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My wireless adapter gets around 54 Mbps but it constantly drops to 5-18

Q: My wireless adapter gets around 54 Mbps but it constantly drops to 5-18

Hey im having some trouble with my wireless adapter. I know that it is not my routers problem since i have my xbox set up into it and i never get any kind of lag on it same if i hook a pc up to it. Problem is my wireless adapter that is new will start out in the 40-50s mbps. But after a few mins of useing my computer it will make a sudden drop down anywhere from 1-18 mbps. I am the only person useing internet in my household and i have a good internet plan with verizon. Usealy the only way to fix this is to pull out my wireless adapter for a few mins than put it back in. If not i have to just do something else for a few hours and it will go back up again. I am getting a decent signal strength so i really do not understand the problem. Also when my mbps drops down very low it will even go so far as not letting me browse the internet at all. It will say i am connected to local and internet like normal yet i wont beable to connect to anything and i will have to restart my connection again.

Preferred Solution: My wireless adapter gets around 54 Mbps but it constantly drops to 5-18

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A: My wireless adapter gets around 54 Mbps but it constantly drops to 5-18

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. For machines with no Internet connection, download this NET Framework 3.5 Full Package on another machine and transfer it with removable media to the problem machine.
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I plugged in an N-adapter to a USB hub and it gave me a 6 Mbps in www.speedtest.net. I thought this was kind of slow for what the adapter "claimed" (300Mbps). But then I plugged it directly into a computer port and it showed 24 Mbps (my internet plan is 25 Mbps), which I suppose it's pretty close or even "maxed" because it's not really 25 Mbps all the time, right?

Is this normal? Is my USB hub crappy/old? Would it make a difference if I get a new USB hub?


A:Moving N-adapter from USB hub to computer port increases speed from 6 Mbps to 24 Mbps

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I recently experienced a problem connecting to the internet with my Toshiba A-215 S7413 Laptop. I am able to see the wireless signals that are available but when I try to connect to the one I usually use it says "windows was unable to connect to dlink". I never did anything out of the ordinary, it just stopped connecting for some reason.

I have tried connecting to the same wireless with my other laptops and they do it without any problems at all. Are there any solutions to this problem or do I just need to buy another wireless adapter ? I provided a few screenshots 1 is the device manager and the 2nd one is for the ipconfig/all.

I have exhausted all search on this fix and I really hope you guys can help me through this.


A:Help with Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54 Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect that way,. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

If you cannot connect to an unsecured network try ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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My laptop is an Intel Pentium Inside, made by Toshiba.

From what I can tell, my laptop is the only one in the house that seems to have issues with its wireless connectivity. At any given point in time, it will just seem to have issues staying connected, drop the connection for a few moments, and then restore it a few seconds later.

Now, while this doesn't interfere with internet usage very often, this does mean that Instant Messengers and things such as chatrooms are frequently exited out of for me, which has grown to be very annoying.

Every time I move my laptop from one room to another or shut down the computer and start it back up, it drops the connection. Recently, it has even started randomly dropping the connection throughout the day.

I'm at wit's end, and I have no idea what to do. Can anyone help me with this?

A:Wireless Connection Constantly Drops

and welcome to the Forum

The first thing to do is update the network driver . . download the newest one from the Toshiba support site.

Official Toshiba Support | Toshiba

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Hello, I just recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad U310. I'm very satisfied with everything about it... except for one little problem.

It constantly drops the wireless connection, unless I'm in the same room as the router. If I'm in the same room, everything runs super fast, however, if I'm across the house or upstairs (the router is downstairs), it'll drop connection every 20-30 minutes. The weird thing is, other devices (4 laptops & 3 iPhones) work just fine. Even my old HP laptop has fine connection upstairs, so I'm starting to think it's a problem with my laptop's wireless card.

Another thing that makes me think it's the laptop's problem... I was with my dad at a public library using their wifi the other day. My dad's computer ran at an average speed while mine was ridiculously slow.

The card is Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200. I've updated the driver directly from the Intel website, but no help. I've tried changing channels, no help. I'm not sure what else I can do. Is it just simply because the laptop has a weak wireless network card? It can't be the router's problem right? Since all other devices work?

For the next two years I'll be living in a dorm, most likely using a ethernet cable, will this problem still appear if I'm not using the internet wirelessly?

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Core i5, and since the laptop is new, I haven't downloaded/installed... Read more

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Hey everyone.

Thanks for looking, need a little help here.

