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Windows 7: Connection speed astronomically slow

02 Feb 2012   #11
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Try using a shorter cord. Aside from using the troubleshooter I gave you up top, try this if you use IE: Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues
i use chrome and opera, not much room for a shorter cord unfortunately, i am about 85 ft from the box. wierless is SOOOO SLOW its unreal on my pc, i already know this and thats why i switched to wired in the first place and that origonally more than trippled my spped in my opinion


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02 Feb 2012   #12
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

There should be no reason why wireless would slow your computer down so much, unless you have a slower wireless adapter and/or router.

You might temporarily try plugging your wired cable into the modem instead of the router to test if your internet speed picks up that way or not. However, do be careful, becaue you are more susceptible to attacks this way.
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02 Feb 2012   #13
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
There should be no reason why wireless would slow your computer down so much, unless you have a slower wireless adapter and/or router.

You might temporarily try plugging your wired cable into the modem instead of the router to test if your internet speed picks up that way or not. However, do be careful, becaue you are more susceptible to attacks this way.
wireless is slower because of the materials of our house and flooring, it slows down the signal, we have a 1 floor differance and 85ft. as a gamer, believe me when i say, wired is the way to go, i cant tell you how many times ive had drivers crash while im in the middle of a game. plus, when i get my killer xeno card, im gunna need wired anyways
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02 Feb 2012   #14
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
There should be no reason why wireless would slow your computer down so much, unless you have a slower wireless adapter and/or router.

You might temporarily try plugging your wired cable into the modem instead of the router to test if your internet speed picks up that way or not. However, do be careful, becaue you are more susceptible to attacks this way.
i will look into trying my connection on my modem, but i have to say im finding this to be more and more software related the more i look into it. ive ran anti virus and thats not an issue as far as i can tell, im running sata2 which shouldnt be a problem iether but i could see windows responding slower than my internet connection being a possible problem
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03 Feb 2012   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

What antivirus are you using? Have you tried to temporarily disable it to see if there is any speed difference? (Be safe online when doing this, though)

Other than that, I'm out of ideas o.0

PS. There is a 1 floor difference in my house too, and my wireless works fine. I am in a basement. Trust me when I say it is the type of wireless adapter that determines how good a signal you get (provided you pay for a large chunk of broadband, as you do). And I've never had a wireless driver crash in my life.
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03 Feb 2012   #16
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
What antivirus are you using? Have you tried to temporarily disable it to see if there is any speed difference? (Be safe online when doing this, though)

Other than that, I'm out of ideas o.0

PS. There is a 1 floor difference in my house too, and my wireless works fine. I am in a basement. Trust me when I say it is the type of wireless adapter that determines how good a signal you get (provided you pay for a large chunk of broadband, as you do). And I've never had a wireless driver crash in my life.
ill try disabling it, i use trend micro, and i often have it disabled anyways for the sure ammount of ram it uses. i can only speak from experience when i say that i have 4/5 bars 85 ft away when it is up stairs and 2-3/5 bars when the modem is in my basement. supposedly i was using a linksis high speed wireless chip, but to be honest, it was hp that slapped it on there for 80 bucks so i dont know. i have had wireless drivers fail CONSTANTLY if i try and force too much infor mation on too low of a connection, it often happens while intense gaming. ive seen a slight boost in internet speed for browsing by using crome. i wont worie too much more about this, im upgrading to windows 7 professional soon and i think that will help, but please if anyone else has any ideas of how i might be able to fix this let me know
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03 Feb 2012   #17
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Would a pair of power line adapters (home plugs) be worse than a 90ft ethernet cable ? You can get 200Mbs ones now and can be useful in situations like this where router and PC are far apart. Just a thought.
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03 Feb 2012   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
with a wired connection on this pc
Hi,

Are you using CAT6 cabling?

Regards,
Golden
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03 Feb 2012   #19
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, like golden says probably CAT6 would be something better to try than home plugs although 100ft of that cable may be expensive.
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03 Feb 2012   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried flushing the DNS cache?
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