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Q: Slow speeds on PC which shares wireless network

Hello everyone,
I have 3 or 4 devices connected via a wireless connection, 2 of which are in the same room. Roughly a week ago, my desktop (Vista OS) started to suffer from severely reduced download speeds (5-30kb/s), while my laptop (also Vista OS) which is on the same wireless network continues to run at normal speeds (500kb/s-1mb/s).

I have tried a system restore, scanning for viruses, updating/disabling antivirus and firewalls, connecting directly to LAN, changed wireless interface speed from g to b to mixed, changed wireless channels from 1-6-11, nothing seems to work.

I have a Thomson TG782T router with a D-Link wireless card (which is rather old). I will be happy to post system specs if it helps diagnose this problem.

Please feel free to move this if it should be in the hardware section, I'm thinking it may be a hardware issue.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Slow speeds on PC which shares wireless network

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Hi everyone

We have purchased 2 new HP Elitebooks and both are getting these bluescreens when accessing the network over wireless. I am assuming it has to do with the wireless cards or their drivers but this has now occured even when using just the 3G modem and VPN client

I have attached dumps, if someone could please advise what else i can try as i have already updated all network drivers, vpn software, 3g modem drivers etc

Any help will be much appreciated


A:BSOD when accessing network or network shares via Wireless

Quote: Originally Posted by Metalmilitia

Hi everyone

We have purchased 2 new HP Elitebooks and both are getting these bluescreens when accessing the network over wireless. I am assuming it has to do with the wireless cards or their drivers but this has now occured even when using just the 3G modem and VPN client

I have attached dumps, if someone could please advise what else i can try as i have already updated all network drivers, vpn software, 3g modem drivers etc

Any help will be much appreciated


No DMP files included in upload please try this method
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the ... Read more

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Greetings all,

I have a home network going over a D-Link router. I have two PC's running XP SP2, and a laptop running Vista. When the laptop is connected to the network router with a ethernet cable, it works fine. I can see shares on all the machines, and I can transfer files back and forth.

Now, if I unhook the cable and turn on the wireless, everything goes to poop. The Vista machine can see the "media sharing" icons for the networked desktops. I can type the IP address of a desktop and get to the shares, but I can't see the shares in the network discovery window. The XP machines can't see the Vista machine at all, and if I try to get it to manually, it tells me "You might now have permission to view this network resource..." blah blah blah. It's very irritating.

Here's what I've done:
I made sure all computers were on the same workgroup.
I set up the same user and password on all machines.
I enabled and then disabled PPS on Vista.
I tried setting up the share with the link in the right click menu, and then a different way by going to the properties on the folder and doing advanced setup.
I even downloaded Link Layer Topology Discovery for XP, and it didn't do anything.

Through all of this, I can still connect with a cable and then everything works great. Back to the wireless, nothing works right.

I'm going out of my mind here. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

Jamie Carter

A:Can't see shares on Vista from XP only over wireless - need network genius!

Is the wireless set to Public or private?
To access the network AT home one needs to be private, and to be protected when at the mall or coffee shop one needs to be public.
You can check you settings by Right clicking the network icon and selecting network sharing center.

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Hey all,

Just set up Win7 RTM on one of the machines in our office and I'm noticing something very strange: when we try to open a network drive, it's taking upwards of 40 seconds. You double-click on the drive and then just sit there as the green bar just CRAWLS across the address box and then finally displays the contents of the drive.

What's worse is that it does the same thing every time you change a directory on the network drive.

Opening network resources via URI does the same thing. It's just strange.

I've already disabled RDC on the machine, and it hasn't made a difference after a reboot.

Has anyone seen anything similar? Any thoughts?

A:Bizzarely Slow Network Shares

how about disabling IPv6 support in network and sharing. could you tell us more abt your network setup?

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Hello all,

First off, I have been searching these forums for several days and have seen a number of people reporting slow wireless connections in Windows 7. Which was comforting, knowing I was not alone - but unfortunately I've yet to find the answer in any of the older posts, so I am hoping that making one of my own will help resolve this. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'm kind of out of ideas. Now for the problem:

Initially my wireless speed in Windows 7 was comparable to what I got under XP - mainly 54mbps but occasionally dropping lower, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, I've recently noticed that I am never going about 18mpbs now on my wireless connection, and the actual speed seems to be bottlenecked even slower than that. Example, here is a speed test I just ran.

