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Wireless connection issue

My computer is 10 feet from my router and connected wireless. I get 30Mbps on the computer and my phone in the same location gets 200Mbps. I cant even have youtube running while in discord. Videos are constantly buffering. No other issues with other devices throughout the home. So I thought my wireless NIC was bad. Purchased a USB wireless card and installed....same issue.

I am at my wits end, can't imagine a factory reset will fix nor do I want to go through that again. Any ideas? Windows 10, i7, year old rig.

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Re: wireless connection issue

- How fast is your connection if you use an Ethernet cable to the router?
- How fast is a comparable laptop of one of your friends?
- It's the same if you turn off (for a test only!) your firewall, antivirus and whatever other security software you're running?

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Connected via cable it tested at 280 down.
Roommates are in the 90-150 range around the house.
Turned off firewall in windows defender and still getting 30 via wireless.

I should probably just go buy a long enough ethernet cable to hide and be done with it.

Also, FYI, this just started about a month ago. Never used to have problems wireless in this house.

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There are a lot of wireless USB sticks.

I made the mistake of a too cheap one and it barely hits 54 megabits. I can see others doing less.

What seems to get me to 100 or more are the dual channel (2.4 and 5GHz) and 150 or 300 megabit WiFi sticks. But the high speed only seems to happen on the 5GHz connections. Or Ethernet.

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