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Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

Q: Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

Hello there,

We have a WRT300N Linksys router (updated firmware) with 2 very recent laptops (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 2.8GHz 3GB RAM 32-bit running Windows 7 - fully updated) connected to our wireless network.

Last week, everything was fine.

Two days ago, the internet connection for my laptop became intermittently VERY slow.
The internet service we have is for 30 mbps. I did a speed test but didn't have enough "juice" to finish the test. Even if I load google.com, the page would time out or say that the server is down. Downloading of email is also intermittently VERY slow. I am unable to play any online games as my connection is not fast enough...

The other laptop works perfectly fine.

I scanned for viruses using Avira, for malware using MalwareBytes and ran diagnostic tests for my wireless card. All seems fine. I called my ISP and they said that all is fine on their side.

We tried unplugging the router/modem and rebooting the computer - no change.
I downloaded Xirrus WiFi Monitor and have enclosed the screenshot as well as my IP config /all.

In my device manager I have the following under Network Adapters (all updated):
1) Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
2) Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
3) Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

My friend says it could be because of Second Life and all the java plugins it requires I could have a problem.

What could this be? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!

Preferred Solution: Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

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Hi, Im trying to fix my girlfriends laptop connection and it is really slow i have updated the drivers and played with the settings on the router and wireless card but still everything is slow comparing to my own laptop or my computer and they are all wireless as well and they are all the same settings, the only thing thats different are the wireless cards.

The wireless card she is using is intel pro wireless 3945abg and the driver is updated! i have tried another laptop in the same location and its fast, the funny thing is it says the signal is excellent but its slower then a 56k modem. The setting match the router settings and all the other laptops in the house work fine.

Even at her house with her wireless internet connection its really slow and its a different router aswell. What is the problem its really frustrating. I do know if too many people are on the router at the same time then it will be slow but it stil happens when she is the only one on it?

PLease help

A:Wireless- slow laptop & fast one why? PLease help

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Hi. I'm trying to get my desktop set up but I'm having trouble with the wireless connection. The signal strength is really low.

The thing is my laptop gets fine signal in the same place. Any ideas?

A:Wireless - laptop fast, desktop slow.

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I have two laptops Dell Inspiron 6000 and Dell Inspiron 1525 connected to internet via wireless network (Netgear Wireless Router model WGR614 v6)

For the pass week or two Dell Inspiron 6000 internet connectivity is very slow. When I tested the wired connectivity it worked well.

I am not able to find out the cause of the issue. I installed latest wireless driver, tried Antivirus, Spyware/Malware. Finally reinstalled Windows XP still no success .

Any help in this direction would be great.


A:Solved: Slow internet on one laptop on wireless network

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Hello all,

Have been searching for days trying to figure my problem but can't find the solution.

ISP provides us with 20 mb/s download speed. Both [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Toshiba [COLOR=blue !important]laptops[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] used to be able to attain this but after reinstalling windows xp on this laptop, it can only achieve 8mb/s. The other laptop will get 20 mb/s whether connected wired or wireless. For the life of me cannot figure what has changed. I have installed all windows updates including SP3 and updated all drivers via Toshiba and Intel websites. It uses the Intel 3945b/g network card and the router is a motorola sbg 6580.

Here is what I have done so far:
Connecting wired will achieve 20mb/s so it has something to do with the wireless setup.
Have tried connecting to router with WPA, WPA2, and no encryption but makes no difference.
Testing right beside the router or 30ft away makes no difference.
Have uninstalled/reinstalled network card but made no difference

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you

A:Solved: Download Speed Fast One Laptop Slow Other

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Ive networked a laptop wirelessly to my router using a Belkin access point, and it works fine.

The problem is that the laptop goes all slow whenever its networked. As soon as i deactivate the wireless on the laptop, it runs fast again. Im using a new access point but i never got this problem with the old one (which was also Belkin)

So my question is, why does the laptop run all slow whenever its networked? Its not just the internet thats slow - clicking something and other common tasks take ages.

