Slow Wireless Internet on Windows Vista, Anyone?

By April 2, 2007February 20th, 20178 Comments

Pardon the geekspeak, but it seems the next tip is like gold dust on the internet at the moment. It would have saved me the last two hours of tweaking my ubee ddw365 plus all the swearing and desk-hitting 😉
Slow wireless connection speed in Windows Vista? Untick/disable “Internet Protocal Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” in the Properties of your wireless network connection. Version 6 is new, and isn’t really needed. Yet. More info here, if you’re that way inclined.


  • shunta says:

    What swear words were you using whilst hitting the desk? They need to be the bad ones beginning with f & c and should be shouted at the exact time the desk is struck. If this does not work, try upgrading to ‘Swearing at Vista v1.02’ and ‘Desk Hitting 2007’. If all else fails, you could try using a piece of software called Windows XP that his been improved over the years and actually works. Do you still have your receipt for Vista……

  • dollypops says:

    Well done, Shunta – my thoughts exactly – why fix it when it is not broke?! Testing? Testing? That’s the secret.

  • Brendan says:

    Unticking the IPv6 didn’t work for me. I changed the channel my wireless router was broadcasting on to a different channel and it started working immediately.

    The strange thing is that before I upgraded to Vista I didn’t have issues on that channel while running XP???

  • Jack says:

    Brendan, or anyone else who sees this can you explain what you mean on changing and broadcasting on a different channel and how do i do this? cheers

  • hass says:

    I finally solved my slow connection by downloading Linksys own driver for my wireless network card. Vista didn’t like me swapping it but afterwards my internet is instantaneous!

  • vista!festa? says:

    if you have a realtek wireless hardware ,it is the driver that causes slow connection.apparentley microsoft dated it incorrectley update driver and full speed wireless,i have tested it for two days now and it works.

  • munn says:

    my connection is really slow, its about 13kbps which is really annoying. if somebody could suggest how i can make it faster then please leave a message !

  • Faisal says:

    Try changing your power plan to high performance. This might help too:

    3. Windows Vista’s ‘Remote Differential Compression’ was causing the slow transfer rate
    I disabled ‘Remote Differential Compression’ with no success.

    Start>>Control Panel>>Programs and Features

    Click on ‘Turn windows features on or off’ on the left side of the screen

    Unchecked ‘Remote Differential Compression’

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