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Windows 7: Public Wifi Very Slow Download Speeds, Images Take Forever to Load

08 Dec 2011   #1
fallback

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Public Wifi Very Slow Download Speeds, Images Take Forever to Load

I used to have an Acer laptop until the screen cracked about a week ago and I replaced it with an HP Pavilion. When I was using the Acer laptop, I never had any problems with my college's wifi, but a few days after I switched to the HP laptop I noticed a decrease in browsing speed. This decrease was extreme if the page I was trying to load contained images/videos. Additionally, my download speed was horrific, at about 9 KB/sec. Lastly, I have had trouble connecting to the network, with my computer telling me it can't connect several times before it connects. I uninstalled Java, disabled firewall, uninstalled antivirus programs, cleared browser cache, which helped a bit. Then, oddly at about 8 PM last night, the browsing/download speed of my computer returned to normal. However, it is as slow as ever this morning. I'm fairly certain the increase in speed was due to the fewer number of people connected to the network. Any ideas on what the root cause of the problem might be?


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08 Dec 2011   #2
goc

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if you have access to other internet source might try and see if it picks up if it does could be the campus problem on there end .

go to a wifi source at cafe nearby or something .
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