100 megabytes per second, my ass!
Movistar “The best response in the market in terms of speed and reliability. Actual speed in Optical Fiber at 100Mb”
Okay this is my PC nothing to flashy Intel i5, but it is nowhere near my router, no prob I thought, WIFI? and if I have 50Mbps thats okay, it will be fast enough for me.
802.11a – 54Mbps
802.11b – 11Mpbs
802.11g – 54Mbps
802.11n – Up To 450Mbps
802.11ac – Up to 1.3Gbps
WOW looks great, but lets see..
Go to https://speedof.me/get yourself a reference. How fast is your computer?
Here we go.. lets plug this in.
Its a usb plug & play 802.11n (available to buy here in Frigiliana HERE) yeah up to 450Mbps so should be easily capable of receiving and handling the 100Mbps that’s coming from movistar into my house..
Stuck this into a USB3 socket which is capable of 640MBps. think we should be laughing 😅
Yeah that’s not exactly what I expecting! how much am I paying Movistar a month?
Download speed 6.22Mbps
Upload speed 10.4Mbps
The reason, if your wandering, why my upload speed is faster is that I pay €5 extra per month for Symmetric.
Movistar quote “Symmetric Fiber offers the same speed of descent as of ascent”
Anyway I’m not thrilled…
Back to the drawing board. Swapped the 802.11n for a 802.11ac – Up to 1.3Gbps that’s 1300Mbps 🤩 Same USB3 socket.
You can buy this also form BuyFromUs Frigiliana
But don’t wait a minute…
Getting better 😄
Download speed 31.98Mbps
Upload speed 34.42Mbps
Still not the 50Mbps I would be happy with.
⭐ Just for reference I ran the speed test again with it plugged into a USB2 socked and achieved the same results.
NOW for some major research, off to google so will leave the 802.11ac plugged in 🙂 old school smiley for those who remember.
OKAY i’m back, been shopping again and got this. An Ethernet extender over WIFI. 😕
Note the socket connection, most every computer, laptop or desktop has one (cat5 socket – RJ45 connector) you also need a Cat5 RJ45 patch lead and a power socket close to the computer.
The device is now configured, setup on the wifi and the movistar router configured. Cabled up and ready to test. Come on 50Mbps….