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Windows 7: Extremely slow internet on fresh install

16 Jan 2011   #11
jlawes20389

Windows 7 Home Premium X86
 
 

half of those open connections are public hotspots but yeah I know what you mean otherwise! Security is nearly always the first thing I do each time I set up a new router.

Download speeds are now much better on the machines that were having problems but I am still having some difficulty getting it to run perfectly.

Some sites and downloads will just hang as they nearly finish loading and will take forever to load up, some will not load at all. One example is paypal, have bought something on ebay but cannot get onto paypal to pay for it! Downloading the opera browser just hangs at 99% completed download. This is the same on every machine in the house. I have tried switching channels etc again but no different so have gone back to channel 9.

If I access the same websites on my mobile phone using 3G I can load fine, as soon as i connect back to the wireless some sites have problems. Not really sure where to go with this one now!


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17 Jan 2011   #12
jlawes20389

Windows 7 Home Premium X86
 
 

Right.... I have tried install Ubuntu on my netbook out of curiosity and I get the same problems as I did before on Windows so I am now wondering if this is more of a router issue than windows? Any ideas on what I could try changing on the router? I still havent been able to stop it broadcasting on 2 channels yet either
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17 Jan 2011   #13
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

After reading through this odd issue you seem to be having, I noticed replacing or using another wireless router is the only thing that hasn't been tried yet.

Oh and for the record, when setting wireless channels, the only channels that do not overlap are 1, 6, 11... 2, 3, 4, and 5 overlap each other by 25% and 7, 8, 9, and 10 overlap each other by 25%. (that's just for G, I don't know about N)

What you want to be looking for is "channel bonding" somewhere in the broadcast settings (the area that includes your channel, ssid, etc)
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17 Jan 2011   #14
jlawes20389

Windows 7 Home Premium X86
 
 

I think I have found the dual channel part in my router. It was under the broadcast mode, it was set to upto 150mbps and changing that it is now showing just one channel. But as I thought still no different.

At the moment I do not have another router to try but its looking like I am going to need to try a different one as I am running out of ideas!
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18 Jan 2011   #15
jlawes20389

Windows 7 Home Premium X86
 
 

Well seems like it was the router that was the problem, took it back to the store as it was only 6 months old, swapped it for a Linksys WAG160 and as far as i can tell everything is working perfectly
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18 Jan 2011   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlawes20389 View Post
Well seems like it was the router that was the problem, took it back to the store as it was only 6 months old, swapped it for a Linksys WAG160 and as far as i can tell everything is working perfectly
Glad to hear it jlawes, I hope you tried to use the reset button on the router before you returned it. I'm glad you got it working.

Anyway, the channel bonding relates to the 20-40Mhz or the 20Mhz setting on your router. It usually won't say a thing about channel bonding, it only shows the 20-40Mhz or 20Mhz settings, the first is using channel bonding the second is not. It works better with the 5GHz band because the channels do not overlap nearly as much with the 5Ghz band.
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18 Jan 2011   #17
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Awesome! Good to hear things are returning to normal!
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