Sony :: Z Wireless Speed Down From 90Mbps To 1Mbps When Lid Closed

May 17, 2009

I just found this weird occurence. I often use my Vaio Z with external monitor. So most of the time I have my lid closed. Accidentally I was opening my Network Status and noticed that my wireless speed was only 1Mbps which was pretty aweful for an N speed. I was pulling my hair off, trying to figure out the problem with the setting. By looking at the signal, it was still pretty decent 3 bars.

Finally I found out that, whenever I opened the Sony Z lid , the speed would jumped up to 90Mbps and over maximizing around 150Mbps. Surprisingly the signal quality remained the same around 3 bars.

Did anybody experience this as well? Is it normal? Why did this happen?

I already turned off power management for wireless Intel 5100 AGN as well.

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Sony :: Vaio Z Wireless Speed Decreases And/or The Internet Will Stop All Together

Feb 1, 2010

I have a sony vaio Z, its the vgn-z650n. I have it loaded with Windows 7 Ultimate.

I am having a strange issue with the wireless. I will have sudden speed decreases and/or the internet will stop all together.

The wireless connection is never actually dropped. When I have it hooked up with ethernet, it works perfectly fine with no issues

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This question pertains to all laptops but since I'm running a m1710, I hope its OK to post it here.

I have 6MB down DSL at my place. I was running it thru a Netgear RangeMax Wireless Router (WPN824). In my laptop, I have a Gigabyte GN-WI01GT (mini) PCI-E WLAN card. When everything was running smoothly, I noticed that my connection "speed" was fluctuating between 54Mbps and 108Mbps. My first question is: how do I maintain the 108Mbps speed?

With my wireless adapter, I had initially let Vista install the drivers. Then I had the bright idea of going to the Gigabyte site and getting their latest drivers. I did this because it seemed like I was always on 54MBps and no longer jumped to 108Mbps. Ever since I updated my drivers, my router hasn't been working and needs to be set up again. I found this to be pretty strange.

Also, my interet isn't as fast as it was on day 1. Is this normal for DSL? Or is there something on my laptop degrading the connection? Is that even possible?

I haven't gotten around to reconfiguring my router but I did uninstall my wireless adapter and let Vista find the drivers. Would you guys recommend this process or using Gigabyte's drivers?

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I have tried the same test on one other laptop (not a Dell) and another desktop. None of the components involved are capable of 802.11N so I know its not that. The wireless router being used it Linksys WRT54G.

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I have a new XPS 1530 & was trying to find the specs on the components & couldn't find any. Could someone tell me the specs, or where I can find them on my computer? I'd like to find the following:

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Firewire (1394) -- 400 or 800

Also, for the wireless card for Intel WiFi 4965AGN 1) is it dual band, 2) what speed (Mbps)?

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Just purchased new Dell Inspiron 15 (3521).  Wireless will only connect at 72Mbps.  After some googling found this is by design.  The adapter is the Dell Wireless 1703 Adapter.  Can Dell pls confirm this is the case and that there is no way to achieve TRUE wireless N speeds ?  The fact that this limitation is not advertised on any product material/brochure/sales rep is a concern.  Would Dell replace the adapter with one capable of proper wireless N speeds free of charge ?

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Last month I got a Inspiron 3520 for my daughter and have had nothing but trouble with it.  When I plug it in to the router I get download speeds of 35-45 mbps, when I check speed using the wireless connection they range from 11 mbps down to less than 1!  It is not the drivers, the power settings, the router as I have followed all of the "fixes" suggested in other threads and run through a 2 hour session with the Dell online chat rep which ended when he had to reboot the machine and the link to return to the chat that he left on my desktop was invalid.  

If I move our other HP laptop to the same location (less than 5 feet from the wireless router) that gets download speeds of 25-30 so I am sure it is not the wireless signal.  Also we have iPads and smartphones that all work just fine from anywhere in the house.  I have tested the Dell speed when there is no one else home and all other devices are turned off and it is terrible.  I know this is not a top of the line laptop but I expect it to work at least well enough to be functional.  Based on my reading of this and other sites, I am making a guess that the wireless card is faulty.   

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Jan 21, 2013

First of all I have a dead pixel right in the middle of the screen - will be taking this up with Dell tommorrow as its really off putting especially on  brand new laptop.

