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Linksys Wifi Router Reduced Speed Problem


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#1 Bayer

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:01 PM

Hi Gurus,

I noticed our WiFi speed reduction from 54Mbps to 11Mbps about the same time I got infected with Winfixer. Winfixer has now been removed from the machine, but this reduced speed issue remains. I don't know if this is an infection, but I've rebooted the wireless router and repaired the connection, yet I still have an 11Mbps connection and anyone else accessing my wireless network has 54Mbps. Google is showing nothing obvious.

Fwiw, the broadband router is a Linksys Wireless-G model WRT54G 2.4Ghz 54 Mbps

Can some kindly, knowledgable soul please furnish my empty brain with an idea of what this may be. If not, I'll continue hacking this end!

Many thanks for reading,
Richard

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:15 PM

Did you happen to start using a cordless telephone? Interference may be your problem. Your drivers could be corrupted but that usually means no connection. But that is easy enough to rule out. Delete you NIC from the device manager and boot your computer. Windows will reinstall it at start. Use the disk to install the NIC when prompted install of the drivers on your system.
You may want to try a different channel to see if that solves the problem. See your manual.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:08 PM

Many thanks acklan.

I tried deleting respective NIC in DM, but on reboot, Windows (XPSP2) auto detects as normal and after a little PnP, it's working as before (still at the reduced 11Mbps speed). This is a centrino laptop btw. I think I'll have to Google some more.

Also, I can no longer get Ctrl_Alt_Delete to operate, so paranoia is kicking in that these two issues are part of the Winfixer infection left in its wake after being 'cleansed' (although I know I sound ridiculous!).

Perseverance is the key I guess; I just thought this reduced WiFi might be a common, unrelated problem is all.

Cheers again,
Richard




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