All help appreciated

A:wireless network makes laptop run slow

should not be the case, but we need better description of the network.

did you enable ICS and create a lan like this?



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We have 6 laptops and PCs connected via a Netgear wireless/router, all but one laptop is running ok. This laptop is extremely slow when browsing the internet. We have recently installed Kaspersky on all the PCs and none of the other PCs are running slow. Any suggestions?

A:Slow internet on one laptop in wireless network

What download/upload speed are you supposed to be getting? What do you get with Speedtest.net on the problem laptop? If that is with a wireless connection what do you get with an ethernet connection?

Did the perceived speed change when Kaspersky was installed?

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We've recently set up a new access point on our wireless network. Everything (fiancé's mum's laptop, the Wii, and our DS's) connects to the Internet just fine through the wireless... except of course, my computer.
If I move my computer to the other side of the house and use the other access point, it connects fine. The two wireless access points use the same SSID but are (almost) out of range of each other and use non-conflicting channels (6 and 11 - I'm told these are non-conflicting). However, on this side of the house, with the new access point, my computer can detect the access point with a high signal, can connect to it, but cannot connect to the Internet through it.
So far, I've tried:
Turning off all firewalls on my computer.
Assigning a static IP within the address range of the network.

And that's it I'm out of ideas! Does anyone have any other ideas we could try, or know of any security settings that are tucked away which could be causing this? My laptop is on Vista, and normally uses ZAP firewall, though as I mentioned, I did try disabling this.

Oh, I somehow fixed it. No idea how ^^

A:Solved: Everything can use the wireless network except my laptop!

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Hi guys, got myself a new laptop, and it works fine on home network but when I use it at work it doesn't seem to want to play ball.

Using my phone my wifi speeds are 50+ mbs up and down

On my laptop I get a measly 0.5mb/s download and 50+ upload.

What could be the issue here?

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Sheesh. I can find all kinds of help on how to add a computer to the wireless network, no problema, but how do I delete my old roommate's laptop from my wireless network?

A:Solved: How to remove laptop from wireless network

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Here is my setup

Home Computer:

Dell Inspiron 660
64-bit Operating System
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320
CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 8.00 GB (7.88 GB usable)
Windows 7 Home Premium | Service Pack 1

Wired to D-Link Verizon ADSL2+ Router

The Problem

My son recently went on a trip and took my Laptop (Specs below). He accessed the Internet through his Nokia phone and now that he is back, we cannot get it to work in our home. It does see the network but I keep getting a message saying that it cannot not connect. I tried the steps in the troubleshooting section but to no avail. In addition, I checked the router settings to make sure the right MAC address was entered. I also checked to make sure the laptop Internet button was on.

Laptop Specs:

ASUS Notebook U52F Series
64-bit Operating System
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU
M460 @ 2.53GHz 2.53GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 4.00GB (3.79 GB usable)
Windows 7 Home Premium | Service Pack 1

Wireless Network Adapters as taken from Device Manager

Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN
MAC Bridge Miniport
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter#2

TSG SysInfo for Home Computer (Desktop)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Steppin... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop See's Network but Won't Connect

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I have an old laptop, a compaq presario/906US and I want to connect to the internet via the wifi network at the house i'm moving into. What do i need to add to my laptop so that i'd be able to do this?? Thank you.

A:Solved: How to connect laptop to wireless network??

