We got a new internet provider and I m supposed to be receiving 300 Mbps of speed I was only receiving a hundred so I called out a technician and he hooked up his computer and he was receiving 279 so he said the computer is not set up to receive 300 Mbps. I was wondering how to do this. It s a brand new computer we
We got a new internet provider and I m supposed to be receiving 300 Mbps of speed I was only receiving a hundred so I called out a technician and he hooked up his computer and he was receiving 279 so he said the computer is not set up to receive 300 Mbps. I was wondering how to do this. It s a brand new computer we just got it the couple days ago.
Allen Prestenback: Well your computer would need to have a 10 / 100 / 1000 meg Ethernet card inside….not knowing what computer you have ( make an model )….it would seem ( I am just guessing ) that your network card maybe a just a 10 /100 meg card and not a 10 / 100 / 1000 card….if so…then it can only handle 100 meg max…..
As for true speed provided by an ISP…..that will generally never be the max promised….it should be really close….you have a 300 meg speed package….you should at least ( within reason expect 225 – 250 meg )….
You only get 300 Mbps from the wireless. You would need to fit s 300 Mbps card. Your Internet will not be anything like that speed.
it's hard to say without more detail, but as a start… did the tech plug a cable into the router or did he use wifi? If he used a cable then that's probably why he was flying along.
If the router has the option then try going for an N spec signal rather than a B or G and see if that helps since it might be set to B/G only and not B/G/N or similar. Alternatively if the router is close by, use a cable.. much faster and more reliable.. I hope this helps – It's a start anyway..
Use Gigabit Ethernet cards
If must use wireless, use 802.11ac.
Basically, the service in your computer needs to be oh, twice what your provider can give you.
I have 200 Mbps service and just now measured, 228.54 down on it. This is on Gigabit Ethernet.
Are you using wireless or an Ethernet cable? (wireless caps at whatever speed the slowest of either your router or wifi card are, Ethernet caps at the speed of your Ethernet jack/cable/switch port (usually 100mbps). On top of all that, almost NO ONE offers that sort of speed on the internet. You'll probably never connect to anything that offers anything close to that.
No matter what, the router it's self may need to use part of the resources in order to send and recieve mb per second so that may be the reason why.
Just what kind of system did you buy? My ethernet card from over 20 years ago can handle 100 Gig speeds. I never had anything that fast, but my hardware would handle it. Software…don't know about that. The operating system would handle it, but other software just wasn't made for it.
If your only getting 100 max then you likely have an older network card. You would need to buy a gigabit network card. if a desktop something like the link below.
need to be using gigabit network equipment all the way through.