What does speed mean in Wi-Fi status

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In network and sharing center, then I click on my SSID, it says my Wi-Fi status IPv4 connectivity internet, media state, SSID, duration, signal quality, and all that but one says speed and it says 72Mbps what does that mean cause I don't have 72Mbps. I have 25Mbps so I don't know. Does anyone know cause I'm really curious.
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  • TheRealRaven
    It's the rated speed of the adapter, not the speed of the connection to your site.

    If you upgrade your networking plan with your ISP, the adapter in your computer could handle a connection speed close to 72Mbs.

    Look at a fuse in a fuse box. It might show that it's rated for 20 Amps, but it doesn't mean that there are always 20 Amps of current running through it.
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  • Subhendu Sen

    The reasons for the difference between the link rate & actual rate is because of high overhead involved in wireless connections while lots of bits used for communicating background technical information other than the actual data you are trying to send or receive and data retransmission.

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  • ToddN2000
    Speed can be a misleading number for a lot of people.
    Try running a speedtest on some site or through your ISP, most will have a link, and you get a closer number but they may also throw in a IPv6 connection. I saw that a s much faster and my router will support it but my ISP does not offer that.
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