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Old 02-10-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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I have two PCs with dual core and one PIII PC on the same network which uses TimeWarner 10MB/s interenet(measured ~18-19MB/s).
my problem is that the old PIII shows only ~5.5MB/s, why is that?
PIII-1GHZ, runs WinXP Pro with 1.5GB ram(using in the garage).
all three, are wireless. router is a Belkin 54G+
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: old pc slower 3x on the net then newer pc

If it's in the garage and it's wireless (assuming the router is somewhere in the house) then it's going to have a weak signal and slower speeds because it's furthest away from the router.
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jma is spot on, we have 50Mg internet but wirelessly a new laptop only gets about 8Mb due to the wireless, get a 25 metre lead and run it to the garage, its that easy.
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it's not the distance because I have tried it out next to the router also.
when I played with the PIII, the router it was less then 2ft away and it had the same speed checked on speakeasy.
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Exactly, I never said it was the distance its the ability of the wireless to carry the complete signal thats why a wire is better.
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you think that it could be something with Windows Xp? I'm using Vista and 7 on the other pcs.
by the way the xp it's an nlited(stripped down) version.
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