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One of my devices is downloading 4x slower than others on the same network
So I have a gaming laptop that I constantly keep docked in my desk. It's an Asus ROG GM501GS, only about 2/3 years old, with some fairly recent specs. There's a few network adapters in my device manager, but I believe it's likely using the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 160MHz for the wifi connection. My internet is provided by Spectrum and the modem is a Technicolor / Thompson / RCA TC8715D, and I'm connected to the 5g wifi on both devices
I just purchased a Lenovo Flex 5 with the Ryzen 7, and to my surprise it's downloading at much higher speeds than my old device. I ran two speed tests separately, same distance from the router, same network, and got 200 mbps download on the new device and 30 mbps on the old one. Both had an upload of around 11.5
Any idea what could be causing this? I had pretty great speeds with my gaming laptop in my last ISP, but have always had these average speeds with Spectrum (I just assumed they weren't great until my new laptop showed me I have been missing out this whole time). The old device isn't old enough for the hardware to justify such a discrepancy, so I'm thinking it's probably software throttling my download speed (although I have formatted this laptop recently). I have all drivers from ASUS and windows update up to date, and I checked to see if I could update my router firmware but couldn't find any options for this