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Solved: Internet REALLY slow on one computer

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  1. Mindfreek454

    Mindfreek454 Thread Starter

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    Hi all, I got a big problem that just occurred recently. I reinstalled a wifi card in my desktop in my room a couple days ago. I tried to use this wifi card to create an adhoc network so I could use my laptop since I don't have wifi. Since I tried to set this up, not only did the adhoc method not work for my laptop, but my desktop started running the internet really really slowly. I consider myself to have pretty good patience, but this thing takes like 10 minutes to load one page and its driving me nuts. The computer in my living room runs it like it should, really fast and whatnot. The computer in my room ran great like 3 days ago and I tried many things. Scanned for spyware with spybot (no problems), scanned for malware with malwarebytes (no problems) and cleaned space and fixed the registry with CCleaner. Nothing fixed my problem, so now I turn to the internet. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I run Windows XP, but I don't know my configuration right off hand. Thanks in advance! I also run Google Chrome.
     
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    clarification

    was this before you installed the wifi card
    Why re-installed ? - is the hardware faulty ?

    a little more detail on the Desktop and how connected to the internet

    have you tried a system restore - start>programs>accessories>system tools > system restore - choose a date before the " 3 days ago "
     
  3. Mindfreek454

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    Yeah, 3 days was before i installed it and no, the hardware wasn't faulty. When I bought the computer a while back, it came with a wifi card, but it wasn't installed. So i opened my computer, took it out, then put it back in and used driver genius to get the drivers for it. Then it worked. I ran network setup wizard or something and since then it's been extremely slow.
     
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    take it out and see if that the problem - it maybe a faulty card
    and do a restore to before you installed HW and the drivers
     
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    You're a saint! I was starting to lose hope. I did the system restore thing from before I installed the drivers for the wifi card and now everything's back up to speed! Must be faulty...I don't quite understand how a faulty wifi card could mess with my internet so much though.
     
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    it could be asking the PC CPU for attention all the time and then each time the PC goes to see what it wants it does nothing - so there is a timeout and then the PC CPU carries on - all done at very high speed - but would slow down

    so you could try again.. see what happens this time
     
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    Problem solved. I uninstalled the drivers for the wifi card and now the internet is fast as hell again. Hooray!
     
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    excellent
    so thats without the card and and drivers
    where did you get the wife drivers from

    if your happy and all solved
    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the page of the thread in the upper left corner. :)
     
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    I didn't have the CD with the drivers on it for the card so I downloaded a program called Driver Genius and got the drivers from that.
     
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    maybe it did not find the right drivers or maybe the card faulty

    I have found http://www.softpedia.com/ to be very good for drivers

    if its in the PC we can identify by
    right click on the device with a yellow!
    Properties
    Click on the Details Tab
    Under Property - drop down
    Select hardware ids
    Right click and select all.
    Then right click again and select copy.
    Copy and paste that here.


    The Hardware ID's. VEN & DEV. Look them up here.
    http://www.pcidatabase.com/

    OR

    any marks or information on the board itself
     
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