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Default Wireless Stability Issues - 10-24-2008, 06:56 AM

Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this with their Mini 9.

Seemingly at random, my wireless network connection will slow down. When I'm experiencing this problem, youtube and hulu videos become unwatchable due to buffering, last.fm songs take forever to load, and even small 6kb talk radio streams stutter every few seconds.

No other wireless device on my network suffers from the same issue, and the issue goes away when I plug the Mini 9 directly into the router.

I have Comcast cable internet, so connection speeds aren't the issue.

I have found that resetting the Mini 9 will sometimes solve the problem temporarily.

All drivers and BIOS are updated. I have the 16GB Windows version with 1GB of RAM.

Anyone else having issues with wireless network stability?
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Default Re: Wireless Stability Issues - 10-27-2008, 04:11 AM

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Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this with their Mini 9.

Seemingly at random, my wireless network connection will slow down. When I'm experiencing this problem, youtube and hulu videos become unwatchable due to buffering, last.fm songs take forever to load, and even small 6kb talk radio streams stutter every few seconds.

No other wireless device on my network suffers from the same issue, and the issue goes away when I plug the Mini 9 directly into the router.

I have Comcast cable internet, so connection speeds aren't the issue.

I have found that resetting the Mini 9 will sometimes solve the problem temporarily.

All drivers and BIOS are updated. I have the 16GB Windows version with 1GB of RAM.

Anyone else having issues with wireless network stability?


http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/ind ... opic=14644

Wouldn't hurt to update to the latest Broadcom wireless 5.10.38.14 driver...


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Default Re: Wireless Stability Issues - 10-27-2008, 08:25 PM

Windows won't install those drivers because it feels the ones I've got are the most current.

The lack of responses to this thread is leading me to believe that this is an isolated incident. Hopefully Dell can swap mine out for a new one, or something.

At the rate this machine is pissing me off, though, Im ready to ebay it at a loss.
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Default Re: Wireless Stability Issues - 10-28-2008, 01:09 AM

*Update*

I flashed the firmware on my router, and now my mini 9 appears to be running a lot faster. My connection is staying at a constant 54 Mbps.

I'll keep yall updated.
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Default Re: Wireless Stability Issues - 10-28-2008, 11:34 AM

Glad you got your connection stabilized!
Good work with the router!

Also thanks for posting how you handled the situation. Closure rocks!


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