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Slow Wireless Connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by WisemanS, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. WisemanS

    WisemanS Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    My desktop computer which is running on XP - when connected to the network, the speed is only 1.0mbps whereas my laptop is connected at 54.0mbps - i have a BT Voyager 1040 so its not like i have a rubbish network card - i have scanned for spyware, viruses etc and nothing comes up, Any ideas on how to speed the connection up a bit? I have good signal strength before anyone comments on moving it about and that. It is right next to my laptop which has 54.0mbps speed - even when my laptop is off - it still stays at 1.0mbps.

    Thanks in advance,

    Simon
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Router brand and model?

    Have the latest driver for the wireless card?

    Using any kind of turbo or speedboost or anything non standard 802.11g on the router or adapter?
     
  3. WisemanS

    WisemanS Thread Starter

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    BT Wireless Hub 1800HG

    Yes i have checked for the latest driver for the wireless card. It used to work at a good speed until recently. No i am not using anything non-standard. Would it be worth uninstalling it and then reinstalling the driver?

    Thanks.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Try bringing it closer to the router and see if it's a range issue.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Suggest you uninstall the wireless driver; shut down the PC; physically remove the card; reinsert it; boot up and install driver again.

    EDIT: if external antenna first make sure that it is securely fastened.
     
  6. WisemanS

    WisemanS Thread Starter

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    John Will: I said in my first post "I have good signal strength before anyone comments on moving it about and that." I also said: "It is right next to my laptop which has 54.0mbps speed - even when my laptop is off - it still stays at 1.0mbps."

    TerryNet: I will try and and do that now, so will get back to you.
     
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