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Main Problem:

Slow downloading/streaming internet speed (Browsing: Perfect) , Wireless Card making sound after enabling it, not hardware sound, windows sound that when you enable it.

  • 7mbps of internet speed according to speed test.
  • Download stucks in the middle from every website.
  • Video streaming stucks on every video website.
  • Tried using different browser, doesn't solved the issue.
  • Made changes in Google Chrome Flags doesn't solve the issue either.
  • Disabled some windows services doesn't solve the issue. .

WIFI Sound:

can someone tell me what this sound means?

Listen here: http://vocaroo.com/i/s17BiQTobcoR

  • First Sound: Wifi - Disabled (Sound).
  • Second Sound: Wifi Re-Enabled (Single - Sound) and then a small like tapping twice sound (Twice and very low).

*Some Information Regarding my system *

Intel Core 2 DUO T6500 2.10 GHz 4 GB RAM 64 bit operating system Windows 7 Ultimate Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter

Have disabled couple of windows services to boost my computer speed. My IPV6 is also disabled at the moment.

It also makes this sound when I scan my computer for hardware changes and shows this.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/rIX5H.jpg


Update:

  • Updated my wireless card driver from 2009 to 2013.
  • Disabled Bluetooth still the screen capture bluetooth icons show up.
  • After enabling the Wireless Card it still makes that weird sound that I posted above.
  • New Issue after restarting my PC after driver update which is digitally signed and the right driver the Wireless Card LED is constantly blinking.
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Maybe you can describe the sound for those of us who can't listen at the moment. Is there a set number of beeps? Where is this sound coming from? Is the sound irregular - meaning does it sound unintentional as if pieces are grinding/moving in a way they shouldn't be? –  root Nov 21 '13 at 20:42
    
@root It's a windows sound when you enable a wifi card. I have a switch on my laptop to enable or disable wifi. When I enable my wifi it makes an irregular windows sound at the end. It's like windows is indicating me that something is wrong with the card. Usually it doesn't make that sound when I enable my wifi card. Edited: Just want to clear that it's not a hardware sound. It's by default windows sound but this time it makes different sound after enabling it at the end. It seems like an error sound. –  Fawad Nov 21 '13 at 20:46
    
Do you have the latest wifi drivers for (what I'm assuming is) your WNIC? It's worth checking to make sure the card is properly configured, some wireless interface cards have power save settings that hinder or completely terminate wireless use after X amount of minutes. The more details you provide about your system, when the problem occurs, what triggers you believe may play a role in the problem, the better. –  root Nov 21 '13 at 20:56
    
what do you mean by WNIC? I have INTEL core 2 DUO T6500 2.10 GHZ 4 GB Ram, 64-bit operating system. Atheros Wireless Network. Windows 7 Ultimate. I have disabled couple of windows services to boost my computer speed. and I also have IPV6 disabled, because i think its not required by my network. –  Fawad Nov 21 '13 at 20:57
    
WNIC = Wireless Network Interface Card. Consider checking the drivers for this device as mentioned. –  root Nov 21 '13 at 21:16

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There are two sounds audible, both are two tones. One is a bee-boop, and the other is a boo-beep.

The "bee-boop" (first sound) indicates the discovery of a new device and the attempt to initialize it. That sound is heard any time a hot-pluggable device is added to the system or enabled. You will hear it if you, for example, connect a USB flash drive.

The "boo-beep" indicate the loss of a hot-pluggable device. You will hear that sound if you remove a USB flash drive.

As for explaining your issue, it seems that the computer tries to initialize the device and then the device disconnects. This could be caused by any number of things including a defective device, a defective port, an incorrect driver, or a port with insufficient power to run the device.

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Does it have to do anything with the windows services that I have disabled. I checked online and made sure they are unnecessary. the driver that I have is official driver from my sony manufacturer's website. Browsing is 100% perfect! speed is 7MBPS but every download gets stuck in the middle, every streaming stops in the middle. i might have to take it to a technician then I guess. –  Fawad Nov 21 '13 at 21:54
    
OK this is something new. Now the wireless card LED is blinking, now what does this mean? –  Fawad Nov 21 '13 at 22:05
    
any clue someone? –  Fawad Nov 22 '13 at 0:42

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