Here is the results of my ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jon-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : provenahealth.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Ada
pter for Windows x64
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-9A-3C-7A-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Slow Wireless Speeds - Laptop is fine, Desktop is SLOW

I almost don't believe it, because I could have sworn I had tried this in the past. I changed the broadcast channel from 10 to 1 after doing another WiFi channel search and seeing a new network broadcasting on 8. I was still getting good signal strength, but I figured it couldn't hurt. About 30 seconds later my wireless speed jumped back up to 54mbps and this is the speed test now.

Glad its fixed, but I almost don't trust that this will stay fixed. Going to leave this open for a day or two to see if anyone else has any suggestions that I might want to try.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3002 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 216 GB (164 GB Free); D: 16 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1605
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

My ISP is Cox and use their dual band router. I have three hp desktop computers that I have tested and connected to the router hard wired. On each of these I am getting about 60 Mbps which is great and I realize they would get much better speeds hard wired than my 2 laptops running wireless. My two laptop computers are getting about 7 Mbps download speeds and 2 Mbps upload speeds. All the computers are finding the router and connecting fine and all are using the 2.4 band.
I am using Google Chrome browser on all of them. I have also tested them with several speed test sites and they are all indicating about the same results.
So I am not having any issues with the wired desktop pc speed which I expect as they are hard wired to the router.

But the speeds on the laptops are terrible.

When I look at the wireless connection it doesn't show the 5.0 band. I don't know how to get that to show up on the available connections. If I could set them to use the 5.0 band I would think that would make some difference, right? There are... Read more

A:very slow wireless speeds...

You didn't describe your dual band wireless router, but I'm guessing it's capable of using both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands.
If it is, it should be set up to use the faster 5 GHz wireless band.

Does the built-in wireless adapter in each of your laptops support both bands?
If they don't, changing the bandwidth capability setting from 20 MHz to 40 MHz may help.


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I have a D-Link wireless G router (DI-524). Connected wirelessly are 2 Dell laptops running Vista (a Brother multi-function printer is connected via wire to the D-Link).

I've been testing my speeds at speedtest.net and both laptops are getting around 1.8 mbps download and 7.0 mbps upload. While these speeds are not too shabby, I can get 15 mbps download when connected via ethernet cable to the router! Upload speeds don't vary as much, as I only improve to 9 mbps when I plug-in (vs. 7 wireless). Any idea why my wireless download speeds are so slow?

Right now I'm on channel 6. I've tried 1,3, 6, 9, and 11. It doesn't help. When I move a laptop to literally inches from the router, my speeds improve from 1.8 to 3, but still nowhere near 15. I have no cordless phones, the router is near no other electronics except the cable modem (and maybe 4 feet from an LCD computer monitor and the printer/copier). The router has the latest firmware and is set to operate in G-only mode. Any thoughts on how to improve my speed? I'd love to take advantage of the full 15 mbps I'm able to pull from Comcast!

Many thanks!

A:Slow wireless speeds

If the H/W version of that router is C you may just have a junky router. Whatever the version reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure. Sometimes that helps.

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i JUST restored my OS to Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, computer is a Dell Inspiron N7110 with an [email protected] and 6GB ram..after installing fresh drivers from the dell site, i'm getting very very slow wireless speeds.

Ookla wired speed - 88Mb/s down 12Mb/s up ping @ 28ms
Ookla wireless speed - 3.30Mb/s down 11.96Mb/s up ping @ 28ms.

System info:
Processor: see it averaging about 30% steadily, with 5 IE windows open, none displaying anything but plain text
Memory: Averaging 50-52% with the same windows open
Disk: fluctuating between 0-50
Network: fluctuating between 0-70Kbps (Chrome being highest in PID)

Does the system info look normal? and any idea why my wireless is so slow?

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i JUST restored my OS to Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, computer is a Dell Inspiron N7110 with an [email protected] and 6GB ram..after installing fresh drivers from the dell site, i'm getting very very slow wireless speeds.

Ookla wired speed - 88Mb/s down 12Mb/s up ping @ 28ms
Ookla wireless speed - 3.30Mb/s down 11.96Mb/s up ping @ 28ms.

System info:
Processor: see it averaging about 30% steadily, with 5 IE windows open, none displaying anything but plain text
Memory: Averaging 50-52% with the same windows open
Disk: fluctuating between 0-50
Network: fluctuating between 0-70Kbps (Chrome being highest in PID)

Does the system info look normal? and any idea why my wireless is so slow?

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My wife has an old laptop running Vista with a built in G network access. I bought and installed a Linksys wireless-N USB Network Adapter with dual-band (model WUSB600N) to connect with our N network. It worked quite well connecting with a signal strength of 5 bars (excellent) and a speed of 270 MBS. The old computer finally gave up, but my wife loved that machine set-up, so I transfered its hard drive to a Toshiba Satelite A135-54487 and reinstalled the N adapter.

