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WiFi on laptop running ultra slow!

Q: WiFi on laptop running ultra slow!

Hi

My laptop has started to run slow on wifi - It used to speed test at around 13 meg consistantly but for the last couple of days its speed testing at between 0.5 - 1.5 meg on wifi

If i plug in the ethernet it speed tests 13+meg

the wireless router seems all ok as all my other devices still run at full speed, Iphone, blackberry,xbox etc

Im hoping this is just a setting problem

Thanks in advance!

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A: WiFi on laptop running ultra slow!

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I am having real problems with my laptop since i had a virus last week. Explorer is running really slow, about 170-200kbs when i used speedtest.net.It is connected wireless using a belkin router and have never had any problems before. My main PC is fine and running at 8MEG+ . Explorer is taking ages to load up and anything with pics takes an age. Last week i removed a trojan virus from the laptop using System Restore then Malwarebytes, super antispyware etc.I use an rkill programme too. I cant even get into safe mode by pressing F8 when it is booting up.

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Help me guys, yesterday I noticed my computer was running somewhat slowly so I decided to restart it. Big mistake. One second after the loading started, a blue screen popped up. I forgot to take a note of the error code, so I'm not sure what was the cause of it, but every time I restarted the PC the blue screen appeared. I couldn't use the computer! So I used the Windows Xp cd to repair the installation. The computer seemed to work, but just a second after the welcome screen, a message appeared saying that my local user profile was damaged or corrupted, and a temporal profile would be used instead, all changes made will then be restored after turning off or restarting the computer. Oh god. Anyway, the PC started to run even more slowly and the recycle bin didn't workedat all. All the files deleted were erased instantly (that seems to be working fine now). I had to manually turn the pc off, because it was taking an eternity to do so. I made a new profile (wich I'm using right now) to see if the problem solved, but it is still running very, very slow.Here is the hijack-this log (tell me if I need to run hijack-this on the other profile, both of them have admin rights):Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:24:03, on 4/3/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

A:Computer Running Ultra Slow

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.

Thank you for your patience.

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I have an Compaq Presario SR5120SC Desktop PC. (Note: I have changed the Hard-drive and DVD Player.)
And I recently a few days ago I reformatted it.
First I reformatted to Windows 7 x86. After a while I realised that my PC only has drivers for Vista, and it supports x64. (It came originally with Vista to)
Even though, when I tried to play games, such as Company of Heroes, which my computer is above recommended hardware. It runs slow as hell and loads forever, its not playable. And I had 1 out-of-date driver for Display.

I reformatted again to Vista x64. This time, all the display drivers are up-to-date, but its the same result when I try to play Company of Heroes.

Driver Detecive says my NVIDIA is out of date, Driver Navigator says its up to date.
I have downloaded the driver from NVIDIA homepage. I doubt the problem lies on this.

I have no Idea what's going on. Please help, I really want to be able to play my games again.

Specs.
DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4400, 2000 MHz (10 x 200)
Dual DDR2 SDRAM, (1gig RAM)
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

A:Games Running Ultra Slow

Originally Posted by Cornholio77


I have an Compaq Presario SR5120SC Desktop PC. (Note: I have changed the Hard-drive and DVD Player.)
And I recently a few days ago I reformatted it.
First I reformatted to Windows 7 x86. After a while I realised that my PC only has drivers for Vista, and it supports x64. (It came originally with Vista to)
Even though, when I tried to play games, such as Company of Heroes, which my computer is above recommended hardware. It runs slow as hell and loads forever, its not playable. And I had 1 out-of-date driver for Display.

I reformatted again to Vista x64. This time, all the display drivers are up-to-date, but its the same result when I try to play Company of Heroes.

Driver Detecive says my NVIDIA is out of date, Driver Navigator says its up to date.
I have downloaded the driver from NVIDIA homepage. I doubt the problem lies on this.

I have no Idea what's going on. Please help, I really want to be able to play my games again.

Specs.
DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4400, 2000 MHz (10 x 200)
Dual DDR2 SDRAM, (1gig RAM)
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS



I can say now that the problem does indeed lie with your hardware, you don't have much RAM, so an extra stick might not go amiss, 2GB is recommended for gaming, also, your GPU (graphics processing unit) isn't really gaming standards, it maybe for the casual gamer (built in games, older games), i'd consider getting a better Graphics card, sorry for the bad news, i know it wasnt the ... Read more

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hello.the past few months both ie and firefox have been running very slow.the other day i got so sick of it i reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows xp.that did not help at all.

here is my pc details

pentium 4 3ghz processor
wd raptor 80 gig hard drive
2 gigs of ram
i have a 5 mb connection with charter,and the laptop my dad has runs great

here is a log from hijackthis,any help would be great

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:31:23 PM, on 11/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\SiISATARaid\SATARaid.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Solved: ie and firefox running ultra slow

Have you tried an alternative to Norton? Try disabling it to see if it helps.
 

