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802.11n Wi-Fi card not reaching 802.11n speeds.

Whenever I run speedtest.net, I end up getting speeds under what I expect.

I can't do Ethernet because my router is too far away from my PC.

 

The Wi-Fi card is a TP-LINK TL-WN881ND.

 

Do I need to adjust the settings or use a different driver?

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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4 minutes ago, Satyrn said:

my router is too far away from my PC

That pretty much sums up why you can not reach full speed. The distance and barriers like walls negatively affect wireless connection and therefore its speed.

You can try out WiFiman from Ubiquiti and check the connection reliability with your smartphone.

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7 minutes ago, Satyrn said:

my router is too far away from my PC.

The distance and obstructions between you and the router effect the signal strength, and therefore the speed of your connection. The advertised speeds are for ideal scenarios only, where the router and device are immediately adjacent.

 

To get better speeds, you can try positioning your antennas differently, getting better antennas, or moving the router to a more optimal position, but you are not likely to achieve the ideal advertised speeds

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What's your router speed?

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1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

What's your router speed?

Router supports up to 802.11ac, if that helps.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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3 minutes ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

That pretty much sums up why you can not reach full speed. The distance and barriers like walls negatively affect wireless connection and therefore its speed.

You can try out WiFiman from Ubiquiti and check the connection reliability with your smartphone.

I will try that, thanks!

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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1 hour ago, Satyrn said:

Do I need to adjust the settings or use a different driver?

It would help, if you said what speeds you are getting and what speeds you are paying for. Also, the model of router as well.

1 hour ago, Satyrn said:

Router supports up to 802.11ac, if that helps.

802.11ac is not 802.11n, so no. You can't get 802.11ac - speeds on a WiFi-card that doesn't support 802.11ac.

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18 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

It would help, if you said what speeds you are getting and what speeds you are paying for. Also, the model of router as well.

802.11ac is not 802.11n, so no. You can't get 802.11ac - speeds on a WiFi-card that doesn't support 802.11ac.

Router model: NETGEAR R7000

I'm getting random speeds, sometimes 60mb/s down, sometimes 25mb/s down.

And I'm only looking for 802.11n speeds, because I know I wont be hitting anything higher.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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Updating some of my drivers seemed to help, I'm hitting more consistent 55mb/s. Gonna try some other things to see if I can get that better.

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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2 hours ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

That pretty much sums up why you can not reach full speed. The distance and barriers like walls negatively affect wireless connection and therefore its speed.

You can try out WiFiman from Ubiquiti and check the connection reliability with your smartphone.

I tried WiFiman on my iPad, and when setting my iPad right where my PC was, I got nearly 5x faster download speeds on my iPad. 

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Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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8 hours ago, Satyrn said:

I tried WiFiman on my iPad, and when setting my iPad right where my PC was, I got nearly 5x faster download speeds on my iPad. 

If the WiFi is just stuck in the back of the PC, the case itself can block the signal.  You can try rotating the PC, especially the back is not facing your router.

Getting a half decent 802.11ac adapter with external antennas you can reposition could make a huge difference now you've already identified reception could be better in that location.

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14 hours ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

If the WiFi is just stuck in the back of the PC, the case itself can block the signal.  You can try rotating the PC, especially the back is not facing your router.

Getting a half decent 802.11ac adapter with external antennas you can reposition could make a huge difference now you've already identified reception could be better in that location.

I will try that, thank you!

Specs:

- Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

- CPU: i7-2600k (4ghz@stock voltage)

- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz C9 (XMP enabled)

- GPU: MSI RX 570 ARMOR OC (1300mhz@1030mv core, 2000mhz@945mv memory)

- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) (WD10EZEX)

- SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

- PSU: Some Rosewill 750w

- WiFi Card: TP-Link TX50E

- Monitor 1: Dell U2415 (1920x1200 60hz)

- Monitor 2: LG 22EA53 (1920x1080 60hz)

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