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I got XP Pro SP1 and my wireless connection is slow. How can I increase the speed?

It's weird but on ubuntu, my wireless connection is fast. Anyway, how do I increase my wireless connection speed? I got the latest drivers installed, by the way.

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You are running XP Sp1. XPs wireless support sucks, although wireless in SP2 is much better thanks to a hack called Windows Zero Configuration. XP is an old OS and was never designed to support wireless anyway, it was only natively supported with the advent of vista

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You are running XP Sp1. XPs wireless support sucks, although wireless in SP2 is much better thanks to a hack called Windows Zero Configuration. XP is an old OS and was never designed to support wireless anyway, it was only natively supported with the advent of vista

hi, jbennet, I appreciate your reply. Yes, I have SP1 and I do see Wireless Zero Configuration installed under Services. But, I'm not sure I have it because when I bring up the wireless window, it doesn't say 'Zero Wireless Configuration' on top. Also, do you think there's an updated Wireless Zero Configuration in SP2? The reason why I haven't updated to SP2 is because of fear of slowing down my computer. WIth that said, I got 2 questions:

1) Do you think that installing SP2 will slow my computer down? I ask this because bootup time is 27 secs and apps load up lightening fast.

2) Is there an updated Windows Zero Configuration in SP2?

3) How can I find out for sure that I got Zero Wireless Configuration installed for sure?

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SP2 is essential. Sp1 aint supported any more so you are basically inviting malware in if you dont update. And yes, Sp2 includes much better wireless support.

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SP2 is essential. Sp1 aint supported any more so you are basically inviting malware in if you dont update. And yes, Sp2 includes much better wireless support.

hi jbennet. I had asked you a couple of questions. I want to know if updating to SP2 will slow my computer boot up time. Will SP2 also slow down loading of apps?

Also, I'm not interested in inviting malware. I want a faster net speed, that's all. I hope you're not telling me to update to SP2 because of potenital malware. My net speed takes importance.

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it shouldnt slow down loading.

Just out of interest, what speed broadband do you have, and what speed wireless are you using?

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it shouldnt slow down loading.

Just out of interest, what speed broadband do you have, and what speed wireless are you using?

hi jbennet. In reply to your enquiry, I got intel Pro/Wireless 2200GB. I got the latest driver for it. What's weird is that I''m able to download a big file at 170 kB/s but my web browsing speed is slow as crap. Could there be a bottleneck preventing the browser from fully accessing the optimal speed?

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What browser you using?

hi, jbennet. It really doesn't matter what browser I'm using. However, I'm using opera and firefox. Again, the browser IS NOT the issue.

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