Besides distance and house construction, the age of your computer and its components can also be a factor that impact speeds. To maximise your cabled Ethernet connection, we recommend the use of a Gigabit Ethernet card. Customers who subscribe to the 100Mbps Internet service MUST have a Gigabit Ethernet card to achieve the full 100Mbps throughput. This is due to Internet data formatting overheads. Older Ethernet cards rated “up to” 100Mbps are called FE or Full Ethernet and are unable to deliver the FULL 100Mbps experience.
To maximise Wi-Fi throughput, customers on the 100Mbps plan should have ‘3x3 MiMo’ Wi-Fi enabled equipment. This technology allows multiple “streams” of data to flow concurrently to the computer (from the modem) delivering far greater speeds. Customers who receive a Cisco Linksys Router will also be able to make use of the 5Ghz frequency option if their device supports it. The 5Ghz frequency will enable much faster throughput again due to less interference and a higher transmit rate.
Most desktop computers built in the last year have Gigabit Ethernet ports. Most modern laptops, (for example MacBook Pros) have 3x3 MiMo enabled Wi-Fi cards with 5Ghz capable receivers. Check your computers manual or tech specifications online to see if you are getting the most out of your Ooredoo Fibre connection.
If you are considering getting a new laptop to access the Internet over Ooredoo Fibre, you may wish to print these answers to take along to your retail outlet to ensure you get the best software specifications on your new equipment.