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Hi, I bought my laptop 6 months ago. I have a Sony Vaio E-Series VPCEG35EG, It always lags whatever program I use. Please help me, I tried to look for an answer on the forum page yet I'm a bit confused what to do. Please help.

Specifications:

Operating System : Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic with Service Pack 1 64bit (English Version)
Processor Name : Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor 2.30 GHz*1
Chipset : Intel® HM65 Express Chipset
Cache Memory : 3 MB (L3 Cache)
Pre-installed/Max : 2 GB (2 GB (SO-DIMM) x 1) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
SO-DIMM Slots : DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 1)
Memory Speed : 1333 MT/s
Hard Disk Drive : 320 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
 

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Well, I have had this computer for 2-4 weeks and I have had it freeze on me about 4 weeks and funcation very very slow

ASUS nForce2 Ultra 400 A7N8X-E Deluxe
with 120hd ata winxp

I am thinking it might be my HDD because there were quite a few times when I would hear something click as if my floppy drive was being accessed initially or something and the computer would start lagging and the HDD would be accessing like crazy then my computer would just freeze right where it was at on the screen. No mouse response, keyboard, ctrl+alt+del, nothing. Also the HDD light would be on steady after the freeze; however, I am not sure if it was being accessed. I don't remember.

What do you all think? Could a hard drive going bad cause the machine to freeze when a lot of applications are opened? One more thing to note about the HDD. When I am browsing through folders on my computer in the windows explorer every now and then when I request a folder to be opened it will take a substantial amount of time to load in which time my HDD is being accessed profusely.

I hope this information helps.

Please, if anyone has an idea as to what the culprit may be, let me know.
 

A:ASUS nForce2 Ultra 400 A7N8X-E Deluxe running very very slow after installing winXP

All the problems you are experiencing can be caused by the hd being faulty.
You may also want to check the memory is ok, is the pagefile set at user defined or let computer define ?
Have you got plenty of space left on the hd that can be used for the pagefile (virtual memory)
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/74523/how-to-disable-startup-programs-in-windows/
 
Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
http://69.107.93.24/Blog/52015/
 
You could then use that as your primary OS.

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My hp notebook is running slow. I can't practically use it because the system always lags especially when connected to wifi.

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Hello- thank goodness for you all! MY laptop is driving me crazy. I can pick up wifi hotspots, indicator reads "Signal Strength Excellent", yet when i try to get to any web pages, it just searches and searches. I get "waiting for reply" forever, then "connection timed out". When i use my wifi at home, it is fine. Also, most home wifi I can pick up- but not all. I recently bought and installed a more powerful wifi card thinking that would solve the problem. While at a coffee house recently, a young man wanted to use my laptop. He aobut jumped out of his seat when he saw how many processes were running. He stopped a few of them, and the laptop was working fine. So i decided that i need your help in getting rid of the junk. I followed all the prep steps.Thank you so much for the help! Here is the log:[/u]Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:52:41 AM, on 12/4/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\... Read more

A:Running Way Too Slow, Won't Connect Wifi Hotspots

Welcome to the BleepingComputer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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Can't connect to the internet with Toshiba Laptop, was ok before.
The wifi shows ON
When I try to connect "Windows wireless service is not running on this computer"

I have tried turning the wifi on and off

Are there any services required that could have been disabled ?

Probably not related, but if I connect to the internet (w/cable) people taking comes thru the speakers, like a radio, it continues even when the browser is closed.
 

A:Laptop Wifi not running

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Hello,
 
My problem is the following: after a boot up, my laptop can find itself in two states, seemingly at random.
- runs fine: the laptop runs as it always did, no slowdown or anything.
- runs slowly: as the name implies, every program runs slowly, from Firefox to video games (offline, so it's not just an internet connection issue).
As far as I can tell, which state the computer will settle in is set at boot up or wake up from hibernation mode. I've never seen my laptop go from "runs fine" to "runs slowly" while I was using it, even after running all day long. Same way, if it's in the "runs slowly" state it's noticeable as soon as I launch any program just after boot up, and it doesn't get better or worse after using it all day .
Another symptom I noticed recently is that as soon as I launch a game while in the "runs fine" state, I can hear both the CPU fan (shortly) and GPU fan (continuously) kick up a few gears, which I take to mean both CPU and GPU are put to use. This has always been the laptop's behaviour, even before this problem appeared. However, when playing a game while in the "runs slowly" state, the CPU fan will remain quiet and the GPU fan will only go a bit faster from time to time before returning to quiet speed. It seems as if the whole computer gets lazy and don't want to put any effort.
I first took notice of this whole behaviour around the end of March/beginning of April of this year, though in retrospect the "runs slowly" state may have shown up on... Read more

A:Laptop sometimes running fine, sometimes running slow after boot up.

Thanks for the Speccy link .
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Louis

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Hi all =). I'm getting a computer made with a 450w power supply. I'm getting a Geforce 6800 Ultra at least, but the company recommends a 480w supply for this card. I've heard of people having problems with their power supply not being able to cope with this card, but I don't know exactly at what power their power supplies ran. Will I run into any problems with the power supply I'm getting, or should I upgrade to 480w or more?

