Broadband forum: Home internet speed has me pulling my hair OUT.

by: guitargy February 7, 2013 10:23 AM PST

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Home internet speed has me pulling my hair OUT.

by guitargy - 2/7/13 10:23 AM

Here is the problem:

i have a desktop at my place that is in the next room to my router, so signal is great. my internet bandwidth is 30mbs. i have cable internet.
speedtest on my phone gives me 15-20mbps
speedtest on an OLD laptop. 10 years, old gives me 10mbps

i have run an internet speed test on the Desktop and it varies between 5mbs to as low as 500kbs. usually 1.5mbps
i thought it was the old wireless addepter that i was using so i went and bought a new wireless USB adapter 802.11n and still the same problem.
RE-INSTALLED WINDOWS. all updated drivers and BIOS. same UP/DL speed
downloaded TCP Optimizer v3.0.8 thinking it was a setting in windows that may be off. same UP/DL speed.

any sugestions will greatly pe appreciated and will save some of my hair.

my router is a belkin 802.11 b/g/n

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