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Default Internet connection speed Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1010) - 11-27-2010, 01:28 AM

Hi everyone. I'm having some real issues with internet connection speeds on my Mini 1010.

When I got the machine, I was on an ISP getting a max of 10 Mb/s. I would routinely get 6-8 on my netbook and I chalked it up to the service. (I have a desktop plugged into the wireless router and it was getting 8-9.)

A month ago I had to upgrade for work to an account getting 25 Mb/s. The plugged in desktop gets 22-24 depending on the time of day. The netbook, if I'm lucky, gets 11-13 when plugged in and anywhere from 8-12 on the wireless card. I bought a Netgear Wireless N600 Dual Band router and a USB Adapter mainly for my wife's laptop but I'm trying to use it on my Netbook. It pulls the same speed as the internal mini card that only connects to the g output (Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card.)

I used a program called TCP Optimizer and it allowed me to peak just over 12 but it's averaging 8-10. Upload speeds actually went down from 3 Mb/s to around 1.7 after using TCP Optimizer.

Is the Mini 10 unable of reaching my internet's max speed? The Dell support that came with my netbook said they couldn't fix it and I would have to call the paid support who wanted $129 just to check the system and see if they could change settings to fix the problem.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium. 1 GB RAM. Atom 1.6 GHz processor.
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Default 11-27-2010, 02:45 AM

I dunno about 1010, but with local transfers over a wired 100Mbit network, my Dell Minis can get over 80Mbit/s (about 10 Mbyte/s).


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Default 11-27-2010, 08:33 PM

sounds like the Mini is ignoring the Wireless USB adapter, are you sure that you are actually connecting with it or connecting with the 1397 card?, best thing maybe is to look around and possibly pick up either a 1510 or 1520 card for the Mini and install that, I got the 1510 b/g/n card in mine, but my problem is the other side, I only have a 'g' router but I figured someday I would get an 'n' router so it would be better to get the Mini with the 'n' card anyway for a couple extra bucks I didnt really care


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Default 11-27-2010, 10:03 PM

It happens with the 1397, the USB and when plugged in. So it's not just the USB adapter.
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Default 11-27-2010, 10:58 PM

you tried to update the drivers?

also I would get rid of that third party crap you have loaded also....just stick to stock Dell Mini


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Default 11-28-2010, 02:57 AM

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you tried to update the drivers?

also I would get rid of that third party crap you have loaded also....just stick to stock Dell Mini
Updating the drivers was the first thing I did. I was having these problems when it was the stock Dell Mini...the internal 1397 doesn't run N so that's why I bought the USB adapter hoping it would somehow return higher speed than the internal that came stock on the system.
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Default 11-28-2010, 12:23 PM

Wifi is a fickel beast to say the least. I have a small computer room at my house with a long table set up with three desktops and two portables (one a 1010).

There are times when one computer will ignore wifi signals and the others are fine. there are times when only one of the systems will pick up local wifi signals and the others ignore them.

There are about 10 wifi signals (including mine) in my reception area. At times I can get a great signal from one of the locals and get a great connection; but nothng will load from the signal. Other times I can get a very weak signal and a poor connection and yet data flows like a river from the same connection.

I have come to the conclusion that that is just the way wifi is. I have talked with my neighbors about the way things are and we all agree. There are so many factors that affect the signal you receive its rarely the same. The computers I use at work are the same way. Life is tough. hahahahahh; fdalbor


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Cool 11-28-2010, 02:50 PM

they do sell additional antennas and wi-fi range extenders which might help ya....my computer room is an office I cornered off a section of my garage and built and there I have all 4 of my printers, my 2 servers and the router and cable modem...etc, and I am 2 floors above on the main living floor and I bought a linksys range extender and plugged it into an outlet in my hallway directly across from my bedroom and I get consistent 54Mbps without it it would usually flucuate between 36Mbps and 48Mbps..now its a solid 54Mbps....if I ever get a wireless 'n' router I am hoping for a solid 108Mbps


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Default 11-29-2010, 05:10 AM

Well, I understand the wireless potential problems...but why when I plug directly into my modem can I not reach above 10 Mb/s?
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Default 11-29-2010, 01:37 PM

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Well, I understand the wireless potential problems...but why when I plug directly into my modem can I not reach above 10 Mb/s?
How fast are local transfers via a wire? Plug both your desktop and netbook into the router and copy some large files between the two.

Be aware that file copy dialogs usually display speed in MByte/s not Mbit/s. Multiply MByte/s by 8 to get a rough idea of Mbit/s. (8MByte/s is approximately 64Mbit/s)

Over 100Mbit wired, you should be able to get around 10MByte/s per second when transferring large files.


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