Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: My wired and wireless network connectors are killing my sound:

06 Mar 2013   #1
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 
My wired and wireless network connectors are killing my sound:

After much testing, the crackling, popping and intermittent sound drops that I am experiencing are being caused by BOTH my Intel 82567 Gigabit Network Connection and Intel Centrino N 6200 wireless card (although the former causes way more problems).

I have downloaded the latest drivers for both and for my sound card and, have updated the BIOS...but no change. My latency is off the charts; lots of red bars in DPC checker. the problem seems to be getting worse with time.

What to do?

I am using Windows 7 64 bit on a Dell Latitude E6400.

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Mar 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Does this happen when the laptop is wired to a different network? Please test using a network that is miles away from the network where you are hearing this popping.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2013   #3
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Does this happen when the laptop is wired to a different network? Please test using a network that is miles away from the network where you are hearing this popping.
I honestly dont know.
How does one do that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Mar 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

For me, I would take the laptop to my office and plug it into that network, stream some music and see if I hear the popping. You might have a friend across town that would let you bring a network cable and laptop over for such a test.

The goal is to see if the interference is coming from something in your dwelling or if it is indeed from the laptop itself.

You could disable both network adapters via device manager, but that might not be as good of a test because we want the network adapter to be working under a bit of a load - like streaming music.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2013   #5
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
For me, I would take the laptop to my office and plug it into that network, stream some music and see if I hear the popping. You might have a friend across town that would let you bring a network cable and laptop over for such a test.

The goal is to see if the interference is coming from something in your dwelling or if it is indeed from the laptop itself.

You could disable both network adapters via device manager, but that might not be as good of a test because we want the network adapter to be working under a bit of a load - like streaming music.
When I disconnect both I get zero latency issues/interference.
I will have to try taking the lappy with me somewhere over the weekend and test it.
Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2013   #6
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
For me, I would take the laptop to my office and plug it into that network, stream some music and see if I hear the popping. You might have a friend across town that would let you bring a network cable and laptop over for such a test.

The goal is to see if the interference is coming from something in your dwelling or if it is indeed from the laptop itself.

You could disable both network adapters via device manager, but that might not be as good of a test because we want the network adapter to be working under a bit of a load - like streaming music.
Tried it at a friends house yesterday (both wired and wireless) and I get the same issue.

What next?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2013   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Then it sounds like a hardware problem. You might want to contact Dell and see what they have to say about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2013   #8
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Then it sounds like a hardware problem. You might want to contact Dell and see what they have to say about it.
Its definitively the network drivers.

Also, it seems to get worse when I click on things (ie, open a new window, email, etc.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2013   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwitel View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Then it sounds like a hardware problem. You might want to contact Dell and see what they have to say about it.
Its definitively the network drivers.

Also, it seems to get worse when I click on things (ie, open a new window, email, etc.)
How do you figure that it is the network drivers that are causing this popping issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2013   #10
kwitel

7/64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwitel View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Then it sounds like a hardware problem. You might want to contact Dell and see what they have to say about it.
Its definitively the network drivers.

Also, it seems to get worse when I click on things (ie, open a new window, email, etc.)
How do you figure that it is the network drivers that are causing this popping issue?
When I disable both I have no problems. Literally, zero problems and no issues with latency.
I have also disabled each one, independently of the other and they BOTH cause problems but the wired adapter causes more than the wireless.

Further, I have read on quite a few other forums that others have had similar problems.

I just have no clue what to do now...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 My wired and wireless network connectors are killing my sound:




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Wired and Wireless Network Problems
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. Actiontec GT742WG. I lost internet connection a couple of weeks ago so powercycled my modem. Since then I've had nothing but network problems. The above computer is ethernet wired to my modem and I have a wireless network for a...
Network & Sharing
Bridge between wireless and wired network
I recently bought myself a new Netgear Stora MS2110 (network storage), my network situation is a bit strange. I've got my computer connected to a wireless network with internet access, and the Stora now connected to the computer by a wired LAN without internet. I just now discovered that I needed...
Network & Sharing
Wired vs Wireless network, is wireless safe.
I generally don't have a need to network computers together. In fact if I do network in my home it will be for only one purpose and would prefer to have the network down 99.99% of the time. I can run the lines needed to connect these two computers but wireless would be easier to get going. I...
Network & Sharing
Help Me Set Up Wireless and Wired Network on New House
Please, So, this going to be my new house :cool:, and I need help to set up my Wireless and Wired network, like the best place to put the router and AP or RangeBoosters. Questions: :huh: Where is the best place to put the router (DIR-855 or DGL-4500)? I gonna have one AP or range booster...
Network & Sharing
Wireless Internet, Wired Network...
Hi all, thought this is the best place to ask... Is there a way to plug my computer into my LAN and have access to my home network but avoid using its internet access altogether? So that I can use a separate wireless network for internet?
Network & Sharing
Do not want both wireless and wired network connections
Currently, I am connecting both wirelessly and through wire to my router when I run Windows 7. I know both are configured but is there a way to make the wireless (for instance) connect only if the wired connection isn't there? ipconfig shows two IPs and it seems like a waste of power to keep...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:28.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App