Don't know if you need this information also, but I think this may also effect my power supply:

Asus K8V SE Deluxe Motherboard
Athlon 64 3400+
1.5 GB pc3200 DDR Ram
120 GB HDD

Also heard that AMD uses less power than Intel or something...sooo I was thinking that perhaps my graphics card will not be affected as much because of this...but dunno. Help would be greatly appreciated =D.
 

A:Regarding Geforce 6800 Ultra, Ultra Extreme, or Asus v9999 Ultra Deluxe

One, Use a title once.

Two, nope nVIDIA GeForce 6800 families or newer REQUIRES 480w of psu minimum, PERIOD. it is not matter how much watts amd or intel uses, what you means that you must have 480w or higher to have GF 6800 working properly.

Recommendation, get ATI Radeon 9600XT or 9800XT, they merely used up less than 350w.

Lucan

You will get better games or things out of ATI instead of nVIDIA due to power usages
 

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Hello! I am very glad I found you guys yesterday. I was attacked by a bad virus which changed a lot of things in my laptop. After getting rid of it, I could no longer go online. My wifi was gone. I called the tech support of the phone company which gives the internet service since the computer could not find their server and after two guys took care of me it was concluded that the language which told the computer to look for the network was corrupted. We deleted the network and created it again. Now the only way I can go online is by hooking a LAN cable to the back of our modem, the laptop does not recognize it has any WiFi, and it even says that it has no network. It lack any other mode of connectivity that I can rig. I wonder if I should get a small USB router and attach it to the thing. I NEED the internet, I use it ever day.
I ran antivirus software after talking to the phone company tech and it said I had nothing, still the machine won't work properly. I posted originally in the Networking section and was sent here.
Can anybody help me? Thank you so very much!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6072 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 436 GB (338 GB Free); D: 29 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 8093
Antivirus: None (I do ... Read more

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I've had this laptop for several weeks and each time I unplug the power cable to use it running off the battery, the wifi connection drops. The timing of when it drops is variable, but this happens consistently. I know from my other devices there is no issue with my Wifi service itself - my other devices remain connected at all times. The laptop will show as either no internet connections available at all (again, not true as my other devices confirm there are), or, my own Wifi is showing on the laptop, but as unavailable. This never happens when the laptop power cable is plugged in. I only ever unplug when there's sufficient power - usually from 100% battery. Please can someone advise?

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Hell! I am very glad I found you guys yesterday. I was attacked by a bad virus which changed a lot of things in my laptop. After getting rid of it, I could no longer go online. My wifi was gone. I called the tech support of the phone company which gives the internet service since the computer could not find their server and after two guys took care of me it was concluded that the language which told the computer to look for the network was corrupted. We deleted the network and created it again. Now the only way I can go online is by hooking a LAN cable to the back of our modem, the laptop does not recognize it has any WiFi, and it even says that it has no network. It lack any other mode of connectivity that I can rig. I wonder if I should get a small USB router and attach it to the thing. I NEED the internet, I use it ever day.
I ran antivirus software after talking to the phone company tech and it said I had nothing, still the machine won't work properly.
Can anybody help me? Thank you so very much!
 

A:Need help with Wifi on laptop running Windows 7 Professional

I was attacked by a bad virus which changed a lot of things in my laptop. After getting rid of itClick to expand...

The chances are very strong that you did not - get rid of it

My recommendation is that you go here
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/...before-posting-for-help-in-this-forum.943214/

follow the instructions in that link and open a new topic in the malware forum where one of our experts will ensure your computer is clean
 

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Hi,

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 510m with Windows Xp ....

It is about 5 or 6 yrs old and quite well used..

Unfortunately it is not running very well lately...

and it is slow at loading webpages at times...

but in particular on websites like yahoo..

I am lately having problems sending emails...

and running videos say on youtube in particular if I have
say more than 3 or 4 webpages open...
Often it will not play video if I have been using the computer
for sometime...

I even have problems posting on even on here....or other forums..
I often have to copy the wording ,open another page and paste.
and post on the 2nd page...to send a post..

Im not sure if it may be my wifi...or my computer....
although wifi appears connected.

Sometimes my computer crashes when using Adobe flash..

I have ran several Antivirus and spyware malware programs over the last few months..
such as Trend Micro...and Avira, Malwarebytes and Spybot...

My Disc is quite full..so this may be one of the reasons why I am having problems...
BUT I have had it almost full in the not too distant past and it had ran reasonably OK..
and I did not have the problems with yahoo or sending emails from yahoo...

sometimes the computer just freezes up completely..and I cannot turn it off as usual..
so I have to switch it off by unplugging it..

It runs reasonable if I only have a few webpages open..and usually after I have reloaded it.

BUt it takes a long time to reload...and I get somethings that show up that... Read more

A:Slow running Laptop running on Windows XP

Sorry for posting the same thread 3 times...

Due to part of my problem... when I try to post... It doesn't not acknowledge..
to me that it posted...and I had to copy and paste it to another open page...

