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ASUS Notebook WiFi internet speed slower vs wired

SlackerITGuy

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So just this past weekend I re-installed Windows 8.1 on my dad's ASUS Notebook (K55N), but now its WiFi internet speed is a good ~25% slower vs wired directly to the router (Linksys E4200), that was definitely not the case prior to the fresh install. I did run Windows Update just after the install just to make sure it downloaded the latest driver for the WiFi Network Adapter (it did download one).

Power Plan is set to High Performance.

I really have no idea what's going on, my dad has another laptop, and there, its internet speed is exactly the same Wireless vs Wired.

I really need your help here, thanks.

ASUS K55N: Notebooks & Ultrabooks - K55N - ASUS
 

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SlackerITGuy

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Intel Core i5-2500K
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    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM
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martienne

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Wireless networks are usually a bit slower the wired networks.
Certainly, this is the norm in most offices which is why people take the time to plug into the wired network.
If you want to get the maximum speed out of your connection, use a cable to connect to the modem.
 

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broe23

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Wireless networks are usually a bit slower the wired networks.
Certainly, this is the norm in most offices which is why people take the time to plug into the wired network.
If you want to get the maximum speed out of your connection, use a cable to connect to the modem.
That depends if they use QOS to keep users from hogging all of the bandwidth. I use no QOS scheme with the Cisco RV320 router I have. I get the same speeds from Wireless, that I do with Wired.

Majority of these issues we are finding out. Are being caused by the Microsoft Signed drivers from Microsoft's download repositories.
 

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