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One home network, two laptops, two broadband speeds. Why?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nietsloh, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. nietsloh

    nietsloh Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2005
    We have cable Internet in our home. My wife and I are are on laptops connected to a wi-fi b/g router. Her laptop's 1 year old, mine's 4 years old. I was surfing rather slowly, so I did a speedtest at 2wire.com and got 400Kbps. My wife got 1.5Mbps.

    So, I went into Network Connections (WinXP), shut off my wireless chip, then turned it back on. (It was off for about 5 mins.) Now I'm up to her speed.

    What happened?
  2. botanic


    Oct 24, 2008
    A) just one of those funky things

    B) maby you were using bandwith for something else on another computer

    plent of other things such as maby running something in background that was taking cpu cycles
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