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Old 11-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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I have a Windows 8.1 OS. the model of my pc is h9-1330. My wifi adapter is Broadcom BCM943228HMB model. I have century link fiber optic 1000 mbps internet. My computer download times over wifi would average around 3-5 mb/s. I don't recall the day it happened but then my download times where slow and went down to 300-500 kb/s. My ping in online games increased also. My computer crashed so I restored it to Factory New settings and the slow download times still persisted. I even moved my computer right next to my modem and still had slow download times. I also have another computer in my house that is the same model and over wifi it averages 3-4 mb/s. I decided to hook my computer via Ethernet and my fast download times of 3-5 mb/s returned. I don't understand why this is happening. Even my old vista labtop from 2005 is getting 3-4 mb/s. I updated my network adapter and even changed my ip address but the problem as persisted.
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Wireless will always be slower than wired . . but Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus WiFi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.


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