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. Xp home edition service pack 3. I am able to access internet with cable but not wirelessly. I have looked at several posts and tried them but nothing has worked so far. I unplugged the router and reset. I know I am missing something. I unplugged cable and ran an ipconfig /all and saved to a disk. Here are the results. Any help would be appreciated.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Rabbit>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cary
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-D1-44-45
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-F0-75-61-A6
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
C:\Documents and Settings\Rabbit>

A:Solved: My Laptop will not connect to my wireless network

To add info. i am able to connect to an unsecured connection but not my own. It says Validating identity

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I can't get to identify my wireless network. I can get online using an ethernet connection to the router, but it can't identify the network and the wireless connection gives me just Local Only. I have another laptop that can connect to the router, and the Toshiba can connect to other networks. For whatever reason, the issue only appears when this laptop attempts to connect to this router. I've looked for suggested fixes, but none of the following have worked:
Disabling firewall
Deleting network adapters and having windows install them again
Confirming that dynamic IP address is assigned
Confirming that DCHP is enabled
Running KB928233
I've tried every suggested fix I could find and nothing has helped. I have a Clear Home modem connecting to a Toshiba Satellite A215 with a Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter and Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC.

I would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 151125 MB, Free - 84247 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IALAA, 1.00, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: Trend Micro AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Laptop cannot identify wireless network

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A:Solved: HELP! Wireless Network on Laptop says it's connected, but I can't get into IE

I'm having the same issues on my friend's laptop. Can you tell me how you solved yours? Thanks

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my second laptop (with xp) won't connect to the new wireless network i've set up though it detects it.
i tried using the ethernet cable and it works but of course i'd like to use the laptop anywhere in the house if possible.
i've looked around for solutions on the net and tried ticking/unticking various boxes but havne't got anywhere..

can anyone please help?
i'm writing from the laptop that gets the connection

thank you very much

A:Solved: 2nd laptop won't connect to wireless network

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Please, after a stormy night when the lights went out here in Japan, my laptopt with windows vista lost connection to my wi-fi. I am able to find my wi-fi anywhere else (iphone, ipad, other computers) but this laptop won't find it. It finds many others and connects to others, but not my home network!
Please help! Specially because everything is in Japanese too! Argh!

A:Solved: Can't find my own wireless network on my laptop, but everywhere else I can

Is you home network now using channel 12, 13 or 14 but your Vista is set for only channels 1 through 11?

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Hello all,

Here is a (hopefully) brief description of my problem.

I have recently moved and I brought my wireless router with me from my last home. The wireless router is a D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router. I reconfigured the router with a new connection name, password and security key. Upon trying to connect to the wireless network once it was fully reconfigured (no problems reconfiguring whatsoever), I was getting the "Windows was unable to connect" message. Since then, I have been able to connect successfully to the network with an iPod Touch, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and my roommate's laptop. I have tried resetting the router and modem with no success. I can see the wireless network in the available connections list and other networks in my area. I can also connect to the internet through this router manually using an ethernet cable (which I am doing now, to post this message). I submitted my computer's specs using the SysInfo app given at registration.

I will also include an IPCONFIG /ALL as I have seen this requested in other threads like this one. These are the results of that: (note: this was run while connected through the wireless router using an ethernet cable)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kalmah
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : fm.shawcable.net

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A:Solved: Can not connect to wireless network with laptop

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Hi all,

I have a quick (?) question for you:

My step-son has just bought a "Siemens Amilo Pro" Laptop, it had been setup by the guy we bought it from when he brought it around, I was at work at the time and didn't know the password for our Wireless connection. When I got home I found the passkey and tried to connect the Laptop to the internet.

It just says "Low or No Connectivity" and cannot access the internet. I have checked that the passkey is correct (by going onto Belkin's site) and it is the generated key that I was given.

I had managed to set my second computer up in this way, but the laptop will not.

Anyone got any ideas?

Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Solved: New Laptop won't connect to Wireless Network

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Having a weird problem. I'm trying to connect my XP laptop to a [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]home [COLOR=blue !important]wireless[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] network and I keep getting the following error once I enter in the passcode provided by my ISP:

[COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]The [COLOR=blue !important]network[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] passcode needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters.

