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Windows 7: Purchased old PC with win7 and wifi stopped working after auto updates

28 Jun 2017   #1
NED11WILS

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 
Purchased old PC with win7 and wifi stopped working after auto updates

Am on a serious budget an bought a second hand PC. It was working on display. Has Win7 Ultimate, no Service Packs. Browser ie8. At home I put my Edimax radio into a USB port and was on the internet with my landlords xfinity wifi. Then it appears that after Windows began to auto update, the connection became slower and now will wink on for a few seconds and then gone. Using my mobile phone as a hotspot the connection is strong and stable. But very slow. For example I thought of trying Firefox browser but gave up on the download after only about a sixth was shown on the progress bar in 30 min. The computer is showing occasional messages to install SP 1. I am going to try downloading it on another computer and transferring the installation package via USB stick. However if the computer needs to be online this will be useless.

The hardware is in excellent condition and I think all that is needed is correct software and drivers. Any suggestions on how to get things up and running properly will be appreciated. Thank you.


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28 Jun 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 


Please download the wireless test tool from

http://www.crewetown.co.uk/wireless.exe

Very important you right click and choose run as admin post results
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29 Jun 2017   #3
NED11WILS

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 
This forum ain't what it used to be!

The response by samuria was a virus link. Hey samuria. You missed- I am laughing at you.

I just do not get this. After installing all possible updates the wifi is great with my mobile phone hotspot but cannot utilize my landlord's xfinity wifi which works fine with other devices.

Suggestions for backups are not necessary thank you- The computer has nothing of mine on it except a couple of drivers.

Sorry if I have used the wrong technique to answer responses. The correct way to do this is a mystry.

Thanks again.
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29 Jun 2017   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Ned,

Its not a virus link just your AV getting over zealous.

But i suspect its more to do with were your living
was on the internet with my landlords xfinity wifi

Your on a shared network router,
The bandwidth, ie how much data space you can have, the more users on-line the less you have.
= slower downloading

Roy

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29 Jun 2017   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

I wrote the wireless test and it's been used by 1,000s of people on lots of forums and not a virus
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29 Jun 2017   #6
NED11WILS

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Ned,

Its not a virus link just your AV getting over zealous.

But i suspect its more to do with were your living
was on the internet with my landlords xfinity wifi

Your on a shared network router,
The bandwidth, ie how much data space you can have, the more users on-line the less you have.
= slower downloading

Roy

Thanks Roy. So why is there no problem using the XFINITY with my smart phone and notebook? Could my Edimax radio need some settings tweaking?

EW
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30 Jun 2017   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Try downloading and installing a new driver for your Edimax radio.

Also, try a new wifi adapter. You can get one cheap at Walmart if you are in the US.
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30 Jun 2017   #8
NED11WILS

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
I wrote the wireless test and it's been used by 1,000s of people on lots of forums and not a virus
My apologies. Caution can also be self defeating.
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30 Jun 2017   #9
NED11WILS

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Try downloading and installing a new driver for your Edimax radio.

Also, try a new wifi adapter. You can get one cheap at Walmart if you are in the US.
Thanks for the input. It turns out I was given a key with a character that was in incorrectly transcribed. It puzzles me that all was well for about the first 45mins that I used it.
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