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The wifi on my laptop is as slow as a snail right now


Tim87

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#1
The wifi on my laptop is as slow as a snail right now and I have no idea why. Everything else that's using wifi seems to be working just fine, it's just my damn laptop that's having problems. Just going on the internet on my laptop is super frustrating because the the wifi problem. Anyone have an idea what the problem is?


update: I just did a speed test on my laptop and it says in getting 42Mbps DL and 6Mbps UL, but the internet on my laptop is as slow as a snail
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP 15-f010wm TouchSmart notebook
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2830 @ 2.16GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 233F
    Memory
    4.00gb DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel HD graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio, intel display audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 59 Hz
    Browser
    Firefox 34.0.5
    Antivirus
    Avast free & Malwarebytes anti malware (premium)

popeye

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3,090
#2
Be sure the adapter is not set to any kind of power saving or efficiency mode in Device Manager. Does it do the same with IE or other browser?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

Tim87

New Member
Posts
111
#3
I looked into this problem a little more and I saw that I installed the Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - WLAN - Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter when I did the windows update. I'm pretty sure I had to hide this update because of this exact problem happening each time I installed it. So I thought I'd do a system restore to put my pc back to a point before I installed that update and i got the "windows ran into a problem and has to restart" error message twice before I just shut down my laptop. I was able to log into my laptop after turning back on, but now my laptop is acting weird. So I'm most likely going to have to do a full factory restore again
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP 15-f010wm TouchSmart notebook
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2830 @ 2.16GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 233F
    Memory
    4.00gb DDR3 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel HD graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio, intel display audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 59 Hz
    Browser
    Firefox 34.0.5
    Antivirus
    Avast free & Malwarebytes anti malware (premium)