i have charter . its supposed to be upto 100mbs but im only at 42 .a friend across town is getting 82 .charter told me my bottleneck is my pc [email protected] my friends pc is a [email protected] should ibe getting the same speed or is it really my older pc
For the router, do you mean a FD5-7324? If so, that that's only a 802.11g router. You need an 802.11n or 802.11ac router to get higher speeds. 802.11g is limited to a theoretical 54mbps, which explains your 42.
i bought a netgear n300 router that has a lan rate
of 307 and a wireless rate 300mbs it cost a total of 11.25 on ebay hope it works as it should
thanks for all the help did i make a good purchase w/ a signifiant perfomance boost charter here i think is 100mbs
Operating system requirement of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Macintosh OS 10.x
A 1000 Mbps (1Gbps) full duplex capable Network Interface Card (NIC)
If using a 3rd party home network, a 100 Mbps home networking devices If wireless network a 802.11N
At least a DOCSIS 3.0 compliant modem and capable of operating at our 100 Mbps service level
Midknyte, that laptop is 8 years old, it's not worth putting any money onto it.
The ops already said that his internet connexion is at 42mb/s, so what will an N connexion will give him? You should know that 802.11G is enough to max his internet connexion. This is an extremely slow laptop, not worth putting any money onto that.
If both the desktop and laptop were using wired connections and only getting 42mbps, then it could just be old hardware. Fast Ethernet (100mbps) should have been enough, but Charter is recommending Gigabit cards.
In any case, don't buy the USB adapter yet. See if replacing the router helps first. It's possible that the Belkin's WAN throughput is too low.
I still think it was a good move to replace the router. It was only $11.25 and you'd need it eventually.