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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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