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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 1:31 AM

Only 40-90 mbs for 1000 mbs plan?

For some time now, I have only been able to get around an average 50 mbs on my laptop wirelessly. However, I have the 1000 mbs plan. Even if I plug an Ethernet cable into the laptop, it barely goes above 90 mbs. Is there any way to fix this problem or do I have to live with it?




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5 years ago

What modem do you have? 589? 599? 5268? 210?


If you have a 589 that modem only has a 2.4GHz WiFi band. 

Ask for any one of the others, as they all have 2.4 and 5GHz.

5GHz is required to get 100mbps+ over WiFi


Even with 5GHz there are device limitations. My company provided iPhone6 gets around 300mbps. 

Only way to get 900mbps+ is hardwired.


The wireless getting around 50 tells me you're on the 2.4GHz WiFi network. 

The hardwired speed tells me either you're using a 2 pair ethernet cable or your laptop only has a 10/100 LAN card, meaning it physically cant go over 100mbps hardwired.

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