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Old 15-04-18, 20:57
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My Wi-Fi connection is faster than my ethernet connection. I am using home plugs and I have fibre broadband.
I can do speed tests on my mobile and I am getting 60 download. On my pc I am getting 28 wireless but my ethernet is about 5.
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Old 15-04-18, 21:08
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I would try a net cat 5 or 6 network cable it may be damaged and its easy to eliminate if not faulty.
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Try a new ethernet cable.
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Old 15-04-18, 21:19
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It could be the Ethernet adapter.

A little while back I had the Realtek wireless adapter changed for something else because of comparative slow speeds and an Intel one was put in which improved them.

This was on a laptop bought in 2010.

If your machine is getting on a bit then that may have to be the solution for you as well, but see if reinstalling the driver will do anything for you.

It could also be your Ethernet cable.

You haven't said which version of Windows you are using so go Start - type devmgmt.msc and press enter.

When Device Manager opens, click on View/Show hidden devices and expand Network adapters.

Right click on the Ethernet one and select Uninstall, but do not check the box to include software.

Confirm and when it has been uninstalled, click on Action/Scan for hardware changes where it will be reinstated and then try a speed test.

Restarting the machine will also reinstall the driver.

Power cycling the router can also help.

Switch off the computer and router and disconnect all cables for 20mins as it's a fibre router.

Connect the cables and switch just the router on and when all of its lights are on, switch the computer on and try another speed test if reinstalling the Ethernet driver didn't help.
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Ethernet is a wired connection - if connected to the router it will always be hundreds of times faster than any wi-fi
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Not always possible to do. This due to the distance between the router and the computer. My wi-fi set up is good enough for me.

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Old 16-04-18, 18:03
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It could be the Ethernet adapter.

A little while back I had the Realtek wireless adapter changed for something else because of comparative slow speeds and an Intel one was put in which improved them.

This was on a laptop bought in 2010.

If your machine is getting on a bit then that may have to be the solution for you as well, but see if reinstalling the driver will do anything for you.

It could also be your Ethernet cable.

You haven't said which version of Windows you are using so go Start - type devmgmt.msc and press enter.

When Device Manager opens, click on View/Show hidden devices and expand Network adapters.

Right click on the Ethernet one and select Uninstall, but do not check the box to include software.

Confirm and when it has been uninstalled, click on Action/Scan for hardware changes where it will be reinstated and then try a speed test.

Restarting the machine will also reinstall the driver.

Power cycling the router can also help.

Switch off the computer and router and disconnect all cables for 20mins as it's a fibre router.

Connect the cables and switch just the router on and when all of its lights are on, switch the computer on and try another speed test if reinstalling the Ethernet driver didn't help.

I have tried what you said.
I get the message saying that Ethernet doesnt have a valid configuration.

When I go into Change Adaptor Settings - It says Ethernet Identifying.
I have tried changing the cat 5e cable.
I am using Windows 10.
My Network adaptor is the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.

I have ordered a Cat6 cable to see if that helps.

I was wondering if it is worth getting ordering a network adaptor?
Are the Ethernet LAN Cable Adaptors any good?
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Old 16-04-18, 19:59
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Open a Command Prompt (Admin) and see if these cmds will resolve -

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

ipconfig / release

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

shutdown /r /t 00

If you still get a low speed or that error message after the reboot then open the cmd prompt again and enter -

netcfg -d

shutdown /r /t 00

After the reboot, go into Device Manager/View/Show hidden devices to ascertain your Ethernet adapter is still there - if not, repeat those cmds.

Can you also enter ipconfig /all to see if it says DHCP is enabled.

If it's a driver problem, you could go to Realtek and download the latest GBE driver or try reinstalling any that are in the driver store.

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...Level=2&Conn=1

You would need to determine the date of the driver already installed by right clicking on the Ethernet adapter - select Properties then click on the Driver tab.

To reinstall the drivers, in Device Manager right click on the Ethernet adapter and select Update Driver - Browse my computer - Let me pick....

You may have more than one to choose from so try each one of the remaining to what you have installed then click on Next and see if that gives any improvement.
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Old 19-04-18, 19:01
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I still seem to be having problems.
I can't connect via ethernet but the pages are very slow to load.
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Old 19-04-18, 20:42
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I still seem to be having problems.
I can connect via ethernet but the pages are very slow to load.
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