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Slow Wireless Internet Speed on One Computer of Three


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#1 evanr12

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:49 PM

I currently have 4 computers in my network running a 1.5d/.3u Mbps DSL connection. It includes a desktop running Windows XP, with a modem and wireless router hooked up to it, a macbook that uses a wireless connection, and two laptops running Windows Vista that also use a wireless internet connection. The desktop, mac, and one of the vista laptops use the full 1.5/.3 internet connection and work fine. However, the other laptop running vista only gets about .3/.3. Ive made sure it isnt in powersaving mode and other settings, and I've tried disabling and uninstalling McAfee on my computer, but it hasn't changed the connection speed.

If I wanted to talk to a technician about it, would I call a Verizon DSL number or a Microsoft Vista one?

Thanks.

I might add that the wireless router is an old 2003 wireless-B Linksys router. I have also gotten a full connection speed from other wireless networks at friends' houses. Would upgrading the router to a newer wireless-G be a solution? if so, why would the other vista laptop run at full capacity on our older router?

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

You may have a wireless channel issue going on.

Are the other 2 laptops connected/surfing when you are having this issue?

When you goto other people's place, do they have newer routers?

I'm not 100% sure if a new router would fix the issue. You could try updating the firmware first. That can be found here for Linksys in the US, just type your model and then pick the revision. You could also try a 3rd party firmware. Found here just look in the lists if your model is listed.

These are just ideas to try before you lay out the $$ on a new router. You'd have nothing to lose from trying.

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#3 evanr12

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:24 PM

The connection speed stays slow when both wireless computers are turned off. The firmware is up-to-date as well. I'm fairly certain other people's routers are newer than Wireless-B, considering I've gotten speeds of up to 20Mbps download and I think the threshold for B is 11?

Thanks.

Also, my router model isn't listed on the 3rd party firmware site you listed.

SOULTION!

We upgraded our router to a $40 Wireless-G Netgear Router and internet speeds are exactly what they should be!

Edited by evanr12, 30 December 2009 - 05:57 PM.





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