Broadband speeds are measured in 'megabits per second', regularly shortened to Mb Mbits p/s or Mbps. Bits are tiny units of data, with a megabit representing a million of them.

The higher the variety of Mbps (megabits per second) you have, the speedier your online activity be. An excessive wide variety suggests that downloads entire more quickly, web pages load faster, streaming of track or movies starts extra rapidly and any video calls or online games played need to show smoothly.

WiFi and Internet are not the same things

Your web velocity is virtually a be counted of what graph you have purchased from your ISP.

Your WiFi velocity is based on how quick your gadget and router can talk (so if you have a 1300mbps wifi router, and a laptop computer with a 2012 150mbps card in it then you are bottlenecked to the 150mbps wifi card. In reality, though wifi speed is always going to be 40% or much less of the max speed due to the protocol and the physics of wireless signals.

I have a 400mbps internet connection but my actual world wifi velocity (on a card who’s rated pace is 867mbps) is solely around 300mbps. This skill my WiFi bottlenecks my internet.

Until currently we had a 100mbps web plan, but my wifi pace was still 300 Mbps. I could transfer documents to my file server or other computer systems at round 300mbps, it used to be just the net connection that was confined to one hundred Mbps.

So as you can see WiFi speed and web Speed are unique things.

So the query comes down to is a slow speed your internet pace or your wifi speed.

You can check your internet speed with the aid of plugging a device in by ethernet to the router and seeing what the pace is. If it is equal as the velocity on wifi then the internet connection is the problem.

Now you need to check your true wifi speed. If you have two computers, join 1 by ethernet and set up a file share on it, then switch a first-rate sized file (200 MB or bigger) from the wifi linked computer to it. Now, this switch will run in Mbps (megabytes per second) so you need to multiply it through 8 to get Mbps (megabits per second) to correlate to your web speed.

If your WiFi connection is the trouble then your problem is either distance, interference, or just old equipment

  • The farther away a router is (and thus the extra strong objects like partitions and furniture) the greater its sign will decay. Going from one stop of a house to the different quit and you can cease up with 10% speed
  • If you live in a condo building, or cellular domestic park, or other regions with a massive quantity of residences in a small place then the 2.4 GHz band can end up saturated and your neighbors begin to interfere with your signal. You want to have a twin band router (and twin band wifi card in devices) so you can use the 5ghz band
  • The WiFi speed on the field is A) for both transmit and acquire combine, and is also a theoretical lab max speed. Real-world speed will be 40% or less. I get 300 Mbps with a line of sight to the router 15 feet away and my router/wifi card supports 867 Mbps.
  • On top of the point above, you have to configure N300 (or greater number) routers efficiently to use two frequencies, otherwise, you will only get 150mbps pace which actual world would be 50–60 if you are in the same room of the router….and lots much less the extra partitions you put between you and the router.

Hopefully, this helps you figure out the supply of your trouble and can exchange net design or tools accordingly.

FYI in most laptops, it is very easy and less expensive ($20–25) to upgrade to a newer wifi card. If you have a simply historic laptop computer (10+ years old) then it will be using an older fashion slot that has drastically fewer options.

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