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My wired connection is slower than my wireless

maniarab 10 February 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM
Hi all,

Can anyone help me understand why my wired speed is slower than my wireless speed?

I used to use a wired connection for my laptop when connecting to the internet. All of a sudden the speed dropped and pages loaded slower and many pages didn't even load. I would get the message that "Connection was interrupted"

Recently (past 2 months) I've been using my wireless predominantly because it's speed is faster than the wired speed but now I'm starting to get the "connection was interrupted" message again but this time on the wireless network.

Can anyone explain why the wired connection is slower than the wireless? I checked the pins for my ethernet but they look good. The cable also looks good. I don't know what happened.
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Is it hooked into a router? If so, try a different port on the router, if that doesn't work you may try updating the routers firmware, and if that still doesn't work then maybe try a different router? If you are not using a router, and connect directly to the modem, you may try contacting your ISP and telling them you want a new modem, they should send you one within a couple of days.
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I have the same problem. It's not the physical connection either. Tried another pc and works fine. I'm pretty sure I'm getting 10mbps speed and it's terrible.
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update the drivers on your computer for the ethernet card.
and make sure that all of your OS updates are installed.
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Does your wired connection sound like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1AQcGGSec

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Disable the wireless card when connected via the hard line and measure the speed.

Windows is supposed to use "open shortest path first"...this way it will force it to use the hard line and not try to switch between the wireless and the hard wire.

go to www.dslreports/speedtest and check the speed with the hard line...and then turn the wireless back on and pull the lan cord out and re-run the test.
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Go to your ethernet card in device manager. Go to the advanced tab and change the speed and duplex to 100Mbps/Full duplex. Sometimes auto-negotiation (default setting) causes the issue you describe.
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Also, check the setting on your anti-virus software.
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Hmmmm, if i plug in my lan, my computer recognizes it but then it reverts to the wireless because it sees that as the faster connection.
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I imagine you have already tried this but also try replacing the cable. A bad cable could have you running 10mbps half duplex which could slow you down.
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Quote from Phreaker47 View Post :
Go to your ethernet card in device manager. Go to the advanced tab and change the speed and duplex to 100Mbps/Full duplex. Sometimes auto-negotiation (default setting) causes the issue you describe.
Did you do this yet ^^^

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Hmmmm, if i plug in my lan, my computer recognizes it but then it reverts to the wireless because it sees that as the faster connection.
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