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PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

Hi there,

I recently moved into a bigger room in a shared house, and seem to have slower speeds since using my Windows 10 PC. Given the location (it's a floor above and is toward the front of the house - the router is in the living room in the centre, ground floor), I thought connectivity was poor to my TP-Link WDN4800 only receiving circa 70mb/s down out of 200. Having tried my Huawei P30, it's able to receive the full 200 on repeat tests.

The weird thing is that even with the reduced speed, it's reaching 70mb/s on repeat - no-to-little variation.

I decided to try a TP-Link Powerlink PA4010 and connect (right at the socket - not via extension cords), and weirdly enough the speed is roughly 70mb/s as on my wireless connection. I have also checked my cables and, even if they're not Cat6 as recommended by Virgin Media, the Cat5E standard seems to show possible connectivity of 1000mbps.

Granted, there may be other environmental factors at play, but given how my phone is capable of receiving the full 200mbps, I feel this issue may be more to do with my PC.

I have also tried Firefox, Edge and Opera with no addons - little difference. Also disabling Mullvad VPN, and trying the highest-rated answer from here had no effect: https://superuser.com/questions/1330112/windows-10-internet-speed-capped-at-half-the-original-speed-...

I have tested using speedtest.net by Ookla.

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Hi BabyGrace,

I had a similair issue which I have put down to definitely being my PC since the last Windows update.

I did a backup of my files, documents. music etc and performed a Windows Restore.  My speed is now perfect on the PC.

This is the link to my post Windows 10 speeds 

Dave

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Re: PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

What speeds do you get when you try

https://speedof.me/ 

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Re: PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

Trying that, I seem to get similar speeds: https://i.speedof.me/200712181807-650
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Re: PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

Hi Carl,

I don't believe that site gives a true reading. 

Readings taken 1 minute apart.

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Dave

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@newapollo wrote:

Hi Carl,

I don't believe that site gives a true reading. 

Readings taken 1 minute apart.

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How odd, mine are always consistent on there!

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@BabyGrace wrote:
Trying that, I seem to get similar speeds: https://i.speedof.me/200712181807-650

Could you try a test again, however with task manager open. I just want to check that your CPU isn't going to 100% usage for some reason as we've recently had that in the community forum!

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Re: PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

Just ran again with task manager open - just about the same if not slightly faster:https://i.speedof.me/200712182701-576
I do run Folding@Home, but only on my GPU. Granted I don't know if heat is a factor in this, but if it's CPU-bound my 3950x with NH-D15s is hardly breaking a sweat - only sitting around mid-60's with my 1070ti doing Folding.
Even after disabling F@H, the result it still largely the same.
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Re: PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

That's a good shout cause I've not kept my eye on Windows Update in news causing issues. Sadly I don't have a restore point to a previous update (bad housekeeping on my part).

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Re: PC receiving less Bandwidth than other devices

I have a portable hard drive and just copied everything across that I wanted so i was able to do a clean restore.

You still have the option to do a restore and keep your files/documents.

Dave

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