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Wireless connection slow

I just purchased a aspire one mini computer and tried to use it with my existing home wireless network belink wireless n router, which is working fine with all the other computers wirelesly and wired. The other wireless laptop is running windows vista, the apsire is running xp home. I connected the aspire hard wired to router and it works fine. I also had another wireless connection within range although poor strength I connected to it and it worked awesome. I cannot figure out what the problem is. It says it is connected at 54 mbps that the wireless strength is excellent. I have tried being right on top of the router and downstairs results are the same, it will start loading and then hang sometimes it finishes loading after long period or it goes to internet explorer cannot load the page. I did the diagnostic and it says the connection is working fine.

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    Carol Jan 03, 2009

    I updated drivers but makes no difference but thank you for answering was worth a try.

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    Carol Mar 03, 2009

    Ok I pluged in a usb wireless adaptor and it worked great, but i would really like to use the wireless device in the laptop. I checks the drivers online as well and everything is up to date.

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Same problem. RESOLVED it by going to device manager (hold the Windows Logo key near the space bar and hit PAUSE) Click hardware tab, and then device manager. click the plus next to network adapters to expand it, then right click the atheros wireless connection and go to properties. Click advanced, then find the power save mode. click it, then chose turn off on the right.

did this and my wireless is working normal again. hope this helps.

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Hi try updating the wireless drivers from the Acer website or check for a fix.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • vernando008 Jan 03, 2009

    Hi again, do you have a spare wireless adapter that would connect to your usb port .Try that and see if it helps.

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