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I just installed windows onto my EeePC and everything works great except my download speeds are terrible, i mean like im downloading at 10kb/s. When i was using linux on it, i had no issues with it and now im stumped about why this is happening. Any help??

P.S. Should i overclock the cpu by any chance lol
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If your using integrated internet on the laptop you wont have a good connect resulting in low download speed and can lose internet connection. I used to use integrated connection on my lappy before buying a wireless card for it and overclocking the system wont have any effect on it and make sure all your drivers and all your windows is up-to-date thats the most common problem people don't take the time to update and they just boot and go
    
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But my internet speed was flawless when i used linux on it. I'll make sure all my drivers are done properly.
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its got nothing to do with drivers...when you ran linux, it didnt hog up as much resources. Your internet is slow b/c windows is hogging up ram/cpu time and its making processing the dl much slower.

btw, which EEE model do you have? i have a 701 and after i got rid of the xandros and put ubuntu into it, im dling at 7kbps
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its got nothing to do with drivers...when you ran linux, it didnt hog up as much resources. Your internet is slow b/c windows is hogging up ram/cpu time and its making processing the dl much slower.

btw, which EEE model do you have? i have a 701 and after i got rid of the xandros and put ubuntu into it, im dling at 7kbps
hmm no, the internal wireless connection or the resources of the laptop itself will not effect much (or any) at all to do with your connection speed

internal wireless can run MUCH quicker than your modem can so thats not the problem unless ofcourse you have a VERY poor signal, also I've seen people using 200mhz machines and getting their full 2mb/s bandwidth

its most likely an actual internet issue, try doing some trace routes / pings and see if u are getting packet loss etc. at the moment
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if you have an atheros wifi card it could be the driver
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post #7 of 7
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I changed the drivers and i still have the issue. There was no issue when i used linux with it, only with windows. I am really really stumped with this!!!

P.S. I finally upgraded the RAM to 1gig
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