I have an iphone, 3 ipads, one windows 7 pc and a mac connected to the network with no problems. The password provided by the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]ISP[/COLOR][/COLOR] is 25 characters (letters and numbers). I would hate to have to change the password on all my devices for one Windows XP laptop. I've called Netgear who make the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]wireless [COLOR=blue !important]router[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] and they said the only solution was to change the password for all devices.

Are there any other solutions? Thanks!

A:Solved: Connecting an XP laptop to a wireless network

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Hi all I have another problem with my home network I just set up.
On my wifes laptop which I have set up wirelessly sometimes on vertain games on pogo.com, the game will freeze for a few seconds..sometimes all together.

I know its not pogo cause I can play on my desktop with no probs.

Also is when playing on pokerstars..i am loseing connecivity.

Which also doesnt happen if I am on the desktop.

I went to my ISp site an ran a speed test and nad it is showing a huge drop n speed compared to doing it on the desktop.

The router I have is a D-Link DI 524wireless g

Any suggestions would be appreciated

A:Solved: Slow Speed on wireless laptop

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Hi, i installed windows xp and my whole laptop (dell latitude D600) slowed down. especially the internet (mozilla and internet explorer).

in device manager the following have a yellow questions mark on them:
1.o2 smartcardbus_reader
2.video controller (vga compatitble)

i dont think my laptop being slow is because of virus or spyware as i run frequent scans.

CAN someone please help me my laptop is very slow?*

I also have a belarc advisory report below:

Operating System System Model Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Dell Computer Corporation Latitude D600

A:Solved: installed xp, laptop is Very slow and wireless gone. Help me someone?

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I have a laptop and suddenly the wireless connection ( intergrated into the motherboard) is much slower than it was.
When I try it wired it is fine ( around 9mbps) but with wireless its very slow. I haven't installed any new software or made any changes so no idea why this might be.
I also have tried another usb wireless adapter and still have the same issue.
I also have another wireless laptop and the speed on that is fine.
So the problem seems specific to my laptop and wireless conneciton only.
Any ideas?

A:Solved: Suddenly wireless is slow on the laptop

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Whenever my laptop (Acer Aspire One netbook) is on batteries, the wireless internet is slow as hell. I get max 0.08mps (!!!) when on a 100mps network (but since my laptop only uses wireless-g, it is downgraded to 54mps). Only occasionally do I get strange "speed bursts" where the internet is as fast as my desktop's internet, a consistent 18mps. But when on AC power, my laptop's wireless is fast and consistent, ~8mps. I suspect it is an obscure power saving setting in the control panel that is doing this.

My wireless adapter for my laptop is Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter. My Acer runs Windows XP SP3, has 1gb RAM, and an extremely crappy 8mb video card.
Here is what comes up when I run ipconfig if it helps:


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Victor>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Victors-Netbook
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Ad
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : [I][I'm not telling you:p][/I]
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A:Solved: Wireless is slow when laptop on batteries

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O.K. i run my laptop in safe mode (wont work in normal mode) then i have to let it sit for 20 mins before i enter any program if i dont wait 20 mins then it laods pages, folders and programs super slow and loads from top to bottom. it is so slow i can't type nething i have replaced the hard drive and reinstalled vista. Any ideas will be appericated!

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Hi, I have a windows 8 and whenever i try looking at youtube videos they are slow and show in horrible quality. My dad has his own laptop and the internet is quite fast there so I know there is nothing wrong with the modem. I learned that sometimes its the
drivers that make the laptop slow so i deleted drivers and after that the internet would be fast again but after a few hours it would go back to slow. I dont have anymore drivers to uninstall and i dont know what to do to make the internet fast on my laptop.
Thankyou in advance to replies

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i have the lenovo y50 touch laptop with xfinity modem and linksys router. The internet cuts out from my laptop like every 5 mins, i switch to from each wifi when it cuts out. from the xfinity modem to the router. everything is updated cause i checked already. even the drivers. so i dont know why its only doing this to my laptop and not others

