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On my wifi connection at home web pages load up in a good hurry on my Android device (Samsung Galaxy S6).

They take a good long time on my PC and on on wifes Mac Book Air.

I would think hardware/software/os wouldn't matter and page loading would be a function of the speed of the wifi I have. But obviously not.

Anything I can learn from this to increase the internet speed for my PC and my wifes laptop?
 
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Many things can affect these speeds. Hardware, software and potentially OS. have you run speed test on all devices to ensure you are getting the same download speeds?

just google "Speed Test".....it will be "speedtest.net by ookla"

See if the speeds are the same if they are then there is more digging if they arent...well there is more digging lol. This will at least tell you what your download speeds are on each device.

What type of wireless network are you B? G? N? AC? and what band 2.4Ghz 5Ghz? Many things could matter.
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Hardware makes a huge difference when loading web pages. Plus some web pages will be optimized for mobile devices so you aren't loading as much info as on your PC.

That being said your PC and Mac should be loading pretty fast unless you have horrible internet or running some dinosaur. Are the machines getting a good signal?

Try doing a speed test on the devices and see what they say.

Then post up the specs on here of your PC.

Make sure you run an anti-virus and anti-malware scan of your machines, you can also try running cc cleaner. Make sure your hard drive is defragged on the PC - should be done automatically unless you have XP or some weird setup though.

As for the Mac, just throw that out. laugh
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PC: 6.79 down 4.74 up
Mac: 4.58 down 12.0 up
 
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frumpish wrote:
PC: 6.79 down 4.74 up
Mac: 4.58 down 12.0 up

Wow. All of the upload speeds I've ever tested are not even close to the download speeds. I expect to see 1/10 ratio.
 
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caracfergus wrote:
frumpish wrote:
PC: 6.79 down 4.74 up
Mac: 4.58 down 12.0 up

Wow. All of the upload speeds I've ever tested are not even close to the download speeds. I expect to see 1/10 ratio.


Depends on the line. Most ADSL / Cable connections are asynchronous with upload speeds a fraction of the download ones. If however you have a leased line, they tend to be synchronous, and have roughly the same upload and download speeds. Most consumer connections are async.

At work our backup ADSL is 6mb/1mb and our leased line is 20mb/20mb.
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LRayZor wrote:
caracfergus wrote:
frumpish wrote:
PC: 6.79 down 4.74 up
Mac: 4.58 down 12.0 up

Wow. All of the upload speeds I've ever tested are not even close to the download speeds. I expect to see 1/10 ratio.


Depends on the line. Most ADSL / Cable connections are asynchronous with upload speeds a fraction of the download ones. If however you have a leased line, they tend to be synchronous, and have roughly the same upload and download speeds. Most consumer connections are async.

At work our backup ADSL is 6mb/1mb and our leased line is 20mb/20mb.


I think you mean "asymmetric" vs "symmetric" here.
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frumpish wrote:
PC: 6.79 down 4.74 up
Mac: 4.58 down 12.0 up


Those speeds seem a little light especially since you have an 12 up on the Mac so I would expect your download to be at least 12 down - but results vary. Try running it a few times. I would imagine with those numbers you are subscribing to 20Mbps service which is fine if you only stream or download one thing at a time. But if your wife is streaming a HD movie from netflix, your one kid is playing an online game on his Xbox while the other is torrenting a movie and you are surfing BGG all day that is not enough bandwidth.

How many devices are on your network? If you have kids make sure they aren't downloading weird stuff and killing your bandwidth.
Make sure your ISP isn't throttling you.

Like I said do some basic maintenance like antivirus scans and malware scans on both machines. check to see if your PC needs to be defraged. Check your PC specs - if your PC is older than 5 years you may need a new one.

Reboot your modem, then router then PC. Try plugging your machine in by ethernet cord directly to the router to see if that helps. If it does then its a wi-fi problem.

What kind of router do you have? How old is it? Make sure your router is in a central location and you are getting a good signal. Walls, especially those that have a lot of electrical wires running through them can interfere. Crap microwaves can cause interference. Buy repeaters in your house if necessary.

Make sure your router has a password and does not have the default password. You can log in and see what devices have connected in the past.
You want to make sure you have a 802.11N router and broadcasting using the N standard. 2.4 Ghz is standard broadcast frequency but may be getting interference from neighbors. Switching to 5Ghz might help but it cuts the range too. You can try switching channels on your router.

Ultimately try googling slow wi fi and trying some of the things you see.
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