Slow Wireless Connection

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WisemanS

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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
 

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?
 

WisemanS

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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.
 

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

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.
 

WisemanS

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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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