I bought a brand new HP laptop with Windows 7 on it. I went to speedtest.net and saw I was only getting about a meg download and .5meg upload. I am on a 8meg down and 2 meg up connection. I did test straight off the modem and got the same speeds as off the wireless. I have 2 other laptops so I set them all up side by side. One after another I did speed tests. The laptop with XP consistently had 5 meg down and 2 meg up. The laptop with Vista consistently had 6 meg down and 2 meg up. The brand new one with Windows 7 never did better than 1.5 down but most of the time was between .7 and 1 meg. Funny thing was the upload was almost exactly the same speeds every time, .5 up. Anyone else having speed issues with Windows 7?
I would still seek updated drivers for your LAN device. DO NOT go to HP's website for them though. Look at the manufacturer's website instead, as OEM's like HP tend to be a little bit behind what the manufacturer has released.
...and how are we supposed to GET those drivers when even Pareto Logic or, for example, the NVIDIA site still take literally several hours to download 1????!!!
I finally bought this POS when my 8-yr old PC was unbearable, so you can imagine my tolerance is high, but I've owned this P.O.S. for almost 2 weeks and still: no audio, no video, no new drivers because they time out before they're 1/3 done--literally hours into it. Yes, I removed most of the (very little) pre-installed crap. Yes, I have DSL at least...so what besides torching it is there left to do? I paid 50-plus bucks for Pareto and it's useless, too.
Just now I was doing a blazing 12.1 KB/sec trying to download one driver. I am ready to junk this several-hundred-dollar @#$%!ing machine.