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Permlink Replies: 7 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 20-Mar-2009 17:23 Last Post By: Lars_3
joskin73

Posts: 4
Registered: 19/03/09
Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 19-Mar-2009 11:35
 
I bought a Toshiba Satellite P300 with Vista. I don't like Vista so I installed WXp instead.
The trouble is that I have a very bad speed in my wireless network 1.15 mbit/second, with a another older notebook I have 10/15 mbit/sec.

This is a problem and I don't know how to fix it.
What network card/wireless should it be in the computer???
After the xp installation the computer didn't find any, I've try a few things now a Atheros card is in the list.

HELP:::::
Barrie

Posts: 1,804
Registered: 15/12/04
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 19-Mar-2009 12:05   in response to: joskin73 in response to: joskin73
 
Hello

Which BIOS version is installed on your Satellite notebook?
Luke_1

Posts: 1,156
Registered: 02/12/08
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 19-Mar-2009 12:25   in response to: joskin73 in response to: joskin73
 
Hello

Check the BIOS as Barrie said. Maybe you should update it.

Did you already install a driver for the WiFi card? On the Toshiba website I can find 3 different WiFi drivers for the Satellite P300. Look on the bottom side of the notebook. There you can see the model number and with this number you can choose the right driver.

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Greets
joskin73

Posts: 4
Registered: 19/03/09
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 19-Mar-2009 20:18   in response to: Luke_1 in response to: Luke_1
 
The Bios version is V2.50 if i understand it right.
I tryed all three drivers, the atheros driver is the only one whos working but bad.....

I get a answer from Atheros and it was this:

Thank you for your interest in products containing Atheros
Communications' technology.

However, we do not offer the wireless cards or drivers
that you're inquiring about. Atheros typically sells
chips to module manufacturers and therefore would not be
able to help you with this task. For issues regarding
configuration and usage of your product, please contact
the card and/or computer manufacturer's technical support
department. We suggest you refer to the manufacturer’s
website, as they typically offer online technical support
pages where software drivers, updates, and other related
information can be obtained.

Thank you for your understanding.
Atheros Communications, Inc.

????????????

In my Device Manager it showing this:
1394 Net Adapter
Atheros AR9281 Wireless network adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8o4T PCI-E fast eternet controller

Can this be wrong or what???? I dont understand this..

/Mattias Umeå Sweden
joskin73

Posts: 4
Registered: 19/03/09
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 20-Mar-2009 06:47   in response to: Luke_1 in response to: Luke_1
 
I have tried all three drivers...the only one whos working is Atheros drivern.
The Bios version is V2.50.

/Mattias Umeå Sweden
Barrie

Posts: 1,804
Registered: 15/12/04
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 20-Mar-2009 07:32   in response to: joskin73 in response to: joskin73
 
Hello

On Toshiba download page you will find new BIOS update version 3.00. before download starts small notice will be shown:

Notice

This program will check OS version and WLAN type to decide driver updating or not.
1. For Windows XP image: Update BIOS only
2. For Windows Vista 32 image with Atheros WLAN: Update WLAN driver (version 7.6.0.164.1 or higher) and then update BIOS
3. For Windows Vista 32 image with Intel WLAN: Update BIOS only
4 .For Windows Vista 64 image: Update BIOS only

So if you have Vista and Atheros WLAN card please follow notice number 2.

I hope this will help you.
joskin73

Posts: 4
Registered: 19/03/09
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 20-Mar-2009 16:31   in response to: Barrie in response to: Barrie
 
Hello Barrie...

THANKS:.......I did the things you say and now my internetconnection is pending between 18-22 mbit/sec....nice....

Thanks again....

/Mattias Umea Sweden
Lars_3

Posts: 2,117
Registered: 02/12/08
Re: Slow WLAN with my Satellite P300
Posted: 20-Mar-2009 17:23   in response to: joskin73 in response to: joskin73
 
Great news!

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