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Laptop WiFi

I have 100Mbps internet here at home, and a Netgear R6300v2 wifi router. All of my devices wired and wifi get full speed, tablets, phones, xbox 1. But my new laptop I bought which is a dell inspiron 15 7559. only get half speed. Dell said that it is because the wifi modem is only half duplex, is this true, the laptop has a intel dual band wireless AC 3165. could someone verify if the speed cut is because of the modem, or that it is something else.
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Almost all WiFi has been half duplex.

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And to hit 100+ megabit takes the WiFi router and card to be almost spot on in perfect harmony. Since WiFi is shared space we can only test when all other devices are turned off.

I like to test various settings on the router such as 802.11n 20MHz OFDM to start.

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Well typically if you connect

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hard wire at the router you will get the 100 MB but as you move further away and using wireless the connection speed will decrease. Most 802.11 ac routers are dual band 2.4 ghz nad 5.0 ghz. Most of your household appliances use the 2.4 ghz band so the traffic may be great. The 5.0 ghz has less traffic but has problems with obstacles. I my house using 2.4 ghz gets consistently faster speeds where i have my PC (other sife of the house).

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Is this the actual speed?

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Is this the actual speed? A real test would be to download a certain file from the same server to see the actual difference in speed.

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