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I have an HP Pavilion tx2000 with which I connect to the internet. In device manager under Network adapters I have: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network); Bluetooth Device(RFCOMM Protocol TDI); Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter, Nvidia nForce Networking controller When I check the speed of my connection it is 1mbs - soooooo slow. A wee bit of research seems to indicate that this is the maximun for bluetooth connections. Is there any way to disable the bluetooth technology and so connect at a faster speed - my ISP is Virgin Media and my other computers connect wirelessly at 3mps Thanks

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  • jcstaylor2 Sep 06, 2009

    Yes, this computer is also connecting wireless to my internet.


    I checked the speed by going to Network and sharing centre- I'm using Vista - , clicking on View Status for the wireless network connection. I did this several times and each time it said 1mps. Each time the signal strength was "Very Good" or "Excellent"

    Ironically - when I went through the same procedure just now, it says 36mps - just to prove me wrong!

    the laptop belongs to my (disabled) sister who uses it for accessing photos and music on the web - and it has been proving frustratingly slow - so I'm supposed to "sort" it!

    Any help much appreciated




  • jcstaylor2 Sep 06, 2009

    OK:

    First test came in at: Download speed 301kbps; upload 60kbps

    Second test: Download 162; upload 46

    Would another computer nearby also using wireless connection with the same router affect the laptop's connection?





  • jcstaylor2 Sep 07, 2009

    I did the same test on a neighbouring computer at the same time and it came out at download 3514kbps, upload 485.

    so it looks to me like a problem with this particular laptops wireless connection - which is what sent me down the bluetooth route in the first place.

    thanks



  • jcstaylor2 Sep 07, 2009

    Good morning - this morning I ran the test on the problem laptop and another right beside it - both at the same time and the laptop came in at 218/82 whereas the other came in at 3503/487

    Just to confirm that they are both wireless, same router, same network

    thanks


  • jcstaylor2 Sep 08, 2009

    I have an HP Pavilion tx2000 running Vista with which I connect wireless to the internet. In device manager under Network adapters I have: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network); Bluetooth Device(RFCOMM Protocol TDI); Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter, Nvidia nForce Networking controller When I check the speed of my connection it is 1mbs - soooooo slow. A wee bit of research seems to indicate that this is the maximun for bluetooth connections. Is there any way to disable the bluetooth technology - would this enable me to connect faster?
    My ISP is Virgin Media and my other computers connect wirelessly at acceptable speeds Thanks

    I checked the speed by going to Network and sharing centre- using Vista, remember - clicking on View Status for the wireless network connection. I did this several times and most of the time it said 1mps, very occassionally it says 36mps. Each time the signal strength was "Very Good" or "Excellent"

    the laptop belongs to my (disabled) sister who uses it for accessing photos and music on the web - and it has been proving frustratingly slow - so I'm supposed to "sort" it!

    using speedtest.bbmax I ran the speed test several times when I was getting connection at 1mps

    First test came in at: Download speed 301kbps; upload 60kbps

    Second test: Download 162; upload 46

    - I did the same test on a neighbouring computer at the same time and it came out at download 3514kbps, upload 485.

    so it looks to me like a problem with this particular laptops wireless connection - which is what sent me down the bluetooth route in the first place.

    Just to confirm that they are both wireless, same router, same network

    thanks

  • jcstaylor2 Sep 08, 2009

    Hi, thanks for replying

    I have done that - control panel -> bluetooth devices.
    there is nothing there and if I go to the options tab the box for "Allow Bluetooth devices to connect" is not ticked
    so went to Hardware tab - got Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator and HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.0 wireless Technology. For both I went to Properties then Driver tab and clicked disable. Restarted the computer.

    Now connected at 18-36Mbps

    Question: in your opinion, will this affect the connect speed of the wireless connection, i.e. make it reliably faster than the current tendency to 1Mbps ?

    Thanks for your help


  • jcstaylor2 Sep 08, 2009

    Thank you - this would sort things out for my network here but when I give the laptop back to my sister it accesses the network there and so changing the channel here wouldn't solve the problem on other networks.
    I've decided to abandon the problem for now.
    Thank you for your assistance

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Yes you can disable bloe tooth .
Open control panel and go to bluetooth connection . If you can't find it there then go to device manager then right click on your bluetooth driver then disable it.
For get device manager go to my computer property then hardware ->device manager.

Let me know if you need more assistanse.
Thanks.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

  • I think blue tooth not conflict with wi fi .
    There is reason of may be wi fi network adapter.
    You can do more trouble shooting that uninstall wi fi network adapter driver then install again.also some times Channel type is issue.
    But you tell me that other computer give better speed with same router settings .Though you can do this thing.
    For that access your router with following link
    http://192.168.1.1
    or
    http://192.168.0.1
    type user name as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
    then go to advanced then channel type 4,6,11 is best.
    Try 1 by 1 then save settings and restart both computer and router .

    Let me know if you need more assistanse.
    Thanks.


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Hi there

Is this computer connecting wireless to your internet also or is it wired to the router/modem?

It is most likely the Bluetooth connection is not used for the Internet. You can disable the Bluetooth connections, but they won't have any affect on your Internet speed.

How did you check that you are getting 1 Mbps?

Please do not rate this reply unless I have answered your question or your reply will not be returned to me. Thanks.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2009

    It is quite possible it was still negotiating a wireless throughput when it first started connecting to the router after turning the laptop on.



    See if it still shows 36 Mbps from now on. That will confirm if it is connected well.



    If it shows 1 Mb more often than the higher 30 Mbps, please test the internet connection here from this laptop and let me know the results.



    Thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2009

    Thanks for testing. The other computers shouldn't affect Internet speed or even the remaining wireless speed unless they are downloading serious amounts of data at the same time. I understand the other laptops are not suffering the same problem? Would you be able to test the same speed test website with one of the unaffected laptops please?



    The results so far do show either a slow broadband or wireless connection. Testing with the other laptop will confirm.



    Thanks

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