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Windows 7: I'm thinking of just deep 6'ing Windows 7


14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 
I'm thinking of just deep 6'ing Windows 7

This is unacceptable.

I have gone through 2 separate Wireless cards that advertise Windows 7 x64 compatibility.

After perusing several lengthy threads I tried to mitigate the problem with common advice provided here. I have updated the drivers on both. I have updated the firmware on my router to accomodate Windows 7 x64.

I cannot achieve anywhere near 50% of the advertised Mbps of my ISP. As of 30 seconds ago I tested @ 1.18 down on a 6 Mbps connection.

There's a cheap Windows xp netbook in another room further away from the router/modem that runs @ 5.8-5.9Mbps

I can place an old Macbook on the desk literally right above my desktop and achieve 5.9Mbps.

Needless to say every other Mac in my house is running @ the proper speeds.

This is wholly unacceptable. I was excited to get Windows 7 up and running, but I had no clue that Redmond hadn't gotten their networking situated any better. Is it so convoluted that Wireless adapter manufacturers are clueless? They're advertising compatibility but the delivery is unacceptable.

The adapters I'm using are:

Linksys intially, and now Gigabyte GN-WP01GS.

Windows 7 HP x64

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14 Apr 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Fill out your system specs and we'll look at what might be the cause.
Edit: system specs might not be necessary for this, but I still recommend it.

First off, try following these suggestions and see if it helps.
Win 7 - Very slow internet

In above suggestion, it could be the IPv6.
IPv6 Considered a Problem by Some Users
IPv6 (IPng) vs. IPv4 | NetworkDictionary

Third might be the driver, maybe going to an older one will solve the problem. If you are getting the drivers from MS through auto-update, sometimes these are not the best.
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14 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

disabled ipv6 via the Network and Sharing center > change adapter settings > Properties > unchecking ipv6

Doesn't seem to have helped at all

Speedtest 1.33Mbps

drivers are current

I have entirely too much schoolwork to run through + This is the most robust and capable machine in my home. Fastest CPU, most storage space, most expensive mobo/ram, the whole gamut

When I was running Vista x86 the wireless networking on this machine was very impressive. Since moving to Windows 7 it's just unusable.
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14 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

I've downloaded Gigabyte's latest driver in the last ~week

I looked to see if downloading and installing it again might change anything, but the networking is so incredibly slow that it would take about 1.25 hrs.
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14 Apr 2010   #5

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I wonder if your internet would still be slow if you switched to a bridged connection...

If you have another machine running windows in the house, use this:

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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14 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

This is the only box running 7 in the house.


Thank goodness.

I'm forced into using Office OSx to write research papers simply because I'd hate to try to upload anything using this machine.
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14 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

If you guys can't solve it I'm done with Windows 7. I'll install xp and/or give this machine away. I'm not having any fun trying to sift through pages and pages of possible fixes for something that should work much better with much less effort.

I honestly believed that I could build a machine with compatible hardware, install windows, install the latest drivers, and maybe it would be a positive experience.

Building the machine was fun
getting it up and running was fun
when the networking was doing well with Vista x86 I was using this machine as often as I could

since installing 7 it's been a networking disaster, and I'm not buying another adapter just to go through the same nonsense
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14 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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14 Apr 2010   #9

 

Kind of hard to have your problem solved in under an hour... give the guys some time.

Question... can you hardwire into the router? If so, what are the speeds then? If you have one of the latest motherboards, I am sure it has on-board LAN connection. If you do this test, make sure to disconnect and pull out the wireless card.

I am personally using a 2 year old Linksys wireless card I had laying around (not even Win 7 "certified") and it runs perfectly.
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14 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I wonder if your internet would still be slow if you switched to a bridged connection...

If you have another machine running windows in the house, use this:

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
You can also do this with one of the Macs in the house - I don't know about Leopard but in Tiger it's in the "internet" tab in the "sharing" part of system preferences.
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