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Nando Frade

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro (64-bits)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    MC INTEL 1155 CORE i5 3470 3,2 GHZ
    Motherboard
    PB GIGABYTE 1155/GA-H61M-D2H-USB3
    Memory
    Kingston KVR13N9S8/4 1.5V DDRM3 - 4x4GB (Single-sided)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2216
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk SDSSDP128G ATA (128 GB) - Windows 8 OS installed
    ST3000DM001-1CH166 ATA (3 TB) - Data disk
    WDC WD10EACS-65D6B0 ATA (1 TB) - Back-up disk
    PSU
    800W
    Case
    HP Pavillion Elite m9554es
    Keyboard
    HP Wireless
    Mouse
    HP Wireless
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps / 5 Mbps
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11 / Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cisco EPC 3825 cable-router in bridged mode that works as a cable modem, which is connected to a TP Link TL-WDR4300 router that serves as a home Wi-Fi network.

Wullail

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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