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Wireless DOWNLOAD speed problem (Upload okay)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hpdv2000t, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. hpdv2000t

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    I'm having problems with Wifi download speeds on my new laptop. I have ATT DSL at home and a 2Wire 1000HW wireles modem (64-bit encryption). My desktop download/upload speed ratio via ethernet is typically 5000/600 kbps--tested consistently through different sites, including the ATT speed test page. My new laptop's wireless readings, however, are 100/600kbps--yes 100 kbps for download, 6 times slower than the upload speed! Occasionally, once in a blue moon, the download speed can go up to 900kbps for a few secs and then drops again. The consistent, continual download speed is around 100kbps. Connection strength, btw, is shown as excellent in Windows wireless assistant's tray. (When connected via ethernet, the laptop readings are the same as those of the desktop.) A friend's older Toshiba laptop had 4000/600kbps readings on that same wireless connection, last tested about two weeks ago. I've talked and run several tests with the ATT and 2Wire guys. No help--as far as they can tell there is no problem with the line or the modem. My drivers are up to date. I've installed Intel's Wireless Management Suite to see if it could help, but it's made no difference.

    Any clues as to what might be causing the download slowdown and how I can fix it. Thanks in advance for responses.
     
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