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Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 significantly slower

  1. #11

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 746
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    If i may suggest, please try SLIMDRIVERS FREE

    Scan your computers with it, and update all drivers it suggests, especially the network and chipset drivers

    When opted, allow it to create a restore point the first time only, its not necessary to do it for every driver, this way you can start from when you first started the update if any problems reveal itself.

    EDIT: do you have any windows updates pending? Please do these first....

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  2. #12

    Forever West
    Posts : 592
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    Pardon me but I missed the type of Wireless Router [make model], is it an 802.11ac or 802.11n/g?
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  3. #13

    Posts : 11
    8.1 64-bit

    The two routers I have tried are different. One is a b/g/n and the other is a verizon 9100em. I am considering buying a new ac-3160 because mine is refurbished.

    I have installed all latest drivers / windows updates. Any last suggestions? Also, thank you very much for all your help.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 96
    Win 8.1 Enterprise

    If you have a Bluetooth and wired connection, try disabling this temporarily and see if your wireless connection is better. I'm also wondering if there are any Startups and Services that are running and not being used, you may also disable this from the Task Manager.

    I just need to confirm that you've tried this:
    Try booting up in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting your computer, continue tapping F8 then select this option, see if the speed is the same or not.
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