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Camelot One
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Greenwood, IN
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reply to ice

Re: Internet is extremely slow on laptop

I have a netgear wndr3700 v1. It works perfectly, at all speeds and security settings, unless an atheros (realtek) card connects to it using wpa2. When that happens, I get the same behavior you describe. The device with the atheros takes forever to load pages, if it gets an ip at all. And within a few hours, other devices start dropping off, and wont reconnect until the router has been power cycled.

I found 2 work arounds.
1. Replace the atheros card with intel. You can get them for about $15 on ebay.
2. Drop to wpa encryption, which will also force the connection to 54mbps.

When I went looking for a solution, I found a lot of others discussing the same problem, all with the combo of netgear, wpa2, and atheros. Some people reported certain driver versions worked for them, but I had no luck.
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