How to fix flaky/slow connection on Windows 7 PC
June 16, 2011 9:39 PM Subscribe
The wireless internet connection on my PC has been incredibly slow and drops out frequently, even with two totally different adapters. What's going on?
posted by mrbob14 to computers & internet (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a custom-built PC with Windows 7 that I've been using for the past 3 years with no problems. Recently, I've been having issues with my wireless internet connection. It will show 4 or 5 bars, and under "status," it will say that I have a 24mbps connection, but in trying to actually browse the web, my speed is unbearably slow (we're talking much less than 56k speeds here). Also, I get frequent disconnects where the network gets lost and has to be found again.
I should say that I started having these problems with a PCI-based adapter that I originally put in the PC when I bought it. I figured that the problems were due to the adapter failing, so I bought a USB-based wireless adapter but am having the same issues. Connection speeds on all of my other computers and devices connected to my WiFi network are fine.
What could possibly be going wrong and causing this slowwwwness?