Everything works fine except the N network connection which is now at a signal strength of 2 bars (fair) and a speed of 39 Mbs. What should I do?
John Boyes

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Currently have a WiFi network setup for internet. Both computers connect to the router via WiFi Dongles. Which is running no problems.

Each computer is then plugged into a network switch (cheap 4 port stand alone unit) via Ethernet cables (gigabit ports) and into the switch I have also have a WD My Cloud.

Having various issues, such as unidentified network, network being defaulted back to public, the ip addresses I have assigned being reset to obtain automatically and only getting transfer speeds of 3MB/s

Running windows 10. No home group/work group setup, have 1 drive on the other computer shared and mapped as a network drive.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


A:LAN Network Slow speeds

update, problem fix with the following. Thanks 100MB/s on large files

Originally Posted by liqetsia911

This seemed to work for me:

Disabling “Large Send Offload (LSO)”

Large Send Offload is a technique of improving network performance while at the same time reducing CPU overhead. Apparently it does not work very well, so it was suggested to disable it. If you would like to know about LSO, check this MSDN article from 2001 (Task Offload (NDIS 5.1) (Windows Drivers)).

LSO is an option located in a Device Manager under your network adapter, so this solution requires Administrator Privileges.

Follow these steps:
1.Open Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties
2.Under Control Panel Home located on the left side of the window click on Device Manager
3.You will get a list of all devices on your machine. Expand Network Adapters.
4.Find your Network Card and double-click on it.
5.Select Advanced tab. You will get a list filled with different options.
6.Select Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4) and set the value to Disabled
7.Do the same for Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6) if it is available
8.Click OK

After clicking OK, tried to send a file over the LAN network. Transfer speed started very slow, but it was gradually picking up speed. Decided to restart the computer and try to send that file again and this time it worked like a charm.

Now that sending of files worked as it should, also checked speed for receivi... Read more

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I'm using a hub and have 2 different computers hooked up to it, mine being the server. I don't know what kind of network you would classify it as but I'm using it to ftp files to different computers, hope this makes since. But anyway, whenever I hook the cable directly computer to computer I get transfer speeds of about 9-10mb but whenever I run it through the hub I don't get anything over 1mb. Anyone have any idea why the hub would be slowing things down?


A:Slow Network Speeds

Replace it with a 10/100 switch or if you are on broadband, a router with built-in 10/100 switch.

Hubs let through selective traffic from one user at a time, whereas switches let through all traffic simultaneously.

It also sounds as if you have some slow 10MB NICs. Replace these with 10/100 NICs

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Hi Guys,

Having a problem with by broadband speeds. I'm using a USB wireless adaptor as my on board adaptor stopped working a while ago, Have had no issues since and getting speeds between 40-50mbps.

Last week the speed plummeted to around 3-4mbps for no real reason. I bought a new USB adaptor and still the same. I did briefly turn the on-board adaptor back on and the speeds went back up so I know it's not the broadband itself.

Any suggestions?

Kind Regards

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My download speeds are very slow I've replaced my old router that recently died, and also gave me slow download speed out of nowhere, I dont know what the problem is now??

A:Wireless Download Speeds Slow! Help!

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My girlfriend and I bought two notebooks about one year ago. They have the same built in wireless hardware. For some reason, her notebook is freakin fast on internet connection, and mine is mostly slow. I can have both of them running side by side and hers just whoops my butt. I have a netgear wireless router, and it works fine for hers. Any ideas that I could try? All the settings seem to be the same. Thanks a lot!

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Hope someone can help.
At work using a wireless connection to access a drive on a Server running Windows 2003 Server it takes forever to get folders and files to open. I watch the progress bar and i see it working its way slowly across. Same setup on my xp laptop files and folders open immeadately. I am using Spysweeper and Trend Micro Antivirus on the Vista Laptop and Norton on the XP laptop

Thanks in advance for any help

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Hello, I am using a Belkin Wireless Router (F5D7230-4 6000), which I have a great signal to, 90%, and in the morning 10am till about 2-3pm in the afternoon the speed is great, I play some online games and my ping is always below 100ms. Then everyday around 4-5pm the speed gets really weak, and my ping goes to 400ms +, and around 7-9pm I can barely browse the web with the slow speeds. The router is WPA secured and only has me and 3 other computers connected to it. I am using a linksys WMP54GX Wireless adapter with updated firmware, and the router's firmware has been updated also...

