Ooh I'm so glad this helped someone out, I kept my three forum links open for a week before I got around to making an acct and posting that link! I had just installed a SSD and now I have two hdds and I was really bummed at the wifi performance...its embarassing.
NOTE: Please search ebay for cdrom hdd caddy and purchase an adapter for the cd/dvd rom drive and install a second hdd in this lappy. With this configuration and a small ssd in the main bay and a storage drive in the cdrom bay the computer performed well above its price tag...boot up time is 11 seconds from the time of pressing the power button until all 15-20 of my firefox tabs load in the browser, that mean the internet connects almost instantaneously! An excellent setup.