It is always important to verify for the latest updates available for your router and most importantly, verify with the manufacturer of your motherboard for the latest drivers as well. When you buy a system with the wireless card built-in by factory it is under the OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturer) responsibility to provide the drivers as the wireless adapter is customized to be compatible with their system as it may suffer changes in its configurations such as voltage, removal and addition of features... etc. Please, check this link: GIGABYTE - Support - Technical Support and choose wireless products and your country accordingly.
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Please do the following configuration that might help you with the speed. Go to Device manger >>> Network Adapters >>> select and right click on the adapter, then select the last option that should be Property, when the dialog box pops up, select the tab that says Advanced and proceed to the following configurations for 2.4 GHz band:
1 - U-APSD Support : Disabled
2 - Transmit Power: 5. Highest
3 - Wireless Mode: 802.11 a/b/g
4 - Preferred band: prefer 2.4 GHz band
5 - HT Mode: HT mode
6 - Roaming aggressiveness: Lowest
7 - Ad Hoc QoS Mode: WMM disabled
Auto channel scan: Disable
Use only channels 1, 6 or 11.
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thanks a ton for all that information. i am so used to plug and play stuff and when things dont work it frustrates me.
i found the answer on Wireless Networking — What are the Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity? the 3rd link you gave me
the router was set on WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]
i changed it to WPA2-PSK [AES]
and now its hooting along - alot faster then my old pc now.
Thanks again for taking the time to help me