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Low WiFi speed on my Laptop


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My LAN speed is usually around 5100 via my SpeedTouch router ST585v6. When I am using my Laptop, an HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7 with an AMD quad Core cpu, not the fastest of computers!, I seem to get WIFi speeds as low as 1700 whilst at other times can get 5000. The Router is only about 6 feet away from the Laptop! Is the speed drop a "computer problem" or a router one? If I connect the Laptop to the LAN the speed will always be at about 5100. My desktop computer is connected to the LAN and has a speed of 5100. I have the usual security set on the Router. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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Secret-Squirrel

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I don't think there's anything wrong with your laptop. It's more likely to be a problem with wireless interference. If that's the case then changing the router's wireless channel number frequently works wonders so login to your router's admin interface and experiment with different channel numbers.

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