Only later did I see I had posted it 3 times...

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Need help with diagnosing the attached Hijack log;
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:39:46 PM, on 3/14/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMService.exe
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I have installed the most recent drivers for my bluetooth and wifi devices. I have also installed the latest Win10 updates. This wifi and bluetooth problem has been around for a while. If my laptop starts up with bluetooth on, I cannot connect to the wifi until bluetooth is off. Then when i can turn on bluetooth while the wifi is still on. Sometimes, if i turn bluetooth on while wifi is on, the wifi will turn off and there is no possible way to connect to the same wifi connection again (I can connect to other wifi), until i restart my computer. Sometimes when i disconnect bluetooth by going out of range or closing the flap, sometimes it reconnects, sometimes after turning the bluetooth off to start it up again, it just wont start. I have a feeling that running wifi and bluetooth at the same time is sacrificing significant wifi speed.

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Dear Friends,
i have a problem installing a USB WiFi Dongle on my Laptop which is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

To be more specific:

My laptop is HP Pavilion dv5 1160ev and it's running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The laptop works fine and there isn't any problem. It's Wifi Network Adapter is : Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN and it has no problem.

A few days ago i bought 2 USB WiFi Dongles (1. TP-Link TL-WN821N and 2. Netis F2120) which are both compatible with Windows 7 64bit.

Before using them on my laptop i tested the 2 adapters on my desktop PC (Windows 7 32bit) and they work perfectly fine.

Afterwords i tried to install them on my Laptop but unfortunately i wasn't able to make them work. I will try to describe in detail the problems that appear, because they are common to both USB wifi Adapters. (Note i try to install 1 adapter every time... the reason i bought the 2nd adapter is to check if there was a problem with the first one i bought)

The steps i followed were:

A.First TRY
1. Disable the Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN which is on the laptops motherboard.
2. Install the Drivers & the Utilities from the CD Included in the box
3. The USB WiFi Adapters where installed - I checked in the Device Manager (Working Fine)
4(a). The USB wifi adapters cant find wireless networks ( on Network and Sharing Center and Device Manager the USB Adapters appear enable)
4(b) Sometime the USB Adapters appear on Network and Sharing Center Disabled and i can n... Read more

A:Problem installing usb wifi dongle on laptop running win7 x64

Sometimes it helps to unplug the modem/router from the power for a few minutes then restart it as well as restart the computer. Don't worry about using 3rd party utilities to find and log into your network as Windows mostly manages it well enough and it saves you having another program running in the background

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Dear Friends,
i have a problem installing a USB WiFi Dongle on my Laptop which is running Win7 Ultimate x64.

To be more specific:

My laptop is HP Pavilion dv5 1160ev and it's running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. The laptop works fine and there isn't any problem. It's Wifi Network Adapter is : Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN and it has no problem.

A few days ago i bought 2 USB WiFi Dongles (1. TP-Link TL-WN821N and 2. Netis F2120) which are both compatible with Windows 7 64bit.

Before using them on my laptop i tested the 2 adapters on my desktop PC (Windows 7 32bit) and they work perfectly fine.

Afterwords i tried to install them on my Laptop but unfortunately i wasn't able to make them work. I will try to describe in detail the problems that appear, because they are common to both USB wifi Adapters. (Note i try to install 1 adapter every time... the reason i bought the 2nd adapter is to check if there was a problem with the first one i bought)

The steps i followed were:

A.First TRY
1. Disable the Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN which is on the laptops motherboard.
2. Install the Drivers & the Utilities from the CD Included in the box
3. The USB WiFi Adapters where installed - I checked in the Device Manager (Working Fine)
4(a). The USB wifi adapters cant find wireless networks ( on Network and Sharing Center and Device Manager the USB Adapters appear enable)
4(b) Sometime the USB Adapters appear on Network and Sharing Center Disabled and i can not make them enable (on Device... Read more

A:Problem Installing a USB WiFi Dongle on a Laptop Running Win7 x64

The solution was very simple!!

Thnks to the TP-Link Support team the problem was solved.

SOLUTION
1. Remove the Driver and Utility of the TP-Link USB WiFi Adapter
2. Start windows 7 in SAFE MODE
3. Install only the Latest Driver for the adapter
4. And it works!!

Thnks all of you for your help and Support.

Best Regards,
George

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I am experiencing really slow wifi on my laptop. I have the Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235 wifi card in this laptop and running Windows 7 64bit.

When I am close to the router I have no problem, but when about 12 meters away at my desk, my internet speed drops to snail pace even though I have 4/5 bar wifi signal. I have an HTC One, Google Nexus 7, another laptop all working absolutely fine from the same location

I have updated to the latest drivers, I have ran a deep virus scan, I have changed the Wifi channels on the router, and currently using channel 1. Nothing has had any effect. I'm looking for some ideas. Can anyone help?
 

A:Slow Wifi (only on one laptop)

Could you post some information on the type of router or modem you are using to connect via WiFi?
 

