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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bonbeeno, Jun 19, 2011.

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  1. bonbeeno

    bonbeeno Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2009
    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?....no.....4 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
  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    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 http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_...g_a_Screenshot

    Have you checked the pc makers web site for current driver ?
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    With a test such as Speedtest.net 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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