I can't figure out what is going on with my desktop. It's usually connected via a USB wireless dongle and used to take full advantage of my 50 mbps connection. Now, It varies all over the place from 2 mpbs up to 50. I first thought it was the dongle so I replaced that with a PCI-e adapter that can handle 450 mbps. However, that has not seemed to fixed the issue.

I thought it was the router. Reset that. Thought it was the modem. Reset that. However, my 5 year old laptop runs at 50 mbps all day long. I've used multiple websites to test the connection and I ensured to same sites for both the laptop and desktop. So the only thing that's left is software on my computer right? Driver issue? I just installed fresh drivers for this adapter and still no go.

Although I've enjoyed building and being a PC junkie for the last 25 years, networking it just not my specialty. Any thoughts or suggestions?

A:Wireless speeds vary form 2 mbps to 50 mbps, don't think it's hardware.

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This is an area I have less knowledge on than other areas.

Is there a way to optimise my wireless router/connection?

When I'm in games, it drops me out, but I still have internetivity.

I'm baffled, and I'd like to give wireless a good chance, instead of thinking it is useless. I know a couple other people who use wireless, but don't get dropped, but experience ping spikes.

I gather that my dropping out is a result of some ping spiking, but it's not all because of a ping spike, am I correct?


I put in a DVDROM, to install UT3 and COD4. I had previously done some MS updates and needed to restart after installing COD4. When I restarted the DVDrom was no longer detected. The DVDrom does have power, but it gets cut off, when the Windows Loading screen starts up. Is this a problem I can fix in setup.

Also, my monitor connection worked it's way loose, and I tightened it, is this just a coincidence that I tightened the monitor cable and then the DVDrom no longer worked?

Thanks for any help.

A:Gamer, wireless network drops me out constantly.

I don't know much at all about networks, so I can't help there, but...

about the DVDROM I believe it is coincidence, but you may wann check once more that all the connections are tight on the DVDROM.

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I have a Netgear WGR614v.5 wireless router connected to my Quest DSL internet connection. My HP Pavilion laptop has problems connecting if it is not sitting in the same room as the router. The built in wireless card (Broadcom) will not see the network at all once it is in another room and the card I bought (D-Link) will pick up a connection in various places in the house, but will drop the connection if the computer gets moved my even an inch, sometimes less. It's extremely eratic. Both cards are included in my list of approved MAC addresses, and have the correct WEP password. There are three other laptops (Dell, Tosiba, Apple) that belong to family members or friends that have no problem connecting at all. The network signal is strong throughout the house. The settings on my HP are all equivalent to the settings on the compters that work, so I'm can't figure out why I can't connect. Anyone have an idea?

A:HP laptop constantly drops wireless connection

Hi, did you try without the MAC filter, I had the same problem with my Linksys router and my Dell Inspirion. I disabled MAC filteringand it's working fine.

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HiI hope someone can help me, this problem has been ongoing since the first day i bought it in 2012 december. the wifi disconnects to a 'limited' state. upon checking the device manager, the wireless adaptor is disabled. so i enable it and it gets back on again but no sooner is it on, it drops again. in 2014 i got dell tech to replace a new wifi card. on the spot, he too see how the new card didnt solve the problem. he nevertheless still left with the problem unsolved.recently the problem got very bad to a point it disconnects almost right away when i connect it back. i googled and found theres tonnes of issue with this wireless n2230. i came across a solution (disabling bluetooth). it worked for a day but the same thing came back after.i have done all sorts. factory reset, disabling and re-enabling, update windows and browsers and everything i can think of, its updated. im currently on win8, i do not know what other info i need to provide. i hope someone can help me im on the verge of smashing it out the window

A:intel wireless n2230 drops constantly

My first question would be if you have upgraded to Windows 8.1. If not that would be the first thing I would do.
If you have 8.1 then I am assuming it is 64bit.
What is the make and model of the computer?

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Hello. Tearing hair out here. Been searching threads here and all over google. I have DSL thru Century Link. Router is Zyxel pk5001z. 2 laptops being used. ( well, they were until my MB fried out.) My laptop has Win 7, my girlfriends has Vista.- Dell inspiron 1525. Only had the service for about 2 mo's. My laptop was working fine wirelessly. Hers drops constantly.Currently hers is the only one being used.Sometimes shows the red x, other times just local only.- Drops and reconnects within seconds. I have set channel to 6 and 11. disabled IPC 6 in laptop adapter, uninstalled/reinstalled wireless card in device manager, checked for newer driver, checked for firmware upgrade in modem, set to g/n only, ( no option for G only) connection strenth is full. No wirless phones, no close neighbors, etc. I have read posts indicating the routers are junk, other posts saying Vista has issues with certian routers, but nothing that pinpoints my exact problem. Also, just re-loaded Vista the other day. Had this problem before and after reload. Oh and the laptop works fine hardwired. Please help.

