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Network Adapter (Fraction of connection)

by TheDragonHat / November 20, 2012 6:32 PM PST

Greetings

I recently got my internet upgraded to a 40mb down and 10mb up. Downstairs it works perfectly fine with full connection. However upstairs even when using a wired network adapter I only get a fraction of that (around 5mb down and 1mb up). Any ideas what I can do?

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Re: slow connection
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 6:45 PM PST

First test: move the PC from upstairs downstairs and try there. If it's still slow, it's the machine. If it's fast now, it's the cable.

Kees

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Do the test as Kees suggested.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 10:58 PM PST

And if someone made that cable you can often take a bet they used pairs 1,2 3,4 5,6 7,8 instead of the published pairs. It's a common pairing mistake in Ethernet cable making that some folk insist on the wrong pairing. Sort of a mystery why they don't look it up.
Bob

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