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Windows 7: Abysmal internet speed with new laptop

06 Dec 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Use the patch. You are so stuck at 54Mbps.

Upgrade hardware and make wireless your slave.

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07 Dec 2013   #12


I'd patch it if I could figure out how to run the script....

So paste it into code box, Save As and Run? Could it brick the adapter if I do it wrong?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

Apparently this is a common problem with this adaptor. The link below talks about the problem and shows a patch that is working as a solution.
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09 Dec 2013   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd patch it if I could figure out how to run the script....
To run the script, you need to save the script to a notepad, and then change the extension name to .inf from .txt.

Now, if you right click on it, the second option is "install". Click on it. The script will be installed.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Could it brick the adapter if I do it wrong?
I have no answer to it. But, as the code may not apply to the hardware itself, a system restore point before applying that patch, at a maximum a system image should keep you safe.

I am saying that the patch will not be applied to the hardware itself. chev65 can say if my opinion is wrong or not. I wish he will confirm it. So if he says that I am wrong here, please dont go for the script installation.

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09 Dec 2013   #14


Since the router is throttling the Comcast internet speed by about 80% based on the speed difference between wire (50 mbps) and wireless (11-12 mbps at best) I called Comcast today and they said we can get a Wireless gateway for the same price $7 month as just the modem. I figured they must have a way to assure that such high speeds are easier to get wirelessly when so many routers are junk and totally out of their control.

Until that arrives Thursday, I am using a wired connection with 55 mbps speeds. Also tried a USB wireless adapter which can't get any faster speed than 1 mbps, same as built-in wireless. Hopefully the new wireless gateway will break the logjam. What else could it be?
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11 Dec 2013   #15


New wireless Gateway installed, laptop speed now 51 mbps.

Think it was the Linksys router?
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11 Dec 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Wow! That was a big change. Thanks for the follow up. Was the Linksys an old 802-b or g router?
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11 Dec 2013   #17


It was a WRT 300N Wireless N router, about 4 years old.
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