So if anyone can give me some ideas or tests, or something I can do to find the problem it would be greatly appreciated.


I found this in the firewall log...I went to the IP address's and have never been there before, why are they attacking me?

Firewall log:
Mon Nov 5 04:21:20 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 04:55:15 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 12:14:04 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:36:50 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:37:51 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:46:30 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Nov 5 14:47:22 2007 1 Blocked by DoS protection

A:Slow Speeds with wireless router.

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I am connected to the internet via a cable modem through a Netgear 802.11b router. The router is right next to my notebook and I connect directly through ethernet to the router, but I have two other computers in the house which show good connectivity, i.e, 10Mbps, but the download tests show about "dial-up" rates. When I connect the notebook which is right next to the router to the wireless network, I get the same slow speed. My download tests show 3000 kbps for ethernet and 50 kbps for the wireless network. How do I troubleshoot this situation? Any suggestions.

A:Slow download speeds on wireless

i would run a few different connect speed test - yoiu can get some false figures
then make sure you are really at a slow speed maybe time a download

turn all pc's off except 1 and try -maybe its spyware using the bandwidth

if wireless open - have a look in router an see how many people connected - your neighbours maybe using your connection unaware

if wireless secure - take secruity off and try

get isp to check speed maybe a problem in exchange

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Having continuous problems with freezing and slow data transfer and am wondering if it malware or something.DDS logDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by User at 14:08:01.81 on Fri 04/09/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.944 [GMT 10:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\BORGChat\BORGChat.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network

Hello jolly_tas,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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I recently had Virgin Media 100mb broadband installed and was unhappy to be getting speeds of 7-15kbs

I was ready to contact them to see why my connection was so slow but my cousin came with his laptop yesterday, logged into my network and downloaded a 349mb file getting speeds of up to 1.5mb/s????

I know now it must be something to do with my laptop but don't know what. I have uninstalled my wireless network adaptor and installed it again but still getting slow speeds.

Can anyone help?

A:Two laptops on same wireless network but different download speeds

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Hi guys,
I have three computers on my home network:
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router

I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.
Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?

thanks :S

A:Slow Transfer Speeds over Network

It could be. You really need to use on both desktops wired connections. If you are going to use Wifi and transfer large files. You may want to invest into a Wireless-ac router and same for the adapters for the computers.

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.

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Hey everyone. Computer is an X1 Carbon Gen4 with Win10 Pro. No recent modem/router changes. No software changes. No updates available through TVSU (at least that's what it says.. I use to have updates available every couple of days and it's said there were no packages available for my system for almost a month now)/Lenovo website. Windows updates current. All drivers should be current. For some reason, only on this laptop, I'm getting around 50Mbps down instead of my normal 230Mbps down. Just started within the past couple days. It's not location related, I've eliminated that possibility. I powercycled the modem and router. I did a factory reset on the router. I tried using Google's DNS (I had to do that on my MBP to get the correct speeds out of it on the 5Ghz network) and it didn't change. My upload speeds are normal at 20-23Mbps. Any idea? My iPhone and MacbookPro are getting correct speeds.


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A:Slow D/L Speeds on 5Ghz Network

Forgot to mention I tried resetting the TCP/IP stack and flushing the DNS and those didn't work either.

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I have been testing transfer speeds of files onto a number of different hard drives across my network.

I notice significant speed loss when copying files onto the drives when compared to when they are plugged directly into the machine; 2-3MB/s over network versus 100-110MB/s directly plugged into my machine. I expect a speed drop in transfer rates as the connection is over the network instead of direct connection - but I am surprised at the size of the difference. Does anyone know if this is expected?

The router has a USB port in the back to which I can attach a hard drive or a flash drive. This then allows me to access this drive from any laptop or machine attached to my home network. It's a type of NAS without being actually being a NAS.

So the hard drive has all my media on it and sits under the router. My Plex server (on a standalone machine) uses the files on the hard drive connected to the router to stream my media. There are no issues with playback - so I assume no problems with the read speed. It works an absolute charm!

The issue comes about where I want to add new stuff to the hard drive. Transferring files by copying and pasting to the network drive via Windows explorer takes an absolute age. It rarely makes it past 3MB/s. Quickest thing to do is unplug the hard drive from my router and plug back into my machine, copy the new stuff onto drive and plug back into the router. This defeats the purpose of having it attached to my router in the first place thoug... Read more

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I have a D-Link G510 running vista x64 drivers available from the australian d-link website.

