New Laptop: WiFi problem
Posted on 2011-05-03
Just bought the new Dell Inspiron 14R with the new Intel Sandy Bridge processor. It comes with the Intel Centrino Wireless N 1030.
For some reason, it is super slow at my university campus, or just dead all together. It shows the signal is at full strength, but when I connect the internet is really slow. I tried running a ping, and it shows me that its dropping packets -- 25% packet loss.
I then tried it in Safe Mode with Networking with the same results, which makes me think its not some software causing this.
I thought it could possible be the campus network, so I looked around, and the entire class is browsing the web.
I called Dell, and asked them to replace my laptop. They shipped a replacement, and at some point it worked OK, but now its been a day or two and its slow once again.
I have no idea what's causing this to happen. Is it a bad WiFi card? Maybe because this laptop is equipped with WiDi? I don't know, any help is appreciated. Thanks.