My second issue is with wireless - did have problems initially with wireless disconnects and genrally slow speeds

Im not entirely sure but removing Mcafee seemed to work with the disconnects at least  - load of rubbish imo

Now my only other major issue is with wireless speeds on the 1703 card

I seem to max out at about 45mb on all broadband speed tests - while on another laptop I get the full speeds of 80mb on the same server at the same location

Im only getting a link speed of 72Mbps in the networking tab of Task Manager and this does seem rather slow - the other laptop gets 450Mbps (better wireless card - to go with my Asus N66U Router)

Anyway my thought process is that the 1703 wireless card is not up to much - I understand that the 1703 card is wireless and bluetooth - with I think 1 antenna for bluetooth and one for wireless connected to the wireless card.

Now I dont use bluetooth much if at all - so does it make sense to buy just a wireless card and connect the two antennas to the card and therefore losing bluetooth connectivity but gaining better wireless connection

I think I have an Intel Centrino WiFi Ultimate N 6300 in the other laptop

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Sony :: Vaio ZWhen Lid Is Closed No Action For The Powr Button

Aug 15, 2009

Is it right, that there is no action possible for the power button when the lid is closed?

When I am at home I connected the Z to my external display and dont want to open and close the lid every time when I am powering up or down the Z.

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I have a Dell Inspirion 5520 that has Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 built in.Also I have a TP link TL-WR740N wireless router.I have an 80Mbps/25MBps internet connection.My Speedtest result with no router:When I connect all these via an Ethernet cable, I get the maximum even through the router:But when I try to do the same with WiFi I get 30/20 Maximum speed, and I'm sitting next to router!I have this configuration:*router:* -

Channel: auto - Mode: 11n only - Channel width: 40Mhz - Max Tx rate: 150Mbps - Enabled Wireless Router Radio - Enabled SSID Broadcast - Security: WPA- AES - Beacon Interval : 100 - RTS Threshold: 2346 - Fragmentation Threshold: 2346 - DTIM Interval: 1 - Enabled WMM - Enabled Short GI *Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230:* - 802.11n Channel width for band 2.4 : Auto - 802.11n Mode: enabled - Ad Hoc Channel 802.11b/g: 1 - Ad Hoc QoS Mode: WMM enabled - Bluetooth(R) AMP: Enabled - Fat Channel Intolerant: Disabled - Mixed Mode Protection: CTS-to-self Enabled- Roaming Aggressiveness: 3. Medium- Transit power: 5. Highest- Wireless Mode: 802.11b/gI

do get the fact that speed through wireless is slower than with wire, but losing 50Mbps is a bit too much!

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Mar 20, 2010

if you have an older SZ and want to add a 3rd wire, this will show you how and where to put it.

So a while back I upgraded the the 4965AGN in my SZ750N to an Intel 5200, since that day, B&G has been noisy. I managed to arrange the antenna connections in such a way as to minimize it to within tolerable limits. I also talked to some experts and they said it wasn't going to hurt anything if there was a bit of static so I left it.

I have known for a while that is was the white antenna lead that was causing the static. Unfortunately disconnecting it caused a drop in signal. While working on my Windows 7 guide I had a problem and had to open the laptop. While doing so I noticed the white lead and the antenna it attached to. I hadn't ever really noticed where it sat before. Sony couldn't have hardly chosen a worse place for it.

Sony decided the best place for it, and I assume this is because they merely upgraded the old 2 wire wireless to 3 by adding this, is almost under the power button. Right next to... a speaker. The lead runs along a Speaker wire and puts the antenna right next to it. See pics 1 & 2................

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Jan 1, 2010

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Sony :: Vaio Z At 1/2 Speed

Apr 8, 2009

Ive had a vaio Z 2.53Ghz for a few months working very well. Lately Ive been noticing that the system feels really slow. I just ran a CPUZ and got the readings that the CPU is operating at 1/2 speed (around 1.26Ghz). I ran a few benchmarks (SySoft Sandra/Everest) and was confirmed again that the system is running at 1/2 speed. I remember that runnig on batteries usually the CPU slows (lower CPU multiplier) down to conserve batteries but mine is plugged-in and it does not make any difference. I opened it up and took out the CMOS battery for a few seconds to re-set the BIOS to see if that would fix it. Same problem.

Also I noticed that my power settings Tab incontrol panel are all grayed out so I cannot change or access them... this is all so weird... I know that setting power settings in XP's to the maximum performance profile, turn off Intel SpeedStep which is what I suppose is forcing my system to permanently using a lower multiplier...

