Here is the deal.
I just moved. I've never used Verizon FIOS (I've always had Comcast), but I had heard good things about it so I gave it a shot, and now I'm kind of consternated about the speeds.
My Comcast plan was 25/15 and actually did have around 25 download / 18-20 upload or something insane.
My FIOS plan is 50/25, but when I went to test it on the laptop, I got consistently only about 9 download / 11 upload via the wireless. This is even after I installed their "optimal settings" fix and rebooted; before I optimized, I was only pulling about 8/10.
Now, I had thought I had tested (and gotten) the 25/18 on my laptop, although it could have been on my desktop. I don't have my desktop set up yet, so I can't test its wireless.
I did hook the Ethernet cable up from laptop to Verizon router and suddenly was getting 60+ download / 30 upload or more. POW. So yeah, the problem is the wireless data transmit.
Is it my laptop WiFi card? I need to get my desktop set up (since I think I have a high-end WiFi card in it) and check the stats there.
technically, it's not a huge deal for my laptop nor for my TV -- it looked like NetFlix ran just fine on my large plasma through the WiFi. But there's no way I can run Ether around the house without it being a PitA. The cable from the basement box is in the exact opposite corner of the apartment from where I'd have my desktop.
Any ideas on what else I can check or whether there's some typical WiFI card issues/protocols that can arise?