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Slow wifi

  1. #1

    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1

    Slow wifi


    I have a few laptops on the house and a very fast Internet connection however the windows 8 machine is connecting at a slower speed than both a windows 7 or xp machine.

    I have updated the drivers for the wifi to the latest windows 8 one via the manufacturers website however or had both made a difference.

    To put it into perspective, the windows 7 machine is running at 70mb via wireless and the windows 8 seems capped at 30mb again via wireless.

    Anyone able to offer some information and a solution please?



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  2. #2

    Have you undate other drivers - Chipset, Network etc?
    And are you using the built-in wifi software or a third party?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1

    all other drivers are fully updated yet still the machine is lower on wireless that a 6 year old laptop various iOS & Android devices.

    Going to install windows 7 on a new partition and see what that's like ? speed is very important to me when working from home.

    I have currently got the machine plugged into the router using a Ethernet cable and its flying...seriously...

    Just downloaded a 4GB ISO image of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 in less that 90 seconds..
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