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Using a new Vista laptop with my BEFW11S4

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by redsox417, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. redsox417

    redsox417 LI Guru Member

    Hello, I just purchased a new laptop with Vista, and ever since I got it out of the box, I haven't been able to reach the speeds I am accustomed to while running XP (I used to reach 300-400k/s, now I struggle to reach 20k/s.) There are 3 other computers in my house that run XP, and they aren't having any problems. I have a BEFW11S4. I know it's relatively old; so old, in fact that Linksys doesn't do much tech support with it. Do I just have it set up wrong, or is the router not compatible with Vista at all? All of my drivers are up to date, and I just gave my router a much needed firmware upgrade today, but it didn't work. Any ideas?

  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Well i know there have been issues with vista and certain routers, I personally have not experienced it but i know i have read about some issues. I will check to see what i can find.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  4. redsox417

    redsox417 LI Guru Member

  5. Quijy

    Quijy LI Guru Member

    I had a laptop with a built in card that just would not auto very well especially to go slower on a 802.11b network. I had to config the card to work on an 802.11b network only. the router you are using in not a 802.11g router and that card you have my work on 802.11a, b, g, and n networks. everything is probably set to auto. you may try taking the card out of auto and setting them for a b network only. These settings may be in the app for the card or you might have to go to the hardware manager and the properties of the card and set things there.
  6. redsox417

    redsox417 LI Guru Member

    I changed the "wireless mode" option on my adapter's properties from 802.11b/g to 802.11b, but it didn't do anything. Is there anything else I have to do in addition to this?

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