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Wifi is unstable, yet ethernet cable is top speed?

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    Wifi is unstable, yet ethernet cable is top speed?


    Hey guys!

    This issue is most puzzling to me.

    Since yesterday the internet began to act unsoundly (through WiFi). As in I never had this problem before. There were periods where it was fast enough to play some online games, watch Youtube no problem, and then it would shut off randomly. So since yesterday I have been restarting the modem with only very short term resolutions to the issue.
    I accessed the modem through my web browser and it says the connection is always working fine. Despite that, I called my ISP and they claimed there was an issue, and forwarded it to Deutsche Telekom. Since then I did some experimenting and plugged my computer into the modem with the ethernet cable.

    Boom. No problem whatsoever. It's been top speed and reliable.

    So I'm assuming this is an issue with Windows 8, hopefully you guys can help me out!

    If it helps, I downloaded and installed updates for Windows today. There are 18 optional ones that I did not download yet, but I did download and install the important ones no problem. I checked the network adapters and they all state "The best driver for your software is already installed."

    Thanks in advance.

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    You may want to go to the website of the laptop's manufacturer and download the latest driver, and install it. Using the OEM driver, sometimes eliminates the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet View Post
    Hey guys!

    This issue is most puzzling to me.

    Since yesterday the internet began to act unsoundly (through WiFi). As in I never had this problem before. There were periods where it was fast enough to play some online games, watch Youtube no problem, and then it would shut off randomly. So since yesterday I have been restarting the modem with only very short term resolutions to the issue.
    I accessed the modem through my web browser and it says the connection is always working fine. Despite that, I called my ISP and they claimed there was an issue, and forwarded it to Deutsche Telekom. Since then I did some experimenting and plugged my computer into the modem with the ethernet cable.

    Boom. No problem whatsoever. It's been top speed and reliable.

    So I'm assuming this is an issue with Windows 8, hopefully you guys can help me out!

    If it helps, I downloaded and installed updates for Windows today. There are 18 optional ones that I did not download yet, but I did download and install the important ones no problem. I checked the network adapters and they all state "The best driver for your software is already installed."

    Thanks in advance.
    You really should install inSSIDer WiFi scanner to check the wireless landscape in your area. Channel overlap is a common problem in most area's, inSSIDer allows you to choose the best possible channel based on what inSSIDer shows in your area.

    Click where it says "direct download link".
    inSSIDer - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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