January 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm #160814Coleman22Member
I’ve had my new NC10 for about 5 days now, and from the outset the browsing is VERY slow. I’m using Firefox, and I updated to 2 GB of RAM. I think my connection is just fine–my Dell laptop right beside it uses Firefox very quickly. My internet speed test on the NC10 says 4.52 Mbps. I’m using Avast anti-virus, and have turned off the Web Shield. I’m not running any other Firewalls.
I’m using the Windows Wireless Connection service. I’ve tried the Atheros service, but cannot get it to work (in fact it disabled the Windows service, and took me some time to get it back on). Atheros will not accept my Network key (I enter the 10 digit key, and it gives me an error message saying my key must be 5-13 characters). (by the way, the Atheros utility is annoying b/c on my NC10 I have to rotate the screen 90 degrees to be able to click “Next” on one menu b/c it gets cut off of the bottom of the native orientation).
Do you guys have any tips? Should I download any updates for this issue? It’s sort of frustrating to have a “Netbook” with such slow internet browsing! (Are there other updates unrelated to browsing that I should download and install?)
Thank you in advance!!January 24, 2009 at 9:02 pm #181238CarpetboyMember
Maybe you can try this :
Rightclick on the wireless icon in the right bottom corner, select “status” , next click the “properties” button, then select configure and go to the tab “advanced” there set “power save mode” to OFF.
That worked for me.
CbJanuary 25, 2009 at 5:28 am #181236abandonMember
Presuming you have TEOAOA, the first thing to do is test other browsers – try Maxthon (bebrowser out !) and Chrome (or Chrome copy Iron)
Then you will know if the problem is with FF
Next turn OFF your fiewall – both Windows firewall and any other you might be using. You won’t get invaded if you don’t have a firewall for an hour. I had similar problems that turned out to be an adblocker in Sunbelt Personal Firewall.January 25, 2009 at 9:26 am #181237redsushiMember
Atheros will not accept my Network key (I enter the 10 digit key, and it gives me an error message saying my key must be 5-13 characters).
I also have had this problem. I know the reason but don’t know how to fix it. The 10 character network key is an encrypted hexadecimal WEP or WPA key. Atheros is asking for a 5 or 13 character ascii key. I can see no way to change the association.May 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm #181239ReshmaMember
Use this software windows.about.com/od/maintainandfix/a/8ways2speedup.htm to speed up your Pc & check your speed here you can find the difference .
I checked my internet speed here http://www.scanmyspeed.com/ it very helpful for me to know my internet speed & it provides the following .
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