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Wi-Fi Connection Very slow

by mschweit2008 / April 16, 2011 9:29 PM PDT

Our internet connection over the Wi-fi (router VWR-VC) is extremely slow. We have ruled out all virus/malware and PC issues. In fact, when we disconnect the wi-fi, the internet connection on our PC runs perfectly.

The wi-fi connection is secured with a id/password.

Any suggestions?

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If it's not a PC issue ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 16, 2011 9:36 PM PDT

because you ruled that out already, it's a router issue or a bad reception (possibly caused by interference with other radiation sources).

I'd try (a) changing the channel on the router, (b) walking around with a different laptop for a better diagnosis , (c) try another router, and (d) try this PC/laptop somewhere else. The last experiment shouldn't make any difference, of course, because you ruled out it's an issue of this PC. So it's just a double (or maybe even triple) check.


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How slow is slow?
by Coryphaeus / April 18, 2011 1:00 AM PDT

You've given us no base line (advertised speed) to work with. What is the speed of your ISP? What flavor, B, G, N wireless are you using? Is your desktop wireless adapter an add-on such as USB, on the motherboard, or is it PCI. Or is this a laptop built in mini-card, plug-in PCMCIA, or USB?

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Probably a router isssue...
by megabuffboy / April 23, 2011 12:46 AM PDT

If your router is in a place where there may be interference (eg: microwaves, baby monitors, neighbors' wifi) then this might be your issue. Try moving your router to a more central area or away from interference. Also try to use the web interface(find it by using web browser to go to the router's IP address) to set the channel to something like 1,6,or 11. If your router is dual band, use the 5Ghz (40Mhz) if you are closer to it, and 2.4Ghz (20/40Mhz) if your farther. I hope this helps..

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