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Increase speed on network adaptor

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This computer has a LAN 802.11b/g/n wireless adapter card.  I have a Nighthawk AC1900 router.  My internet speeds are showing around 80 mbps but I have upgraded to a 200 mbps speed via my provider.  How can I get this computer to run faster, or do I need to upgrade my adapter card?

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@boyloco, welcome to the forum.

 

If your wireless card is only a single band (2.4 GHz) you will have to upgrade to a Dual Band (2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz) and AC.  Even with the upgrade, I am not certain that you will obtain 200 Mbps download speeds.  You may have to use a wired connection.  Everything has to be perfect to obtain that speed.

 

I have a 100 Mbps fiber optic connection.  I don't have any problem hitting 100 Mbps, but I have nearly a direct line of sight to my Access Point.

 

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@boyloco, welcome to the forum.

 

If your wireless card is only a single band (2.4 GHz) you will have to upgrade to a Dual Band (2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz) and AC.  Even with the upgrade, I am not certain that you will obtain 200 Mbps download speeds.  You may have to use a wired connection.  Everything has to be perfect to obtain that speed.

 

I have a 100 Mbps fiber optic connection.  I don't have any problem hitting 100 Mbps, but I have nearly a direct line of sight to my Access Point.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.



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Thanks old_geekster (by the way I like your username).  When I go to the device manager it list the Qualcomm Atheros 802.11 a/g.n Dualband Wireless Network Module, and when I looked this up it states it can do 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz.  I will try to get it hooked up with a wired connection.  Thanks again for your help.

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Thank you for the additional information @boyloco.

 

Here is a very good guide to help you understand the differences in Wireless n, g, and AC.  I am using AC to get the 100 Mbps download speed.



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Thanks again for all the information. I will look into it. I do have a Nighthawk AC1900 currently connected. When my son was here he could get the 200 mbps on his laptop so it does work. I guess I will need to upgrade my computer adapter card or try a direct connection. Thanks again.
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You are welcome, @boyloco.

 

I believe you should be fine if you upgrade the wireless adapter to AC and use 5.0.



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