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Home WiFi Internet Speed

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    Home WiFi Internet Speed


    Hello,

    I have a high-speed Internet connection at home (100/10). The main computer is connected through an Ethernet cable off a cable-modem, and both the download and upload speeds are excellent, just as the ISP claims it to be.

    Then, the afore-mentioned cable-modem is linked to my 300Mbps TP-Link WR1043ND router so that I can get Wi-Fi on my iPhone 5... I have been running several Internet speed tests, and the download speed just won't go any higher than 40Mbps. Upload speed is perfectly fine.

    Gone through some tutorials and then all the settings on the router and everything is fine... Plus the iPhone 5 is designed for Wi-Fi ultra-high speeds (well over 100Mbps).

    Am I missing something? How come I cannot get any more speed? When I do the tests, the phone is just centimetres away from the router so there's no walls, objects or anything that may slow things down by over 60% as it is the case.

    What can I do? Is there any possibilities of getting at least 80% of the maximum speed?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    This really isn't a Windows 8 issue , you will need to ask in the TP-Link support area/forums to see how you can change your wifi channels etc to maximise your throughput.

    I can say that under normal use you will never get 300 Mbs using wifi , the network overheads and more will reduce that to 180-200Mbs maximum , 300 is a very idealised figure.

    As for iPhone 5 , I do remember there were issues with wifi speeds , binarytoad details the issue here iPhone 5 Slow Wifi Fix (workaround) - YouTube
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Nando Frade View Post
    Hello,

    I have a high-speed Internet connection at home (100/10). The main computer is connected through an Ethernet cable off a cable-modem, and both the download and upload speeds are excellent, just as the ISP claims it to be.

    Then, the afore-mentioned cable-modem is linked to my 300Mbps TP-Link WR1043ND router so that I can get Wi-Fi on my iPhone 5... I have been running several Internet speed tests, and the download speed just won't go any higher than 40Mbps. Upload speed is perfectly fine.

    Gone through some tutorials and then all the settings on the router and everything is fine... Plus the iPhone 5 is designed for Wi-Fi ultra-high speeds (well over 100Mbps).

    Am I missing something? How come I cannot get any more speed? When I do the tests, the phone is just centimetres away from the router so there's no walls, objects or anything that may slow things down by over 60% as it is the case.

    What can I do? Is there any possibilities of getting at least 80% of the maximum speed?
    To get the maximum rated speed from any router it's required that you use the non mixed mode settings which should appear as 802.11n Only, the mixed settings are there to support legacy devices but won't allow for full wireless N speeds.

    You can also turn on channel bonding for even better throughput, should appear as 20Mhz-40Mhz setting. Finding a clean channel that isn't being used by the neighbors can also help obtain the best possible wireless speeds.

    With these settings and 5 bars signal strength 300Mbps is quite possible though the phone connection may have other limitations, not to mention that using wireless in general will show a connection speed much slower than the ISP's rated speed because you are testing through a 300Mbps wireless connection instead of a 1Gb wired connection.
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