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    Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
    « Reply #30 on: January 30, 2010, 06:56:17 AM »
    yup, already tried all that. The router is connected to the internet, my ISP told me I'm connected when I called them up but I just can't browse  :-X
    Yeah, all laptops can detect all wireless routers in range, including my router. Even the technician can't solve the problem, maybe it's time i get a new router? This one is like 6 years old  :-X

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    Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
    « Reply #31 on: January 30, 2010, 07:33:42 AM »
    OS Support:  Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP

    This quote from your router manual indicates the possibility why your Windows 7 laptop may just have a compatibility issue..   You may need a new router for your new laptop..

    However, assuming the firmware update isn't buggy, you should still be able to browse with your older laptops..  We are missing something here... Go to the "administration" tab in the router and select reset the router to factory defaults, and try browsing with the older laptops...

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #32 on: January 30, 2010, 08:32:21 AM »
      Yeah, tried that too, no luck. Oh well, guess if i'm getting a new router anyway, it wont really matter right? =X

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #33 on: January 30, 2010, 09:17:15 AM »
      Did you by any chance make a back up copy of the original firmware file?
      I should have warned about that ahead of time..


      If not, go here:

      http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/214921/linksys-befw11s4-v4-wireless-b-broadband-router-firmware-1.50.10-free-download.html

      This a an earlier version of your firmware, it might fix the problem with connecting the older laptops to the Internet...

      Enter the security code on the screen..  Scoll down and use the "back up server"  The first server doesn't work ..  Download the file and save it to your desktop again....  Install the firmware on the router the way you did the first one.

      Before buying another router, make sure it supports your New Operating System.. :)

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #34 on: January 30, 2010, 04:02:03 PM »
      There is nothing wrong with the router.
      You do not have to update a router when you get a new Windows OS.
      The problem lies in the network hardware drivers for Windows 7.
      This is documented on the Dell website.
      You can spend a lot of time proveing this...
      - OR-
      Just go to the Dell site, have  service tag number ready, and get the new drivers for Windows 7.


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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #35 on: January 30, 2010, 04:51:20 PM »
      Lol

      @ Starlight

      Is this your thread?

      http://forums.techarena.in/networking-security/1297126.htm


      That Milton.J person plagiarized his response to your problem using my initial post, word-for-word!


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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #36 on: January 30, 2010, 05:33:40 PM »
      Lol
      @ Starlight
      Is this your thread?
      http://forums.techarena.in/networking-security/1297126.htm
      That Milton.J person plagiarized his response to your problem using my initial post, word-for-word!
      Sue him!

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #37 on: January 30, 2010, 05:40:34 PM »
      Lol

      If I was that upset about it I wouldn't "Lol" here, but I appreciate your your fairly consistent sarcastic remarks... keep 'em coming

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #38 on: January 30, 2010, 05:57:56 PM »
      If I was that upset about it I wouldn't "Lol" here, but I appreciate your your fairly consistent sarcastic remarks... keep 'em coming
      Hmmm... give a some time,mI will think of something mean to say.

      Meanwhile. Did you ever try it with NO firewall and NO WEP?
      Yeah, that is dangerous. But there is a knows problem with Windows services and wireless encryption. Of course it was fixed. Or was it?

      This looks like a relaxant post:
      http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/fd45d694-921c-4a3d-80bd-ca2d7500bcb9

      Talk about sarcasm, rad that!


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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #39 on: January 30, 2010, 06:40:27 PM »
      Hmmm... give a some time,mI will think of something mean to say.

      I don't doubt it


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      Meanwhile. Did you ever try it with NO firewall and NO WEP?

      Talk about sarcasm, rad that!



      There's no doubt that you're on a war path, or something of the like.. Now, you're criticizing over procedure used in troubleshooting, and even this being the case you have no room to point fingers...

      Your theory was that it was a driver problem in Windows 7, which I doubt because it's a brand new laptop, which will almost certainly have updated drivers..  On a side note: Given that the OP never mentioned that he/she tested your theory, there's no logic in going on to disabling WEP or any Firewall, because with out right drivers, nothing else would work.. Furthermore, an ISP service tech. came to her house and would have checked that, likely... 

      You're are just looking for opportunities to bash, as far as I can see.. 


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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #40 on: January 30, 2010, 06:51:14 PM »
      routers are hardware devices that support a established protocol. there is no OS requirement.

      My router states the same set of OS requirements, it doesn't say windows 7, I guess my laptop just happens to work fine for no good reason.

      It also doesn't say anything about Linux compatibility, and yet all distros I've tried work too. I must be really lucky to be able to use a standards supporting hardware device with Operating Systems that aren't listed on the box.

      Or, more likely, the OS requirements are for the software package included in the box that isn't required at all.


      Has it been mentioned anywhere what the signal strength was? or what connection method was used (a/b/n)?

      And of course it's also possible the crapware all new laptops come with is impeding web browsing through the wireless. If the laptop has a wired connection, try that as well. (just to see if it works)
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #41 on: January 30, 2010, 06:56:53 PM »
      Sorry to hear that you believe I only want to bash.
      I want to help. No bash.

      I did not know she had already read the material on the Dell site about the need for new drivers for that specific laptop using Windows 7. It does not do WEP right without the new drivers. Or that is what I thought it said. My misnake.

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #42 on: January 30, 2010, 06:59:20 PM »
      routers are hardware devices that support a established protocol. there is no OS requirement.

      I believe you are correct... I think I overstated the OS requirement on the router.........I think I got a little excited when I read the user manual for the router, which stated the XP is the lastest supported OS..


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      Has it been mentioned anywhere what the signal strength was?
      or what connection method was used (a/b/n)?

      Yep, check back on the first page of the thread  ;)  And, the router only supports 802.11/b   so her wireless - n adapter will only connect in that mode, as "N" support ranges in 2.4 and 5 GHz..

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      And of course it's also possible the crapware all new laptops come with is impeding web browsing through the wireless. If the laptop has a wired connection, try that as well. (just to see if it works)

      I may be wrong, but I asked the OP to use Safe Mode with Networking, and that would have likely disabled the "crapware"  Lol

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #43 on: January 30, 2010, 07:02:31 PM »
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      the router only supports 802.11/b

      This is likely the issue. Most Wireless-N Adapters don't support a/b and if they do they hardly work properly with it. wireless-g adapters support a/b much better, but for wireless-N it's more an extra letter on the box, and sometimes it doesn't really work.

      Not sure if that's the case here.

      EDIT: Oh, and what about changing the wireless channel?
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: Wireless has unusually slow speed
      « Reply #44 on: January 30, 2010, 07:15:08 PM »
      This is likely the issue. Most Wireless-N Adapters don't support a/b and if they do they hardly work properly with it. wireless-g adapters support a/b much better, but for wireless-N it's more an extra letter on the box, and sometimes it doesn't really work.
        802.11/b is a 2.4 GHz technology..  802.11/n supports Both the 5 GHz range and 2.4 GHz. So, theoretically it should work...   Maybe Windows 7's wireless driver is buggy..


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      EDIT: Oh, and what about changing the wireless channel?

      I thought I proposed that a while back but I guess I didn't...There was another thread (where I helped Trevel) in the "networking" forum where I recommended using another channel that doesn't over lap with any other channels, I guess I forgot what thread I was in. :P   

      If the OP can get back to an earlier version of the firmware, which I provided a link for (the firmware update disabled the working wireless laptop connections) trying another wireless channel on the router would be a good idea...