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L7S
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How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

My imac is runnning on the 5ghz channel at 120mbps but my second PC is running at only 54mbps...!

 

How can I change it to run faster as I am getting very slow speeds from the PC compared to my mac.  PC is showing running on the 2.4 ghz channel.

 

PC is getting 8mb DL and 12mb UL

 

iMac is getting 65mb DL and 16mb UL

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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

5GHz can run at twice the speed of 2.4GHz so unless you change the wireless card of the PC or use USB 5GHz dongle it won't match the speed of your Mac.
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L7S
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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

Hi mate,

The PC has a N wireless card i think! It says n! But I am also getting pings of 198 on speedtest.net doing a wireless speed test! My mac is 19! 😕
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L7S
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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

It had a 802.11n Wireless LAN Card #2

Will that run at 5ghz?
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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

Wireless N does not mean 5 Ghz automatically. If you go into the wireless adaptor properties, if its capable of running 5Ghz you should be able to selected it. If not then it seems like you have a 2.4 Ghz wireless adapter only

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L7S
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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

Cheers.

How much does a wireless USB dongle for 5ghz cost?

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L7S
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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

Its now connected at 18mbps 😞 It seems to be getting slower!!!
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Re: How do I get my second PC to run on a wifi connection speed of 120mbps?

They range in price from about £15 to £35. Do a search of a well known online shop and I'm sure you'll find them.

 

You could also consider changing your PC's wireless card if you are confident in opening up your PC and changing components. They range in price fom about £25 to £40. The USB adaptor will be the easiest option to fit but the PC wireless card will probably give a better range because they come with better aerials.

 

If you do decide get either of them make sure that it is capable of dual band so that if you have problems with 5GHz you can revert back to 2.4GHz.

 

One like this would suit your needs: Linksys WMP 600 N Wireless-N Dual Band Adapter.