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super slow download speeds over wifi on dell netbook 1011

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Hey guys here is a big time brain teaser for all of you.

There is a work netbook which is experiencing super slow wifi download speeds. I have exhausted all possible causes that could cause issues with the wifi.

1) i removed the dell network utility to ensure it wasnt conflicting with the windows 7 one.

before i forget to mention this has win 7 32bit on it.

2) I also installed Microsoft security essentials to check and see if there were any viruses and spy-ware, but i couldn't scan cuz it was taking eons to download the update.

I am out of ideas.

anyone else have this netbook that might be able to enlighten me I am literally at my wits end ?
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post #2 of 4
You haven't eliminated much of anything yet

First of all you need to see if there's a virus on your rig. You can download it on another rig and transfer it by an USB key.
Then you could check the download speed thru the Ethernet connection - if the wired connection works well, then the WiFi card may be broken, or the drivers may be.
Thirdly, does any other lappy work faster on the same network? If no, then the server/bandwidth is limiting you.

Hope something helps, cheers
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Diagnose between hardware and software.
As previously stated, see if you exhibit the same behavior on a wired connection.

If no, I'd look more at the wireless card myself.
If yes, troubleshoot at the software level (malware, configuration, etc).
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I tried all of that. I am starting to think that the wireless card is bad ill inform my coworker.
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