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WiFi is much faster in Windows than in Fedora 27

asked 2018-04-30 13:01:19 -0500

Bart Friederichs gravatar image

updated 2018-05-07 12:56:18 -0500

I am using the iwlwifi driver for my built-in Intel Wireless 3160 WiFi adapter. It all works fine, including 5G, but when I do a speedcheck, I get up to 180MBps under Windows, but only around 25 on Fedora 27.

wlo1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"ETHYMFAST"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:5.18 GHz  Access Point: A0:04:60:BB:1C:24  

          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality=49/70  Signal level=-61 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:352   Missed beacon:0

How can I update the driver, or correct the settings so I get a faster connection?

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answered 2018-05-01 00:50:30 -0500

Rabin gravatar image

Are you connected to the 5G band or to the 2.4G band ? create 2 sperate SSID's and limit each to a single band (2.4/5G) and make sure you are connected to the 5G one when testing.

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I am connected to 5G, see also my updated question.

Bart Friederichs gravatar imageBart Friederichs ( 2018-05-07 12:56:28 -0500 )edit

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