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Slow WiFi connection w/Dell 1390 WLAN

Discussion in 'Networking' started by noisyhummingbird, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. noisyhummingbird

    noisyhummingbird Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2010
    I have a Dell 1390 Wlan in an Inspiron 1501 running Windows XP. A few weeks ago we upgraded our Internet DSL from 500 kbps to 3mbps. I'm achiving 3m with a hard connection, but still only 500k via WiFi. To see if it was the wlan card, I installed the software and used my husband's Netgear USB wireless adapter on my Inspiron. With it I get a 3m connection. Shouldn't the Dell 1390 be able to handle a 3m connection? Is there a setting somewhere I need to change?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    There should be no reason that your machine can't sustain a 3mbit connection.

    Top suspect would be the wireless drivers, update them from the Dell support pages.
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