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Solved: Hard wire laptop to router

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  1. melmurphy

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    Hi, I pay for the Performance tier with Comcast. My modem and router are connected to the desktop computer. I get download speeds up to 30 on desktop.
    On my laptop which is connected through wifi I get about half the download speed.
    I have moved router around and this has helped somewhat.
    I use laptop only (another family member uses desktop)
    I am thinking of hard wiring my laptop to router.
    I have measured distance and it is about 75 feet.
    I have read that wifi adapters could actually slow speed some.
    My question is " will I gain speed running such a long cable and what type cable should I use?)
    My router: Netgear N600 wireless Dual band WNDR3400
    My Modem: Motorola SURFboard eXtreme Cable Modem DOCSIS 3.0
     
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    With WiFi one will ALWAYS see a reduction in speeds compared to Cat5 connection.
    Here I get 59 MBPS on Cat5, and then when I switch the same computer to WiFi I get about 30 MBPS.

    I carry a 50 foot Cat5 with me in my computer bag, so I use a wired connection if there is one, and have never had a speed issue because if it.
     
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    Thank You
     
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