visit the downloads page for your device (use your Dell Service Tag ID, and it will point you at exactly what you need) and see if there's a newer NIC driver you could or should be using. One way or the other, you should be able to set this straight. You might also consider telling us what make/model of NIC and WiFi devices are on your PC.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5.    19 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTittel View Post
    Try using SpeedGuide's TCP Optimizer on your Ethernet NIC connection. It may help. OTOH, if your problem system is a Dell as your system specs indicate, you should visit the downloads page for your device (use your Dell Service Tag ID, and it will point you at exactly what you need) and see if there's a newer NIC driver you could or should be using. One way or the other, you should be able to set this straight. You might also consider telling us what make/model of NIC and WiFi devices are on your PC.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Thanks Ed... Yes I have updated through Dell and RealTek... Everything is optimal, except the speed...
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  6.    19 Jul 2017 #6

    There's little danger that TCP Optimizer will do your system or network access any harm, so that's what I would recommend that you try next. It may be able to help.
    --Ed--
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  7.    19 Jul 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTittel View Post
    There's little danger that TCP Optimizer will do your system or network access any harm, so that's what I would recommend that you try next. It may be able to help.
    --Ed--
    I tried TCP optimizer, with no luck.. Very easy program to use, but NO success.... I guess I will continue on with wireless connection until I figure this out... Thanks for your help.
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  8.    20 Jul 2017 #8

    If you have the cash, a free USB-3 port (or better, by which I mean USB 3.1 or USB-C) and the inclination, you could try an Ethernet NIC that connects through such a port. Using an older Startech USB 3 dongle just now, here's what I got from my 4-year-old Dell Venue Pro 11:

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    But really, that's not much (or no) improvement over your current wired connection. Let's contrast it with what I get from one of my wired desktops instead:

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    Looks like Spectrum is honoring its service guarantee of 300down/20up. And I'm starting to appreciate your frustrations and causes of concern. What make and model of Dell laptop do you have? One of my pool-playing buddies (I live in the Austin area) is a 3rd level support tech for Dell. I can ask him for some insight and input on this matter. It's starting to bother me, too!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  9.    20 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTittel View Post
    If you have the cash, a free USB-3 port (or better, by which I mean USB 3.1 or USB-C) and the inclination, you could try an Ethernet NIC that connects through such a port. Using an older Startech USB 3 dongle just now, here's what I got from my 4-year-old Dell Venue Pro 11:

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	40 
Size:	21.5 KB 
ID:	144823

    But really, that's not much (or no) improvement over your current wired connection. Let's contrast it with what I get from one of my wired desktops instead:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	desktop-ookla.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	17.6 KB 
ID:	144832

    Looks like Spectrum is honoring its service guarantee of 300down/20up. And I'm starting to appreciate your frustrations and causes of concern. What make and model of Dell laptop do you have? One of my pool-playing buddies (I live in the Austin area) is a 3rd level support tech for Dell. I can ask him for some insight and input on this matter. It's starting to bother me, too!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    haha, finally found a setting for my specific Ethernet board was set improperly to auto select speed... Changed to 100mbps full duplex and my problems are gone... Yeah. I knew it was a setting somewhere deep within Windows 10..
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  10.    21 Jul 2017 #10
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    and it worked for a second and then back to slow Ethernet speeds...
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