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Ethernetnet card/ port limitations

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HP 15-p030nr
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


I was wondering does anyone know about the the ethernet card on this laptop? I have a 500/500 internet connection.  The wireless card on this computer is limited due to be older and it only allows me about 58 over 52 mbps download and uploads speeds. So when I tried a heavy download that was taking too long I went directly to router and plugged in expecting a high ass speed. Unfortunately I could only achieve about 95 over 95. In the past I found out that another router I was using capped out at 100mbps through the ethernet ports. I changed the router and the one I have now allows me to get the full 500mbps if I connect directly and the computer supports those speeds. So now I know the problem is not router.  I am wondering is the ethernet card limiting me on the speeds now? Is there limitations from both sides? If so am I able to upgrade the ethernet card? If anyone can help with this I would greatly appreciate it. 



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Yes, your notebook's ethernet adapter only has a maximum throughput of 100 MBPS.  See the specs below...


HP Beats Special Edition 15-p030nr Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support


Your only option for faster ethernet speeds would be to purchase a USB 3 to RJ-45 gigabit ethernet adapter such as this one below and plug it into one of your notebook's USB 3 ports. USB Ethernet Adapter 3.0, ICZI Aluminum Shell Gigabit LAN RJ45 Network Converter Compati...

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