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    why is my speedtest twice as fast on LAN than WIFI?

    This is a discussion on why is my speedtest twice as fast on LAN than WIFI? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, ran a couple of speedtests on speedtest.net & noticed that: my speed when connected directly to the router via ...

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      why is my speedtest twice as fast on LAN than WIFI?

      Hi,

      ran a couple of speedtests on speedtest.net & noticed that:

      my speed when connected directly to the router via cable is nearlt twice as fast than a speed test using just a wifi connection.......

      I've ran a BT test and it says my line is only good for 5mb, i get 4mb average using cable to router but only 2ish using the wifi connection.

      any idea's will be much appraciated

      thanks


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      Re: why is my speedtest twice as fast on LAN than WIFI?

      Pretty normal -- you might try fiddling with TCP Optimiser (free download), but I would pay attention to the quality of your wireless connection.

      1) Signal strength (obstructions and proximity to router ) 2) Interference from other wireless devices (cordless phone base station etc). 3) Find the best channel (ideally six channels away from any neighbouring wireless network).
      4) Type of wireless adapter -- USB can pretty poor, PCI seems better and cheaper.

     

     

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