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Windows 7: Internet Download Speed MEGA SLOW! :(

13 Nov 2009   #11
Jenderal Black

Windows 7 Ultimate build 7600 RTM

Hi..All..I get the same problem..I use MSI VR 220 with RaLink 6890/6891 WLan. I install dual boot operating system Win XP and Win 7 64 bit in my notebook. In Xp system my connection can run normally but if I work in Win 7 my connection speed was down...very very slow....I was update my WLAn driver with new one but my problem not resolve and still slowly. Any suggestion...Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!

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27 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CMach08 View Post
What happened was that the driver Windows is installing is a compatible but OLD version. Recently, Atheros had a driver update for their network cards which are not displayed yet on the Sony website.

[] Atheros_AR5xxx_AR9xxx_8.0.0.238.exe

Go to the link above and download that driver. It's and it will definitely fix the problem. I hope this works out for you. This is only an update for the Atheros Wireless Drivers! Now, I can officially say that I love Windows 7... minus that hick-up. ;P
I tried this with my MSI A6000 and it didn't help at all, any other suggestions or something I might have done wrong?
Thank you
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27 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7
Same Problem

Guys I have the same problem and I'm going crazy!!!
it worked great for a week and it stopped working again and it hadn't been working since(a month).
My download speed is down to 0.5/s mb instead of 2.5 mb/s, and my upload speed is fine.
I go to the other computer in the house run just after I run it on my computer and the other computer gets the 2.5 mb/s(it runs windows XP)
and this computer at almost the same time I run the speedtest and get 0.5 mb/s and I run on this computer windows 7. I saw a lot of people with the same problem and i can't shake it off. I don't want to go back to XP. In the beginning I went back to XP it worked great(Same wireless adapter) and when I came back to Windows 7 same problem please help me!!!
P.S I asked the wireless adapter company to send me drivers for windows 7 maybe it will help.
PLEASE help your fellow windows 7 user from going back to XP.
All help appreciated. Thanks.
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01 Dec 2009   #14

windows 7

this is my current speed:
Download Speed: 111 kbps (13.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 46 kbps (5.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 564 ms
witch sucks because i should be downloading at least 60k/sec not 13kb/sec
I also need help please I just can't handle a internet this slow.

- Windows 7
- antivirus: norton
- tools already used: tuneup, CCleaner, Glary utilities.
- actions taken: unckeck ipv6, following Dinesh's Complete Internet Troubleshooting Guide.
nothing worked

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24 Feb 2010   #15

Win7, linux

If you guys are havin some problems, i had this same exact thing go on when i upgraded my pc to Windows 7. I had a wmp300n internet card installed and up to date. The problem was in the driver settings. I messed around with everything (except for settings with numbers) untill i got a decent speed.

Now though i run into this problem yet again with my laptop and on top of that the laptop has an atheros chip and im not able to change the driver settings to obtain any faster speed.

Im starting to believe that the router may be the problem, wrt300n. but that is fully upgraded so im at a loss of what to do next, but if i find another solution i will be sure to post it.
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02 Aug 2010   #16

windows 7

i'm using win7 ultimate 32 bit and i have terrible problems with my downloading speed. i have tried almost everything they are saying on forums (from cmd autotuning=disabled, disable ipv6 and lot more...) but i found out in one forum that my OS is having problems with services. so i was trying to define which service is the problem (yeah, it took my few hours). and when i found out that service named "base filtering engine" is making problems i disabled it... my downloading speed was perfectly fine but then my antivirus was not working properly and windows firewall was disabled (couldn't re-enable it anyway...), so i don't recommend this to you but i still want to know what's the problem... plz help...
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