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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
Ever since I have been setting up internet on new PC's or laptops or introducing new routers to systems, I have read the instructions (I know) and it states to connect first with an Ethernet cable to the Network Adaptor (non- wireless), set up and then initialise Wi-Fi. This is also required when carrying out Broadband speed tests to remove the Wi-Fi from the equation.

Yesterday, I was trying to carry out broadband speed tests on my daughter's Acer Swift 3 and it does not have an Ethernet port!! It's so thin it barely has room for the USB port! Obviously I could not then prove the fault was with the broadband provider as I could not discount the possibility that the Wi-Fi was the issue. Before going through the laborious process of switching between all 13 channels, I wanted a benchmark against which to compare each channel.

What do folks do in these circumstances?
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