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Reasons Why Your Wi-Fi is Slow

Updated on September 18, 2012

To understand why your ultra fast wi-fi connection, something you pay for, seems to in slow motion and sluggish is a common complaint, at times. The wi-fi bandwidth may be 300 mbps when sent from its source, but many things sap its capability as it reaches your computer.

The signal's first sapping is your own router. While the incoming is a whopping 300 mbps, your router can only handle between 54-90 mbps. That is the most common range that you can buy. Another issue that weakens it is the distance you are from the router and from interference from other wi-fi and microwave ovens. This could sap another 20 mbps from your 90. If there are several people using it, it will also sap it until it might be down to 36 or less mbps!

The fastest router available to the public is from Comcast- a 200 mbps one, which is still much less than their top speed of 305 mbps. Verizon's router is only 85 mbps.Comcast will provide these routers only to those customers that are new or request it, as they are much more expensive.


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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Knowledge is power!

    • Christine Miranda profile image

      Christine Miranda 

      6 years ago from My office.

      Thanks Perrya.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      This is good information to know. We just recently replaced our router, but didn't think to look for this bit of advice. Keeping on hand for next time.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Well, when you buy any router, looks for the highest mbps rating. Usually buying a combined router\modem is a good move. Most router specs are similar because of expense.

    • Christine Miranda profile image

      Christine Miranda 

      6 years ago from My office.

      Good to know. Tips or suggestions on buying the proper router or a comparison of top routers would be a great addition to this hub. Voted up.

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