Faster download speed with wireless than ethernet?

By nvrslep303
Aug 1, 2008
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  1. That confuses me. I did the speedtest and I got 2307 kbps with ethernet and I got
    5191 kbps download speed with wireless. Why is that? shouldn't being directly connected make your connection faster?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,303   +52 Staff Member

    Did you try it more than once? Speed tests can be somewhat unreliable and its best to run it a few times on each setup to make sure you get accurate results.

    http://www.dslreports.com/stest
  3. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TechSpot Maniac Posts: 480

    If the speed tests continue to show this problem, it is also possible that you have a less than perfectly crimped Ethernet cable. I have seen poorly crimped network cables work but offer reduced transmission speeds. Just try another patch cable to rule this out as an issue.
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