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Windows 7: slow wifi on windows-7


24 May 2010   #1

windows-7/ linux
 
 
slow wifi on windows-7

hi, i was trying to download a large file in firefox but it said it was getting 5.5 kb/s with 8 days, 12 hours left to go.
i stuck a usb harddrive and restarted the pc to start xbmc/ debian linux and using wget i get this speed:
Code:
Saving to: `battlefield2demo.exe'

35% [==============================>                                                          ] 200,602,424  637K/s  eta 16m 2s
what would be the cause for the discrepancy.

05:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe


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24 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
hi, i was trying to download a large file in firefox but it said it was getting 5.5 kb/s with 8 days, 12 hours left to go.
i stuck a usb harddrive and restarted the pc to start xbmc/ debian linux and using wget i get this speed:
Code:
Saving to: `battlefield2demo.exe'

35% [==============================>                                                          ] 200,602,424  637K/s  eta 16m 2s
what would be the cause for the discrepancy.

05:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
Networking protocol in win 7. I suspect you are running "homegroup" which sometimes can have connectivity issues on some systems


I suggest to test you create a new connection using "workgroup" instead. If the problem disappears you can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup


Let us know if you need help

ken
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25 May 2010   #3

windows-7/ linux
 
 

^ thanks zigzag, i ran windows-update and reinstalled the ralink driver. the problem still persisted but magically after a few hours i was getting better throughput. (seems like a sporadic issue)

can you tell me how to disable homegroup ?
i have been clicking on the 3 green bars on the bottom right to select my router's ssid; is there anything in addition i need to do ?; i am always able to connect, just sometimes slow/ intermittent.
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25 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
can you tell me how to disable homegroup ?
i have been clicking on the 3 green bars on the bottom right to select my router's ssid; is there anything in addition i need to do ?; i am always able to connect, just sometimes slow/ intermittent.
Go to Computer, then right click Homegroup on the left hand bar/side and click Change Homegroup Settings. After click Leave the Homegroup. Now go to run and type services.msc and press the enter key. It should open a Services windows. Look for Homegroup Listener and Homegroup provider and change the startup types to Disabled.

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