A:Solved: Wireless connectin drops constantly on second laptop

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Hello everyone, this problem has got to the point to where I am not sure what to do next. I am a pc technician for a living so I never usually have problems I cannot fix on my own,

I have a Dell Studio 1745 Laptop and its only a few years old, I recently upgraded my router to be wireless a year or so ago and have had a few d/c issues here and there but mostly has not been a problem.

Recently I have had tons of d/c issues while playing warcraft or browsing the internet in general, anything really.
So I made the mistake of recently updating my WNR1000V3 router's firmware from my laptop's wireless connection. After I did this I saw all sorts of warnings (none built into the firmware itself, sigh) that this was a big no no.

Since then my d/c issues have been horrible but what it does now is my connection will be completely normal then all of a sudden my wireless access point will switch to 'No Internet Access' and it will drop my internet.

The only way I can get it back is to go into the other room and reset the router by either unplugging it, or pressing the reset button on the back, once it reboots and everything, my laptop sees the connection again, and it has Internet Access fine.
Soo I went and made the problem much worse, the lame part of the situation is before I had this firmware issue I was getting this problem anyways.

I decided if I could flash a older version of firmware to the router using my desktop that is wired to the router I could th... Read more

A:Solved: Router seems to constantly disconnect from my network, wireless signal drops

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I have a Toshiba M45-S359 notebook laptop. About every 20-30 seconds, the wireless connection drops off (and immediately automatically reconnects). This is not a router issue because I tried 2 different routers (Linksys and Netgear) and also the wireless connection is perfectly stable on the other laptop I have. There are no interference issues. My phone operates at a very different (5.8 GHz) frequency. Also, the issue exists even when I have the laptop sitting very close to the router. Any suggestions/advice? Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless connection constantly drops - Toshiba Satellite M45-S359 notebook

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Hi there, I've got a problem

Ive just installed Bt Home hub on a friends pc (Hp Pavillion)

I've followed all given instructions and installed both the Hub and the Voyager USB adapter from the software provided.
The little monitor icon comes alive and has an excellent connection strength, and I actually get online but....

*There is no way of browsing the Internet I click on internet explorer and get all types of msn errors acstart16.exe etc...
and there are no other icons Bt or otherwise to allow me to view the Web?

im working on the issues but.. when I re_boot the PC the connection is lost between the USB adapter/ hub/ internet and they do not handshake, I re_install the Hub/router and all is fine again until*
It seems that the adapter needs to be re_found by the pc and or the hub needs to be found by the pc/ adapter?

Additional info, my friend only has W XP Home edition without any reccomended service packs!

Could it be just the fact of not having the correct Sp's?

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Hello, my R51 (2887-32G) randomly drops wireless connection, especially when starting to download large files. For instance, when I try to download iTunesSetup.exe, the download is interrupted. Instead, if I just surf webpages, the problem occurs less.I tried a Live Distro (xubuntu) and this problem does not occur there. The problem manifests with Windows XP (with all latest updates and sp), using the There used to be more recent drivers on intel's website, but I saw that they've removed them. I remember using this laptop 3 years ago with and wireless was OK - no trouble at all. And I do remember I was using the intel driver. Unfortuantely, I have no backup of this driver and upgraded my R51 in the meantime, so I am with the default drivers again. Or maybe SP3 might be the problem? Thanks for any advice! Message Edited by pi4630 on 01-29-2009 10:57 PM

A:Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 3b Mini PCI adapter drops connection

I am having the EXACT same problem on a T41 with the same card. There is a thread in that forum for it. I even tested doing the same as yourself with 8.0.4 Xubuntu.. no problems. I think this is an SP3 issue. I also see that Intel has issued an EOS on this card.. so I would assume we are not going to see anymore updates that would help us out. Please if you do find a solution, post it. I think an upgrade of wireless card if you want to continue to use SP3 will have to be the choice. James

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Been having an issue where the wireless adapater stops working. Sometimes it will come right back... Others i have to reset it..