I had a few problems with it before where it would freeze when i was using bit torrent or playing online games. However i've just switched internet provider and so got a new router, the freezing problems have all gone which is nice but my download speeds are now worse than before despite an upgrade from 8mb to 20mb.

This is a speed test using the wireless card 1 floor up from the router (excellent signal strength)
(my isp is actually O2)

If i connect my pc to my laptop via ethernet and use the laptop and its inbuilt wireless as a network bridge i can reach 15 - 17 mbps as can all the other computers in my house.

Any idea whats going on here?

A:Very slow download speeds with wireless pci card

have a look through this

Why is my wireless connection so slow? Wireless Networking Forum FAQ - dslreports.com

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I'm having problem with slow wireless trasnfer speeds. 129kb/s slow. So here is my set up. Desktop with a 100MB nic card, running windows 7 ultimate, connected to linksys wrt320n running dd-wrt. then i have my laptop running windows 7 ultimate, connected to my wireless network.

I have tried coping files in the homegroup and outside of the homegroup. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Slow Wireless Transfer Speeds

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I have recently setup a wireless network at home. I am using a Belkin 54g router. My Desktop is directly connected to the router with a cat5 cable and the laptop is "hooked" up using wireless.

I wanted to transfer some files from the desktop to the laptop but it takes a very long time to transfer. For example a 1gig file takes about 20mins. I thought the speed was 54Mbs, so why does it take so long to transfer?
I tested the intenet speeds on both the desktop and laptop and they come out the same. My internet connection on both the Desktop and laptop is at 2.3Mbs(as expected). The laptop is showing that its speed is at 54Mbs. But I don't think internet connection speed should matter in this case because all i'm doing is transfering files between 2 networked computers.

I'm just confused because I expected the files to move over rapidly. Can someone tell me what I can do to solve this problem.


A:Very slow speeds when transfering files using wireless

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Hello, i have a Netgear WGR614v5 with my wireless connection. It is very fast. However, i use Bitlord to download torrents. When i do, the download speeds are 1-5 Kb/s...VERY slow. how do i configure my router so i can get like in the 90's at least since i have wireless?

A:Torrent Speeds VERY slow with Wireless connection

what kind of torrents are you getting?

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i am on sky broadband 8mb using ethernet, the speed has never been up to scratch but this week i have moved my computer into my bedroom i spent £40 on a netgear 108mbsp wireless USB 2.0 adapter ( model:- wg111t ), everything was going fine but over the last few days i have been getting disconnected and experiancing very slow speeds !

i havent changed any settings or installed any programs it just literally turned my computer on and thats it. It was all set up right using the correct password it has ect...

any ideas ?


A:very poor wireless, disconnection and slow speeds...

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I am transferring some files over my network using the Python SimpleHTTPServer on a Xubuntu box.


python -m SimpleHTTPServer
The server is a mediocre, 4-5 year old machine AKA David. I don't have the exact specs to hand but it was bargain bucket in 2009

The client is a big powerful monster of a machine. Big games rig. AKA Goliath.

The router has a theoretical transfer speed of 300Mb/s. It's a TP-Link TL-WR841N.

My actual non-concurrent download speed is ~ 4Mb/s.

This isn't really my area and I was wondering if anyone can explain why this is? All connections are via Ethernet cable. David is connected via Ethernet. Goliath is connected via Ethernet to a Powerline Adapter which in turn is Ethernet connected. Over wireless, I am getting ~1.5Mb/s.

I'm not expecting the full theoretical maximum but surely better than 4Mb/s? Is there anyway to improve this? Why am I getting such a slow connection? I'm interested in the academic side of things here as well as the technical solution (if any)

My theory is that my rubbish-y old network card is throttling. Possible?


A:Solved: Slow-ish transfer speeds over network

Several things here. First, the NIC(s) used can affect the speed, even the driver version can have an affect. Second, how each NIC is connected and configured (ie: 10half, 10Full, 100half, 100Full, etc.).

Verify the configuration end to end. Also, the router itself, and in this configuration, the powerline adapter can/are likely further reducing the speed.

Try moving everything to the same room and test. ie: David > short ethernet > router > short ethernet > Goliath

That will give you the best possible results with your current hardware (assuming there aren't any configuration issues).

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Win XP Pro SP2
Hey everyone. I have an issue that's driving me nuts. All of a sudden my internet download speed seems to have dropped. But, when viewing my connection or doing online speed tests, the speeds are actually great. I cannot stream video most of the time and images take longer than ever before to load. Web pages sometimes load fast and other times they will hang for a little while before downloading. If I try to download a file, my download box pops up but takes at least a minute or two to begin showing progress. Its as if im behind a proxy or something. The real kicker is that when im in safe mode with networking my speeds are great. My actually system is working as smooth as ever. Any suggestions here?



