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Wifi keeps going limited, fixed by turning wifi off and on

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    Wifi keeps going limited, fixed by turning wifi off and on


    Sometimes when I'm using the internet, most frequently when I'm using a lot of resources, ie torrenting large files, my wifi will stop working, and eventually go limited. This is always fixed by turning my wifi off and on. I've updated all my network card drivers and have disabled the power management option that allows my computer to turn off the adapter, what other solutions are there to this problem? Adapter is a ralink rt3290 and I think it might be a problem with this adapter specifically, if anybody could help me here that would be awesome


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Tried to help someone here awhile back with that same adapter, don't know if they ever got it working. A search yields all kinds of problems with it. About all I can say is try different drivers, older, newer, whatever you can find.

    EDIT: Look here at method #3: HP Envy Ralink RT3290 WiFi Problems, Looses Connection Drop FIX
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I would try using an external USB wifi adapter, as a test. You can buy them pretty cheaply.

    If it exhibits the same behavior, then I would try booting to a Linux boot disc and see if the issue occurs there.

    If it does, then there is a hardware issue in the computer.

    If not, it would seem to be a Windows issue, perhaps a Windows reinstall would help.
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