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 967 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3889 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1816 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460337 MB, Free - 48912 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire V5-531
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter Wireless Network Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
Version . . . . . . . . . . . :
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\oem28.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 24, 2012 7:56:18 AM
Section Name . . . . . . . . . : ATHR_DEV_OS61_311711AD.ndi
Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_168c&dev_0034&subsys_e052105b
Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9

InformationalDiagnostics Information (Network Adapter)
Details about network adapter diagnosis:

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A:Having to constantly reset wireless adapter Win 7

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Hello, I am running Windows 7.  About every ten minutes my wireless network adapter is disconnecting.  I am running Windows 7.  Is this usually caused by a virus of some sort?  It's not like it's on a timer from some kind of script though.  For example it's been working right now at least for the past 15 mins.   
The behavior is inconsistent also.  I say this because when I right click on the disconnected wifi connection (lower right in the tray) and select "Troubleshoot" about every one out of three times Windows will successfully reset the wireless network adapter.  The other two times it says it can't.  Does this provide a clue as to what it is?
Any help much appreciated.

A:Wireless network adapter - constantly disconnecting

Something that will cause this is wireless interference on a certain channel.
Logon to your router and change the Wifi channel (normally auto, channel 6).
Try channels up and down and see if that helps.

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I am using this Netgear RangeMax Push-N-Connect wireless adapter to use the internet and my intranet connection.

However, it keeps disconnecting from my computer and I have to unplug it from my USB port and plug it in again.

It is so annoying so I am going to do something about it. Go on to Windows 7 Forums.

A:USB RangeMax Wireless N Adapter constantly crashing

Quote: Originally Posted by cmckaycm

I am using this Netgear RangeMax Push-N-Connect wireless adapter to use the internet and my intranet connection.

However, it keeps disconnecting from my computer and I have to unplug it from my USB port and plug it in again.

It is so annoying so I am going to do something about it. Go on to Windows 7 Forums.

Hi and welcome

I suspect you are using "homegroup" for networking. On some systems it has connectivity problems. You might want to try "workgroup" instead. Workgroup uses IPv4, homegroup IPv6.


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Every 30 minutes, my adapter will disconnect from the router and attempt to reconnect again. I also noticed that it transfers data EVEN when idle, Transferring a whopping 7million packets when not even surfing the net. What seems to be the problem, why issit reconnecting/disconnecting. Im using Windows XP Sp2 now, adapter model is Tp-link TL-WN821N.

A:Wireless N Adapter Dcing and reconnecting Constantly

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I've never had this issue before with my Linksys Wireless-G PCI adapter model WMP54G. Its not much of a big problem but it is annoying! Connection is great at Excellent but sometimes it just disconnects and then automatically re-connects. It doesn't matter if I'm in the middle of loading a webpage or using the connection in any way either. I've checked for radio frequency interference and there is none in its area. The router is an Actiontec. Also whats frustrating is the connection speed even with an Excellent connection. It tops out at 54Mbps but sometimes drops to 12Mbps or 18Mbps even when there isn't heavy connection activity and the connection runs very slow. Google and web searches have not been successful. Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Wireless Adapter constantly disconnects.

How far away is the access point? What happens if you move directly in front of it? Do the problems still occur?
Are there any walls / Metal objects / fridges (large electrical components etc) between you and the access point?
You can try to swivel the Access Point aerial so it is horizontal instead of vertical or vertical instead of horizontal.

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I just moved into a new place and I've been having a lot of trouble with the wireless connection. There are 4 other people sharing the wireless and none of them seem to have problems, and my phone connects fine, but my laptop will randomly lose internet access while still detecting the network. When I run the troubleshooter it says it has reset the wireless adapter, and the connection will work again, but sometimes only for a few minutes before it craps out. I don't have access to the wireless router itself, so doing anything with that will require asking the landlady (who doesn't speak English well). I had access fine for the first two days after I moved in. I did install a couple of programs after that: 7-Zip and Flash Player 11.2 (since the newest Flash version crashes my Firefox). I don't know if that could have anything to do with it.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on an Asus laptop. After searching around the forum a bit, I followed the instructions in this post and will paste the results here. I don't know if the ping address starting with 206 might be invalid since the post is from several years ago.

