Solved USB 3.0 speed

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I want to increase the internet speed on my computer. I just got a Netgear Nighthawk AX2700 Cable modem for the increased speed from Xfinity. Right now I have a TP-Link N900 3.0 USB adapter. I currently measure 268Mbps down and 18.0 Mbps up. Can a new Netgear AC1200 (1200Mbps) give me more dload speed or is the USB 3.0 limitied?
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In theory, as long as you are plugged into the blue USB 3.0 port, the data transfer is a maximum of 5Gpbs. Your adapter is can go to a maximum of 450Mbps so you are limited to that speed.

The Netgear AC1200 R6120 has a 100Mbps WAN port so even though you are getting fast speeds between the computer and wireless connection, you will be slowed down between router and modem.
 

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In theory, as long as you are plugged into the blue USB 3.0 port, the data transfer is a maximum of 5Gpbs. Your adapter is can go to a maximum of 450Mbps so you are limited to that speed.
Thanks for the reply. I assume that the 450 you mentioned is for the current adapter, and I think it's less because it's in the rear and kind of boxed in between a wall and my desk. The new adapter has a base I can set on top of my desk for more open exposure.
Life was much simpler in the old days of serial and parallel ports and dial-up over a phone line. :)

Thanks again
Danny
 

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Correct, that is for the usb adapter. As you mentioned, environmental factors like being in an enclosed area, or the location from the router could hamper the speed. If you can I would recommend putting it in the open.

Well Ethernet is the new "dial up" set up when it comes to the wiring haha.
 

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Correct, that is for the usb adapter. As you mentioned, environmental factors like being in an enclosed area, or the location from the router could hamper the speed. If you can I would recommend putting it in the open.

Well Ethernet is the new "dial up" set up when it comes to the wiring haha.
I updated the driver for the USB Adapter and now get 490+Mbps. Stupid me I don't know I didn't check before.
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Danny
 
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