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 Post subject: Slow Internet on Desktop
New postPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:32 pm 

I have a problem with my broadband. I have a speed of up to 20 Mbps max. My desktop down load speed is 0.63Mbps and up load is 0.81 Mbps.I am wireless, but my laptop speeds are 15.22Mbps down load and 0.81Mbps up load which is satisfactory. The laptop is networked into the same router as my desktop. So what can the problem be with my desk top P.C. Any help out there ?.


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New postPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:12 pm 
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Is your desktop older? You may be using an A/B network card, which will be a little slower (not that slow.)

Try connecting the desktop to the router with an ethernet cable (if possible.) After disabling the wireless (and relying on the ethernet connection alone), what speeds do you get?



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 Post subject: Re: Slow Internet on Desktop
New postPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:04 pm 
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I have a problem with my broadband. I have a speed of up to 20 Mbps max. My desktop down load speed is 0.63Mbps and up load is 0.81 Mbps.I am wireless, but my laptop speeds are 15.22Mbps down load and 0.81Mbps up load which is satisfactory. The laptop is networked into the same router as my desktop. So what can the problem be with my desk top P.C. Any help out there ?.


I have virtually the same problem (almost identical UL/DL speeds on my desktop). I have narrowed it down to a bad wireless card. Both my laptop and my desktop are wireless N but I did pick a cheapy card for the desktop.

What brand is your desktops wireless card?



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 Post subject: Re: Slow Internet on Desktop
New postPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:40 am 

Thanks Rich I will give that a try as soon as time allows and let you know. Yes, my desktop is older that the laptop but not much. I'm running Vista home on both.


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No idea what brand my network card is Jumper. I guess I must find out some how. Do you know how I do it. ?.


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 Post subject: Re: Slow Internet on Desktop
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I build my computer so I still have the original box. Have you tried the network settings? Other than that opening your box maybe?

It's not really necessary though I was just wondering.



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 Post subject: Re: Slow Internet on Desktop
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Yes. I've connected my earth net wire Rich and thats much better. My download speed is now 15.45 Mbps. I didn't actually disconnect my wireless I just plugged the earth net wire in and thats all I did. Do I really have to disconnect the wireless ?. Do you think I do need an up to date network card ?. I'm not sure where to find that info on my computer (i.e the A/B network card). Would that be the 802.11 b/g wireless adaptor?. If all else fails I might as well keep the earth net wire in since my laptop still works fine that way.


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You might try what I did JUMPER and plug in your earth net wire, thats if it's conveniently near your phone line. I get a speed of 15.45 now so I guess I need an up to date card. Is it the 802.11 b/g network adaptor I'm looking for ?, because thats what I have on my desk top.


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 Post subject: Re: Slow Internet on Desktop
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dougy2 wrote:
Yes. I've connected my earth net wire Rich and thats much better. My download speed is now 15.45 Mbps. I didn't actually disconnect my wireless I just plugged the earth net wire in and thats all I did. Do I really have to disconnect the wireless ?. Do you think I do need an up to date network card ?. I'm not sure where to find that info on my computer (i.e the A/B network card). Would that be the 802.11 b/g wireless adaptor?. If all else fails I might as well keep the earth net wire in since my laptop still works fine that way.


If you are not inconvenienced by having the ethernet connected, you can just leave everything as it is.

To disable the wireless card, you can do three things:

1. Remove the card.
2. Disable the adapter in Device Manager.
3. Disable the adapter in the Network settings.

Option 3 is the quickest and easiest. To do this in Vista:

  1. Click the Network icon in the notification area, and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
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  2. Click Change adapter settings.
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  3. Right click the wireless adapter and click Disable
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 Post subject: Re: Slow Internet on Desktop
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Thanks Rich


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