Dell :: Wireless Keeps Dropping And Slow Internet On New Inspiron 15R Special Ed
Apr 11, 2013
I recently bought a new Inspiron 15R Special Edition less than 3 weeks ago. It has recently started playing up with the internet. I've reset the router, and deleted and reconnected to the internet connection but it has stayed the same.
I have also been having problems with some computer programs. McAfee and windows threat both decided to shut down along with the firewalls. The security seems to be up and running now but my firewall doesn't seem to want to turn on.
I have an Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N (RT-N56U) that has worked wonderfully with my other 5 computers.Both the 2.4 ghz and the 5 ghz appear and connect as they should with my other computers.However, after purchasing my Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition this year (Windows 8 comes preinstalled), I can see only the 2.4 ghz in the available wireless network lists. No matter what I do, I cannot see the 5 ghz wireless band connection with the Dell. I have several other computer in the same room that see it just fine, but the Dell does not.What do I need to do to get my Dell to see this 5 ghz connection?
Issue: Whenever I close my lid, my wireless connectivity drops by around 80+%. When using speedtest.net, I normarlly download at 5 megabits/s and upload at 1, but with my lid closed, I download at less then 0.4 and upload surprisingly at 0.8. My downloads and torrents basically grind to a halt, multiplayer gaming becomes difficult and websites/youtube/videos take much longer to load. I can check all these figures as I'm using an external monitor.I have tried a lot of things to improve connectivity including setting everything to high performance, disabling power saving modes, setting roaming to aggressive/high and updating drivers.
I purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R at the weekend and I am having problems with the wireless internet speed.I have Virgin Media broadband in the UK, my package is 50Mbps. This is via a Virgin Media super hub and is only 1 month old.The internet speed on my new Dell is very slow in comparison to my old laptop (an HP) so I tested the connection using Speedtest.net. [code]
As you can see the HP is consistent on both the wireless network and hard wired but the performance of the Dell is excellent on a wire but terrible on wireless.Some further info - I bought Norton 360 with the laptop, the above results were achieved with that installed. I have since uninstalled that and there was no difference to the speedtest.net. I then turned off the windows firewall and again it made no difference to the results.
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 running Windows Vista with a Broadcom 440x10/100 Integrated Controller. I've had the computer for 5 years, and have always connected to the internet using wireless with no problem. Just moved to a new place, don't have a router yet, and now when I try to connect via the ethernet cable my internet is sooo slow, taking about a minute to load a page. My roommate's computer runs great using the ethernet.
I'm using Dell Inspiron 1525. i just reformatted it because of some hard disc's problems. the first night after it is repaired, everything is okay. the internet is fast. but the next day, the internet is just running really slow, i dont even think i have loaded a complete page for the past 3 days, let alone downloading stuff.
well, i've tried most of the solutions i found online like turning off IPV6 and something else but the internet is still slow. and im using a ADSL modem, not a wireless one. the internet works just fine with other laptops. i called my technichian and asked. he said its the matter about laptop brands. every laptop has different.. i dont understand what he's talking about. so..
i used to have slow internet connection before reformatting but i thought its cause by my overloaded laptop memory, but now that it's reformatted i hardly have any software in it so what can i do?
I have a Dell Inspiron 2320 computer. I have only had it for 9 months and it is running extremely slow. If I click on a website, it takes forever to load up. When I get frustrated from waiting, I'll hit CTRL + ALT + DEL and go to task manager. When the task manager pops up, all of a sudden the website that I was trying to load, will finish loading. It is very annoying. The computer is only used for searching the internet, a little bit of internet banking, and a few books have been down loaded from amazon to a kindle.
Older model Inspiron 1545' using the 1397 WLAN card. Has been working fine, until perhaps the past two weeks. Now it frequently drops out, requiring manual disconnect and reconnect. Tonight Internet very slow on that laptop.
There are other devices using the same wifi (including this iPad used to post this), which connect to the wifi and Internet no issue. To me, its pointing to the laptop - either the WLAN card itself, or something in the laptop starting to fail (the laptop does have issues restarting - where it won't do that unless left for say 30 mins).
I'm suspecting a recent windows update or mcafee security update - no other software has been installed or updated.
I've tried changing antenna setting from auto to aux with no change to the above. Have checked for newer drivers - the laptop reports the version we have is the latest ( from 2009) - although they are the windows driver. Running windows 7, 64 bit - as supplied by dell when laptop was brand new. should I give up on the 1397 card and use another USB wifi adapter ?
I've been having an issue with my Dell, when it goes into Power Save Mode (not Sleep or Hibernate), my Graphics Card crashes and I can't see anything when I move the mouse to Wake Up my screen. This is something I have come to live with since I hear the Power Supply for my Graphics Card is too weak (AMD 7870). Sometimes, I have to do a Hard Reboot by holding the Power button and then restarting the computer.
I did that yesterday and realized that my internet connection keeps cutting every 5-10 seconds (literally). I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate. What I did so far was uninstall the driver and get the latest one. That hasn't worked at all.
I have 2 other devices connected to my Wi-Fi, a Dell Laptop that is working perfectly and a smartphone. Both of these haven't been dropping the connection at all. I'm thinking that either something became corrupt by doing my Hard Reboots or it's some kind of compatibility issue. I bought this computer in November 2012 and haven't had an issue like this since but now I can't do anything on web because it takes ages to visit websites.
In the past few weeks, my desktop's wireless connection has become impossibly slow and laggy. It takes long times to load and routinely drops or stutters in its connection, which makes online gameplay very inefficient if not impossible. Prior to this, it was running fine.My wife's netbook and my work laptop both run normally and fine off the connection. The ping rates for those computer, tested at the exact same time as my desktop, are both good while my desktop's ping and jitter are horrible. So I have the feeling it is not really a networking issue, but more something with the wireless card or another issue with my desktop itself. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 531, probably about 3 years old, which as I mentioned ran fine with the wireless before. I am running Vista. In the past several months, the computer fan would kick in really hard and often at graphically intense moments though it doesn't do it any more (yes, it is still running at normal speed), so I'm not sure if the card itself was overheated and damaged? Since the others run fine?
i have a dell inspiron 1545 laptop the wireless is so slow ,tryed connecting with wired connect and getting full 60mb download and 2.95 upload ,my wireless speed is 7mb download and 2.95mb upload ,Also checked my son,s lap speed he getting 52mb download and 2.95 upload speed,just wondering is there something wrong with my wireless card
heres my info
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601OS Manufacturer: Microsoft CorporationOriginal Install Date: 30/01/2011, 16:18:59 System Boot Time: 02/06/2012, 08:12:32 System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Inspiron 1545 System Type: x64-based PC Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed. BIOS Version: Dell Inc. A14, 07/12/2009 System Locale: en-gb;English (United Kingdom) Input Locale: en-gb;English (United Kingdom) Time Zone: (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
Just received the above laptop from Dell Outlet. First of all I have a dead pixel right in the middle of the screen - will be taking this up with Dell as its really off putting especially on brand new laptop.My second issue is with wireless - did have problems initially with wireless disconnects and generally slow speeds. Im not entirely sure but removing Mcafee seemed to work with the disconnects at least - load of rubbish imo. Now my only other major issue is with wireless speeds on the 1703 card. I seem to max out at about 45mb on all broadband speed tests - while on another laptop I get the full speeds of 80mb on the same server at the same location.
Im only getting a link speed of 72Mbps in the networking tab of Task Manager and this does seem rather slow - the other laptop gets 450Mbps (better wireless card - to go with my Asus N66U Router)Anyway my thought process is that the 1703 wireless card is not up to much in the inspiron 14z- I understand that the 1703 card is wireless and bluetooth - with I think 1 antenna for bluetooth and one for wireless connected to the wireless card. Now I don't use bluetooth much if at all - so does it make sense to buy just a wireless card and connect the two antennas to the card and therefore losing bluetooth connectivity but gaining better wireless connection??? any wireless card recommendations??I think I have an Intel Centrino WiFi Ultimate N 6300 in the other laptop by the way.
I bought my Inspiron 15R 5520 yesterday evening. Today when I was using my laptop on wireless network then I realized that it's very slow. Then I used application speedtest.net to check the download speed, it's just 9.09 Mbps instead my old HP laptop was receiving 43 Mbps.
I have Network Adpater : Intel Centrino Wireless N 2230 having version number 126.96.36.199 which is latest.
Bought a brand new Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 a week ago. I've looked through all the posts. I tried 3 different browsers, I updated drivers, firmware, BIOS, re-seated the wireless antennas under the memory module, even got a new router and modem changed settings on the router, yet still! Every solution I could find, I've executed but still have a wireless speed test yielding less than 1.0 mbps. My 4 year old laptop runs smooth, my iPad runs smooth, all other devices run smooth.
my dell laptop just brought 2 week ago, but network keep dropping, it using windows 8, and it this the problem with the router ? it need update or something? I using d-link dir-615.but it all right with my another computer, but it using windows 7. my laptop need to troubleshooting ever time I use it, and the troubleshooting result show the problem with access point, reset the adapter, and the default gateway. it frustration in the middle of network running.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. At home wired/wireless internet works perfectly. At school I have to keep the laptop, wired because the wireless signal isn't strong enough. I have a brand new ethernet cable and have tried others and for some reason my internet always loses connection after a few minutes. It works as soon as I unplug the ethernet cable from my laptop and plug it back in, but then fails again shortly after.When I try diagnose and repair, it says I need to reset the network adapter, and when I click on that option it starts working again for a few minutes but loses connection shortly after.
A few months ago, I had a trojan on my pc. I got it all squared away, however, since then I am having trouble with upload times. I am a photographer and I upload to 4 sites frequently (walmart, facebook, zenfolio and mpix). But ever since I had to revamp my pc, just to upload my pictures to a site could take hours which is just ridiculous!
My dad suggested doing a factory restore but that would create hours of work just trying to get all of my programs back. I have run the diagnostics on this site and they all have showed up 'passed'.Here are the specs of my pc...Inspiron 560 with Windows 7 home premium
something is really wrong with my dell wireless 1702... speed is about 1-2 mbps...but when i connect the external usb wifi DLINK the speed is awesome about 30-40mbps.... dont know what to do...installed new drivers, new bios firmware... also new audio drivers... but nothing happens, speed is really SLOW.
Just got Dell Inspirion 410 Zino delivered today. Thought it will start rolling right after I unpack it and push the start button, but this wasn't the case.
It's about the wireless adapter, it's so miserably slow one can't use it even on local network, getting online is out of the question. Constantly loosing the connection too. At first I suspected there could be something wrong with my router, but checking and double checking all the settings didn't work. Besides, I've got several other computers online and everyone's happy except Zino. Even little ipod is faster than Zino which I wanted for streaming the movies in the first place. Well, right now I can hardly get to google home page...
A month after i had this laptop(bought new) its started have insanely slow connection times after booting up. The little blue circle starts to twirl meaning its searching for a wireless network. It then freezes and takes about 1 min- 5min to actually come back to normal and connect to a network. If i hibernate or standby there is no such problem, only after a fresh reboot. For this reason i usually never turn off my laptop, thus avoiding a lot network connection wait.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which was purchase in 2008. I recently installed a new battery, the old one was 11.1v but the new one is 10.8v. When using the new battery the wireless internet connection keeps dropping, however this does not happen when using the old battery. (This is the only thing that has changed on this laptop)
Is there anything I can do to stop this happening or do I just need to return the battery?
My Latitude D630 has been dropping internet connection all the time for the past three days. I looked up similar problems on this blog: a) cleared the DNS cache, b) downloaded windows XP- service pack 3, & 3 network software recommended for my laptop by Dell from the website and updated to the Intel PROSET/Wireless WIFI connection utility, d) ran ipconfig/all from C prompt and know the ethernet connections are disabled, e) called and checked with our local ISP and cleared the connection from their end. To sum it, I have tried everything I know and am still not able to maintain a steady connection to the net using WIFI. However I am able to connect using the cable to the router, so my net provider said the problem is with the wireless connection on the laptop. I didnt have this problem before.
I have consistently had this problem with my laptop and paid almost 400 dollars 3 times to dell technical support. Each time they fix it , it works for sometime and then again it goes off. I think they purposely do it only for a short period of time .This is the worse computer ever . The wireless internet just stops working and I have to manually connect using an Ethernet cable.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1501.The problem is that i cannot switch on the wifi.I tried Fn+F2 but no use.When i checked the Network controller i could see a yellow ! mark.I can connect to internet by using a cable.Another issue is that when i start my laptop it says 'Battery cannot be dectected' and 'Battery cannot be charged'.But battery is working fine?
We have a Dell Inspiron E 1405 in which we replaced the hard drive. We have been unable to connect to our wireless AT&T Uverse 2WIRE router at home. We have tried many different ideas from the Internet, but nothing anybody suggests has worked. We are not very computer-savvy, so we are probably missing something that would be quite obvious to pros. We have Windows XP on this laptop.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. At first it stopped working so I tried to re-install Windows Vista. Then to get the internet working, I downloaded the Chipset, Notebook System Software and Internet drivers but I still cannot get access to the internet.
Yesterday my father asked me to reinstall windows after making complete mess of his laptop. After formatting the hard drives and installing the Vista operating system a problem occurred. After installing the drivers from the Dell Drivers CD I can't make the wireless internet working. Windows keeps giving me the "Windows needs to install driver software for your network controller" message. I have goggled the whole internet, did everything from the "PLEASE READ FIRST" thread and still had no success.
I have been having problems connecting to the WiFi in my house. Other laptops are able to connect to the network except mine. Nothing is wrong in the device manager and I cannot figure what is wrong with my laptop. The network usually becomes limited or cannot connect to this network
My laptop, Dell inspiron m5030, for some reason has stopped connecting to my wireless Internet, yet my iPad can. I have tried dissconnecting from the Internet and connecting again but it just keeps saying it can't, Even the troubleshooting diagnoses doesn't work and I have already tried disconnecting the wireless Ethernet from the outlet and restarted it but,it doesn't work. to get my laptop to start connecting to the Internet fully today!
My laptop is inspiron 5520 new one just one month old. my wireless is working but in very closed distance to the connection point, if I change the site to about 5 or 6 metter from the connection site, the Internet become interrupted! note: I did system restore and update for MecAFee