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Very slow (most of the time) Wifi connection with wifi link 5100

Recently i'm experiencing connection problems with my Acer Aspire 6935G laptop holding an Intel Wireless wifi link 5100 adapter that's giving me trouble connecting at normal speed.

All other laptops using the same AP have no trouble maintaining the maximum available speed (± 16Mb/s) where the Acer now drops to 2Mb/s if i'm lucky. On occasions the speed is up to 16 but does not last long. What might be causing this fenomenon? is there something interfering with the driver/adapter...?

please help! this is very annoying.... :-(

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Hello Scrat69,

I understand you have some connectivity issues with the Intel® WiFi Link 5100.

In this scenario we recommend checking the settings for the wireless adapter and the access point as explained in the following articles:

How to access and configure advanced Wi-Fi adapter settings

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025393.htm http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-025393.htm

What are the recommended settings for 802.11n connectivity?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm

How do I improve my 802.11n wireless performance?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/4965agn/sb/CS-028449.htm http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/4965agn/sb/CS-028449.htm

Possible interference by other wireless devices may impact 802.11n performance

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031509.htm http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-031509.htm

Access Point (AP) firmware updates may resolve wireless network issues

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006321.htm http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-006321.htm

You may also consider updating the Intel® wireless driver:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22495 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22495

I hope the suggestions help.

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