Thanks so much for any help!
C:\Users\Lindsay>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lindsay-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
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A:Solved: Windows 7 having to reset wireless adapter constantly

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My Verizon wireless ( cellular air-card 4G hotspot ) modem / router ( jet pack 890l ) constantly times out or only partially loads pages while browsing the internet. Or I get an error that the "server not found" This had happened ever since I got a new PC with Windows 7. I have reset the modem, reseated the SIM card, checked for new soft ware and firmware (none at this time). I have updated my network adapter driver. Checked for a hidden Microsoft mini adapter, none there. Checked Microsoft's support forums for compatibility issues. Nothing has helped. What else can I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942685 MB, Free - 698153 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G3HR7
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peggy-XPS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-CB-38-59-37-EB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Verizon Wireless connection constantly drops connection

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Connects wireless to MSI VR420 laptop OK but only at 54 Mbps.
Should I expect >54 ?

Adapter is RealTeK N (supposed to be 300 Mbps) - router is SMC WBR14S-N4 Barricade N (supposed to be 150Mbps).

Wired to desktop - at 100 Mbps (card is 802.11g)

A:Laptop, N Adapter, N Router - Only 54 Mbps

No, I think 54 is the max in some areas (Bandwidth given to your house). The other numbers are what they could potentially do but aren't even getting that high of bandwidth. But 54 straight still should be pretty fast, is it not?

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XFINITY Comcast Internet
Windows 8.1
Ethernet : Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
Wireless : NETGEAR Wireless Adapter

I've effectively ruled the problem to be ONLY on this computer.

Alright let's begin. I have 2 major problems.

1. Due to a recent lightning storm, I've just recently purchased a replacement XFINITY Modem(unfortunately -_-). The XFINITY Modem before this replacement always had my Ethernet wired connection at a solid 30 mb/s on Speedtest so I know my wired connection can reach those speeds. However, after this replacement modem my Ethernet wired connection is CONSTANTLY capped at 2-9 mb/s (It will never go above 10). This has been happening for a couple weeks now, and I've lost sleep trying to fix it. I've tried everything, literally, virtually, everything. I just don't know what the hell to do anymore. The fact that I even registered to post this thread and one on tomshardware shows I'm desperate enough. I just want to play video games guys :/

2. My Wifi. My wireless connection on the other hand passes the usual Speedtest 100%, 30 mb/s, every single time. The only problem is, and I'm not completely sure how it is triggered, after a couple hours of use on the wireless card my ping will begin to climb into the thousands, and it will stay there until I literally plop the card out, plop it back in. Fixed just like that until the next climb.

I swear, the amount of time I've spent on this matter is mindblowing, I've lost all hope. I refuse ... Read more

A:Ethernet Mbps Cap AND Wifi Adapter Latency Climbing

Really do not know what Bill Gates has to do with anything.

If you had lightening strikes in your area, you need to tell Comcast to get off of their rears and check for any equipment that was fried by a direct or near lightening strike.

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I have a problem with my network adapter where every time I start my computer, The device manager shows the adapter as having an issue which means I have to disable and then enable it in order to make it work. I am tired of having to do this every time I start my pc.

I have windows 7 64-bit Ultimate and the network adapter is part of a Gigabyte M68MT-S2 motherboard. I think the network adapters model is Nvidia nForce 630a but am not entirely sure how to check this.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, checking for driver updates and nothing works.

Please help, or ask for any information you require. Thanks.

A:NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Adapter issue

Here is the support site for the Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 motherboard.

According to its specifications section, it has:

NVIDIA GeForce 7025/NVIDIA nForce 630a graphics/chipset

Realtek ALC887 high definition audio

Realtek RTL8211CL 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet

If you select the "Support & Downloads" section and then select "Windows 7 64-bit", the list of drivers will appear.


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I currently have a 15 Mbps down / 1.5 Mbps up cable Internet connection. However when I go to www.speedtest.net or www.speakeasy.net to test the speed of the connection its only showing like 5 Mbps down / 400 Kbps up speed. But when I download a file it downloads at about 1,400 KBps (note that I said KILOBYTES per second not bits (as in 1,400 KBps = 11.2 Mbps)).

Anyway why do the down / upload speeds on the test sites suck but real file downloads are fast?

A:Speed test sites saying I download at 5 Mbps when I have a 15 Mbps connection?

They just do, don't worry about it.

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I have a sipura 2100 that i use for my voip service through zingotel. i have had several voip routers, and i have noticed that sometimes my local connection status shows i am connected at 10 mbps, and sometimes 100 mbps. i currently have 8mbps comcast cable, and if my network card and phone router only connect at 10 mpbs, i am not able to reach my full one megabyte download speed when downloading from such places as newsgroups. is there a way to set it so my network always connects at 100 mbps?

A:Realtek Gigabit LAN + VOIP Router: sometimes 10 mbps, sometimes 100 mbps.........???

