Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Extremely slow download speed.

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Extremely slow download speed.

    Ever since I upgraded to Windows 8 my download speed has been drastically slow. The difference is with most people is that my connectivity is fine, the bars are all highlighted in the icon. I can easily jump from one page to another w/o any connection issues. It's just when I download files - no matter how small they might be.

    And it's not just the files - but in my Programs in my computer, like my Audio engineering programs I use or loading up as simple as MP3 files. All that takes soooooo much longer to load than before when I had 7. It's extremely annoying and I thought it'd be the complete opposite since I'm upgrading NOT downgrading.

    I'm running on a Wireless router, my friend uses her computer downstairs with her own Router that I'm latched onto. Is there anyway I can fix this by updating the driver for the connection speed or something? It's really bad for me when I'm working in my engineering programs as it takes too long to load up my music as well as the download times to download simple files that don't even have that much KB or MB on them.

    Much appreciated if anyone could help me out.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    To possibly isolate the source of problem, can your try connecting via Ethernet? Also, you might find it advantageous to try connecting directly to modem via Ethernet. An updated driver for the router might solve the problem. And, so might updating the router's firmware.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Extremely slow download speed.

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Very Slow Download Speed
I upgraded to Windows 8 yesterday and my download speed has dropped from 6+ Mbps (under windows 7) to .25 Mbps (after the upgrade). My WiFi connection has 5 bars. All other WiFi enabled devices in this house still have a 6+ Mbps download speed. I believe that this is an upgrade issue as I did not...
Network & Sharing
Win 8.1 Very Slow Ping Time and Reduced Download Speed
For once I am posting a solution instead of a problem. I had complained to my ISP about a hesitation and speed issue. They agreed to upgrade my service from 15 to 25 Mbps. However when the guy was here to check the system he got that increased speed on my old Win 7 laptop, but could not get it as...
Network & Sharing
ASUS N550JK-DS71T - slow download speed with wifi
Hi, I have a ASUS N550JK-DS71T laptop which has about half the download speed with wifi compared to a similar laptop (with a N-type wireless card) right next to it. So this issue is not due to ISP or router. Upload speed is fine. I used Laptop has the INTEL AC 7260 wireless card...
Network & Sharing
Right click extremely slow!
I have this problem since windows 8 (I now have 8.1). Whenever I right click on anything; it takes about half a minute to bring up the menu. This is frustrating to say the least. Anyone experiencing the same problem?
General Support
WiFi extremely slow
I'm on a Toshiba Satellite C870-1HN; WiFi adapter: Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E network interface; OS: Windows 8.1 Home; Brand new laptop. 95% of the time I cannot do anything on the network: I can't browse the internet, I can't transfer files between this laptop and another...
Network & Sharing
Ridiculously slow download speed
I recently built my own pc and everything has been working perfectly since i built it about 2 weeks ago. for the past 2 days my internet download speed has been abnormally low. I should be getting more than 20mbps down, and yet im getting around 0.30 mbps down. i am on a wireless connection but i...
Network & Sharing
Extremely slow startup
I installed Windows 8 RTM as an upgrade to Win 7 64 ultimate. All went smoothly other than getting a couple of existing programs to play nice. Now, windows loads up to the start very quickly and then slows to a dead crawl while it loads a couple of apps I put in startup - I mean about two...
Performance & Maintenance

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook