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Computer Very Slow When Wireless Connection Is On

by cdmatt / March 5, 2009 8:00 AM PST

COMPUTER OS: Windows XP
Airlink Wireless PCI Card

I recently set up my old desktop computer running Windows XP in my daughters room. For the past year while I was using it I had it connected directly to the router. Now that it's in my daughters room I'm connected it wirelessly with an Airlink Wireless PCI Xard. Up until a year ago, the computer had used this wireless card at my old house and it worked fine.

Now, whenever I have the wireless card enable my whole computer slows down to the point I cannot use it. It says it's connected to the computer with excellent signal strength. I cannot figure out why it's slowed down. I tried reinstalling the driver, that didn't help. I've tried using the utility that came with the driver to connect, still slow. I've tried using the windows utility to connect, still slow.
Once I disable the connection the computer runs fine.

I do have Microsoft Live Family Safety (a parental filter), can this be slowing it down for some reason? It's the only change to my system that I've made since the last time I used the wireless card.

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Wireless G or B ?
by fihart / March 5, 2009 4:44 PM PST

If the Airlink is an old 802.11b card it may slow down other wireless connections which use the newer 802.11g standard. A quick test is to switch wireless mode in the router -- if you change from g&b mode to g-only the b device will be cut off.

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It Is Wireless G
by cdmatt / March 6, 2009 12:10 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless G or B ?

And it's not slowing down the other conenctions on the network.

It is only slowing down the computer that has that card in it. It's not just slowing down the connection for that computer, but everything on the computer is slow.

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Go on, blame Microsoft
by fihart / March 6, 2009 12:11 PM PST
In reply to: It Is Wireless G

Could be the family safety filter, if that's all that's changed.

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I guess it's the wireless card
by cdmatt / March 6, 2009 11:46 PM PST

Last night I decided to try a wireless card from one of my other PC's and it worked fine. So the easiest solution is gonna be to just buy a new card.

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install driver
by Marko983i / September 24, 2014 9:20 AM PDT

just install newer driver for this card

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Just FYI.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 9:34 AM PDT
In reply to: install driver

This thread is 2028 days old and is likely no longer valid.

Dafydd.

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