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hi folks, was wondering if the networking gurus here could shed some light on a pesky network speed issue that's been bugging me for a while now.
I have some large files that I'm trying to transfer over an 802.11n network via various high end routers and max transfer speed I get over all of them is 45Mbps, even though the routers are very close by and the
Link speed on both laptops is 300Mbps.

First laptop is a Dell M6700 with Windows 7 Professional, with Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 a/b/g/n wireless card , driver Date 6/16/2013, v , provided by Microsoft.

Second laptop is an Asus Q325UA (UX370UAR) with Windows 10 Home with Intel Dual Band AC8260 wireless card. (Driver Date 3/19/18, v, provided by Microsoft).

Between them I have a Linksys EA6350 router with latest firmware, supporting  both 2.4 and 5ghz.  and have set the network to 5ghz,  Since the Windows 7 Intel Centrino cannot support AC protocol, I have set the 5ghz network to Auto.  The
router has the latest firmware.
Network utilization seems to be only about 15%. 

Per article at https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/05/windows-10-limiting-internet-speed/
Setting netsh interface tcp set global autotuning = disabled         and restarting both laptops, I now show on both laptops:  "Receive Window
Auto-Tuning Level"  = disabled.

Further, on Windows 7, I can turn off the Advanced "Large Sen... Read more

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I've just bought a Yoga 930. It's a nice machine but for some strange reason network transfer speeds to our NAS are really slow.The Yoga is connected to a gigabit network via a USB-C dock (40A90090UK).The desktop this replaced would transfer to our NAS at a consistent ~113MB/s. The Yoga, on a good day, is achieving 13-19MB/s sometimes dropping to 4-5MB/s. I've disabled the AV but that made no difference. No difference when I boot into safe mode with networking either.I have a MIIX 720 which is pretty much identical to the Yoga from a software perspective and is connected to the network via the same type of USB-C dock. The MIIX achieves the same network transfer speeds as my desktop did.To eliminate everything but the machines I just swapped them over, i.e. plugged the Yoga into the MIIX's dock and the MIXX into the Yoga's dock. The MIXX continued to transfer to the NAS at ~113MB/s and the Yoga at it's normal pitiful speed. So it's not anything external, it's the Yoga and I'm at a loss.Anyone any ideas what to try to resolve this please?Thanks.Kevin

A:Yoga 930 Slow Network Transfer Speeds

Just a wild guess, but I have seen in the past where due to the case design, or the mounting of the USB port internally, some USB 3.0 cables will simply not insert far enough into the USB 3.0 port to actually contact the rear pins needed for USB 3.0, and thus it will only connect at USB 2.0, which being 10 times slower might explain you slow speeds.    You might try another USB 3.0 cable, or I have even trimmed back the cover a bit to expose more of the connector to permit it to insert further into the port.     Basically if the cable inserts up to the plastic contacting the case and you have none of actual plug visible, it could be suspect.    Best of luck,  Edit:   Also, check for any BIOS or device driver updates, and whether Device Manager shows any errors related to USB 3.0 hubs etc. 

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My PC's network card is configured as 100 Mbps
My NAS Drive is configured as 100 Mbps

My Home Hub 3 shows both connected at 100 Mbps, yet I'm getting a maximum of 1.3M transferring a file to the NAS.

Is there any way I can increase this ?
I get the same speed from my 20Mbps download from my DSL.

A:Slow Network Transfer Speeds on Local LAN

Your hub is probably whats causing the problem. Hubs are only able to run in 1/2 duplex mode so your speed is only 50 mbps.

100 Mbps (Mega bits per second) connection maximum theoretical speed is 12.5 MBps (Mega Bytes per sec)

A hub that runs in 1/2 duplex mode runs at 50 Mbps = 6.25 MBps

This is theoretical maximum speeds.

To increase you speeds i would suggest replacing your hub with a switch. If you want to increase it more add gigabit hardware to all your machines. That will give you a maximum of 125 MBps. On my Gigabit network I normally see network transfer speeds around 70-100 MBps.

I hope this helps.

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So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

Iím using windows vista, but itís the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp donít have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, itís not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

maybe Iím just not googleing the right thing

so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.

