Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


USB Wireless Adaptor - Slow speeds

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Win 8.1

    USB Wireless Adaptor - Slow speeds


    Hi Guys,

    Having a problem with by broadband speeds. I'm using a USB wireless adaptor as my on board adaptor stopped working a while ago, Have had no issues since and getting speeds between 40-50mbps.


    Last week the speed plummeted to around 3-4mbps for no real reason. I bought a new USB adaptor and still the same. I did briefly turn the on-board adaptor back on and the speeds went back up so I know it's not the broadband itself.


    Any suggestions?


    Kind Regards


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    Are you saying that your adapter will only connect and show 3-4 mbps or is an internet speed test showing you 3-4 mbps.

    If its your adapter showing that I would check the antenna's and see if they are secure

    If it's a speed test showing that I would guess it's your ISP having problems
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    Are you saying that your adapter will only connect and show 3-4 mbps or is an internet speed test showing you 3-4 mbps.

    If its your adapter showing that I would check the antenna's and see if they are secure

    If it's a speed test showing that I would guess it's your ISP having problems
    Speed test thing, I know it;s not the broadband as the on board card shows 40-50mbps. It's also a brand new adaptor.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

USB Wireless Adaptor - Slow speeds
Related Threads
Wireless Adapter Reduced Speeds in Network & Sharing
Laptop - Acer Aspire V5-552G-X414 Router - Asus RT-N56U Modem - Arris DG860 Wifi Adapter - Atheros AR5BWB222 ISP - Time Warner Cable, 20/2 Mbps Devices Connected - 2 Iphones, 1 Kindle Fire, 1 PS4, 1 Desktop, 1 Laptop No Error Messages Problem: Laptop won't connect at full speed UNLESS I...
Installed windows 8 on blank HD. Version was enterprise. Went through installation process, then discover that the wireless adaptor (laptop, built in) wasn't being recognized FULL stop by windows. I tried a few things. In the device manager, the wireless adaptor is not shown. However, after...
Updated my system from 8 Pro x64 to 8.1 pro x64 this past weekend. Ever since speeds from my computer to other computers on our home network (some Win 7, some Win 8) and especially to my two Synology Diskstations have dropped during file transfers from averaging 70/mbps running Win 8 to 22/mbps now...
wireless usb adaptor in Network & Sharing
hi everyone I am still having trouble with my wireless adaptor which keeps disconnecting and I have to keep reconnecting.I have bought a NETGEAR N150 wireless USB adaptor, could this solve my problem, and if so are they easy to install. regards calmat
wireless adaptor in Network & Sharing
hi everyone keep getting disconnection error and have to reset wireless adaptor, (see attached) why do I keep getting this and can anyone help me solve problem. regards calmathttps://www.eightforums.com/images/attach/png.gif wireless adaptor.PNG (32.5 KB)
network wireless adaptor in General Support
hi everyone my computer keeps disconnecting and I get an error message that tells me that my network wireless adaptor needs resetting, which I do, this fix lasts a while and then it disconnects again, I have taken the computer back to PC World and they have put a diagnostic check on it and it...
Slow USB 3 speeds. in Drivers & Hardware
I have a new Asrock H77-Pro4-M motherboard and i'm running win 8 (fresh install). I haven't added any specific drivers that i can find to enhance usb 3 from the mb website, i thought Win 8 would come with its own. Im only getting 28-30mb/sec transfer speeds from both ports and on two seperate usb...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook