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All of a sudden my wireless has become super slow and all of the usual fixes (restart


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19-Jun-2011, 11:01 AM #1
Exclamation All of a sudden my wireless has become super slow and all of the usual fixes (restart
Hi guys,

For the past year my wireless has been working great and I have being playing games/doing homework with no hassle. Yestetday my internet connection became very slow. After countless restarts, router/modem resets nothing has changed and I only get like 5kb of download speed.
  1. Since my internet connection was lost naturally I unplugged the wireless card and re-plugged it, didn't change anything. After that I restarted my computer, but nothing changed. AFTER THAT I unplugged my router, then reset my router to factory settings, which did not change anything.
  2. Since everything was backed up I thought I would reinstall Windows 7 to nuke any hidden problems. After 2 reinstalls of Windows 7, nothing has changed.
  3. Next I had Comcast reset my connection with them which did not help. Though it did help my brothers desktop.
  4. After some more time just fiddling around my connection went back to lightning speeds. Hooorrray? hours later my connection went dead.
At all times my computer will see my network but it either will not connect to it or it is really really slow now.
Computer info:
  • Apple Airport Extreme router
  • Hawking HWUN3 Wireless USB
  • ASUS P6T Motherboard
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19-Jun-2011, 11:56 AM #2
Two things:
Boot up in safe mode with networking.
Any change ?
May we also see:
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

Full details are here

Have you checked the pc makers web site for current driver ?
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19-Jun-2011, 12:27 PM #3
With a test such as what download speed do you get with wireless, with an ethernet connection to the router, and with the computer connected directly to the modem?
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