Internet much faster on phone wifi than on PC Ethernet (powerline) OR PC Wifi?

I recently upgraded to 150mb full ultra fibre. On my phone wifi, I am getting rougly 70mbps (I'm supposed to get a guaranteed 100mbps, but whatever).

However, on my PC it seems to be capping at about 40mbps. I'd like to highlight that I have tried this using both a 600mbps powerline, and a 600mbps wifi adapter. Neither of these are bringing me speeds like my phone's wifi.

I'm sorely disappointed, as these speeds are pretty much identical to what I was getting on my fibre/copper service. It seems to be only the PC suffering from slower speeds.

Does anybody know what might be causing the problem?

My specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600

Motherboard: AB350M-HDV

Powerline Adapter: TP-Link TL-PA4010KIT Nano AV600

Wifi Adapter: Foktech Wifi Dongle, AC600
 

Vix

Active Member
I'm no expert, but I'd want to exclude the powerline adapter and wifi adapter by plugging straight into the router. Can I ask which provider you are using please?
 
I'm no expert, but I'd want to exclude the powerline adapter and wifi adapter by plugging straight into the router. Can I ask which provider you are using please?
I'll give this a go but will mean moving my desktop or finding an incredibly long ethernet cable.
I'm in the UK, with Sky Ultrafast Fibre.
 
Well. I think you were right. It's the powerline. I tried a third one I have lying around and I'm getting much better speeds. Thanks all!
 

Vix

Active Member
Glad you found the problem. I had a problem with my regular cabled fast broadband (40Mbs) which was slower than my wifi. Turned out I had a duff switch.
 

wormvortex

Member
Also the guaranteed 100mbps is the sync speed to the router. Not the throughout speed of a Speedtest over WiFi.
 

ChuckMountain

Distinguished Member
Powerlines are generally rubbish when it goes for speed and are generally misadvertised.

A 600Mbps advertised one will be actually lucky to get past 60Mbps in realworld speeds (and no that's not the difference between bits and bytes).

Considering most of them have 100Mbps sockets on them, they can't physically get past that.

Even the 2000Mbps will be lucky to get close to 200Mbps.
 

121

Member
I have the same problem with my PC. It's twice as fast on my iPhone.

I've ordered Virgin's Gig1 service to solve it and I'll use an ethernet cable.

It's only £15 a week for a monster 1,130mbps connection.
 

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