Wow I tap myself on the back on this. I just found out that the culprit of all my headaches is BLUETOOTH.
After either disabling the device or removing the ability to devices to connect my PC, the problem vanished.
I now max my bandwidth easily. I wonder how it was affecting my wireless signal. Certainly not "outside" the notebook because notebook(a) was not affected by this. It was messing it up internally.
Thanks for the replies guys