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Hi,

I'm having an issue with the wifi speed on my laptop we have just upgraded to virgins "super hub" and my internet speed is now very slow all 4 of my house mates have no issues with there internet speed. My laptop was working fine before the change and works on other networks without any issues. I have updated all the drivers any suggestions?

thanks
 

A:Slow Wifi on one laptop only

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I have 3 laptops, 1 destop, and xbox.

However, only my laptop with wifi is very slow. it just happened all of a sudden. however, it is fast with an Ethernet cable plugged in. This just happened last night. The other 2 laptops run fast with wifi .. Help?
 

A:Slow Wifi with just one laptop?

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The wifi on my laptop is as slow as a snail right now and I have no idea why. Everything else that's using wifi seems to be working just fine, it's just my damn laptop that's having problems. Just going on the internet on my laptop is super frustrating because the the wifi problem. Anyone have an idea what the problem is?
update: I just did a speed test on my laptop and it says in getting 42Mbps DL and 6Mbps UL, but the internet on my laptop is as slow as a snail

A:The wifi on my laptop is as slow as a snail right now

Be sure the adapter is not set to any kind of power saving or efficiency mode in Device Manager. Does it do the same with IE or other browser?

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Hello everyone,
I?m looking for help on an issue i have at home with my laptop starting up. I?m suspecting that my router is the problem.

I have a laptop from work a HP ProBook 4540s. At work it starts up fine, but at home it takes a quite a few minutes before i get the windows log-in screen and another while before my desktop is ready. AFter that, even starting up IE takes seconds more to load at home then at work.

So i found a thread about the same problem here: http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/74332-slow-connecting-wifi-network-start-up.html and thought i might try looking here for a solution.
I just dont want to mess up the settings that make my laptop function good at work.

Thank you already!!!

Here goes:
1. It is a wireless problem
2. My provider is UPC (Netherlands)
3. I?m using a cable connection
4. My modem is a D-Link DIR-655
5. The installed anti-virus is Trend Micro Security Agent

Windows IP-configuratie

Hostnaam . . . . . . . . . . . . : LT-Richard4540
Primair DNS-achtervoegsel . . . . : oviro.local
Knooppunttype . . . . . . . . . . : hybride
IP-routering ingeschakeld . . . . : nee
WINS-proxy ingeschakeld . . . . . : nee
DNS-achtervoegselzoeklijst. . . . : oviro.local

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding 2:

Mediumstatus. . . . . . . . . . . : medium ontkoppeld
Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysiek adres. . . . . . . . . . . : A4-17-31-52-1F... Read more

A:Laptop starting up slow due to wifi?

Hmmm nobody with a clue? ;-)

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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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Having done a broadband speed test with Speedtest.net on my NC6320 with a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG card and my Netgear router, found my speed to be alot slower than thought.
The router incoming download speed is 3.07Mbps which is what we can expect from our exchange from BT line test. My laptop shows to be 1.02 Mbps. My son who also has a NC 6000 with a Intel 2200 his test shows to be 2.73Mbps. and this test is done when we are side by side or just mine switched on or even if I'm sat alongside the router. Both are running XP Pro with SP3.

The registry has been modified/added for the TcpWindowSize @ 64240. Latest driver direct from Intel for the wifi card. The Wireless Network Connection shows 54Mps with a Good/Excellent signal and configured for 802.11 b&g, cannot set for 'g' only as no choice in drop list.

Any tips of how to increase my speeds.

Thanks
 

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speedtest.net with wifi connection on my laptop gives download of 2 MBPS but on my tablet a download of 20 MBPS. The laptop with ethernet connection also gives 20 MBPS.
I replaced the whole modem/router.

I uninstalled the wireless drive and let windows reinstall it (it's 2008 version)
I couldn't find the exact model on Toshiba website to install the drive.

I disabled encryption completely.

Nothing worked.

Could it be firewall/antivirus settings??????

Help please
 

A:Slow wifi on my laptop but not on my tablet

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Hello all im new to the forum and have a issue with slow wifi. I have a hp envy m6-1105dx I have comcast xfinity internet with a Arris TG862 gateway. All my devices on this network get anywhere between 20 to 45mbps download and 11-13 upload. At first this hp was geeting around 42mbps download but now after a lil while its down to 4 maybe 6mbps. I have ran speed test and all wireless devices and are still getting anywhere between 20 and up. I have no idea what is causing that. Called comcast they said everything is working fine on their end called hp said if i had a wifi card issue i would be gettingl imited issues. I have no idea what the problems are why im getting 43mbps then drops to 5 if i reinstall or restore my laptop ill get the speeds back.
 

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Hello-

I just bought an alienware M18x, and set it up a few days ago. To my knowledge, all of the drivers are up to date. Yet my internet is still slow (about half the time). I run a speed test, and it says my download speed is 0 mbps for a few moments, then it skyrockets and averages out to about 8. The upload speed is more consistent, but only at 0.3 mbps. I have centurylink at up to 12, and they've told me that the connection itself is fine. Encryption type is set to TKIP, as this helped before (though it's slow regardless). I can post my dxdiag if necessary. Any ideas?
 

