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Wifi speed good on phone, but 1/3 on computer with 5g USB

Discussion in 'Networking' started by wildbill2u, Feb 2, 2018.

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  1. wildbill2u

    wildbill2u Thread Starter

    Mar 29, 2007
    I have a couple of computers (desktop and laptop) which are older and didn't have the 5G capability. I bought two USB 5g dongles (ASUS USB-AC53 NANO) but their wifi speed averages about 1/3 (35 MBPS) the expected speed near 100MBPS. My phone wifi actually gets a little better speed in wifi than advertised by Spectrum.

    I was using my home router at first but changed over to a paid Spectrum wifi to see if I could get better speeds, but there was no difference. Can't figure this one out. Can you help? Thanks, wildbill.

    SSID: Bills Home-5G
    Protocol: 802.11ac
    Security type: WPA2-Personal
    Network band: 5 GHz
    Network channel: 36
    IPv6 address: 2605:6001:e7e6:5500::2
    IPv4 address:
    IPv4 DNS servers:
    Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Description: ASUS USB-AC53 Nano USB Wieless adapter
    Driver version: 1030.11.503.2016
    Physical address (MAC): 88-D7-F6-03-33-F0

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 9207 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (857 GB Free); D: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., CG5290
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Are you sure you're connected to and using the faster 5.0 GHz band and not the slower 2.4 GHz band?

    You should also check its settings in its properties window in the Device Manager.

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