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Windows 7: Slow data transfer using PCI WLAN

27 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10
Slow data transfer using PCI WLAN

I've got a problem with my WLAN PCi card as the title suggests. It's a 'Ralink RT61 Turbo Wireless LAN Card'

Since i bought this PC the built in WLAN card has not worked properly, I can only connect to a network if i use the Ralink software(If the software is not installed the card is completely useless ) , and then my transfer speeds are roughly 20KB/s in LAN and on the internet.
I have installed all the latest drivers from the Ralink site using administration permissions.

I'm currently using a usb wifi card which reaches speeds of 10Mb/s, so there is no problem with any other part of my computer or ISP .

Also i'm using windows 7 64 bit and my router is Netgear WGR614V9

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27 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

There are many complaints about the Ralink RT61 adaptor working with Windows 7. This Technet thread might help you find a better driver.

Ralink RT61 or (RT256x/RT266x) causes freezing Windows 7 x64
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28 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10

I have tried installing every possible driver availiable for the RT61 and also tried many other ralink drivers from other cards with no luck.

Does anyone know what's happening for the rt61 to not work effectively.

Also the driver allowed my upload speed to reach it's usual rate, but download rates still are stuck to 20Kb/s
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02 May 2010   #4

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10

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 Slow data transfer using PCI WLAN

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