Thread: Weird slow wifi
February 21st, 2012, 08:13 PM #1
Weird slow wifi
Ok, I cannnot figure this out. I have a newish lenovo laptop. The wireless card supports both wifi and wimax (only one can be on at a time). At work, both work fine, at full speed. At home however the wifi is painfully slow. It connects, slow full strength connection, but pages load at something close to dial-up speeds. I've tried resetting everything, uninstalling drivers, and gotten nowhere. I tried assigning a static ip, and that didn't make any difference either.
I haven't tried assigning a port, but I'm honestly not sure how to do that one, which is the last thing I can think of. I'm using an ASUS RT-N13U router.Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.
February 22nd, 2012, 02:04 AM #2
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Try to login to the router .... dont know how on a ASUS.. and see what speed your router is at and see what channel... channel 11 is the best and see if it is on 300 Mb/s. IDK if it is dual-band (doesnt seem like it).
February 22nd, 2012, 03:34 AM #3
If your WNIC is working fine on another WLAN, then it prolly *isn't* the place to start looking...have you got any other wireless devices that you can hook up to your home WLAN to test the speed that that gets on the WAP in question..?
I would hazard a guess that it would likely also have a slow link...
February 22nd, 2012, 09:18 AM #4
Yeah, that's not it, I've got a ton of other wireless devices, another laptop, 2 ipads, xbox and playstation that I use for stream netflix and hulu to the tv, all wireless, and no issues.Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.
February 22nd, 2012, 11:10 AM #5
In that case, I'd be tempted to see what the WNIC is showing the connection speed as, and maybe doing a PATHPING to a few places - to see whether you can establish where the link is going slow..though it could be that a TRACERT doesn't show your WAP as a hop (I've seen this missed out on the TRACERT output a number of times - doesn't count the WAP or router's switch) which might not help the troubleshooting...
Worst case scenario, just do a persistant PING to the router from the "problem" lappy, and from another device that connects to the same WAP, see whether there's any difference between them....
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