Slow internet speed with USB 2.0 adapter and Dell XPS laptop

Only getting 7Mbps with USB2.0 Ethernet adapter (Dell XPS laptop), vs 70-100 on wireless (same network).

Hello Rich,

Thank you for your message.

There are a lot of factors that go into network performance, and especially internet performance rates. If you have not done so, I would strongly recommend looking at our article…

You may want to try a different test servers, and/or try some other internet connection test services like,,,, and/or during different times of day and see if your results vary. Sometimes the connection from your ISP may become slow due to high demand, so testing at different times of day can help to trace if this is a contributing factor.

If this information doesn’t help, please contact us at with screenshots of your performance results and we’ll help to take a closer look.


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