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Windows 7: Internet Problems (Sob)

25 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Internet Problems (Sob)

Alright, I am sure everyone is having this sort of problem, but i still dont have any answers.

I have just recently upgraded my XP to Windows 7.
On my XP, my internet ran fast but, when i installed windows 7, my download speed dramatically dropped. Ex: 1mb/s too 100kb/s.

Im pretty sure nothing else is the problem because i reinstalled windows 7, and the internet speed was back up but, when i installed windows 7 again, it went back down.

I am currently using a Linksys WUSB600N Adapter with a Linksys WRT160N for the router.

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this problem?

(P.S. I have upgraded the Driver for the Network Adapter)

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Updated from Windows Update, installation CD or the manufacturer's website?
If you haven't done so yet, check the manufacturer's website for newest drivers.
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

Yes, i have done the Windows Update, and also i have already updated my network drivers.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

XP, Vista, Win7, Kubuntu

Try using a different web browser other than IE. Second linksys routers have a tedency to crap out. I have been using a dlink router I got for 10 bucks for 4 years. My parents had a linksys that fried out after about 2 years
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25 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

Hmm thats what im starting to suspect... That linksys products might be the problem.
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25 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Linksys admits issue with router here Re: WRT160N Problems - Wireless Routers - Linksys Community Forums a router firmware upgrade could be a possible solution look around here, need to know your versions number Linksys by Cisco - WRT160N Support hope this helps
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25 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 (dual-booting XPSP3 and Win7)


I went nuts for months with similar intermittent slowness problems until I replaced my older Linksys router with a brand-new Linksys 4-port 802.11abgn router. Got it at WalMart for $70.00. Prior to that I was going crazy , tormenting the RoadRunner tech support people. The new Linksys unit is fabulous, all problems went away.

Some good sites/things:

netmeter - I can't live without it:

Download NetMeter 1.1.4 Beta 4 / 1.1.3 - A handy network software that will monitor your bandwidth - Softpedia

Ditto use FireFox, not IE!

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26 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7

Yes, im a firefox user too. Hmmmm, well i guess it might be my router. But then, why did my internet run smoothly on XP.
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