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Slow download when laptop on battery

  1. #1


    Posts : 28
    win 8.1

    Slow download when laptop on battery


    Hello,
    I have a Dell 7537 running win 8.1
    I am experiencing significantly lower download speed when on battery
    I am using an Ethernet connection
    I noticed some settings in power management concerning WIFI but nothing about LAN
    Does anybody know how to make it run as fast as it can?
    Thank you

    PS: Slower download is only when done through the browser (firefox), when downloading torrents through torrent client it downloads with max speed

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  2. #2


    Bristol
    Posts : 18
    8.1 Pro


    Have you tried downloading through a different browser?
    Are you able to disable power management or set it to performance mode when on battery AC?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 28
    win 8.1


    I tried switching to performance mode and nothing happened as far as download speed goes.
    I tested torrent speed and that was working ok and then tried downloading through IE and download speed was fast. Then tried the download through firefox again and it had fixed itself.
    Now speed is ok.
    I just don't know what fixed it and I hope it doesn't happen again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Bristol
    Posts : 18
    8.1 Pro


    Sometimes the way to fix things is a restart/reinstall. Hope that solves your problem
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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