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Wireless computers work fine, wired desktop extremely slow

Laptops running XP home and Vista connect and have good speed. Wired desktop running XP home runs so slow it takes 3-4 minutes to bring up a web page.
When I disconnect the cable modem from the router, and connect directly to the cable modem, it runs as normal, or as a PIII 512M 8 year old desktop with a cable modem should run.

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    I did this, and then I don't get any connection to the internet.

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On your old desktop, go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings make sure no check on boxes there. Click OK and Apply. Click on General tab, click on Delete File (delete all offline content), Clear History and Delete Cookies. Click Apply and OK.

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Hi just installed router on my laptop, works fine but my desktop can't find it,why


Is your desktop wired or wireless.
If it wired then check the wired connection and make sure that you have proper light on the router. Suppose your computer is connected to the port 2 on the router, then you have port 2 light on the router.
If your computer is wireless then try to search for the wireless network and check if you can see the wireless network.
If you have windows XP, then try to use windows XP utility to connect to the network.
Fort windows Vista and 7 , you will find icon in the bottom right hand corner. Use that icon to connect to the network.
Click Here for step by step instructions

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Internet Connection Problem on One Computer


By any chance, are you trying to use something other than Windows to manage the wireless adapter? If you are, remove it.

Now, Click on Start, right click on Network highlight properties, and click on manage network connections on the Tasks menu.
Your two options will be the icons for your LAN and Wireless Network. Is it enabled and without red or yellow marks? It could be disable, it could be not connected and you can't view wireless networks because the switch is off, or it may just nut see your unsecure network (unlikely).

If the above is clear, right click on the wireless and highlight Properties and left click so it brings up the Networking tab. Highlight IPv4 and click on Properties. Make sure the Obtain dots are ticked. That should work, since you are running unsecured.
If it already is, check the red X or if it isn't click OK and close down the box.

Now, back to where your Wireless card is showing, right click it and you have Disable, Connect/Disconnect, Status, Diagnose etc.

If you're still Disconnected but not Disabled, click on Connect/Disconnect. Does it show your wireless network?

By this time, it should. If it doesn't post back. The other possibility is that you take your computer to a wireless internet cafe, McDonalds, Panera Bread, or motel with WiFi and test it there.

Carl

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Slowed internet connection using wireless router...


Normal!

Wired connections are faster than equivalently wireless connections (from/to the same node) and so your
experienced is quite normal.

Additional nodes divide the original bandwidth and denigrate the performance, which is why one tries to
maximize the original bandwidth (speed in MHz) of the connection to the gateway.

You can maximize your experience by having critical systems wired to the router, and this also provides
greater security than any encryption (which is another brake on your speed) necessary for a wifi
connection.

Make sure you have the fastest possible wifi card in your portable devices to maximize your speed.

Apr 10, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Linksys Wireless B Router Compatible with Windows Vista?


I would advise you to purchase a Linksys G router, Model # WRT54G2. Works well with Vista and your other laptops will work also.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know.
If this solves your issue, please be kind to rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Mar 26, 2009 | Linksys WUSB54GC 802.11g/b Wireless...

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Wireless connection slow


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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Blinking lights on Belkin F5D7632-4


Check out with ISP Service provider and speed of your internet

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Broadcom 802.11g/b acer3680 vista home basic


You can test the connection speed to the internet between the vista and xp by going to a site the has a broadband speed tester for free......ie......


http://www.consumerspeedtest.org.nz/

Heres one good link I use all the time when I test any machines speed on the connections
I have seen good speeds from vista but lots of issues along the way tho.......

another thing is what speed is your wireless card,
54Mbps is normal or 1 gbps is high speed with the right cards installed..........

Please let me have some feed back on your dicoverys thanks

Nov 12, 2008 | Acer (D10709-002) (D10709002) 802.11g/b...

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Usb upgrade


Let's see if I understand - you have added an additional card into the computer which adds USB v2 ports. Then I guess you are plugging a USB Wireless card into those ports.

Can you see the speed of the wireless connection? If you 't have an icon in the lower right hand corner for the card, hover over it with the mouse, or right click. Otherwise, go to Control Panel, Network Connection and look for the wireless card there.

Right clicking either one should show you the speed between your computer and the router.

Most wired connections will be 100 Mbps. Depending on the card and the router, wireless will be 10, 56, or 108 Mbps.

Wireless speed depends on many things, such as:
1) distance from the computer to the router
2) number of solid objects, such as walls, floors, or metal
3) possible interference from other wireless routers in the area

Do you think any of these are at work here? If you can reposition either the router or the computer, it may help.

Wireless is cool, but the best possible speeds will always come from a wired connection. I have my desktop computer wired, but my laptop wireless. When I go wireless, my speeds drop.

Tell me a bit about the equipment you're using, perhaps we can squeeze a bit more out of it.

Hope that helps!

airoff

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Cannot connect a second pc


Are you connecting the machine that doesnt work wired or wireless??

Do you know what wireless card you have if it is wireless?

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