Originally, a few years ago I was promised 30 mps and I got ( if I was lucky) maybe 23 mbs on a very good day. Now, after checking my download speed numerous times I find my average is around 18 mbs!! Stop advertising what you can't deliver. Stop bottlenecking. Look after your long term customers or you will loose them all
Not sure on contract speed but take it on trust (which at the moment i don't have) at up to100mps. Now I'm not an idiot but if this is what is advertised then I suppose that "up to" must mean anywhere between 0 and 100 mps. Within reason it should come somewhere close to this speed. I'm on wifi and I do not see why that should be a problem. Both my laptops are in visual distance of my router and still only (just checked) getting around 18 mbs.
Is it true that providers monitor usage and at times " bottleneck" downloads?
Now I myself do not Download, Upload or in any other way compromise your industry. I understand that you monitor and administrate what I receive . But , please, stop bottlenecking my broadband...Please ...18mbs ?
My old piece of wonder ,why do you wish to know this? the laptop I am using at the moment is quite adequate . But why should the speed differential occur on both laptops. One is 8 yrs old and an Advent using a Celeron processor. My other is a HP with intel i3
Because the network cards in them may not be capable of delivering the speeds. I can't tell you what they are as you haven't given the model number.
These are the real-life average speeds you can expect from wireless devices:
802.11b - 2-3 Mbps downstream, up to 5-6 Mbps with some vendor-specific extensions.
802.11g - ~20 Mbps downstream
802.11n - 40-50 Mbps typical, varying greatly depending on configuration, whether it is mixed or N-only network, the number of bonded channels, etc.
802.11ac - 70-100+ Mbps typical, higher speeds (200+ Mbps) possible over short distances without many obstacles, with newer generation 802.11ac routers, and client adapters capable of multiple streams.
Whether they connect on the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band can also make a big difference.
The Advent will most probably be at the lower end of the above. The HP most probably 802.11b/g/n.
Like I said, connect to the hub with an Ethernet cable and see what speeds you get. Don't know about the HP but the Advent will have 10/100 Ethernet, best you'll get from that wired will be 80 or 90.