Solved How come internet speed differ between two similar PC?

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
November 5, 2014 at 23:56:48
Specs: Win 7 home, more than enough
I have two computers (a laptop and a desktop), both run the same OS (Win7 home). [tags in this post is wrong].

When I use the same cable connected to my router and run an online speed test, I get 124/15 on the desktop and 95/12 on the laptop (speed differs of course from time to time but the desktop is always higher). (The desktop is half a year newer than the laptop).

If go to network card properties and check the config, the desktop is set to 1 gbps, whilst the laptop is set to auto-negotiate (and only has 100 mbps full duplex as its best).

Why can't I set my laptop to 1 gbps ?, and would that in that case increase its speed?

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November 6, 2014 at 02:36:40
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You cant set your laptop to 1gbps because you do not have the hardware to allow it. You only have an 100 mpbs network card and there is no way the at will do 1 gbps.


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November 6, 2014 at 02:43:46
OK. Thanks.
Next time I'll buy a computer this is one of the things I'll have in mind when checking the specs, then.

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