I've only just joined the forum and I'm shocked at how many posts there are regarding speed issues. You have a 150mbs connection that equates to around 15MB, your wifi card if connected to 2g or 5g on the router should have an absolute minimum of 22MB and maximum of around 300MB. So the card in your machine can handle the full bandwidth of your internet. The problem is probably Virgin Media promising us all big speeds and then not being able to deliver.
With regards to the gigabit card in your pc, these speeds are relevant to transferring from 1 pc to another pc or device on your internal network, not the internet speed.
I'm scratching my head here, before my connection dropped to 1.2mb peak I could easily download something at full 50mb even though I was connected at 36mb via wifi. That's the reason I mentioned bits and bytes. I'm going off to do some more investigating (when my speed jumps back up!) so apologies for the confusion keirpebody and thanks apcyberax for making me scratch my head haha! With regards to your hard wired connection capping at 10 that certainly doesn't sound right. Might be worth checking the settings for the card.
My laptop has a built-in wired Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Driver wired connection driver, which if I'm right should be able to handle up to 100mbps - but yet I seem to cap at about 10?
Help would be welcome; and on a similar topic, would getting a gigabit driver in my expected pc help solve the problem/be worth it?
You are correct the Realtek Family ethernet controller should get around 100Mbps (a bit less with overheads).
I take it you are taking the speeds wired directly to the hub and not using wireless which is affected by a myriad of external factors, like range, client hardware, interference and the topography of your home. To say the wireless card should have a minimum of 22MBps (176Mbps) is just plain wrong.
Are you experiencing the slow wired speeds all the time or only during evening peak period?
Posting some basic diagnostic info may help.
Navigate to the hub's GUI using http://192.168.100.1 Don't log in, click the Router Status button in the top right of the screen. Copy \ Paste the Downstream, Upstream, and Network Logs.
Will leave for griffin and co though as I'm on my phone (the one place I can't read it fine)
Edit: nothing looks wrong in the power levels but can't read network log at all on phone due to the way the phone does things.
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