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Windows 7: Download Speed really slow

23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Download Speed really slow

Okay I am having a problem with my wireless download speed. I have a desktop pc that has windows 7 pro installed. I purchased two different wireless pci n cards and both have the same problem. My download speed is terrible. On speedtest.net I get maybe 2 mb/s. My upload speed is normal, hovering around 5 mb/s. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

I have 4 or 5 bars on signal strength and my signal speed varies between 160-270 mb/s. I currently have the Netgear WIRELESS-N 300 PCI ADAPTER WN311B installed. My router is also a Netgear N and the settings are set to 270 mb/s for speed.

My laptop also has windows 7 pro installed but has only a b/g card that runs at 54 mb/s. On speedtest.net I get 20 mb/s down and 5 mb/s.

What gives? The upload speeds are the same but something is throttling the download speed on the desktop. Is there a setting in windows or the mobo that will change the problem. I am using the driver that windows installed for the device. It is a broadcom 802.11n driver. If I connect the desktop with a ethernet cable I get the same speeds as the laptop.

Thanks for the help.


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23 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

open a command prompt and run:

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

re run your speed tests and let me know.
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23 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I tried that and got the reply Set global command failed on IPv4 The requested operation requires elevation (Run as administrator)
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23 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Also my network is secured with WPA2-Personal AES, not sure if that matters.
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24 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Problem solved. I changed the speed setting to 130 instead of 270 and it works fine now
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24 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TableTiger1 View Post
I tried that and got the reply Set global command failed on IPv4 The requested operation requires elevation (Run as administrator)
Elevated mode = run as admin. You can set this for cmd when you go to All programs > Accessories > right click on Command Prompt > Properties > Advanced > check the box "always run as admin". Then it will always run in elevated mode. Else you will have to right click on cmd and "Run as admin" each time.
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