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Internet speed slow in my HP laptop

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Internet speed slow in my HP laptop


    Hi my Internet speed is less in my laptop but its normal in all other devices. It came with Windows 7 i removed it and installed windows 8.1 64 bit

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  2. #2


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Have you noticed this decrease in speed after you installed Win8? If so make sure you are running the latest wireless driver for your version of Windows 8. I would go to...

    Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    tell us your ping, download and upload, if possible check this with the wireless and then plug in with direct ethernet from the modem and see if your getting the same speed.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Windows 8.x.x handles networking a little differently than previous editions. Most times it is just the networking adapter driver that is the issue.
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    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    It's related more to your hardware than your OS. Improvements can be made by changing some configuration settings, but it's more trial and error to find the best settings.

    My newer HP laptop (Win7 upgrade to Win8.1) sits five feet away from my ancient HP desktop (originally Win98 upgraded to XP)
    The laptop has an internal 801.11 N adapter and the desktop uses a 802.11 G USB adapter.

    I have fiddled with the laptop settings ad infinitum and rarely get more that 36 Mbps, it usually hovers around 19 Mbps
    The desktop how ever screams at full 56 Mbps without any adjustment.

    That takes into consideration the same radio noise for both machines and devices, they connect to the same router.

    Bottom line - the network adaptor in the laptop is terrible. Worse, HP had locked the HW to only a few choices.

    Read the manual for your device and see if they offer any advice on improving throughput.

    That's all I have at the moment, good luck.

    Bill
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    HP lap First had Windows 7 and then i installed Windows 8.1 and Wireless Adapter didn't receive the signal. So i had to go to Broadcom and manually install network driver from the list. From then I am facing a low speed connection.
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  6. #6


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Please fill in your system specs on the forum. I suspected an HP laptop - lol

    I have a dv6 - same thing Win7 upgraded to Win8, then Win8.1

    How much worse is it on Win8.1 - in other words was it ok on Win7, but terrible on Win8.1?
    That was not my experience with my machine Win7 or Win8.1- connection speed and throughput has always been terrible
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