A:Wifi Internet to my new laptop is slow

do you have other PCs on the router and do they work OK ?
all of the drivers are up to date.Click to expand...

sometimes you need to actually update the driver by downloading the driver and installing , rather than just doing an update

also try

Uninstall and allow windows to re-install the adapter and Driver
I would goto device manager and right click on the adapter and uninstall/remove and then restart the PC and let windows re-detect the hardware and reinstall the driver
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Hi all, hopefully you can help. I have an interesting issue I haven't been able to figure out. I have an Airlink 101 AR675W router with the latest firmware installed which is connected my leased cable modem. There is a variety of devices using the network here including an iPad, two Android phones, an HP netbook, an HP printer, an HP laptop, a PS3, etc. Of all these devices, only the PS3 is hard wired to the router, the rest all use Wifi. Only the HP laptop has issues, and I can't sort it out.

The laptop with the issue is less than 6 months old, shows link speed to the router of ~240-300 mbps, but web page loading, downloads, etc are intermittently slow. When it's "acting up", speed test sites show ~1.5 mbps download, yet 3+ mbps upload still. When it's not "acting up", the same sites show 20+ mbps download with 3+ mbps upload. The interesting thing to me is that even when the laptop is running slow, ALL the other devices run normally and are plenty fast at 20+ mbps. Connecting directly with an ethernet cable gives proper speeds. I have also tried rebooting all devices (modem, router, laptop) with no change.

The drivers are all up to date on the laptop, the firmware on the router is up to date, etc. Restarting the laptop as a "clean boot" makes no difference for wireless speeds, nor does safe mode with networking. I have tried temporarily disabling all firewalls with no change also. There are no devices that I have been able... Read more

A:Slow WiFi Intermittently On One Laptop Only

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My laptop is the only computer in the house with slow wifi speeds, thinking it was a problem with the computer itself, I restored it. The problem persists. I connected to another network I found, and everything was fine, so why is it only my computer and only on my connection? Any help is appreciated.

A:My laptop the only computer having slow wifi issues?

This seems to be an issue with your router.

Try tuning off your computer. Unplug your modem and router wait a minute or so.

Plug in the modem and router wait till all lights stabilize.

Startup your computer and see how your connection is then.
Is your wifi though the router encrypted with WEP or WPA? If not someone outside can be stealing your connection causing slow speeds.

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All of a sudden the wifi on my laptop has been really slow lately. I remember before I could stream 720p videos without any buffer on Youtube. Now I'm lucky if I can somewhat stream a 340p without the occasional stutters/buffers. Sometimes I would be getting 39 Mbps or 52 Mbps (if I'm really lucky) , but most of the times I would get either 26-19 Mbps. On all my other devices (iPod, Family Desktop, iPhone) the internet speed seems just fine as they can stream in 720p and browse without any network problems. Also I am upstairs with the router downstairs in the family room.

My results from Speedtest.net - 25 ms, 2.56 Mbps Download Speed, 0.38 Mbps Upload Speed.

This result is VERY UNSTABLE, sometimes I couldn't even get 1 Mbps download speed (more like 0.8). I would also have like 50 ms. I am running Windows 8 Pro with a Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
DHCP is enabled. IPv6 is not. I made sure everything was updated using Windows Update. And I'm only using the windows defender firewall which I made wasn't blocking anything by disabling it and seeing if it cleared up any problems - which it did not, the same thing happened.

Please help me with this issue, its very annoying and frustrating to have a really slow wifi at times and really good at other times.
 

A:Solved: Slow Wifi Speeds on Laptop

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My laptop is the only computer in the house with slow wifi speeds, thinking it was a problem with the computer itself, I restored it. The problem persists. I connected to another network I found, and everything was fine. I tried restarting the router, nothing. Put my other laptop in the same area to check for interference, works fine. so why is it only my computer and only on my connection? Any help is appreciated.
 

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Hiya. For a while I've been experiencing that my download and upload speeds seem to vary wildly while on my computer, however they always seem to be MUCH lower than on my laptop. When using speedtest.net my laptop tends to average around 25 mbps downloading and 15 mbps uploading. Occasionally my desktop will peak and be slightly better (best I've seen today is 37.55 mbps and 19.03 mbps uploading) but the grand majority of the time it seems to hover at around 5 mbps download and 1 or 2 mbps upload. I don't understand why this is. Things I have tried:
Updating to Windows 10 on desktop (not that I am on my laptop)
Updating the drivers for my TRENDnet 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter wireless adapter (tried, no need as they're up to date)
Turning off power saving mode (I don't know why this was enabled on a desktop but it was)
Turning off the windows option to "disconnect this device to save power"
Cleaning in the inside of my desktop tower
Changing my IPv4 DNS server values
And I have also tried running a full virus scan, malware scan and uninstalling every program I installed in the last month

And I know it is almost certainly not interference due to the fact that my laptop sits directly above my PC tower, both a whole floor away from the router, and the laptop does okay. For the sake of checking I have tried moving the laptop to a different room but that is not the cause of the problem. In addition to the speedtest.net results ... Read more

A:Wifi connection slow on desktop but not on laptop

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

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Ok, I have an Acer Aspire 4730Z laptop. I run the internet through my wifi, the service is provided by the apartment complex to everyone. It is an incredibly strong signal for the whole building, and I am right beneath the source so I have always had just an amazing speed on my internet.

