Very, very slow wireless connection - Usually

August 26, 2009 at 11:37:26
Specs: Windows XP
Well, I bought and hooked up a wireless router and was told browsing the internet and downloads should be fine, but playing games like World of Warcraft might cause me some problems.

Well, I can browse the internet, but at slower than dialup speeds and downloads are also quite slow and often end up corrupted in some way when I'm connected wirelessly. Strangely enough, I play World of Warcraft just fine.

I'm assuming I have something configured wrong, but I have no idea what. I ran virus program, deleted cookies and cache, but everything's still really slow.

I'd appreciate any ideas anyone has.

Thanks.


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#1
August 26, 2009 at 13:45:17
Is a wired connection slow too?

Did a CD come with the router? If so, did you run it?

Also, if the router came with WEP or WPA enabled, did you enter the key in the PC?

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#2
August 26, 2009 at 15:14:35
Thanks for the response!

My wired connection works fine. If I wire my PC to the router, it works fine.

My router came with a CD and I ran that.

My security settings are set at WPA-PSK. I'm not certain if that information is keyed into my PC or not. How do I check to see that the settings are keyed in my PC?

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#3
August 26, 2009 at 16:43:30
Usually, you can click start, connect to & show available networks. Then right click on that connection & left click on properties. That could vary depending on what program is being used to manage connections.

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