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Re: Internet is extremely slow on laptop One thing:
Wireless controllers are a challenge, and the are definitely not created equal in my experience, and compatibility can certainly be another issue, between router and controller. But one thing you might try: If you can figure out what chip you have for the controller, you can go to the chip manufacturer's site, unearth THEIR driver, and see if that helps, believe it or not, sometimes it can. Or trying an older or newer revision. Also, there are a multitude of settings that the wireless networking forum leaders can tell you about. Me, I'm no better than any noob, but just thought I'd mention these things.
I have a really cheap router, and I thought, gee, maybe I could get more out of it putting another firmware on it. It works good except password function instability seems to happen, it's pretty weird, but until I can afford a real router, something of quality, this one has to work.
I use a Ethernet over Powerline as well as wireless. The EoP works significantly better, it's 4 times faster, and I am even using dish antennas, a pair. The ASUS wireless controller I've got is a piece of crap too. I've helped improve it a little with manufacturer drivers, playing with channels, and even what slot it was in (originally it would work for a flip in my top slot) had an effect. ASUS generally has an excellent rep, but this particular device sucks, I have suspected that I have a lemon.
You might also consider, along with EoP solutions, getting a USB based external wireless controller, one that uses a good driver and good chip. And remember, what you pay for can matter.
Best of luck to you!
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