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I got my Fiber line installed about 2 months ago. The offer I pay for says 1Gbits/s down and 200Mbits up. Naturally, I've never even gotten close to those speeds. At first, when the guy did his thing, I didn't have an Ethernet cable on hand (despite being a network and IT student...I know, the irony), so I used the router's Wifi. I was averaging 70 Mbits down. At first, I was thinking, 'this seems a bit low'...for fibre of course). I went into lectures the next day and people said, you may need to wait for your line to be properly activated...this seemed plausible, so I waited. The next week I stuck an RJ45 on some CATVE and immediately went to average 500Mbits/s (688Mbits/s record). Now, this is great, but it's still half of what I'm paying for.

However, for the past 2 days, I've been having problems. My Desktop (after coming out of sleep) always has the yellow triangle symbol over the wireless icon (faulty ethernet cable so was back to WiFi). I disconnect and reconnect to find the same problem. I restart the wireless on the router, to find the problem is persisting. Only after 3-5 tries does it work. My phone too has been having trouble connecting to WiFi (Authentification problem).

The original CAT5 cable has since 'developed' a problem and has been changed. The Pc hasn't been having the connection problem out of sleep, but Chrome is very slow to do anything. Youtube loads every other time, social media too. I... Read more

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Hi all ive had this problem since i got my pc, basically my wireless speeds are around 0.5mb when i do a speedtest on windows, however on safe mode it will be 12mb. there's obviously some sort of conflict which i have struggled to identify.

here is what i tried

- fresh installs, although at the start the speeds are fine but once i install more drivers/programs it will do it

- installed different wireless drivers

- disabled certain processes/services
windows 7
pci express wireless adapter - TL-WR781ND

A:Wireless speeds slow, but fast in safe mode?

You might try uninstalling the wireless connection software that installed with the drivers, you should see it there in add/remove programs.

Let Windows handle that part of the connection instead, it usually works better that way.

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Hello all,
I'm hoping someone can help me. This is my first post. I have been fighting my internet speeds for several weeks now, and Verizon wireless has not been any help. I have a HP Pavillion running XP Media Center. I use a wireless usb modem like you would on a laptop, only I use it on a desktop, so it never moves. I have great cellular signal with it, but my speeds stink up the place. I test at speedtest.net. I have run spybot S&D to try to clean up any spyware (didn't find much), I have run Windows Definder. I have done all the normal disk clean up, scan disk, ect. Here is my HijackThis file:
Any ideas to try would be extremely appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:55:49 PM, on 6/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\... Read more

A:Slow and fluctuating internet speeds (Verizon Wireless)

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.

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Hi all ive had this problem since i got my pc, basically my wireless speeds are around 0.5mb when i do a speedtest on windows, however on safe mode it will be 12mb. there's obviously some sort of conflict which i have struggled to identify.

here is what i tried

- fresh installs, although at the start the speeds are fine but once i install more drivers/programs it will do it

- installed different wireless drivers

- disabled certain processes/services
windows 7
pci express wireless adapter - TL-WR781ND

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So, I know that at one point in the past my Home Network File Transfer Speeds use to be better than what I'm getting at the moment.

I'm by no means Network Savvy, so please bare with me. I know enough just to get into trouble.

Question 1
From what I've been told your Home Network Speeds can be put to a screeching halt if you have a device that is particularly slower than most of your other devices (ie. a 802.11b device where most of the devices on your network are /g or /n. or a 10/100 device where most others are 10/100/1000) Is this true?

My Setup:
I have 2 fairly new Toshiba Satellite Laptops (802.11n) that are almost always connected via WiFi and not LAN.
I have 1 D-Link DIR 865L AC Router centrally located in my home for the best reach of signals.
I have 1 WD My Book Live 2TB NAS connected directly to my Router via Ethernet.
I have 1 Samsung Series 6 Smart TV
I have 1 D-Link Baby Monitor connected via WiFi (802.11b I "THINK")
I have 1 iPad Mini, 1 iPhone 6, and 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 that are all also connected.
All my Ethernet Cable is Cat 5e, hard to find 6 where I live.
My Router Channel is manually set to 11 (best possible) due to conflicting Home Networks around my area.
Router Mode is set to Mixed Mode (a, b, g, n) All of my devices except our 2 phones fall into this category.
Both of my Computers are joined in a Home Group.

Now, here are my current speeds.

I tested a few different methods on both of my Computers, all Methods using the sa... Read more

A:Slow File Transfer Speeds over Home Network

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I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.

A:Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

i think you go with hardware engg. to solve your problem!!

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I'm wondering if there's any way I can increase the data transfer speed between 2 of my computers on my wireless network. I'm seeing about 1.25MB/s according to the box that shows you the speed/duration of a file transfer. I'd love to even triple this tiny speed because I am trying to transfer nearly 500GB between my computers before I hit the road again (I'm a truck driver). Thanks.

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I have no idea why this is occurring. I have full wi-fi signal and I have a fast broadband connection.

Every now and again the connection speed to just one PC drops to a point where there is almost no activity. I get various "connection timed out" and "DNS lookup failed" errors, then after about 10 minutes of frustration everything works again.

I know this problem is isolated to just this one PC as I have done Internet speed tests from another computer.

I have tried using different wireless cards, resetting the router, changing DNS servers. Nothing has worked.

A:Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network


go to start > run > type : ipconfig /all

please paste the information into this thread

also go to your router settings and name us the currently set DNS servers


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i have an HP pavilion m6-1045dx laptop with the specs:
intel i5-3210M processor
8gb ram
windows 7 64bit OS

obviously, i have an intel centrino wirless N-2230 as the wireless NIC. a few days ago my hard drive failed and needed repair, i managed to replace the hard drive but came a long this problem. whenever i would play my PC game (league of legends), my ping would register at 800-2200 pms i need help.

note: the wirless NIC worked perfectly fine with prior to the hard drive crash other than dropping the network when there's too much users on the router.

A:Intel centrino wireless N-2230 having slow connection speeds

If your router is dropping network when there's too much users, it might be overheating or overloaded and that your Wireless NIC might not be the problem at all. Playing 3D games that require online multiplayer is very demanding for a router that is not "high performance" capable. It might be the case where the router is overloaded when someone is playing an online multiplayer 3D game while others are streaming HD or using a Skype call VOIP all at the same time. You can try unplugging your router for 30 seconds and plugging it back in and see if ping spikes are gone.

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Router: Dlink WBR 2310

Setup -> internet --> modem --> router -->pc(wired to router)

connecting directly to the modem gives me speeds of 4200kbps d/l and 700kbps u/l. Page loading is instant

connecting to the router gives me 4200 kbps d/l and 95 kbps u/l. Page loads are slow (15 seconds)

Any ideas, i've tried searching for someone with the same problem(perhaps not putting in correct terms) and also looked for help on optimizing my routers configuration.

Where can I start to figure out whats the problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Slow speeds when directly connected to wireless router

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I just built my computer not too long ago and I am having trouble with my wireless download speeds. I have installed the Ralink RT61 Turbo Wireless LAN Card. The driver is updated to the latest version. Sometimes my wireless internet works fine and I get download speeds of about 10 Mbps. Other times I get speeds of 0.1-0.3 Mbps. When I notice these particularly slow speeds I check on my laptop and there is not problem. Also, my roommate just built his computer and he has the same wireless card. He too was having trouble with slow download speeds but after he updated his driver his problem was fixed and he is getting speeds of 20 Mbps. Right now it seems that when I restart my computer it fixes the problem but not entirely sure because I have only done this a couple of times. I have had trouble from the start with this adapter. It took me a while to even connect to the wireless router. In fact, the first time I tried connecting many times and after many restarts I still could not connect. Then I tried another wireless network to which I didn't have the password too and when I then tried to reconnect to mine it worked fine. I haven't seen download speeds over 11 Mbps yet with this card but with my laptop and my roommates computer both have reached download speeds of 18-20 Mbps. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Wireless Adapter is Sporadic and sometimes has decent speeds and other times very slow

Ok, so I replaced the wireless card and I don't have the problem with slow speed anymore. However, once in a while I the video, sound, mouse pause for 1 sec intervals while watching netflix or any other online video. It will do it until I click on wireless connection/ and/or disconnect and reconnect/ or restart. I uninstalled driver from previous card before I installed the new one. Anyone have any ideas?

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Hey guys, I've been having some issues with my download/upload speeds lately after upgrading mobo/processor and OS to 7 x64 and I haven't been able to track it. My average wired on other computers are around: 25 (download), 7 (upload) and wireless I generally see: 13 (download), 4 (upload).

This particular setup was okay before, and I have another wireless router set up on the other side of my wall giving me full service. I don't have wireless problems with any other devices other then this one.

Current connect speed: 54 mb/s.
Wireless adapter: Tenda W311U 11N
Desktop Wireless:
Laptop Wireless:

A:Deadly Slow Network Speeds, software or hardware related?

Another forgotten detail is that everyone once in a while, the Windows networking service will crash, and a lot of my visual settings will change to basic until I run the troubleshooter which starts the networking service back up again. I'm sure they're related.

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