Slow download speed on Lenovo G505s

DangerousPirate

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I just brought the Lenovo G505s and it has been working flawlessly except that it is only able to download at a rate of 15.14 Mbps. Opposed to my other laptop (Sony Vaio) from 4 years ago gets a speed of 33.14 Mbps when downloading. When looking under the "Wireless Network Connection Status" window, I was able to see that the speed indicated on the Vaio is marked 144.0 Mbps, where the G505s is only indicated as 72.2 Mbps. The upside is that my upload speed is very similar on both devices with speed of ~4.4 Mbps. Is this a hardware limitation issue or must I config something on my laptop or router?

If you are wondering about the antivirus I am currently using, it is a combination of Microsoft Windows Defender and Malwarebytes.

P.S. I installed the latest drivers for the wireless card and updated the bios for the G505s already.

Lenovo G505s Specs:

  • AMD A10-5750M quad core processor

    Windows® 8

    15.6” LED HD widescreen display (1366x768), 16:9 aspect ratio

    6GB DDR3 memory,

    1TB HDD storage (5400 rpm)

    Integrated AMD RadeonTM 8650G HD graphics

    Integrated DVD/RW drive

    802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Mbps LAN

    2 x USB 3.0 ports

    1 x USB 2.0 port

    VGA port, HDMI

    2in1 Card Reader (SD, MMC)

    RJ45, 1 stereo headphones / microphone in combo jack,

    Integrated Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ certification

    Integrated 720p HD webcam

    Warranty 1 Year Limited
 

americanbrian

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Your new one probably uses a single aerial on the wifi, your previous one had a dual aerial which is why the speed reported is exactly double. You should be able to swap out the wifi card from your old one into your new one and it should fix it.
 
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