Laptop problem

vbimport

#1

OK, I currently have my DELL Inspiron 1100 laptop wirelessly networked at home to my NETGEAR router via a D-Link 54MB card. Everything seems to be fine & it has 640MB of RAM. But for some reason, it is overall INCREDIBLY slow at home. Not just the internet, but trying to run normal applications as well. But when I take it to school and hook into their network directly via an ethernet cable, it runs a lot better and quicker. I’m thinking it has something to do with the wireless connections somehow, but does anybody know what the problem might really be?


#2

Wireless will be slower but have you thought maybe your neighbor(s) are using some of your bandwidth? Is your network secured? :eek: :eek: :eek:


#3

Yea, my network is secure & I’ve turned on the router’s WEP feature. I also checked for other wireless signals in my area & the D-Link utility says mine is the only available one. I thought it might be spyware, but like I said, overall it works a lot better at school when connected directly via the ethernet port so that tend me to believe its not a spyware/adware issue.


#4

Make sure you have updated drivers for your wireless. Other than that I would have said bandwidth stealing too, but since you have wep enabled and programs are runninng slow too… I would scan for spyware as well, maybe the firewall at school is blocking the spyware from running “properly” :Z Thats all I can think of now.


#5

Yes as kwkard suggests I would check for firmware updates at the Netgear website for your router.