Wireless connection loads pages slowly...

My daughter is in college and shares an apartment with 3 others. They all hook up to a wireless connection.
No one is having this problem except my daughter. She has a Gateway laptop with an internal wireless card.
The laptop shows an "excellent connection" with the wireless router. But some pages can take up to 20 minutes to download, while others will pop up immediately. I can't figure out why some pages are loading so slowly. She's using Windows XP.
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Would say check MTU settings of router or something globally, but since she is the only one getting issue I would check to see what are the differences in computers like 802.11b versus 802.11g.

Ensure that under Network Connections -> Wireless Adapter -> Properties -> Check authentication tab and ensure that options are unchecked there and check to ensure that wireless settings on laptop match that of the router exactly.
20 minutes to load a page would indicate to me a larger problem than just network issues.  Is the computer running slowly in general?  I would suggest running something like LavaSoft's Ad-Aware progam, available from:


As well, you should do the usual clear internet cache and do a disk cleanup.  To clear internet cache, go into Internet Explorer, hit Tools, Internet Options, then press Delete Files - don't forget to put the check mark into the check box for deleting offline files.    Disk cleanup can be found if you open My Computer, right click on the hard drive, properties, and then press the disk cleanup button.

Good luck.

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