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Windows 7: Wireless Networking problems, help please!

09 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Wireless Networking problems, help please!

I've been having wireless problems with several laptops now, most current laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ62 (mainly purchased because price was = netbook, and was looking for netbook functionality). Wireless connections drops several times a day, old Linksys B router (7 years old) must be reset in order to bring connection back, sometimes 2-3 times in a row. I have cable internet service.

Is it my router? My laptop? Both? I've been looking at purchasing a new router in hopes that would alleviate these issues, but the prices seem to have gone up considerably since my last purchase. Friends have recommended the Linksys E3000 or the Apple Airport Extreme. Thoughts?

More disturbingly, I just ran a speed test because my upload time feels like it is getting longer and longer... (I'm assuming this is a reliable site for this?):

I also have a desktop but it is wired. No problems with connectivity but the same problems with upload speed.

Help, please!! I don't have near the tech knowledge I had 10 years ago.

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10 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

A new router with wireless N and GB LAN speeds would make a huge difference. You are bottle necking your fast Road Runner connection with that old wireless B router. The newer router will most likely fix your dropped connection problem also.
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