A:wifi on only one laptop is slow, others are fast

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My Compaq Presario laptop has just come back from being repaired and it's basically just like new, my hard drive was replaced etc.
I tried to reconnect to the virgin media netgear router/modem thing to use the internet and it's coming up as unidentified network. It also says it's a public network and local only. It actually connects though, when I put the password in but it can't seem to identify it.
It seems to think the router isn't connected to the internet when it is because the laptop I'm on now (my sister's) is on it as is my step dad's laptop.
I've tried a bunch of solutions I've found online and so far none of them have worked.
I've tried disabling ipv6 I've tried reloading my wireless drivers I've tried turning the modem on/off and resetting it. I tan cmd and tried ipconfig /release and /renew. I downloaded a Microsoft FixIt that didn't work, I uninstalled Norton and then used the Norton Removal Tool yet it still says Unidentified Network.

It's seriously just tiring me out, before I got it sent off for repair it never had this issue and I just want it fixed.

A:Solved: Unidentified Network, Vista Laptop. (Wireless)

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Yeah I cannot connect my friends laptop to my wireless network. The wireless icon pops up saying there are wireless connections in range. Mine shows up in the list. It shows 5 bars. So I click to connect. Type in the passphrase. Then it does something strange. It doesnt try to connect. It refreshes the show all wireless networks again. Then it shows mine. So I click connect again. This time it shows that the passphrase has already been typed in. I then click to connect and then it trys to connect and after a minute or more it stops and shows that it hasnt connected. I have no idea what to do because I have directly connected this laptop with an ethernet cable from the router to the laptop and it connects fine. What should I try to do. I had his girlfriends laptop last week and it connected no problem. Weird.

A:Solved: Cannot connect my friends laptop to my wireless network

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I have:
1. Wireless Modem/Router: Dlink DSL G604T
2. Desktop: WinXP(32bit) latest updates internal ethernet card
3. Laptop: HP nc6220 WinXP-Pro(32bit) internal Broadcom wireless

Connection to internet:
1. Desktop - G604T through ethernet
2. Laptop - G604T through wireless

All is working fine.


I want to connect my laptop to my desktop so i can explore the files on each, through a wireless connection.

Is this possible?

Do I need any other hardware?

Do I need any other software?

How do I do it?


A:Solved: Desktop to Laptop network with a wireless router, is it possible?

You must select a folder on the desktop that you want to access through Windows Explorer

Right click and select "Sharing"

Tick the folder that says "Share This Folder" and make a note of the name

Find the Netwoprk name of the Desktop by right clicking my computer and then properties and "Computer Name" tab

Go to the laptop

Right click on My computer and select "Map networkdrive"

Choose a drive letter

Under "Folder" type \\computername\foldername and click OK

This should open a window allowing you to browse files.

Firewalls can sometimes get in the way so be aware of that.

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I am not tech savvy but i'll try to explain my problem . I was given a dell latitude cpx laptop running windows xp recently with wireless b network adapter. My modem/router is a 2wire gateway DSL . When I brought the laptop home, it did not connect to my wireless network. It was able to find my ssid though, and the signal was weak even if I was close to the modem/router. Anway, someone suggested I switch from WPA to WEP encryption because old network adapters can only detect wep encryption ( or something like that) . So I did, and still no internet connection. i tried to ping yahoo.com and still not working. My DNS and Ip adress are set to automatic and still no internet. This laptop doesn't have an LAN port, so i guess it connects through internet wirelessly only. Someone also suggested i update my drivers for wireless adapter but i don't have the original disc that came along with it. This laptop was able to connect without problem before from a different network but not mine like a week ago.. I also have2 other laptops within this network and I never had a problem with it connecting wirelessly.
ALSo i am using another laptop to make this post, not the dell latitude

A:Solved: old dell laptop cannot connect to wireless network

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Set up new WLAN yesterday and there seem to be a few glitches. Grateful for anyone's wisdom in words of one syllable!