The other day, while chatting on Facebook of all places, something happened (what I do not know) and the Firefox crashed. Since that moment the internet has been chugging. And I mean CHUGGING! It takes almost 2min just to load a page. (this is not consistent however some pages load faster) Downloading speeds have all but stopped (I don't know how to check for just how fast they are going) I can't even load up Youtube videos now its so slow.

forgot to add my stats here
Acer Aspire 4730Z
250gbhdd
dual core t3400
2.16 dual core intel processor
802.11b/g/draft-N WLAN

I tried several fixes for the problem, but being a noob I think I screwed it up worse because its even slower than before.

first I used Uniblue registry cleaner and speed upper thing. They just screwed up my computer even worse and it was taking forever just to open a file folder let along load a webpage. I did a system restore to undue that damage.

I tried resetting the autotuning. That did not work I even did an ipconfig/renew release thing. That almost did me in. I finally got the internet running again. still slow.

Help me please! I use a Voip phone and cannot use it because of this problem. Any hel... Read more

A:Sudden slow wifi on laptop (unable to fix yet)

Welcome!

Have you tried a System Restore to a point before the problem?

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Hi, the wi-fi on my laptop has suddenly become very slow (5mbps) and it usually disconnects every 5 minutes and I have to wait another 5 minutes for it to reconnect.

This has only started happening the last 10 days or so.

The wi-fi on my android phone which is connected to the same router runs perfectly with quite high speeds achieved. 50mbps

I have a computer that is wired via ethernet and that achieves speeds of 70mbps.

I have tried reinstalling the driver but nothing happens. If I try 'updating' the driver Windows just says it's the best driver installed.

I have tried reinstalling Windows 10 by reseting it. It has the latest updates.

Is it possible my wi-fi adapter hardware is failing? I thought it would either work or not if it was the hardware.

I have no idea how to solve this problem and it basically means I can't use my laptop as I have to keep waiting for it to reconnect after it disconnects every 5 minutes.

I have also 'reset' the router incase it was a problem with that but was unsuccessful.

I hope someone can help me with a miracle solution.

I'm wondering if I should got back to Windows 7 but I've had Windows 10 for a good few months now and the adapter has always been fine. I'm just worried a latest update has affected it somehow.

Oh I can also use my phone via USB tethering and I get good speeds doing that but I don't have a lot of data so it's not a viable solution.

Thanks for reading,

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Hello,
I have a 2011 Asus k53sv laptop with an i7 processor and 8 gigs of ram. I recently upgraded my wifi card because I had an old centrino 100-n card. I upgraded to an intel 7260ac in order to get better speeds in general. Currently my ISP is giving me 100mgbs download and 20 mgb upload. On my girlfriends newer laptop she is getting around 75 mgb download on speedtest.net, however, when I try speedtest on the same network using my laptop, I max out at 20 mgbs. These tests are done one right after another so bandwidth issues aren't the problem. I have all of the correct drivers for this card installed so I don't think that is the issue either. Any ideas on how to fix this on my laptop?
Thanks in advance!
 

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i recently installed windows 10 on my laptop because of the free upgrade oportunity from microsoft, so i did a clean install on my laptop, i deleted several partitions that were already in the hard drive from factory, so i didnt know what was their purpose so i did it anyways, now i have windows 10 and well while its better im also experiencing a particular issue, at first while i tried to use the laptop like i normally would i was noticing that i had several hardware (devices) unknown , so what i did was use windows update which downloaded a lot of things for my laptop since i did a clean install not upgrade method, that fixed most of the problems i was experiencing, but now im having this particular one, whenever i unplug my laptop because it has enough battery my connection speed seems reduced and doesnt seem to be as quick as it should be, it works perfectly when im using the power connector but i dont see the point on using the power when it has enough battery to work just fine, for watching movies or whatever, this is a problem for me , is there a way to solve this? am i lacking any other software or driver ? i did the power management changes so idk whats going on. help me please    im getting really sad over this.

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Hi all, this looks like a pretty good place to ask for some advice, so thanks for the help in advance.

I purchased an HP laptop today (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10107496&catid=)
and everything is running smoothly on it with no problems, except for the wireless internet. I usually get a max of around 120kbs on an average download on my old XP, but on my new Vista im getting 30kbs max. I found a few suggestions online and disabled my firewall, uninstalled the trial norton antivirus and tried to install an old driver, but it barely improved at all.

