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Windows 7: Forever ongoing network issues..

14 Oct 2009   #1
Pythene

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Forever ongoing network issues..

Despite the word network being in the title, I think this has something to do with the drivers. I installed windows 7 on a separate partition of my computer, dual-booting with vista. On first load, everything seemed to be working alright, except for the common "coprocessor" driver not found thingamajig. But to the point -

The internet is horrible. Before upgrading, my internet was almost 8 Mbps or MBps, I don't really know all the slang. Whichever is more reasonable, I'm assuming. Now it's down to maybe 500kb/s (another abbreviation problem). I updated the drivers, I've tried the command prompt disabling auto tuning, used internet speed software (speedconnect internet accelerator), and disabled QOS packet scheduler. I really have no idea what kind of adapter it is, it came with the computer. I know for a fact it's an atheros, but in device manager all it says is "Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n dualband wireless network module" - so I've had to rely on windows update to, well, update it.

I can't really pinpoint what the exact problem is, except for the drastic decrease in performance. Often, it will drop the internet connection, then pick it up again. The drop is also preceded by a "lag" spike, as in the kind where it takes almost 30 seconds to load Google!

If you need more information, feel free to ask. I just didn't know what to include here since the problem is so broad.


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14 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

First, update your system specs.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tem-specs.html

When we know what hardware you have, we can better assist.
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14 Oct 2009   #3
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

You might want to test what happens in [safe mode + net].

Anti-virus filter drivers are sometimes responsible for low throughput of that nature.
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14 Oct 2009   #4
Pythene

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

updated spec...hope it helps

Tried in safemode, doesn't do anything.
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14 Oct 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you get your drivers from HP? Does HP offer Windows 7 drivers for your laptop? If not, did you use the Vista drivers and install them (in compatibilty mode, if necessary)?

Boot into Vista and look at the device manager - it should tell you the model of the wifi card. If not, since you bought the computer, is there a way you can check your original packing slip and/or order form, or check the HP website to see what came with your laptop?
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14 Oct 2009   #6
TokyoJedi

Windows 7
 
 

I've been having this exact same problem! I was originally connecting via wireless and switched to ethernet but the problem still remains! Powercycling my router, modem, etc has had no effect at all. My ISP says everything looks good from their end so I'm at a loss here.

Not sure what's causing this..
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14 Oct 2009   #7
Pythene

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
Did you get your drivers from HP? Does HP offer Windows 7 drivers for your laptop? If not, did you use the Vista drivers and install them (in compatibilty mode, if necessary)?

Boot into Vista and look at the device manager - it should tell you the model of the wifi card. If not, since you bought the computer, is there a way you can check your original packing slip and/or order form, or check the HP website to see what came with your laptop?

Desktop computer, and no - hp does not yet offer windows 7 drivers for the adapter, and the only vista ones available are the "original" ones from may 2009. The card is just the chipset that is built into the motherboard, with an external antennae for the signal.
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14 Oct 2009   #8
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

While I don't doubt your sense that there's a problem, I wonder whether it's quite as large as it seems.

"MBps" technically means megaBYTES per second (capital 'B'), which would be far too fast for wireless, not to mention many people's internet connections (*sniff*). Hence, it's more likely that the effective throughput used to be 8 Mbits ("megabits" - little 'b'), which is one megabyte per second.

Depending on where and how you're looking for the info, the results will be reported in different units.

Some possible causes, although the list is by no means exhaustive:

- sub-par drivers
- anti-virus componentry
- (non-default) firewalls
- "Internet Accelerator" utilities (the only thing they accelerate is some fraudster's income)
- misconfigured IP and/or TCP settings
- different app/method used to measure throughput
- another machine now sharing the same link.

The "pause" you mentioned is generally indicative of some type of interference from the likes of AV or another "security" utility.
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14 Oct 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pythene View Post
Quote:
Did you get your drivers from HP? Does HP offer Windows 7 drivers for your laptop? If not, did you use the Vista drivers and install them (in compatibilty mode, if necessary)?

Boot into Vista and look at the device manager - it should tell you the model of the wifi card. If not, since you bought the computer, is there a way you can check your original packing slip and/or order form, or check the HP website to see what came with your laptop?

Desktop computer, and no - hp does not yet offer windows 7 drivers for the adapter, and the only vista ones available are the "original" ones from may 2009. The card is just the chipset that is built into the motherboard, with an external antennae for the signal.
It's actually a wifi card, and not built into the motherboard. Until HP releases Windows 7 drivers for your laptop, you have a couple of options.

1. You can live with the internet issues.
2. You can try the Vista drivers for the wifi card.
3. You can try the Vista drivers for the chipset and the wifi card.

Personally, I'd try installing the Vista wifi drivers to see if that helps. If it doesn't, then I'd try installing the chipset drivers and/or system software. You might also want to check your router and see how you are connecting. It might not be working the way you think it is working.
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