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logging my Vista laptop on to a network kills bandwidth for all users


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#1 TacticalUnderpants

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:49 PM

Salutations Saviors!
 
I have a sony Vaio laptop running vista home premium 32-bit. Problem developed very recently.
 
It occurs when I access a network wirelessly or wired. For about 30 seconds all is well, and I have internet access at normal speed. After 30 seconds, the bandwidth of the network drops to nearly nothing for all users on the network. I.e. webpages will not load or will take several minutes to load the most basic parts of a webpage.
 
Logging my machine off of the network does not solve the problem for all other users. Rebooting the router does not solve the problem either. The only way I have been able to restore bandwidth on the network is to reset and re-configure the router. Then all is well once again, unless I log the problem child laptop onto the network. The problem happens again as sure as gravity.
 
I have accessed three different networks with the same results as stated above.
 
Is there hope?
 
Thanks very much in advance
 
 

Edited by computerxpds, 07 April 2015 - 09:43 PM.
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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:57 PM

In Device Manager Right click the wireless adapter, select Propterties, and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the drop down box. Copy and post the first line in your next post.

 

You can try using this utility. Select Advanced Repair for your wireless adapter in the dropdown box and see if the problem re-occurs.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 02:45 PM

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_04231468&REV_01

 

 

when I try to run NetAdapterRepair I get the following error:

To run this application, you must install one of the following versions fo teh .NET Framework:

v.4.0.30139

 

 

I installed the latest version of mscoree.dll, yet still get the same error



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Go here. Download the driver 7.7.0.498. Click the green download button. It will a bit for the download to begin. Unzip the file to a folder on your desktop. Drag the Vista32 folder to the desktop. Open Device Manager. Right click the Wireless adapter and select Update driver Software

 

  1. On the How do you want to search for driver software? window, click on Browse my computer for driver software.
  2. In the next window labeled Browse for driver software on your computer, click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer, located at the bottom of the window.
  3. Click the Have Disk... button located under the text box.
  4. Click the Browse... button on the Install From Disk dialog box that appeared. Browse to the inf file in the Vista32 folder you unzipped.

Reboot.

 

Note: Before you do this create a Restore Point and a Vista System Repair Disk if have not done so yet.

 

In your uninstall program list is .NET Framework 4 listed?



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:33 PM

That link took me to the Czech Atheros Driver site. The download link gave me a bunch of spam mobile app software. Which file specifically am I looking to download?

 

In my uninstall programs list, I have:

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:47 PM

That was the site I linked to. I never had a problem with it but I have firefox with noscript and adblock. I will download the driver and upload it to my Dropbox account and provide a link.

 

You do not have .NET framework 4. If you want it you can use the web installer here.

 

Edit: Sorry, I did not provide the correct link. Here is the direct link to the driver. 7.7.0.498

 

Edit Edit. If you do install .NET 4 be prepared to install a few security updates after the install.


Edited by JohnC_21, 07 April 2015 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:08 PM

OK. Now have .NET Framework 4. Installed the latest wireless adapter driver as per your instructions. Ran Net Adapter Repair's "advanced repair" on the wireless adapter.

 

The original problem persists. About 30 seconds of connectivity, then nothing for all network users.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

I can only recommend you try to reset the TCP/IP stack and Winsock. I believe this should have been done by the adapter repair utility but you can do it manually. At an elevated command prompt type.

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Reboot

 

If that does not solve the problem, I would PM a moderator and ask to move this thread to the Networking Forum. 



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

Thanks, but no change. I'll get hold of a moderator. Thanks for your help.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:07 AM

You could also restore back to before it started. 


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:50 AM

if I had a back-up to restore to. my fault. thanks for the suggestion though!



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:41 AM

no restore points? I'm not talking reloading windows.


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