I have a Toshiba Satellite L755-S5214 laptop using Windows 7. It looks like my wireless card is a Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC and an Apple AirPort Express for a router.
When I plug my laptop directly into the modem, skipping the router, the internet works normally. However, when I either use the wireless or am plugged into the router the internet is incredibly slow. Slow as in it takes an hour to load a 5 min YouTube video. It seems to be just my laptop though. My phone's connection (iPhone) to the net is normal when it's using the same router.
Anyone know how to fix this? My best guess is a compatibility issue. I'll be testing the wireless card at a different network sometime this weekend though just to make sure I cover all options. If you need any extra information I'll do my best to provide it.
I'm trying to figure out if my laptop is compatible with the new router we just got. I've already made sure my driver is up to date & the router is compatible with my version of Windows.
I'm trying to find out because I can't watch videos on the wireless. Everything works well when I completely unplug the router & hook right into the modem, but not when I have the wireless on my laptop off & am plugged into the router.
Thus I have 2 questions.
1) How do I find out what I have for a wireless card?
2) Where/how do I find out if it's compatible with the router?