25 months ago
So my wifi adapter is TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter. On my motherboard, I have 3 PCI-e x1 slots. The first one being blocked by my GPU. The 2nd one is legitimately like a cm below the GPU and the 3rd one, which is where my adapter is currently plugged in. Reading the motherboard manual, and I've discovered that the 3rd PCI x16 slot, first and third PCI-e x1 slot share the same bandwidth. Signal strength is not great, and usually goes from 3 to 2 bars.
On the other hand, I could see that my Wi-Fi adapter is currently set to the Wi-Fi standard of "802.11b" which is only 11mbps. My router can be set to both 802.11b and 802.11g, but on the settings it only has the b variant. Here are the full specifications of the router (note that this router is approximately 10 years old): https://bc.whirlpool.net.au/bc/hardware/?action=h_view&model_id=1187
Now I was wondering, what's causing my internet to reach around 14mbps (averaging around 1.8mb/s when downloading something)? I'm not sure whether the shared bandwidth PCI-e x1 (note that the other shared ones aren't being used whatsoever) or the wifi standard is the essential factor (which I believe is the problem). I just want a verification of the ongoing issue I have..
And if you need my build: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/p3jfKZ