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Varied connection speed per computer with router

Last response: in Wireless Networking
December 4, 2010 5:50:24 PM

Ok this is driving me crazy, I have above average computer knowledge but lack in networking knowledge. The issue is my belkin n router supports speeds up to 300mbps, my wife’s computer connects at that speed. She is running Win7. My computer (vista), which has a intel 5100 wireless card that supports that speed, will only connect at 150mbps.

No matter what settings I adjust, that is the best I can do. No matter where I am in relation to the router, the speed will not change (of course if I get far away it drops). Even when it is side by side with my wife’ she still gets 300 and I get 150.
What am I missing? What setting have I got wrong? I have current and best firmware for the router and most current driver for my wifi card.

I feel like I have something simple set wrong.

December 4, 2010 6:48:27 PM

have tried updating the drivers from the Intel website?
December 4, 2010 10:45:29 PM

yep, have the most up to date driver for wireless adapter and firmware for router
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December 5, 2010 3:08:04 PM

are you controlling the NIC via Intel software or windows?
December 5, 2010 5:56:45 PM

Emerald said:
are you controlling the NIC via Intel software or windows?