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A marked difference in speeds

I am on the tier 4 speed pack..If i do a Optus download test (WiFi) with my Ipad i get 112MBps download speed if  i use my Win10 Laptop i get 57MBps. Upload speeds are Ok.My laptop only has 2.4Ghz WiFi but the Win10 speed should be better. And yes i removed all other devices for the Tests.

Anyone more knowledgeable than me got any suggestions.

cheers

 

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Re: A marked difference in speeds

That should of course read Mbps and not MBps ( although Gigabit downloads would be nice )
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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Hi @jeepers!

Thanks for raising this with us.

Can you please perform a speed test → speedtest.net, connecting your laptop directly to the modem via an Ethernet cable? 

This allows us to see your end speeds and eliminate WiFi as a possible issue. 

Once complete please share the screenshot of the results and we will do what we can to  further assist from there. 

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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Definatley WiFi ProblemDefinatley WiFi Problem

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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Definatley a WiFi issue and i am sat about 2Mtrs from the Modem.
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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Cheers for that @jeepers, that's certainly not great to hear. Have you tried troubleshooting as of yet? I would recommend giving that a shot which will provide you with some more information and guides on how to better the connectivity from your premise. Give those a shot and see how you go. 


Should you continue to have issues, I would also recommend having a chat to our 24/7 Messenger teams whom will be able to look into your services and advise further.



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Re: A marked difference in speeds

I think the issue is my old WiFi card in my laptop...i borrowed an AC adapter and my WiFi speed was around the 100Mbps mark. Looks like i will be visiting JB-HiFi shortly to get one.
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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Thanks for getting back to us with an update, @jeepers. We have a handy guide that you could look over as well. 


Let us know how you go! 

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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Are you sure its no Mb/s ?That would put your laptop at about the expected speeds.

 

Perhaps try on someone else wifi to test your Laptop speeds.

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Re: A marked difference in speeds

Yep its Mbps i originally put MBps in my post but corrected it . I now have my WiFi connected via a USB Nano AC Adapter and my Downlload speed is. averaging at 102Mbps.
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