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-Slick-cRiSsI

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#1 11 years ago

Internet on my Laptop is really slow.. Don't know what happened..(cause it was normal speed 1 week ago).. Maybe a Virus or something (I use Norton as Firewall) But it's so slow. Here's the result of a speed test from Speedtest.net

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Ran the same test (same location) with my other PC and got a download speed of 3900 KB/s with upload of 600 KB/s. Connected on the same Router and with the same Wireless card speed (54.0 MB/s)

There's really something not working.. any help will be highly appreciated.




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#2 11 years ago

Is it a Wi Fi connection? Are you sure the same terminal was being used when each test was made? Wi Fi connections can pick up various terminals in your area and automatically try another if there's problems with one of them. If you're on Wi Fi you should look in your Network Connections folder to see what terminal is active when doing tests to make sure. Also, you said the tests were done at different times, check with your ISP to see if field repairs were being made. Lastly, check for NIC, Wi FI adapter, or modem/router updates (both driver and firmware) depending on the type of gear you're using. If there were any wind storms and/or house lights flickering with the slow test results it could be the cause. It could have even happened at the test server end, which is why it's good to try more than one test server. It's also good to try best case scenario test servers, which are usually ones in your area as long as their equipment is working OK. If none of this helps, it very well could be the NIC, Wi Fi adapter, or whatever hardware your laptop uses to connect with wearing out if it's an older one.




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#3 11 years ago

I'll check.. But it wasn't only slow for the test.. I downloaded a game demo on both computer and on one the speed was around 190 Kb/s and on the other 50 Kb/s. There's 4 computer connected to our Linksys Router but only 2 of them were using internet at that moment. And my laptop is always slower. Anyway might check for a Driver for the Router cause I know my Wi Fi adapter is up to date.




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#4 11 years ago

Routers don't have drivers, so don't bother. Chances are it's just a crap laptop card, a lot of people I know who own laptops have speed and reliability issues with their built-in wireless.




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#5 11 years ago

Ah.. :(

well here's my card model / company : Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter.




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#6 11 years ago

Man, Norton sucks, get a real firewall like Outpost or Zone Alarm. Yes you could have a virus or some worms, also make a Spyboot Search and Destroy scan




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#7 11 years ago

-Slick-cRiSsI;3854703Ah.. :(

well here's my card model / company : Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter.

Is that built into the laptop, or is it an add-on card (or USB dongle or whatever)?




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#8 11 years ago

Built-in card.

And I dont like Norton.. It was just coming with the comp.. I have always been using Zone Alarm but there's only 1 version of Zone Alarm compatible with Vista and the one I have isn't compatible.

Will run Spybot Search and Destroy but I can't believe I already have some kind of virus after 2 weeks.. darn




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#9 11 years ago

Ran a scan with SpyBot and it only found "infected" cookies.. But I don't think that was the problem. Anyway.. I will look for Zone Alarm but it's most likely just my Wi Fi adapter that isn't really good.

But btw..

Routers don't have drivers, so don't bother.

That's not totally true. I have a US Robotics Router and at first it wasn't compatible with Vista. The "Driver" was 3 years old and after downloading a new "driver" it was working perfectly

Note: At the moment I am connected to a Linksys router and not the US Robotics one




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#10 11 years ago
-Slick-cRiSsI;3855124That's not totally true. I have a US Robotics Router and at first it wasn't compatible with Vista. The "Driver" was 3 years old and after downloading a new "driver" it was working perfectly

Routers don't have drivers, they do have firmware. I think that's what you're refering to.




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