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Windows 7: New laptop getting horrible internet speeds

05 Apr 2013   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The only download on Linksys site for this 6 year old WRT300N router is dated before we got it new, so I don't think it's applicable, nor do I think we're intended to upgrade to higher versions of the router itself via firmware - at least that's not what their video shows ("Choose your model number, then the version number...").


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05 Apr 2013   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Man that is some old firmware, I'm surprised there are no more current updates.

Are you using WPA2 security and AES encryption?

Have you tried resetting this router?
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05 Apr 2013   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, reset router to defaults. Using WPA2 w/AES, all default settings.
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05 Apr 2013   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I've been reading around a bit on the WRT300n, others have similar complaints when trying to use WPA2 with AES encryption, from what they are saying AES is making things very slow and only TKIP or WEP works to make things faster. Since WEP is not secure you might try using WPA2 security with TKIP encryption to see if is speeds up the connection.

TKIP is an outdated encryption that really doesn't allow 802.11n to work at full rated speeds but apparently some older routers and older firmware's aren't made to work with AES which is a newer encryption method made just for the final draft 802.11n.

Source: WRT300N: WEP is 10 times Faster than WPA and WPA2 - Linksys Community
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05 Apr 2013   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Took the laptop back to Best Buy. Too many problems to justify messing with it any longer.

Let's see if they post my Review coming here: Asus KSeries 15.6" Laptop 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive K55A-SI50301P - Best Buy
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05 Apr 2013   #16
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Did you get a replacement Greg? I'd suggest try a different brand.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Took the laptop back to Best Buy. Too many problems to justify messing with it any longer.

Let's see if they post my Review coming here: Asus KSeries 15.6" Laptop 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive K55A-SI50301P - Best Buy
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06 Apr 2013   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

A different laptop will problem work better but I'd suggest trying a different router, there were countless complaints about that router and slow internet, not one similar problem reported about that particular laptop.
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