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Extremely slow download speed.

Ever since I upgraded to Windows 8 my download speed has been drastically slow. The difference is with most people is that my connectivity is fine, the bars are all highlighted in the icon. I can easily jump from one page to another w/o any connection issues. It's just when I download files - no matter how small they might be.

And it's not just the files - but in my Programs in my computer, like my Audio engineering programs I use or loading up as simple as MP3 files. All that takes soooooo much longer to load than before when I had 7. It's extremely annoying and I thought it'd be the complete opposite since I'm upgrading NOT downgrading.

I'm running on a Wireless router, my friend uses her computer downstairs with her own Router that I'm latched onto. Is there anyway I can fix this by updating the driver for the connection speed or something? It's really bad for me when I'm working in my engineering programs as it takes too long to load up my music as well as the download times to download simple files that don't even have that much KB or MB on them.

Much appreciated if anyone could help me out.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8


New Member
Power User
To possibly isolate the source of problem, can your try connecting via Ethernet? Also, you might find it advantageous to try connecting directly to modem via Ethernet. An updated driver for the router might solve the problem. And, so might updating the router's firmware.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner