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Windows 7: Wireless Adapter is giving slow internet

10 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Wireless Adapter is giving slow internet

I can't seem to pinpoint the problem here. My computer can't seem to connect to the internet at the speeds my internet provider gives. I'm supposed to get 12 Mbps, but I only get about 4. I thought it was the adapter, but I can't be sure anymore. Before my fresh new reinstall of Windows 7, the adapter gave me up to about 11 or 12 Mbps on average. But after the new install of Windows 7, my speed dropped drastically

The same versions of Windows 7 were installed on the machine, and drivers are up to date according to DriverMax and Windows update. The adapter is the Airlink 101 Ultra Mini USB Wireless Adapter.

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it!!

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10 Sep 2010   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i posted your specs for adapter take note of the data speed
when i use a 150Mbps adapter my actual speed will be half 75 Mbs so i use a 300Mbs so a get 150 Mbs
what router do you use is it wireless n?

AWLL5088 Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter

Based on Wireless N technology, up to 3 times faster than 802.11g*
WPA2, WPA, and WEP enhanced wireless security provide fully protection for your network
More reliable and stable wireless connection
The smallest USB adapter: Super mini size and compact design for greater flexibility
Fully compatible with 802.11b/g/n network devices


Extend the range of your current Airlink101 or other wireless network with new Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter.
It is the smallest wireless USB adpater.
AWLL5088 Wireless N 150 Super Mini USB Adapter is great for environments with the need for higher wireless data traffic.
This USB adapter is fully backward compatible with 802.11b/g and RoHS compliant.



Specifications

Frequency Band 2.4GHz
Standards IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b / 802.11g
Interface USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
Data Rate Transmitting: Up to 150Mbps*
Receiving: Up to 150Mbps*


Security WPA2/WPA-PSK (TKIP & AES)
WEP 64/128-bit
802.1x
Antenna Type Built-in 1 chip antenna
Dimensions 34 x 14 x 6mm (L x W x H)
LEDs Link/Power
Quality of Service WMM
Temperature Operating: 0C to 55C (32F ~ 131F)
Storage: -20C to 70C (-4F ~ 158F)
Certification FCC, CE
Warranty Limited 1-year warranty
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10 Sep 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

use this site for a speed check here is mine in the uk i am using a pci adapter tplink wireless n 300Mbs
Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test


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10 Sep 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darknightz0117 View Post
I can't seem to pinpoint the problem here. My computer can't seem to connect to the internet at the speeds my internet provider gives. I'm supposed to get 12 Mbps, but I only get about 4. I thought it was the adapter, but I can't be sure anymore. Before my fresh new reinstall of Windows 7, the adapter gave me up to about 11 or 12 Mbps on average. But after the new install of Windows 7, my speed dropped drastically

The same versions of Windows 7 were installed on the machine, and drivers are up to date according to DriverMax and Windows update. The adapter is the Airlink 101 Ultra Mini USB Wireless Adapter.

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it!!
How is the signal strength ? Have you gone directly to Airlink for the newest possible driver? Have you testes your download speed at a site like speedtest.net?


Ken
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10 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i posted your specs for adapter take note of the data speed
when i use a 150Mbps adapter my actual speed will be half 75 Mbs so i use a 300Mbs so a get 150 Mbs
what router do you use is it wireless n?

AWLL5088 Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter

Based on Wireless N technology, up to 3 times faster than 802.11g*
WPA2, WPA, and WEP enhanced wireless security provide fully protection for your network
More reliable and stable wireless connection
The smallest USB adapter: Super mini size and compact design for greater flexibility
Fully compatible with 802.11b/g/n network devices


Extend the range of your current Airlink101 or other wireless network with new Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter.
It is the smallest wireless USB adpater.
AWLL5088 Wireless N 150 Super Mini USB Adapter is great for environments with the need for higher wireless data traffic.
This USB adapter is fully backward compatible with 802.11b/g and RoHS compliant.



Specifications

Frequency Band 2.4GHz
Standards IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b / 802.11g
Interface USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
Data Rate Transmitting: Up to 150Mbps*
Receiving: Up to 150Mbps*


Security WPA2/WPA-PSK (TKIP & AES)
WEP 64/128-bit
802.1x
Antenna Type Built-in 1 chip antenna
Dimensions 34 x 14 x 6mm (L x W x H)
LEDs Link/Power
Quality of Service WMM
Temperature Operating: 0C to 55C (32F ~ 131F)
Storage: -20C to 70C (-4F ~ 158F)
Certification FCC, CE
Warranty Limited 1-year warranty
Thanks for the reply. I actually gave the wrong adapter. Mine is the AWLL6075. The specs are as follows:

Frequency Band 2.4GHz Standards IEEE 802.11b / g / n Interface USB 2.0
Data Rate Transimitting: Up to 150Mbps*
Receiving: Up to 300Mbps*
Security WPA2/WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP)
WEP 64, 128-bit
Antenna Type Built-in 2 print antennas Dimensions 34 x 15 x 6mm (L x W x H) LEDs Link/ Power Environment Operating Temperature: 0C to 55C (32F ~ 131F)
Storage Temperature: -20C to 70C (-4F ~ 158F)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing
OS Compatibility Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 or
MAC OS 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6
Certification FCC, CE, IC Warranty Limited 1-year warranty

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
use this site for a speed check here is mine in the uk i am using a pci adapter tplink wireless n 300Mbs
Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
I use speakeasy.net/speedtest. Both yield very below results, although today, it seems to be a bit faster (see attached)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darknightz0117 View Post
I can't seem to pinpoint the problem here. My computer can't seem to connect to the internet at the speeds my internet provider gives. I'm supposed to get 12 Mbps, but I only get about 4. I thought it was the adapter, but I can't be sure anymore. Before my fresh new reinstall of Windows 7, the adapter gave me up to about 11 or 12 Mbps on average. But after the new install of Windows 7, my speed dropped drastically

The same versions of Windows 7 were installed on the machine, and drivers are up to date according to DriverMax and Windows update. The adapter is the Airlink 101 Ultra Mini USB Wireless Adapter.

If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it!!
How is the signal strength ? Have you gone directly to Airlink for the newest possible driver? Have you testes your download speed at a site like speedtest.net?


Ken
Yeah, I went to airlink for the newest driver. I've attached a screenshot of the speakeasy.net/speedtest that I use.


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10 Sep 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have you tried to change the channel on the router i have to now and then due to interference a high channel i find is best at 11 (1-12)also reset the router
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10 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
have you tried to change the channel on the router i have to now and then due to interference a high channel i find is best at 11 (1-12)also reset the router
But see, the thing is that my laptop connects to internet just fine, and almost always gets 11 Mbps. I'm not sure what's up with my adapter =/
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