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Upgraded my home internet to 1Gig from 500/500.  Link Speed on my realtek rtl8821ce 802.11ac pcie adapter is 150/150.  Can I increase the link speed?

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Hi:

 

If your PC has the Realtek rtl8821ce 802.11ac wifi adapter, that card has a maximum throughput of 433 MBPS on the 5.0 GHz wifi band with an AC router and an excellent signal strength.

 

I have two notebooks with those model wifi card installed.

 

My internet service is 200 MBPS, and when I do a download speed test, I get close to 230 MB/S downloads.

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When I view the properties for the realtek rtl8821ce 802.11ac pcie adapter it shows the link speed to be 150 transmit and 150 receive.  Are those different from the download/upload speeds?  Will purchasing a 1200mps wireless adapter increase the link speed as well?

 

Thank you.

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@obewon2000 -- Upgraded my home internet to 1Gig from 500/500.

 

What speed were you getting before you upgraded?

 

Are you sure that your Internet Service Provider did a new "provisioning" of your modem to the new speed?

 

Some older "Wireless N" adapters are limited to 150 Mbps over a single channel, or double that speed, when "bonding" of two channels is enabled.

 

Of course, replacement of your WiFi adapter is possible. Example: a "Wireless AC" adapter can connect to a USB socket in your computer, for under $100.  Disable or remove the current WiFi adapter.

 

Did your Internet Service Provider give/rent/sell you a modem that supports the "Wireless AC" or "Wireless AX" protocol? Can you exchange your current modem with one that does?

 

 

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When I view the properties of my wireless realtek rtl8821ce 802.11ac pcie adapter, link speed is 150/150 receive/transmit.  There was a time when I could change the link speed by selecting properties advanced.  How can I change the link speed for this adapter card?

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I have 1gHz service and the maximum upload I get is 120mb with the onboard realtek rtl8821ce 802.11ac pcie adapter.

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I called my ISP tech support.  He assured me that the new speed was being provisioned.  He rebooted the box to ensure provisioning.  Speed tests before the upgrade to 1ghz was the same.  Upload and download 110/120 mbps.  

 

Is there "channel options" I can select via the properties for the realtek rtl8821ce 802.11ac pcie adapter?

 

Regards,

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The only suggestion I can offer, would be to update the wifi driver to the latest version.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp121001-121500/sp121426.exe

 

My 8821CE is using the default advanced settings.

 

You can check the actual connection speed by going to the Windows control panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center.  Click on the Wifi connection listed under the View your active networks section.  Mine shows 433.3 MBPS.

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@obewon2000 -- Is there "channel options" I can select via the properties for the Realtek RTl8821ce 802.11ac PCIE adapter?

 

No, but there probably is such an option with the web-based interface "inside" the ISP's router. 

 

If you were to change the channel on your adapter to one that the router is not transmitting on, you would lose your connection. 

 

AFter your ISP reprovisions their modem, restart your computer, to see if it can connect at a higher speed.

 

Within the Windows "Device Manager", open the "Network" section, and double-click on the adapter, and switch to its "Properties" tab. Run through the options, to see if it has been configured to the 150 speed, instead of "automatic".

 

 

 

 

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