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Laptop internet slow

by mdreber / August 15, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

My laptop internet connection (wifi) recently took a huge crap. Google has a hard time loading sometimes. I was trying to do a speed/ping test, and it basically just froze right in the middle. I ran the virus scan and malware scan, and little or no improvement. The wifi on my phone works great. Any suggestions on what to look into next?

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by pgc3 / August 16, 2014 12:14 AM PDT
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More information could help, OS, hardware, hook up type, DSL/CABLE? Have you tried a hardwire hook up, from router, to see what happens? Is there any change, wirelessly, if you boot to safe mode?

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by mdreber / August 18, 2014 12:50 AM PDT
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Hooked up the laptop directly to the modem (wired connection), and no problems. Speed was no issue. Then I disconnected and checked the wifi, and speed was fast. I was only about 2 feet away from the modem at the time. My laptop is usually about 15 feet away. Maybe only 10 feet away. I can't imagine that distance making that big of a difference. The modem is kept in a cabinet, so there is a closed door in the way. Besides that, no obstructions.

Modem is the Comcast issued wireless modem. Laptop has windows 7.

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Try it their way?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 1:50 AM PDT
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