Wired download speed is slower than wireless

October 25, 2010 at 14:48:05
Specs: Windows XP
Why is my wired desktops download speed (around 6-7mb) slower than my wireless laptop (around 17mb+)? We have a 25mb plan and my desktop after disabling all firewalls, anti-virus's etc will not exceed 7mb. But our wireless laptop will pull at least 70% of the 25mb limit.

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October 25, 2010 at 14:54:30
To give a little more information. We had the tech out today and he has no idea why the desktop is not getting faster download speeds like the laptop. We tried replacing the ethernet cable and that didn't help.

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#2
October 25, 2010 at 16:39:47
you obviously are using the onboard ethernet...why not try a PCI ethernet card, real cheap anymore and probably will do the trick for you.

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