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terrible wifi strength using pcie card?

So I have this wifi card. On my office PC I am getting only 25 mbps. My iphone in the same room gets the 150mbps. What could be causing this huge difference and how could I fix it?

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Location and orientation of the antennas can affect the signal strength.

 

Location:

  • Distance from the router.
  • Number and type of walls between router and device.
  • Large metal objects in-between source and destination of signal.

Orientation:

  • Try to align your antennas with the orientation of the incoming signal

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6 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

What standard is that card? Is it 802.11b?

Hmmm, what standard has card named AC1200... AC maybe? :)

 

OP: you should have better speed, depends on your router and convection type.

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  • Concrete walls or regular?
  • How far are you from the router?
  • Did you install the drivers?

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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:
  • Concrete walls or regular?
  • How far are you from the router?
  • Did you install the drivers?

regular walls. Maybe 20 feet from router (with walls in the way) though my Iphone is being tested in the same spot as my pc and gets significantly more mbps.

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36 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Location and orientation of the antennas can affect the signal strength.

 

Location:

  • Distance from the router.
  • Number and type of walls between router and device.
  • Large metal objects in-between source and destination of signal.

Orientation:

  • Try to align your antennas with the orientation of the incoming signal

distance is about 20 feet (with walls)

no large metal objects

antenna are oriented properly

 

Iphone that I tested was in the same spot as the PC

 

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4 minutes ago, Mercuryaces said:

regular walls. Maybe 20 feet from router (with walls in the way) though my Iphone is being tested in the same spot as my pc and gets significantly more mbps.

And you installed the drivers?

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25 minutes ago, Mercuryaces said:

Iphone that I tested was in the same spot as the PC

Are you sure the iPhone is using the same WiFi and not connecting to cellular data? When you run the speed test on your phone, ensure cellular data is off.

 

1 hour ago, Mercuryaces said:

So I have this wifi card. On my office PC I am getting only 25 mbps.

Is the PC connecting to a 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless signal? What kind of link speed is Windows reporting while connected to the WiFi? If the wireless AP assigns the same SSID to both radios, I'd suggest you force a "5GHz or 802.11ac preference" in the adapter properties.

 

Also, is there only 1 wireless network in the office?

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8 minutes ago, Falcon1986 said:

Are you sure the iPhone is using the same WiFi and not connecting to cellular data? When you run the speed test on your phone, ensure cellular data is off.

 

Is the PC connecting to a 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless signal? What kind of link speed is Windows reporting while connected to the WiFi? If the wireless AP assigns the same SSID to both radios, I'd suggest you force a "5GHz or 802.11ac preference" in the adapter properties.

 

Also, is there only 1 wireless network in the office?

I'm sure the iphone is connected to the same signal as the PC. I've tested both the 2.4 and the 5ghz signal on both devices. Windows is reporting similar speeds to ookla.

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2 hours ago, Mercuryaces said:

no large metal objects

Is the router in front or behind the computer? Keep in mind that computer cases are largely metal, and can block WiFi signals. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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