1. First attempt resulted in successful ADSL sharing but the two machines each in a network of its own - now I have two identical networks, and would like to tidy up by getting rid of one. This is something that XP 'help & support' doesn't tell you how to do.

2. Internet access seems erratic for no discernible reason. Every few minutes IE will refuse to connect, or even to open at all, and everything seems to go slow or stop altogether. On the wireless-connected laptop IE occasionally freezes at 'Detecting proxy settings'.

Whinge coming up (no action or response required) - I bought an ADSL router and a wireless adapter card for the laptop, both of which have gone so far down the road of trying to keep the instructions etc simple that they are almost no use at all! Unless everything really does work in 'three simple steps' (and does it ever?) you are left high and dry trying to work out what went wrong - and only TSG is there to help.

Whinge over.


A:Solved: New wireless network - desktop plus laptop, both XP - queries

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I reinstalled windows xp sp3 on a old laptop.
Everything went fine except for internet connectivity.
I have a wireless network to which I connect several computers and devices and everything works like it should.
When I try to connect my laptop to this network, it fails.
Every 5 seconds it goes from not connected to acquiring network address.
I am sure that the key is correct, I am sure that my router is belkin router is wireless G and so is the Ralink RT2500 card.
I am also sure that I have not white listed MAC addresses so my laptop won't connect. Basically I have done every simple thing that perhaps could be causing the problem.
Does anyone have any tips for me?



Here is what ipconfig /all has to say:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : behzad-0e19879e
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ralink RT2500 Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-60-27-E1-62
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :

A:Solved: trouble connection laptop to wireless network

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So my stepsister brought me her laptop last night because the wireless was not working on it. When I opened the laptop I noticed well it looked like one of her children had stepped on teh mouse pad part so it was severly dented in. Which in turn the mouse would not work so I had to hook up a manual mouse. Anyway her switch is moved over to wireless and it cannot find any networks. All of the comp. in my house run off of wireless so I know it is not the router. My question is could the dent where the mouse pad is located on the laptop, could it have damaged the network card/wireless card internally? Or should I just try to manually see if it will connect to the internet through an ethernet cable? Or reinstall windows (hoping that might fix the network driver) because she has a lot of crap on here and obviously its moving horrendously slow...

A:Solved: Wireless network not responding on toshiba laptop

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I've just got a second hand laptop (Advent 7066M, Model No. SIM2000 Notebook PC). I can't work out to my home wireless network. When I go to device manager under "Network adapters", there's a red cross through "PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter" and under "Other devices", there's a question mark with an exclamation mark on top of it next to "PCI Modem". I've tried installing the network related stuff from C:\Applications, but that didn't seem to help.

Please could someone offer me some suggestions for getting online?


A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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i am trying to connect to a network with my dell laptop (win xp sp2).This is the first time ive tried connecting to this particular network, but ive never had a problem connecting to other wireless networks. I have an Intel Pro wireless card , it picks up the network with a very strong signal, but when i click to connect i get the error 'Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. Network may no longer be in range.Please refresh and try connect again'
Ive refreshed , and gone to services.msc to restart the wireless zero config. Its a secure network so i unsecured it as a test but i still get the above error.The other laptop using this network can connect fine.
My ISP told me its my wireless adaptor, (even tho it works fine on loads of other networks - ive been travelling and used so many with no probs). I called dell and they checked it out, we updated the drivers, also uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter. Dell thinks its a s/w conflict between the adapter and the router. I had a spare linksys usb adapter (which worked fine before) so ive just disabled the intel pro and installed this instead..still getting the same error message.
Just some info about the router...we got it from the ISP, they came and set it up.Its a modem and wireless router in one, the make is netopia. My ISP still say its my computer thats the problem ,pointing to the fact that as the other laptop can connect this is proof that the modem works fine.