In the network card properties, you can force link speed and duplex.

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We wanted to add another computer to our server so I installed a Cat5E cable, roughly 250 ft long, terminated both ends, plugged directly into the switch and I can only get 10 mbps of speed on my workstation? All of the other workstations get 100 mbps? I've hooked up different computers, but I still get the same end speed of 10 mbps!

A:[SOLVED] My Switch delivers 100 mbps but only getting 10 mbps at my workstation

By the way, im extremely new to this and don't know very much about computers..........at all.............thank you

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My sister's laptop is able to get 300 mbps wireless connection from anywhere inside the house. But my computer is only able to get 120-150 mbps. Is it because of my network card?

Router is Netgear N300.

A:I'm not getting 300 mbps wireless speed.

Quote: Originally Posted by imeem

My sister's laptop is able to get 300 mbps wireless connection from anywhere inside the house. But my computer is only able to get 120-150 mbps. Is it because of my network card?

Router is Netgear N300.

What is your network/wifi card?

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I recently bought a new laptop (Gateway MD2614U), which has an Athros AR5B91 wireless adapter. From all indications, it is supposed to have a/b/g/n(draft) capabilities. I initially had a g router and upgraded to an n (Trendnet 652brp) to get greater range (>30') over what my g router would deliver. To my surprise, the distance and speed were exactly the same with the new router. After troubleshooting with TrendNet and trying different settings, they concluded that my wireless adapter would handle only g speed (it would not even connect when router mode was set to "n only"). TrendNet further stated that the vast majority of laptops come with g wireless to save money and suggested that I buy a n USB adapter to solve my speed/distance issues. I have no problem with this but have to wonder how gateway and others can get away with advertising n capability and failing to deliver on it.

Any advise or enlightenment is much appreciated...confused, abused and feeling used!


A:Wireless n connects only at 54 Mbps

check your computer specs, I'll bet is just set up for wireless G. This is the general rule of thumb that manufacturers set up laptops and desktops. Yes, it's to save money on the low end products. Yes, a usb N adapter is a cheap work around your issue. Most built in wireless N adapters for PC's and laptops are in your high end range with a hefty price to boot. It's all in the consumer preference, you pay for what you get and more and better tends to cost us more.

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My aunt seems to have a problem keeping her wireless connection. This router is on the other end of the house. Are there any better routers or any hardware to increase the signal ?

A:WGT634U 108 Mbps Wireless netgear

How big is the house, Is the router next to any large metal or covered up by anything?

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hi everyone,
i'm looking for the drivers of a compusa 802.11g 54 mbps wireless g pc card

can anyone help..
i can't find them anywhere

thank you.

A:compusa 54 mbps wireless pc card

There is a good possiblity that CompUSA was selling different cards made by more than one manufacturer. It should have an FCC ID number on it. If so you should be able to look up who actually made the card. If you are lucky the card's manufacturer may have a web site where you can download the drivers.

Otherwise post as much identifying information as possible that you find silk screened on the card or on attached labels.

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Hello all,

So i'm kind of at the end of trying to figure this out on my own, so thought i would reach out for some help.

I am having internet speed issues on my desktop PC. i know that it is not necessarily an issue with the router or service, as all other devices get close to, if not more than the speeds we are supposed to get.

When my PC and my Girlfriends laptop are sat next to each other, in the room directly above the room where the router/modem is, her laptop is reaching download speeds of 100mbps+, where as mine has at max hit 18mbps.

My pc has an asus PCE-AC51 wireless network card, and the whole PC was custom and only put together less than a year ago.

Now to explain what i have tried:

-Location - i have moved my PC around, and also moved a wi-fi extender into the same room to boost the signal slightly, although i didn't think that this would be the issue anyway, due to the laptop and other devices having no problem with signal.
-i have fully reset my PC, wiped everything, just in case i has enabled some mystery setting, but mostly just to return the PC to a blank slate to cancel other factors out.
-i made sure all the networking drivers were fully up to date.
-I have (to some degree) looked into the PCE's advanced settings through device manager, and tried taking the wireless mode off Auto and trying all the manual options, all of which led to less than 10mbps speeds. (this is where my tech know-how peaks, and most off the advanced settings in ... Read more

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The new P70 Docking Station constantly drops peripheral connection with. There is never a reconnection, just constant drop sound.I can tell which by the beeps. And the beeps are annoying. I don't know what it is, but it happens every ten minutes or so, sometimes every minute. The only thing connected is monitor, mouse, keyboard. Thoughts on how to diagnose? I've tried watching Device Manager, etc, but can't notice any change (or it's buried too deep)

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The new P70 Docking Station constantly drops and reconnects...something. I can tell by the beeps, so it's annoying. I don't know what it is, but it happens every ten minutes or so. The only thing connected is monitor, mouse, keyboard. Thoughts on how to diagnose?

