Did you move the wireless adapter to a USB 1.1 port (some systems have both 2.0 and 1.1)? This would cut your speed to 20 percent.
You don?t mention your modem and router. Try resetting the router by powering it down for a couple of minutes. If this does not increase the speed, re-establish the internet connection by unplugging the cable and then reconnecting. You may also need to do the same with the router. This frequently regains lost speed.
What XP components did you remove (and why)? Could you have removed a component critical to connection speed? Can you do a system restore to a time prior to this action? This may regain your speed.
Hope this helps
I am sharing a cable connection wiht a TRENDnet 802.11g wireless USB TEW-424UB and the speed of the speed just slowed down and it feels like im using a dial up connection. this happened a few days ago when i uninstalled a few windows components and re-registred windows. i tried tweaking my settings but nothing seems to be working. I'm using Windows xp sp2. if anyone has an idea of what is wrong, please let me know as soon as possible.