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Slow download speeds on wireless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by oldnumber11, Jun 17, 2006.

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  1. oldnumber11

    oldnumber11 Thread Starter

    May 5, 2006
    I am connected to the internet via a cable modem through a Netgear 802.11b router. The router is right next to my notebook and I connect directly through ethernet to the router, but I have two other computers in the house which show good connectivity, i.e, 10Mbps, but the download tests show about "dial-up" rates. When I connect the notebook which is right next to the router to the wireless network, I get the same slow speed. My download tests show 3000 kbps for ethernet and 50 kbps for the wireless network. How do I troubleshoot this situation? Any suggestions.:eek:
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    i would run a few different connect speed test - yoiu can get some false figures
    then make sure you are really at a slow speed maybe time a download

    turn all pc's off except 1 and try -maybe its spyware using the bandwidth

    if wireless open - have a look in router an see how many people connected - your neighbours maybe using your connection unaware

    if wireless secure - take secruity off and try

    get isp to check speed maybe a problem in exchange
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