New pc - slow internet connection

  adambucky 16 Apr 12

I am experiencing a slow internet connection using my new desktop

Internet speeds using BBC connection speed test being as follows:

Laptop (built in wi-if)- 8334 kbps - when both desktop and laptop on and using internet Laptop (built in wi-fi)- 8374 kbps - when desktop off and only laptop connected to internet

Desktop - -448 kbps - when laptop on and using internet Desktop - 438 kbps - when laptop off and only desktop using internet

As an example it took me two hours on my desktop to download 221MB and with other downloads it was still as slow

I am using a TEXET wireless 802.11b/g/n USB adapter with advertised connection speed of 150 mbps and I use a BT wireless hub

I don't think it could be the hub as the desktop runs slow whether in competition with my laptop for internet connection or not
Also if it was the hub why would it always give such a fastest rate to the laptop when both are on.?

According to the Realtek 11n USB software which came with TEXET wireless adapter it shows signal strength 67% and link quality 99% - I would expect a faster connection if these are correct.

Anyone have any ideas?


desktop specs: i7 2600 Intel core , ram 8GB, 1TB Hardrive

  buteman 16 Apr 12

Have you had a look in device manager to see if any yellow exclamation marks.Or checked Taskmanager to see if anything using up most of the CPU. If you are getting 8mb download speed on the laptop you should be getting about the same on the Desktop.

  lotvic 17 Apr 12

Has duplicate thread running in Networking Forum

  adambucky 20 Apr 12

Hi Thanks for everyones help Turned out to be a faulty wireless adapter


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