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Old 08-08-2016, 12:50 PM   #1  
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Default Laptop and Wireless Speed

Eighteen months ago, I bought a new Dell Inspiron, i3, touchscreen, and overlooked the wireless specks. It will only accept 2GHZ or about 26Mbps max. I called DELL support and there is no upgrade to 5GHZ. My incoming ATT internet speed is rated at 44Mbps, but is producing 36Mbps on the average on my other two 4-6 year old laptops.

I was mistaken with my thought that new computers these days should have dual wireless speed acceptance. I'll be looking for a replacement 15" touch screen near Christmas time and paying attention to the wireless specs.
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My thoughts would to get an external USB WIFI dongle with dual band capability's, that way you can go beyond your limits.

Then maybe a better router, one like this one, I use them.

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My thoughts would to get an external USB WIFI dongle with dual band capability's, that way you can go beyond your limits.
Thanks for the advise.
The ATT router is putting out peak 44Mbps, depending on how busy there line transmission traffic is. It is never less than 36Mbps with the MAC Book Pro or wife's 6 year old Asus.
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Default Netgear AC1200/Model A6210 Wi-Fi PC Adapter

I went to Target this morning and bought Netgear's Model A6210 to plug into my PC. I now get 5G from my AT&T Modem. Fabulous.
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Default Laptop internet surfing speed-Website to Website

One thing I have found out with my i3 laptop and my i7 Mac Book 15", with both connected to 5G wireless modem, the i7 is faster with both at 35Mbps for internet surfing.

I wonder if I had an i7 PC with Win 10, using Edge, if it would have the internet page speed as my 6 year old i7 MAC? I did not think the processor would make that much difference for internet page speed, but apparently it does. The MAC i7 is almost instant with page speed or website to website using FireFox. Interesting. Maybe Download FireFox on my PC?

Any thoughts, you pros.
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