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Help me regain sanity...

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#1 duguy14


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:23 PM

Alright so here is the deal:

A couple of days ago I bought a new computer (toshiba satellite m505). It has 4 gigs of ram, 2.0 Pentium® dual core, and the typical intel shared graphics card. So I have been using my schools wireless lately which is kind of shady, but works pretty well most of the time. Anyways - the nearest wireless router is somewhat far away so I typically only get 3 bars in my room. However, even with 3 bars on a t1 connection I am only getting .35 mbps (up/down). But my roomate for some reason (has a sony with 3gigs ram and same processor) has an upload/download speed of 1.3 mbps and he is only getting 2 bars! The only real difference between are computers is his is 32 bit and mine is 64. I know because mine is 64 I am unable to hook up to the school printers but i dont know if this would effect wireless speed or not. Please just help me figure out why my computer is running 3 times slow. I have installed all the windows updates, uninstalled my wireless drivers, and re-installed the most current ones...I just dont know, lol.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:48 PM

Welcome to BC :thumbsup:

Change the channel of your wireless device. Try changing them to 1, 6 and 11 (standard channels in USA). See if it improves your signal strength. Just use hit and try technique. Keep the channel that gives best results.

I hope it helps you :flowers:

Edited by Romeo29, 11 July 2009 - 04:51 PM.

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