It has an Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN wireless card. Any suggestions on improving the speed? Heres what i got when i ran ipconfig /all:

Code:

C:\Users\***>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ******
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth PAN Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-11-11-11-11-11
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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I just bought this laptop about a month and a half ago, and a few weeks ago I noticed the Wifi is slow when my laptop is not plugged in. I looked up the issue and changed my power saver settings so that the wifi would have high performance even when not plugged in to the power source. This seemed to work for a couple days, but now it runs slow again when not plugged in. I went back into the settings to make sure they didn't revert to default, but everything is as I changed it and the problem persists. My internet is SUPER slow when my laptop is not plugged in and works perfectly fine when it is plugged in. I have been unable to find anyone with a similar issue and there are no other settings that pertain to my internet use that I can change to affect any outcome. Is anyone else having similar issues? Is there a fix for this? I don't like the idea of having to keep my laptop plugged in all the time for internet use. That kind of defeats the purpose of having  a portable computer.

A:Wifi Internet is slow when laptop not plugged in, even after...

Hello @SupaBloo, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that the WiFi internet is slow when the notebook is plugged in, and I would be happy to help you! To increase the speed and efficiency of your wireless browsing, I recommend following this document on Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8). This should help run a diagnostic on your system using the Network and Internet Troubleshooter, as well as steps to keep your system on the wireless network. Additionally, I also suggest following the steps below to ensure your power management settings are not interfering withyour network connection: 1. Open DEVICE MANAGER2. Open up NETWORK ADAPTERS3. Right click on the WiFi Adapter for the pc and left click on PROPERTIES4. Click on POWER MANAGEMENT at the top.5. Remove the check mark beside : ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO TURN OFF THIS DEVICE TO SAVE POWER6. Click OK7. Close DEVICE MANAGER and test. NOTE: It may also be checked under the FAMILY CONTROLLER (eg. Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller which would be listed under the WiFi Card). If so, you could remove the check mark beside ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO TURN OFF THIS DEVICE TO SAVE POWER. If the issue persists, I recommend following the steps below, starting with a flush of the DNS: Step 1. Cli... Read more

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So this has been going on for a few months. I have an HP DV6-7029wm laptop that will only get around 3.3Mbps over wifi. I have Uverse with the 20Mbps plan. Now here is what I have tried and nothing has fixed it.

Had Win 8.1 - Did fresh install to Win 7
Have tried 3 different versions of the Atheros 9485 Chipset Driver
Have swapped wifi adapters from daughters laptop
Disabled wifi security
Turned off Windows Firewall
AT&T swapped out my old gateway for the newest one they have

Now thinking it might be issues between my laptop and uverse gateway, I setup a Hotspot on my Galaxy S5 and used my phones LTE connection and was still only getting around 3.3Mbps. Now my phone will pull upwards of 25Mbps on LTE and the full 20 on my UVerse wifi.

Now the one that confuses me is I have a Cisco USB wifi adapter that I tried. And even with the USB adapter Im still only getting 3.3Mbps.

Any Ideas?
 

A:Laptop Wifi is to slow - All other devices on network fine

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Hi there,

I have just changed my router ( to a TP-Link TD-W9980 ADSL2+/VDSL2 router).
Talktalk is my ISP, and I had to swap out their rubbish Huawei router.

I have an issue on my work laptop which is running via my work VPN

Strangely a minute or so after I connect to my work VPN the Wifi icon in the taskbar comes up with an exclamation mark and I get "No Internet" in my 'Network and Sharing Centre' panel.
Despite this showing no Internet - I can surf and use the internet. Odd.

I get this if I connect to either 5Mhz or 2.4MHz bands on the router.
I have tried resetting the adapter, rebooting laptop etc.
I have rebooted the router.
In case this was a DNS issue I have changed the router to use the google Nameservers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4).
The laptop is set to get DNS from the router - as it always has. - according to the networks details panel - it is picking up the google DNS settings from the router OK.
So I can surf OK, but its not that quick.

Why is this working like this?

Cheers

Stagger

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I just re-installed the OS (Windows 7 64bit) on my Folio 9470m.  The WiFi is so sluggish, it is un-usable.  When I run a speedtest.net with a wired connection, I get 25mbps.  When I run the test with WiFi, it starts out at 25mbps, but drops quickly until the test times out before it gets to 100%. -The wireless device is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235.  The driver version is 15.17.0.1.-I had just obtained the laptop and didn't use it much before I re-installed the OS.  I believe the WiFi was fine before I re-installed the OS, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm hoping that this is something simple that I can fix.  Any ideas? Thanks,Mark

A:Laptop WiFi extremly slow and stops working

Drivers are about the only issue that can be fixed without replacing the card. Here is the driver download page: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5271102&swItemId=ob_146625_1&swEnvOid=406... Note the instruction to remove prior drivers first. I would uninstall the wireless from device manager, use advasnced uninstall and remove the existing driver from the system and then reload the driver. Download the new driver and keep track of it as you uninstall since obviously once you uninstall you will not have wireless to download the driver with. If this does not work we need to think about replacement of the card. Have you otherwise installed the chipset and other drivers? 

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