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A:Solved: unable to connect to wireless network with one laptop

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Hey, my laptop has decided to shut itself off from the outside world
i've tried to reset my d-link router, nothing happened
troubleshooted the fact that it hasnt detected any network connections and all it says is
"Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings"....
i am only 16, and female mind, so you may have to talk to me like a pre-school teacher :>

A:Solved: laptop suddenly not connecting to any wireless network

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Hello, I really need help. Recently my laptop cannot connect to a wireless network where before it always able to connect.
Every time I connect it it will display "window cannot connect to (name of the network)" I don't know what happened. When I use
my phone turning on WiFi, it was able to connect to that wireless network and get internet. I checked my network work adapter and it was up to date.
I even reset the laptop to factory settings and it still display "window cannot connect to (name of the network)" when i try to connect. Details are the router is
a Cisco linksys E1000 router which the network is W2psk-psk. I cannot change or reset the router setting because I am not the admin where i do not know the password to.
I tried everything, please help, thank you. Specs are below.

Windows Vista Home Basic
Manufacturer: Hewlett- Packard
Model: Hp Pavilion dv6000
Processor Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2060 @ 1.60GHZ
System type: 32- bit operating system

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Hey guys,
I just recently bought a new Sony Vaio laptop, it has a built in wireless card and it allows me to connect to a given wireless network. However, once it connects, It will not let me get on the internet

I find this very strange. I've called Sony, Comcast and Netgear...but they both just seem to lead me in circles. I'm almost positive this is an easy fix, but I just do not know what to do.

They tried telling me it's my router, but i'm almost positive this is not the case because:

1. I have another laptop in my apartment that I am using and it works fine with the wireless router.
2. The Sony laptop will not only not establish a working connection to my home wireless network, but it also did not create a working connection to the one at my brothers house, OR at my school.

So I guess I have reason to believe that it is some kind of configuration in my laptop, not a problem with the network.
My next step is taking it back to BestBuy and having the guys at geek squad look at it, but I figure i'd let you guys take a crack at it since you've all been very helpful to me in the past.

ANY help at all would be very very very much appreciated. Also if I failed to elaborate on anything that would help you get an idea as to what the problem is, just let me know, and i'll try to explain to the best of my ability. My apologies if my explanations were kind of vague, i'm not too computer savvy.


A:Solved: Trouble Connecting new laptop to a wireless network

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i have two pcs and ps3 now a new laptop and my laptop internet is soo slow. the desktop pcs internet is just fine but the laptop browsing and downloading time is really slow...

updated drivers for the wireless ether card and still slow

1st pc is amd x64 dc 2.6 gig, nvidia 1 gig vid card, 500gig HD, 4 gig ram wired internet card
2nd is the laptop refirb i just bought, the one giving me problems with the slow internet connection.
1.4gig, 512 ram, 40gigHD wireless internet card

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owen>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 22ms, Maximum = 22ms, Average = 22ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Owen>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=52

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
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A:Solved: 2 pc internet fast, 1 laptop internet slow, WHY???

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Recently I bought a ASUS G Series G53SW-XN1 to replace my old laptop and it uses a Atheros AR9002WB-1NG wireless network adapter to connect to my network. On my older laptop I can get the full download speeds on my network of 500-600 kbs, but on my asus I can only acheive between 70-120 kbs. There should be little to no interference between me and my router and it sits only about 15 ft behind me.

My router is an old linksys wireless router which only transmits a B signal. I know wireless B is considered slow but it works perfectly fine for what I use it for and it works on my other laptop.

Please do not hesitate to tell me advanced methods to solve my problem because I am very computer and tech savvy, just networking is something I don't know too much about. Or just tell me straight if I need to get a new router. If you do suggest a new router then please link me to some.


A:Solved: Extremely slow wireless connection on new laptop.

