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Computer running erratically, lagging, wifi inconsistent


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#1 Scott3232

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:55 AM

Hi,

 

I have a Dell Inspiron 580 running Windows 10.  I generally use Google Chrome for my browsing.  I connect to the Internet with a Netgear wireless router.  I'm having a few problems:

 

1) The router seems to drop intermittently throughout the day.  The only way to get it to reconnect is to pull it out of the USB slot and reinsert it and it reconnects.  It's a real pain.  I do not have an ethernet hook up available.

 

2) I get page unresponsive warnings associated with Shockwave.  I only have the Chrome version enabled.

 

3) Sometimes the computer hangs up and gets very laggy.  It almost feels like the resources (perhaps memory) are getting sucked up by something.

 

 

Any help would be appreciated.  I don't want to get a new computer if I can avoid it.

 

 

Thanks,

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:54 AM

If you don't get a response here soon, I'd suggest posting over in the Networking forums for some expert advice:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/21/networking/


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 06:15 AM

Hi Scott.

 

Are you using a usb wifi adaptor for you connection? Do you know what spec Inspiron 580 you have? and was it a upgrade to windows 10 or a fresh install?



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:06 AM

Yes, it's a Netgear WiFi adapter.  I can get you the specs for my computer, I just need to know what you want me to provide.  It was an upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7.

 

One other piece of info I can provide is I have 2 USB inputs on the front of my computer.  One has the WiFi adapter at all times; I switch things in and out of the other one periodically.  When I pull out whatever USB cable is plugged in to the one next to the WiFi adapter it always seems to cause the internet to drop.  



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:28 PM

Are their any other USB port you could try?  if not, try using the other one on the front and see if that makes any difference.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:31 PM

Weird situation. 

You might've been DDoSed, but I doubt that. However getting DDoSed does mess up your router and take down your internet or slow down your internet, but since it is related to Shockwave I don't think it has something to do with you being DDoSed. 

 

 I copied your title to see if anybody else on different websites had the same problem as you did. 

 

I found this link > http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2346609/wifi-inconsistent.html 


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:24 PM

Some models of the Netgear wireless USB adapters  has disconnecting problem try installing latest version of the Netgear wireless USB adapter also try previous version of the driver. I myself using NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter this adapter driver has bug that make it disconnect from network even previous version of the driver has this bug there is not much can be done if Netgear wont fixes this bug with new driver.


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