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From 150MB to 200MB - WiFi severely dropped

Hi all,

I recently upgraded my fibre optic from 150mb to 200mb and can see a severe drop in speed on my main Windows 10 desktop machine. They also upgraded the hub to accommodate with the speed, now on Superhub 3.0

I connect wirelessly using the following device - http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-11_TL-WDN3200.html

On 150mb I used to get download speeds of 70-90mb average. Now I'm averaging 30mb.

However, my Macbook Pro and other devices tend to get better connection, so I don't think its the connection I'm being provided, but I have read around and apparently the new Superhub has different technology and my wireless adapter might have become redundant.

Are there any recommended wireless adapters that actually work for the Superhub 3.0 for a Windows 10 machine?

Many thanks.

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Hi all,

Just an update. After thoroughly researching I have ended up buying the following - https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-USB-AC68-Dual-Band-Wireless-Adjustable/dp/B01GZ1XRTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...

Quite pricey for what it is, but well worth the money. As previously mentioned earlier, I was only getting an average 30mb, after installing this, I'm averaging 195mb.

Highly recommend if anyone else is facing the same issue.

Thanks for the advice!

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I bought the following - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kootek-Wireless-Adapter-600Mbps-433Mbps/dp/B01M0QA1Z0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi...

It's not better, and the one you recommended, apparently they've stopped updating the drivers for that so a risk it may have the outcome as above

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I hope you wont regret spending a little more to get a 1200Mbps model

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Don't go for mini adapters either, the bigger the aerial the better reception you are likely to get.
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This is the review that had me concerned, otherwise it would have been the best of the bunch -

Do not buy, it has great connection however due to there being no up to date drivers available it will often turn itself off due to crashing drivers. sometimes you need to fully restart the pc for it to even possibly work again.

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Hi all,

Just an update. After thoroughly researching I have ended up buying the following - https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-USB-AC68-Dual-Band-Wireless-Adjustable/dp/B01GZ1XRTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...

Quite pricey for what it is, but well worth the money. As previously mentioned earlier, I was only getting an average 30mb, after installing this, I'm averaging 195mb.

Highly recommend if anyone else is facing the same issue.

Thanks for the advice!

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The maximum effective throughput due to bus constraints of USB 2,0 is 280MBit shared across all ports. If you're chewing up bandwidth with other USB connected devices at the same time that would affect the throughput of your dongle.

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