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Internet speed slow in my HP laptop


shriram

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#1
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

DMGrier

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Canon City

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sager NP2740
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4702HQ 2.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    W740SU
    Memory
    8 GB 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Pro 5200
    Sound Card
    High Defenition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250 GB mSATA
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps cable, NETGEAR Night Hawk AC1900
    Browser
    Firefox 38.0.5
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Pro

broe23

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#3
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

Slartybart

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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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6-c610us
    CPU
    AMD VISION A6-3420M Quad-Core (2.4GHz/1.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2072a (20" LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 640GB (5400 RPM)
    Seagate 2 TB external
    WD 500 GB external
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520 (wireless bundle)
    Mouse
    Logitech M310 (wireless bundle)
    Browser
    IE 11 (default) & Pale Moon
    Other Info
    HP product specs:

    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6c00-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5191856/model/5218495/document/c03138553/

shriram

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Slartybart

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#6
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 :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6-c610us
    CPU
    AMD VISION A6-3420M Quad-Core (2.4GHz/1.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2072a (20" LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 640GB (5400 RPM)
    Seagate 2 TB external
    WD 500 GB external
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520 (wireless bundle)
    Mouse
    Logitech M310 (wireless bundle)
    Browser
    IE 11 (default) & Pale Moon
    Other Info
    HP product specs:

    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6c00-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5191856/model/5218495/document/c03138553/

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