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Slower wifi speeds with brand new PCI card?

Forty0zFreedom 201 26 July 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I just bought a TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 [tp-link.com] PCIe card to replace a USB TL-WN722n [tp-link.com]. I expected higher speeds for a more expensive product that goes right into a PCIe slot (and has 3 antennas) . . Yet somehow I'm getting about 11-16mbps at Speedtest vs about 20mpbs on the old USB adapter.

The USB adapter advertises 150mpbs and the PCIe advertises 450mpbs.

How is this possible? I've installed different drivers and no luck. I should mention my router is an old wireless G Linksys.

Is it just the nature of a PCIe card to be slower than a USB adapter, and are both being bottlenecked by my old router? Also, what kind of speeds are achievable with a good setup (router, adapter).

Thanks

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Use your new TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 with the new router.
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never mind.
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Last edited by Left4Deal July 19, 2012 at 04:37 PM
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