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slow wireless internet on windows 7 64 bit machine and befw11s4 router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by vishivishi, May 3, 2010.

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  1. vishivishi

    vishivishi Thread Starter

    May 3, 2010
    Hi there,

    I have a network on linksys befw11s4 router. It has a wired desktop, a wireless laptop with xp, my small netbook with ubuntu and since recently a new laptop running windows 7 64 bit. For all the computers except the newly added win7 machine, the connection is fast. The new laptop, however, experiences 25% of packets loss every other time i do the ping test. When I use skype, it reports the connection is slow.

    The firmware on the router is up to date. When I connect the new laptop through the wired network adapter, the connection is very fast. I tend to think it's some incompatibility between wireless network adapter on my windows 7 machine and the router. Is there anything I can do to improve the connection?

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Since it's a wireless issue from the sounds of it, let's start here.

    Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

    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.
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