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02-May-2010, 08:07 PM #1
Internet slow after reinstall of Windows 7
Alright, so I just moved from the RC to Windows 7 Professional. I did a complete reinstall, and after having some annoying issues where the computer couldn't find my wireless card, I'm now successfully connected to the internet.

However, now my internet speeds are abysmal! I tried updating the driver for my wireless card, and I know it's not a problem with my ISP or router or modem, because my other computer (a laptop) is working just fine.

Can you guys suggest anything that I can check or update to get things back to normal?

This is very confusing because I had no problems last time I did this, and the computer is essentially a blank slate... no firewalls to mess things up, no viruses... I'm totally lost. Thanks for your help in advance!
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02-May-2010, 09:01 PM #2
Make sure you have the latest correct chipset and network drivers. If no Windows 7 driver exists use the Vista one. I assume you are letting Windows or Device Manager find drivers. That often works, but when you are having trouble like this ...

This is my preferred order for finding drivers:

1. PC manufacturer's web site,
2. Motherboard manufacturer's web site,
3. Device manufacturer's web site,
4. A "drivers" site, such as DriverGuide,
5. Anywhere you can find one that might work,
6. Let Device Manager try to find one.
7. Use Windows Update.
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