Thank you in advance for anyone brave enough to attack this mystery of the ages.
The bottom line is that my wireless internet connection speed has plummeted following installation of Windows 7. I have AT&T Uverse fiber optic service (2WIRE modem) with max download speeds of 6.0 Mbps. When I plug the Ethernet cable directly into the modem I achieve nearly that speed. When using the wireless connection I get from 1 to 3 Mbps (at best). I have been testing the speeds with speedtest.net using my local San Diego test server. Furthermore, my wife’s laptop, which is also on the home wireless network, is old, uses VISTA, and gets near max download speed every time. I am using a new HP Pavillion dv6 laptop (product number FV161AV) with a Broadcom 802.11g wireless adapter. I have tried letting windows 7 pick the best driver, I have downloaded what are supposed to be the correct drivers for this model from HP, and have downloaded various drivers from Broadcom…none of which have worked. Interestingly, occasionally, immediately after new driver installation the download speed will be very high, but then seems to drop with each successive testing. The hardware IDs for the adapter are:
See attached pics for additional specs of computer, devices, and drivers...
I am running out of ideas….if there is any additional information that would be helpful I would be happy to provide it. Please forgive me if I am leaving some crucial information out right now…I am a bit frazzled.
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Self build OS Windows 7 Home Premium CPU Intel Core i5 3550 Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LX (LGA1155) Memory Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB Graphics Card Power Color Radeon HD 7850 Monitor(s) Displays Hanns-G 23.6", Acer 17" Screen Resolution 1920x1080, 1440x900
System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo ThinkPad T60 OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit CPU GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) DuoCore T2400 @ 1.83GHz Motherboard Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Memory 2.00 GB Graphics Card Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Sound Card SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays ThinkPad Display Screen Resolution 1400x1050
Keyboard Standard Keyboard Mouse HID-compliant Mouse Hard Drives 100Gb SATA Internet Speed Cable Broadband - 54Mbps Other Info Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Bruce ... somewhere in his 40's OS Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2400 MHz Motherboard INTEL/D975XBX2 Memory 4 GB Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro Monitor(s) Displays Samsung SyncMaster 914v Screen Resolution 1280 x 1024
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse PSU Rocketfish 700 W Case G.Skill Gigabyte Chassis Hard Drives 2/500GB each ... ST3500630AS ATA Device.
One is not connected Internet Speed DSL Antivirus Avira Internet Security Browser IE 10 Other Info ATI HDMI Audio