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Ok to make things as clear as possible:

Equipment Used:
I am using a Belkin 802.11g Wireless Router - "54g"

Along with a:

2WIRE Modem provided by Telstra Bigpond (Australia) [Not sure what model] (it's not a modem/router, just a plain modem)

Now I bought the Belkin router and it's an Australian Model as seen here
The connection from my computer to the internet drops every few mins for a few seconds (About 20-30)

Detailed Life Story:
I had Optus net using a motorola netstream 4200 modem prior on the OptusNet ISP "DSL" network (512/128). After some problems with payment/money issues I upgraded to Telstra Bigpond's ADSL Network (1500/256).

Now supplied with the new modem stated above I installed it normally then attached it to the router once I finished configuring it using the ISP's provided CD.

The Internet was working fine for the first few hours and I didn't notice any dropouts or what ever (Maybe because I wasn't very attentive). A couple days later I started noticing drop outs frequently ie. D/Cing from MSN, Downloads Stopping, Firefox not loading during the drop causing me to refresh, D/C during Counterstrike Games.

Now I thought it was the modem at first so I did the process of elimination and directly connected the modem to my computer (Removed the router from the equation) and BAM no dropouts. Only problem is now my sister has no net! So obviously I have to reconnect the router on to and blah b... Read more

A:Belkin Router - WLAN Constantly drops

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I have an Alienware M14x, Windows 7 and Killer Wireless N1202 Wireless Adapter. My issue is that I'll be on a game server humming along just fine (lets say Minecraft for now) when all of a sudden I notice that I haven't been getting connection for about 7 seconds then. Once its over everythings okay. However, it happens almost once every minute and it lasts for much longer at times resulting in my getting kicked for no response. It doesn't hamper normal browsing but its an obvious pain for gaming. I solved it once before, a while back, but its come back in its original form. I couldn't find the method I used before. All I remember is reading a forum that said to uninstall something from my Device Manager that Windows had added in and once I did it worked beautifully. I think it might have cropped back up in an update or something. But I have tried renewing my IP, turning off power saving on my network adapter, restarting everything, but I can't find that utility to uninstall nor the forum I saw. I could really use some help here...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -1984 Mb (My Discrete is nVidia GeForce GTX 765M)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 704920 MB, Free - 365965 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 07MJ2Y
Antiv... Read more

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For awhile now i been having speeds of 1.0mbps when it should be 54mbps at all times, its driving me nuts and i feel like i have no options left on fixing this issue. Please help.

A:Wireless speeds at a constant 1.0 mbps 16-20% packet loss

where are you measuring the speed ?
can we see an xirrus screen shot
make and model of the PC - have you updated the wireless driver at all
please also post an ipconfig /all

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/cdn/pdf/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-inspectorguide-1-2-1-RevB-6.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running.
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got a newlink 11g 54 broadband router unable to connect to uesing admin as user name & password haveing no joy please help

A:unable to acsses wireless router newlink 11g 54 mbps

Reset the router to factory default settings and you should be able to login with the default user and password.

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We have a number of X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (20JG) w/ EM7455 LTE cards. We have updated all drivers on some machines but we continue to have issues w/ the card at time dropping connectivity to LTE and it not returning until a reboot or a disable/enable of the LTE card.When the connectivity hangs you are unable to ping any IP addresses. This occurs randomly but is seen within an hour of waking up from a sleep.  Lastest driver as of July 29, 2019 has helped some but not fixed the problem. We have tested newer firmware version for Verizon but in those cases when the connectivity issues happen the entire card resets itself losing connectivity anyway. We have tested on Windows 10 1803 and 1903 w/ similar results. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

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Recently , the NVIDIA NForce Networking Controller is constantly dropping connection and when it does , I lose connection to the Internet and I am booted out of my applications. It only happens for a few seconds.

I am running Windows XP Home and SP3

I am running a cable modem to a Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router.

What could be the cause of this and how can it be corrected?


A:NVIDIA NForce Networking Controller constantly drops

This is happeneing to the wired PC and not a laptop connected via Wireless. When it happens I see a small network Cable unplugged popup on the toolbar.

