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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 only achieving speed of 22.0Mbps


I am having issues with my download speeds being limited to an average of 22 Mbps on my home network where I have Gigabit service. I get this same speed regardless of whether I am connected to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. I went ahead and update the Intel Pro Set Wireless software to the most recent version and no change. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great. My desktop that is connected to the same network with a 450 Mbps network card is getting download speeds of 380-400 Mbps. Thanks in advance!

My computer is a Dell Latitude E6430 with 32 bit Windows 7 Enterprise with an Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB of memory.

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Hello aerial_22,

There are many factors that could cause low speeds considering you are using Windows*7 Enterprise, the type of encryption used may be impacting your speed. Check you encryption configuration. Are you using any VPN? Have you check your firewall and/or antivirus configuration. Take a look at the solutions found in the links below that might help you resolve this issue:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm?wapkw=wifi+recommended+settings Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025332.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Resolving Wi-Fi Network Connection Issues

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031509.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Possible Interference by Other Wireless Devices May Impact 802.11n Performance

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-032513.htm?wapkw=intel+wifi+link+5300+and+intel+wif... Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Setting Wireless Adapter Power Management

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/cs-025393.htm What are the Advanced Wi-Fi Adapter Settings?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-029893.htm Wireless Networking — Frequently Asked Questions - Wi-Fi

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-035591.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Current Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030282.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why am I Not Able to Connect at 300 Mbps with My 802.11n Device?