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Very Slow Download Speed

  1. #21


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    So I just installed the Win 7 LAN Driver for my motherboard and got latest updates for Win 8 and internet seems to be going faster..
    maybe still not as fast as in Win 7, but ok-good..

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  2. #22


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    @stealth2920

    Do you work for Microsoft?

    That pic proves nothing it could of been from a Win 7 PC.
    Say hi to Bill for me.
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  3. #23


    What are you 12 dumbass? I am showing you pic of my internet speed to show that Win 8 didn't effect anything for me. Don't respond if your going to be a prick.
    Quote Originally Posted by L T View Post
    @stealth2920

    Do you work for Microsoft?

    That pic proves nothing it could of been from a Win 7 PC.
    Say hi to Bill for me.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    I had the same problem ..


    Hello people...
    I had the same problem and after a long time trying to solve I guess i did ...

    My authentication was setting to "WPA2-PSK" and I just changed to "WPA-PSK" and the download speed is fast again. I hope that this solution can work to you too ...

    I'm sorry for my bad English ... I'm not american ...

    Best regards !

    Luiz


    Quote Originally Posted by stealth2920 View Post
    What are you 12 dumbass? I am showing you pic of my internet speed to show that Win 8 didn't effect anything for me. Don't respond if your going to be a prick.
    Quote Originally Posted by L T View Post
    @stealth2920

    Do you work for Microsoft?

    That pic proves nothing it could of been from a Win 7 PC.
    Say hi to Bill for me.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    I had the same issue my speed was dropped from 8Mbps to 2Mbps, after doing some research i fixed the issue.

    Windows 8 tries to save power wherever its possible which is kind of stupid but any ways, just follow the simple steps you should be fine.

    1. go to control panel under power settings select Hi performance.

    2. Open device manager right click on your WiFi adapter and hit properties.

    3. then click on Power management tab (the last one) uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

    4. Now Click on Advanced tab.

    5. Change Value for - Afterburner to Enable, Change Value for - AP Compatibility Mode to Higher Performance, Change Value for - Minimum Power Consumption to Disabled, Change Value for - Power output to 100%, Change Value for - Power Save Mode to Disabled.
    (Note - the options in step 5 may differ from pc to pc or WIFI adapter, if options are different don't panic just change them if they are listed.)

    6. Reboot the computer.

    7. Go to Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test check your speed. your pc will get better speed than windows 7. Cheers.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lancastermom View Post
    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 have this problem before. Any ideas on how to fix this?



    I had the same issue my speed was dropped from 8Mbps to 2Mbps, after doing some research i fixed the issue.

    Windows 8 tries to save power wherever its possible which is kind of stupid but any ways, just follow the simple steps you should be fine.

    1. go to control panel under power settings select Hi performance.

    2. Open device manager right click on your WiFi adapter and hit properties.

    3. then click on Power management tab (the last one) uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

    4. Now Click on Advanced tab.

    5. Change Value for - Afterburner to Enable, Change Value for - AP Compatibility Mode to Higher Performance, Change Value for - Minimum Power Consumption to Disabled, Change Value for - Power output to 100%, Change Value for - Power Save Mode to Disabled.
    (Note - the options in step 5 may differ from pc to pc or WIFI adapter, if options are different don't panic just change them if they are listed.)

    6. Reboot the computer.

    7. Go to Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test check your speed. your pc will get better speed than windows 7. Cheers.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by lancastermom View Post
    Thanks, no change for me.
    Hi, I was wondering if you have your problem solved? because it seems like I have similar problem. I have my 2 weeks old Samsung NP550P5C-S03CA, I didnt really notice the problem until I downloaded torrents, and I've been working on it for the last week or so, tried different solutions, but didn't work. A different computer with windows XP download the same file with much faster speed within the same network, so couldnt be the internet. If you, or anyone out there can help me with this problem, I'd really2 appreciate it, coz I've been frustrated to get it fixed.
    NP550P5C-S03CA

    NP550P5C-S03CA
    S03CA

    S03CA
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  8. #28


    Posts : 2
    win 8


    I had the same issue, I was getting good response times up until about a week ago and it started being responsive in 'waves' sometimes great, other times it was like I was on a 56K modem.
    I use windows 8 on a new HP desktop and have a LAN cable connected to the modem/router I use.
    I did a few things on my PC and nothing seemed to resolve this issue.
    I updated the drivers (never mind that the PC is new and the drivers were working fine before last week), rebooted, same internet 'come and go' connectivity.
    Power cycled my home network, and all devices, same thing. Same issue
    Ran MS and HP updates, same issue.
    Tried to disable my 3rd party AV and FW (Comodo and Antivir) and use the Win8 apps, same issue.
    I then remembered that I had a DSL issue with my ISP about a week before, where connectivity was lost for some time.

    So the other thing I did do, after I did the power cycle of my home network, is go into the command prompt and run a ipconfig /flushdns. and rebooted.
    My issue seems to be resolved, my internet connectivity is fast and responsive again.
    Not sure if this will work for everyone or if everyone should try it (or why I had to do this with Win8 when I never had to do it with WinXP) but it seems to have done the job for me.
    Not sure if this is really what resolved it, but I would say it is something that takes about 5 seconds to do and I do not believe should mess with your PC settings.
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  9. #29


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    you should delete your network drivers and let windows reinstall clean ones.
    There are software like antivirus and firewalls that intercept your network traffic to analyze them for viruses and such and sometimes they get corrupt or overwhelming to your bandwidth.

    Before you begin make sure you have an alternate way of getting on the net in case you need to actually download the drivers, though it is not likely with win7 and win8.

    On your desktop press (f3) and type device manager in the search box
    click the (settings) option
    Then on the left click (device manager)
    Double click (network adapters)
    Find your wifi card
    right click it and select (uninstall)
    at the top of the screen you will see a tab called (action)
    click it then choose (scan for hardware changes)
    it should find your wifi card if not then youll have to tell it browse your WIN8 or Wifi driver CD or go online to find the drivers, this is where the ethernet connection or another wireless card comes in , to download the drivers if windows does not have them.

    This should remove all extraneous addons to your wifi adapter and you should regain full speed.

    Before all that, i forgot the obvious.. turn off your computer and power off your router/modem
    then power on your router/modem wait 2 minutes then power on your laptop and see if speed is normal.

    Good Luck

    Formerly a pretzel city transplant!

    Brooklyn!
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  10. #30


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Hello, I know this thread is old, but for anyone who might come across it as I did in hope in finding a solution..

    So to fix you do the following:
    - Go to control panel
    - Network and internet
    - Network and sharing centre
    - Change adapter settings (on the left hand side)
    Now if you're using Ethernet cable, do this for Ethernet, and If you're using WiFi do this on the WiFi one.
    - Right click (whichever you use for my instance WiFi)
    - Go to properties
    - Un-click AppEx Networks Accelerator
    - press okay.
    And that's it.
    I instantly went to check my speed and my download had gone from 3.4mbps to 34.6mbps.
    All AppEx networks accelerator is meant to do is boost your internet performance, but for some reason it does the opposite.
    I hope this worked for anyone else too
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