Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: netbook wifi painfully slow

19 Jul 2009   #1
TheUnseen

 
 
netbook wifi painfully slow

I have a Samsung NC10 with W7 installed (build 7264).

My wifi has always been fine, fairly speedy for a netbook. However, now that I'm overseas in the middle east at this time, its very slow specifically for me.

I'm connected to a cable connection. My two friends are upstairs and their connection on their notebooks [not netbooks] using Vista is very speedy for them, on wifi. I'm 2 feet away from the router myself. Its a Dlink DIR-300 w/ latest firmware.

I have the latest Atheros wifi drivers installed via windows update. I even tried the XP drivers via Samsungs site. Same problem, cruising at 10-20kb per second on average. Very slow. Replicated in IE8 and Firefox 3.5.1

I even tried the TCPZ tool as well. Did nothing.

Any ideas?

Atheros AR5007EG driver 7.4.2.75


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Jul 2009   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Nothing to do with your gear -- the problem will be on the server / provider end.

Especially in some countries where "piracy" is endemic you might be sharing a relatively slow connection with 100's of people downloading the latest leaked (7600) build of W7 or latest leaked movie DVD's

Just "Grin and bear it", find another wifi hotspot or logon at sometime when its less busy.#

In any case if you've got multiple users sharing a cheap domestic router -- especially if they are using Cabled / WIRED access then your WiFi link will be seriously hobbled.

Most cheap domestic routers tend to have 4 wired and a wifi connection.

Check also that the wifi part of the router can transmit at 801-g (54 mbs) -- you might find the router wifi is set to tranmit at the "glacially slow speed" of 10 mbs (801-b).

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2009   #3
TheUnseen

 
 

Dial in with another #??? I said I'm on *cable*. I did not see it was shared with other people, only two friends on the same router which is not something that should cause my speed to drop to 20kbps, especially when they're not even logged on the net.

How do you figure its the server/provider's end when I clearly said my two friends on the same router do not have this issue?

You're not making any sense.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


19 Jul 2009   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

this really sounds like you are using a 802.11b configured router or a low bandwith from the netbook to the router...
can you check like jimbo suggested whether you are connected either on 802.11g/b/a?
also are you using WPA2-CCMP (also know as AES) or WPA-Tkip?
if they the notebooks are wired and they are downloading large files then the connection is bound to be slow
also have you checked whether you change and use a RJ-45(ethernet cable) helps?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 netbook wifi painfully slow




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WMP Painfully Slow (Not Responding)
Having traversed many of the forums/threads and tried most suggestions offered, I come to the conclusion than the μSoft WMP folks should, by this time realize that their product has serious performance problems/issues when dealing with relatively large media DBs. I would suggest that there exists...
Music, Pictures & Video
I plugged out my PC as it was shutting down. Now it is painfully slow.
Hi, I'm not sure if something similar has been posted here before, spent a while searching the net for similar isuues but found nothing... The other night, I plugged out my PC as it was shutting down. Now it is painfully slow to start up.... It's on the black "Starting Windows" screen for a good...
Performance & Maintenance
How do i fix slow browsing on a netbook which hapens over WIFI
I have had this DELL Inspiron 1011 netbook for about 1 1/2 years now, its 1.93 ghz atom processor and runs on 2gb ram. When i first bought it, i had no problems using. Untill Recently, i have been experiencing slow browsing on this netbook when connected through wifi. Visits to webpages would load...
Browsers & Mail
Please Help:Painfully slow internet at work but okay at home.
Hi Everyone, I have a very strange problem. I am using a Windows 7 ASUS laptop N61J. I can connect to the internet fine at home and get good speeds at home. However, when I go to work and connect to the wireless there my internet speed is so slow I want to dig out my old dialup modem and start...
Network & Sharing
Painfully slow printer
Hello, I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my pc. I love it. All is fine but my printer. The software disk says it will work with windows os through xp. I tried to load it anyway. I get an error when I try to load it saying it cannot run command. The printer is an HP Photosmart C6180 all...
Software
Digital River Download painfully slow!
I purchased the student offer version of Windows 7 yesterday top up grade from XP, as for £30 I thought I couldn't go wrong. So there I was this morning thinking I could set a side a few hours to get it all up and running but 11 hours later i still dont even have all of the first .box file...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App