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Windows 7: Replacement for Old Linksys wrt54g

1 Day Ago   #11
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Depends on what protocol you're using. 802.11 G wil hit a theoretical limit of 54 MbPS. N can go higher and so can AC.

Your SVCHOST issue more than likely won't get resolved with an update. I don't even use updates and don't have that issue. I know that issue was notorious in XP though.
I imagine the laptop is a very old protocol as it runs a 32 bit AMD Sempron CPU which might make it 12-13 years old. I was thinking of using the router I've yet to buy as to do a cable I'll have to get the bulk cable out of storage, find the tools/supplies to make a cable, and relearn how as it's been so long since I've made one, I've forgotten how. But then, I don't even know if the WiFi works on the laptop...

On the svchost problem, I searched the Forum and found a thread on how to identify the culprit, and it is:

wuauserv - Windows Update

Now I have to read-up on how to fix it.

I found how to identify the offending svchost in Post #2 by UsernameIssues of this thread:

svchost.exe (netsvcs) consuming 25% of a quad core laptop - Windows 7 Help Forums
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8 Hours Ago   #12
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Success! I went from 68Mbps to 108Mbps. That’s roughly a 60% download speed improvement. Ping and upload speeds are the same.

I’ve been having a lot of little projects lately that turned into proverbial nightmares with product/company and return issues. So I went to Best Buy and see what they had, figuring if I did get a defective product, the return wouldn’t involve an RMA and shipping and all that hassle of buying online.

I was surprised that being in basically a rural area, they had a huge selection of routers. Going down the line, one caught my eye as being a new version of my old Linksys: a WRT3200ACM.

So I picked it up and, so far, am pleased. Now to eat a lot of beans, rice, and Top Ramen for 6 months to pay for it…LOL. I initially freaked out when I opened the PDF manual and it was 877 pages! Thankfully it was only 25 page in English; the rest of it was in other languages.

Setup was pretty painless as the hardest part was thinking of good passwords. I still have to learn Wi-Fi setup, security, and procedure, though, as all I did was turn off the ‘guest’ account. And I still have no idea on how to use it (not having any Wi-Fi devices).

Thanks Everyone for your time and energy !!!

(I’m still open to any and all tips and suggestions on using Wi-Fi as I may hook up the computer out in the shed.)
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7 Hours Ago   #13
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10/XP multiboot
 
 

Glad to hear the speed issue is resolved.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
I still have to learn Wi-Fi setup, security, and procedure, though, as all I did was turn off the ‘guest’ account. And I still have no idea on how to use it (not having any Wi-Fi devices).
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(I’m still open to any and all tips and suggestions on using Wi-Fi as I may hook up the computer out in the shed.)
If you have no wifi devices, turn wifi off altogether. (Page 18 of your user guide)

Also disable WPS ("Wifi Protected Setup" - page 18). This is a low-security back door into your wifi network.

If you can find a UPnP ("Universal Plug-and-Play") option, turn it off. This will make it harder for programs on your computer or hackers on the internet to change your router settings without you knowing. I don't know if you have this setting, but if so it might be under the "Connectivity" page ("Internet Settings" or "Advanced Routing" tab) or perhaps the "Security" page ("Apps and Gaming" tab).

Guest wifi is handy if you have overnight visitors--but only turn it on temporarily when you have guests. Leave it off the rest of the time. It allows your guests to use your internet connection for their phones/laptops without giving them full network access to your own computer.
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