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(sorry, I wasn't sure which forum to post in). My laptop used to be fast, but now it's really, really slow and it's really annoying if I go to do homework and stuff. When I want to watch youtube videos or any other videos for that matter it always does that freezing thing when it stops every 3 seconds.
I learnt a tip from my brother to prioritise chrome via task manager to make it easier to watch videos but that doesn't even work anymore.
Please help me, it's making things really difficult!

here is some info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) SI-42, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 766 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 75999 MB, Free - 26967 MB; D: Total - 51223 MB, Free - 51129 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NBWAE
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Laptop running extremely slow, it used to be fast?

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Hi I'm not a tech-y person so I'm just hoping that someone can help me.

I recently bought a new laptop it's a Lenovo G40

Intel Core i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz 2.40 GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
64-bit Operating System
Windows 8.1 Single Language
I got home, downloaded and installed Firefox for me to use as my default browser. I got to use it for awhile (about 3 hrs) then I tried going on Facebook and it was taking too long to load. Then I tried it on my phone, it loaded faster than on my laptop. I tried searching (on both devices) random stuff on google (e.g. Miley Cyrus) and it took my laptop about 3 mins to load and my phone only took less than a minute to load. I did a speedtest on my laptop and I got 3.4mbps as a result (that's fast enough right?).

I really hope someone could help me with this because I'm currently student and I have a lot of requirements to do and I can't do that without a laptop and internet.

A:Slow internet on laptop but fast on phone

So, all 3 are on WiFi. Can you run a test with either of the laptops connected with an Ethernet cable and let us know the results? I suspect your wireless router has 802.11N, and that your phone supports it but your PCs only support 802.11G. 802.11N and G don't always play nicely together, and no 802.11G implementations is ever going to deliver 49Mbps of application layer throughput.

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so i have recently got fed up with my laptop, and i think that its time i asked some professionals xD .
i have had this laptop for about a year now , and about 5 months ago it started running slow after i use it for like 5-10 minutes.
i have searched the web but nothing seems to help me much :/ .
i can stream videos clearly for about 12 minutes then they start to lag......... REALLY bad .
and internet explorer is WHOLE different story because it started laggin bad too :/(i use google chrome now).
if u need me to get any information from my comp so u can help me id be more than happy to do so.
(P.S.: this is my first time using this forum so please dont bash me for putting this in the wrong section :/ )

A:my laptop runs fast then super SLOW

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I've had this Inspiron 8600 for about 3-4 years now. I turned it on today and it connects to the wireless network as usual, but when I try to bring firefox and/or internet explorer up, it says that the server is too busy..etc. I've tried other wireless networks that are not secure in my neighborhood. I can connect to the network, but still no internet. I've restarted my laptop. I've disabled and enabled the wireless connection. I've unplugged and replugged my wireless router. My desktop is connected with a hard wire to the wireless router and its internet works fine. Could it be that my network driver has gone bad? Someone please help! Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Laptop connects to wireless network, but internet keeps timing out

How does the 8600 work with ethernet?

With wireless can you access the router's configuration pages?

If you have ZoneAlarm check out the sticky at the beginning of this forum.

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I presently have 2 desktops. One is connected via wireless Netgear adapter. I have the network secured with WPA2. It works fine. The problem is I'm trying to connect my laptop with a compatible (same family) 108 Mbps wireless pc card. I can connect to my neighbor's unsecured network which is across the street and about 400 feet away with a weak signal yet downloads are quick. The laptop is about 4 feet from my router. I finally got it to briefly connect to my secured network and then it apparently lost the connection. I can't get beyond google's home page. Netgear says it's connected but something it preventing the connection.The firewall in the laptop is disabled.

If I type ipconfig, I get:
IP address
Subnet mask
Default Gateway

If I type ping www.google.com, I get 4 timed outs.

I've downloaded Netgear's latest drivers for the laptop.
Suggestions? Operating system in the laptop is XP Home Ed. with everything updated.

A:Solved: Problem connecting wireless laptop to secured network

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