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Windows 7: Wireless Internet Speed TOO Slow in Win7!

02 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
Wireless Internet Speed TOO Slow in Win7!

In my Vista Home Premium, my internet speed reached up to 144mbp/s. Now that I have Windows 7, it lurks around 10mbp/s. These speed are way too slow for me, as I spend 90% of my time on the computer online. Anyone know how to fix this? In Vista, when my network was a little slow, all I did was click Diagnose, and then Reset Network Adapter. That did the trick. I'm not sure how to do that within Windows 7. I also got an error when I clicked Diagnose.
Problems Found:
Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.
Here's my System Information (if you want the whole DxDiag, I can post it):

System Information
Time of this report: 8/2/2009, 15:44:39
Machine name: *****-LAPTOP
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS M1530
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1644MB used, 6541MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7100.0000 64bit Unicode

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400


could we get some info on your networking setup. nic, router, and maybe an ipconfig (type cmd>ipconfig -all)? you can take a snip of it using the snipping tool (snipping tool in search).


My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC Build 7100


Router is Linksys Wireless-N WRT160Nv2. It worked perfectly with Vista.

Wireless adapter is a Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN.

I also just checked my network's status again and it's at 117mbp/s. :)
I'll keep monitoring it. It could have been because updates were installing, or something like that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7

On my laptop, I went to the Device Manager and to the Network Adapter. I selected my Wireless controller properties, I then went to Power Management and changed the

[] "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" setting to off (deselected).

My speeds went back to my usual. That's all I did. I'll keep testing, if anything changes I'll repost or edit this post!

Toronto, Ontario

p.s. On my other laptop I did the same thing for my Ethernet port (RJ-45/hardwire) as well (running Windows 7 x64).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

I have the same problem, I tried this but it did not work for me (I have notebook Sony vaio fw)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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