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slow WiFi Speed


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44
#1
Hey,

my wifi seems very slow under Windows 8 and is acting like its been "capped" by something.

When running Windows 7, I was getting approx 60MB actually download rate off of my apparent 120MB Virgin Media service, now that I am on Windows 8 it appears to be running at 20MB.

The drivers have been updated to the one that was on the manufacturers website, before the update was applied my download was capped at 1MB.

Does something need changing / tweaking on Windows 8 to make it more friendly to high speed broadband?

Cheers
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard

Brooklyn567

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Power User
Maryland USA

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758
#2
How are you measuring your speed?

Speedtest.net?

What antivirus program are you running?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

CountMike

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Belgrade , Serbia

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4,664
#3
First check PING to the AP and see if the slowdown is there.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD
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44
#4
Hi,

Measuring the speed using both speedtest.net and BT's own speed checking website

What do you mean by AP?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard

CountMike

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#5
AP, access point or rooter you are connecting to, that will give you the timing to the rooter to see if the lag is on that side, if that one's short it would mean the problem is on the other side of it. You can also do a tracert to a known address and see exactly where the slowest point is.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD
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44
#6
that sounds pretty cool - can I ask how I would do about doing that?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard

CountMike

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Belgrade , Serbia

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#7
In the command prompt as administrator, you punch in "tracert www.google.com" for instance (without the quotes of course) and it will give you IPs of every node on the way to Google server. together with ping time with it's maximum, minimum and average for every jump.
To run a ping measurement, You run "ping" command and following it an IP address to measure it to. For instance this is the ping between My computer and my rooter : ping 192.168.1.20

ping 1.jpg
Here's mine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD