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# 18903 29-Jan-2008 09:45
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I have a veryt strange problem that is bugging the hell out of me in Vista.

I recently borught a Linksys USB Wireless 802.11g adapter that connects to my USR9106 Wireless ADSL router.  When doing speed tests from xnet, nzdsl etc I get a couple at 5Mbps and then it drops back to anywhere between 1Mbps and 500Kbps with my upload speed always being consistantly around 600-800Kbps.  When I move the adapter to another USB port it speeds up again briefly then slows down.  And to add to all of this my PC reboots on its own without any error messages.  I have checked the event logs.  I have virus scanned with the latest Norton 360 updates, I have scanned for spyware etc.  I even rebuilt my whole PC (drastic measure) but it still happens.  I have also tried to apply the latest cumulative USB hotfix for Nforce boards but for some reason it wont let me install even though I have an nforce board.  My laptops at home get on average around 3Mbps with no problems.  One laptop is Xp and the other is Vista.

Has anyone got any ideas  my only thoughts are....

1.  USB Wireless Adapter is faulty or not compatible with Vista (even though it says on the box Vista upgradeable) or my router.
2.  Blow away system and install XP and see if issue goes away.


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  # 107351 29-Jan-2008 09:56
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Check one of my old blog posts about Windows Vista Wireless Problems. There's a link to an update at the end. It may or may not apply to your case, but worth downloading the patch.

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  # 107553 30-Jan-2008 15:13
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Thanks but that didnt work either.  I used the device on my laptop and exactly the same thing happened.  after searching around the web I found I was not the only person with this issue so I returned the device and will start my search for a decent USB wireless dongle though you would think that a Linksys device woudl be reliable with it being affiliated with CISCO.  Might try a netgear one next.


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  # 111996 21-Feb-2008 07:39
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well it did it on me as well it went very slow
what u can do is partishion youre hard drive
and put xp on partishon

heres how to do it

hope this helps

install the software on xp and see what it does

p.s if it works then delete vista in right click on my computer and click mange delete it there it should be in the web
how to do it


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  # 112000 21-Feb-2008 07:56
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Not so fast. You can't suggest to anyone simply to install another operating system, delete something just because of a USB Adapter that is already returned.

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