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Dec 18, 2009

On my brand new Sony SR590, I cannot get the ethernet connection to run at 10/100/1000, only at 10/100. I don't see any settings for this whatsoever and I think I've looked everywhere. I have the Yukon 88e8040 card. When I bought the computer, the site says it's a GbE card! But why isn't it running at such speed?

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Sep 2, 2009

I've been having a few problems with my sony Sr. When I was carrying it around in school in a nicely padded case, I had a couple "unexpected shutdowns". I have no idea what causes these, but does anyone have any ideas? Also, is there any way to prevent this? I'm not very rough on my laptop, although it might be bumped a little from outside the bag.

Also, on two occasions, the laptop started up from sleep inside the bag unintentionally.

It heated up a lot inside the bag, although it's not what I would consider an overheat, because I had no slow-downs, crashes, or shutdowns. However, after the second time this happened, my fan has been going very fast and cycling between very fast and fast speeds, much faster than normal. This is happening even hours after I shut it down for 12 hours and let it cool off. Is there a solution for this problem, and could there have been some sort of damage?

One more quick thing: the little tube things connected on top of the power switch and power cord connector wiggle when pushed. Is this normal?

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Mar 26, 2010

While eagerly scouting the Zs, I've greatly enjoyed this forum for the past few weeks. I've been stopping by (ok stalking) my local Sony Style store to check them out in person, and became curious about a discrepancy.

Does anyone know off hand if there is an inherent memory speed or bandwidth difference between the 520m and 540m (or 620m)? I haven't noticed anything official from Intel or the Sony specs, other than they all use DDR3/1066 sticks.

Last week I snapped a picture (rather fuzzy cellphone, sorry) of the WEI screen for the lone silver GX/S (i5-520m) floor model. It shows a lagging score of 5.9 on memory, which doesn't jive with other performance scores mentioned on this forum (that I could find).....

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Jan 3, 2010

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Apr 7, 2009

I just received my z690 cto and I'm doing all the tests I can think of to check that everything is working properly.
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I ordered it with 4GB ddr3 working at 1066Mhz and when I run the program cpuz the memory is recognized as DDR3 PC3-8500F but the "DRAM Frequency" is reported as 532 Mhz (instead of 1066).

Can anyone tell me if it is normal or if it should report 1066?

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Jan 14, 2009

I recently replaced the fan on my VGN-SZ360P. It was hell, I had to remove everything just to get to it. After a few hours I was able to piece everything back together. Now my Speed switch doesn't work. I need the Speed switch to use the DVI port on my port replicator to out to my external monitor. Seems like it is stuck on Stamina mode. In order to use the DVI port I need to be in Speed mode and with the nVidia graphics card. I tried to uninstall and reinstall everything. Nothing seems to work. I contact Sony and the tech told me to do a system restore. That is going to wipe out my entire computer to factory default.

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Mar 10, 2010

I've just purchased a VAIO CW2 (VPCCW2S1E) and did a format and fresh install of Windows 7 x64 to rid myself of all the bloatware. The problem is that copying to, from and between external USB flash/harddrives is now extremely slow - often a couple of hundred kb/s, and sometimes 2-3 Mb/s, when the speed should be 20 Mb/s+. I've had the drives for a while and they work flawlessly over USB 2.0 with other computers. I know that USB copying speed was normal before the format as I copied the Windowsdrivers folder to a USB harddrive, though that folder was only a few hundred Mb.

I assume I missed installing some USB chipset driver after the format, though I have installed the following:

1. IPS_Driver_1.0_10Q1_O_1.0.0.1030 (unsure what this is)

2. SATA_Driver_Intel_Non-RAID_8.9X64_E_8.9.4.1004

3. SFEP_Driver_Sony_8.0_10Q1_O_7_8.0.1.1 (unsure what this is)

The list of available drivers is here: [url]

I've installed Windows 7 on a fair number of computers and never had this problem; how typical then that it should happen on my own laptop

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Oct 12, 2009

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Feb 12, 2009

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I tried shutting down the laptop, moved the switch to speed and turned on the laptop again but I still can't get the laptop started up w/ nVidia graphic card.

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Anyone else experience this? Did Sony write out the slow speeds in their drivers due to the assumption we would switch to intel graphics when needed?

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