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leeper
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February 13, 2021 - 12:07 am
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I am having trouble getting my Dell laptop to the same speed with an ethernet cable the same as wifi.Wifi comes in at 200mbps but as soon as I connect ethernet cable I can't get over 80 or 90 mbps.I've changed cables and went through a lot of tweaks froom google search but to no availe.I know that has to be with the laptop.Device is within 10 feet of modem router.Spectrum is my provider and sent a tech out and everything is fine.Can my laptop restrict speed?Could appreciate any help.
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February 13, 2021 - 1:06 pm
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Hello Leeper. From my understanding, using an ethernet cable increases the speed, not the other way around. How do you measure your speed, Mindblower!

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I agree with MB, ethernet should always be faster than wifi. That said, how old is your equipment?

1) How old is the laptop? Age can make a big difference here, with older network cards limited in speed compared to newer cards.
2) How old is the modem/router you are using? Modern routers are capable of higher LAN speeds than older routers.

Check the specs for both your network card and router- ethernet speed should be 1000 Mbps (or 1.0 Gbps), if showing 100 Mbps then that will be the problem.

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