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Good Evening,  I recently purchased a Lenovo Erazer x315 for my girlfriend which worked fine for the first week. Now however the Wi-Fi keeps dropping connection, though it shows it?s still connected and she has to manually disconnect and reconnect to the Wi-Fi. It has disconnected her 4 times in the last hour as I've been trying to google solutions. She did the scan via the diagnostics page on this website and nothing failed. We thought it could be her router taking a dump, but her old laptop has been able to maintain a connection throughout her disconnects. The tower is primarily used for Teamspeak, Archeage, Minecraft, YouTube, FB, and a few artsy programs she has. Don?t know if any of that would affect it. Any help would be appreciated, being that I'm in the military, gaming is our main source of keeping in touch. The constant DC's are kind of aggravating to say the least. 

A:Lenovo Erazer X315, Constantly drops Wifi.

Hi there. Try to reinstall the wireless driver for the computer. QCA Wifi driver: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/Lenovo-Erazer-X-Series-desktops/Le... Realtek Wifi driver: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/Lenovo-Erazer-X-Series-desktops/Le... Realtek Wireless Lan driver: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/Lenovo-Erazer-X-Series-desktops/Le...

I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. #LenovoIN. I don't work for Lenovo.

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Hi, i have been having some problems with my internet connection in that it drops constantly, as in every 20 - 30 minutes or so. I live in a house where there are three laptops in operation but mine is the only one with this problem. i have tried moving to different areas around the house but this still doesnt help and the problem persists. It is even worse when i am streaming something such as a video or when im on skype sometimes dropping out after 5 minutes.
I thought it might be my computer but it also happens on my phone at the same time as it drops on my laptop.
about a year ago my laptop did overheat which damaged some of the components and that has been a persistent problem also but the last time this happened was about two months ago and this problem with the internet has only been present for about a week!
I am at a loss and have no idea what why it is happening or how to fix it. Any help would be much appreciated.

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I've always thought so highly of HP and as such, decided to purchase an HP laptop - an HP Envy 15-K233ca Notebook. I have had some issues from the start and one in particular, is making for a rather unpleasant experience. The wifi connection keeps dropping.  It drops when the system is put in sleep mode, when I surf the net and even after a reboot.   I walked through the issue (and a few others) with HP's  help desk this evening and after 2 hours was met with the same problem.  I am now having to reboot the computer and troubleshoot to try and maintain a wifi connection.  This is my first experience with an HP Laptop and I'm disappointed.  It's unfortunate, but I may have to return it.  I'll be walking over to Apple for a replacement.   If someone from HP can resolve this for once and for all, it would be helpful. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to return the unit. Note:  I've noticed that others experience the same issue.  I requested that HP's Help Desk install drivers to resolve the issue.  If this didn't work after our session this evening, then I'm afraid it may be a hardware issue.  


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A:Wifi drops constantly on brand new HP Envy Notebook.

Hello, Thank you for taking time to respond.  It appears that the box was already unchecked.  Good idea though as others may have this checked and can hopefully look into this solution.  I asked tech support in India to download drivers that could rectify the issue.  It appears to have worked. Thank you again.Madison.

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HI team,
I'm looking for a driver which supports the wireless adapter AR9002WB-1NG in both bands 2.4 and 5GHz (300 Mbps) and Windows 10 as operating system.

My laptop is a Satellite L755-14N PSK1WE

Does anyone know if it is available anywhere?

Thanks in advance.

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I have an HP pavilion m9400f with 6Gb RAM ;2.4 gigahertz AMD quad-core; 802.11n wireless PCI Express card LAN adapter. I am accessing the internet wirelessly through a Dlink router DIR655. when I look at the properties is shows my wireless shows capable of downloading 135 mbps. When I try to download (ie iTunes podcast) it shows it downloading at 300 kbps then drops to 3 or 5kbps then stops. There are 2 other computers on the same system & they have no problem with downloads. I tried getting rid of my Norton 360 thinking that might have been the problem but -no change. Can you help?

A:my wireless shows capable of downloading 135 mbps but actually downloads at 3kbps

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3Com® OfficeConnect® ADSL Wireless 108 Mbps 11g Firewall Router malfunctioning After connect and accessing internet the router show the red light and become hang. Restart the router and it will worked fine but after one-two hours the same problem. I have already reconfigured the router. I have disable the wireless setting. But daily i face a problem. even i search the solution on 3 Com site but i have not found anything there please suggest.

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