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Unable to Load Pages While Downloading


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#1
I've got a new desktop which is connected to my house wifi using an USB adaptor. The signal quality is constantly at 5 bars but I find myself frequently having to refresh multiple times whenever I load a new page on the browser either because it's not loading or pictures or not showing. Pages become near impossible to load when i am downloading stuff(torrents, upgrades, games etc). Also noticed other computers in the house are also affecting mine when they are in the process of downloading files. Torrents, updates all make it impossible for me to browse the net. Pages literally refuse to be loaded at all whenever something is downloading. I also have to infrequently refresh pages even when nothing is downloading because it's not loading or pictures are not showing. None of the other computers are affected however.

Any program that requires an internet access is also struggling to get connected. I had to use direct links to install certain programs such as Adobe reader/flash. It's often impossible to check for updates in programs or even sign on to clients like Steam/Origin which requires a connection. I had to try for ages before it signed in online but it's still having trouble loading images and such.


What is strange however is that I'm having no issues holding a connection when downloading bigger files such as direct downloads, windows update, steam game downloads and torrents. No drop outs that I've noticed. But it is faily slow averaging 400kb/s.

Everything else in my house including my laptop, another desktop, ipad and phone works fine. No issue browsing the net while downloading.


Wireless is connected through an USB adaptor pluged in to the back of my desktop. I've tried two adaptors (ASUS USB-N13 and Linksys AE1200) and both of them runs into the same problems. Running windows 8.1 and using ESET NOD32 as an antivirus with the windows firewall turned on. Desktop specs are as follows:

CPU: i5 4670K
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
RAM: G.Skill Ares F3-1866C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB
HDD: Seagate 2TB
OS: Windows 8.1

This is extremely frustrating and has never happened with any other computers I've used before. Any suggestions why this is happening? Would really appreciate any help at all since this has been on going ever since I took delivery of this desk top 3 days ago.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
#2
There is a Windows 8 specific driver for the ASUS USB-N13 but it only shows up on the page for this device.

Click, driver and tools, then Op system Windows 8 etc. this is just to make sure you have the correct driver.

You want the one utility driver version 1.0.0.8 dated 9-17-13

http://www.asus.com/Networking/USBN13_B1/#support

Which make, model router are you using?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
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#3
There is a Windows 8 specific driver for the ASUS USB-N13 but it only shows up on the page for this device.

Click, driver and tools, then Op system Windows 8 etc. this is just to make sure you have the correct driver.

You want the one utility driver version 1.0.0.8 dated 9-17-13

Networking - USB-N13 B1

Which make, model router are you using?
Cheers for the reply. I am using a modem/router provided by my ISP. It's called a BOB and is a Belkin made model: F1PI243EGau Verson: 1100a.

I'll give that a try but it's just surprising that both of the adaptors I've tried are facing the same issues which makes me wonder if it is something else unrelated to the adaptors. Although I did not install any drivers or utilities disk when I was using the ASUS as it worked fine without them plugged in.

Also noticed I don't seem to have disconnected at all from my wifi during the past few days when pages are not loading. I literally had to click refresh a couple of dozen times when I'm trying to load a page during a download and even then, sometimes it wouldn't work. Still no issues downloading GB of files though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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4
#4
I've updated the drivers on the ASUS adaptor but the problem is still persisting. Also noticed there are some sites that don't seem to be affected. I don't recall having trouble loading facebook(pictures maybe unloaded) or youtube(videos not loaded). A forum I frequent (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/) also has no issues loading. But the majority of sites absolutely refuse to load when something is downloading at the background. The moment I stop the downloads, it'll load up fine although it may require a couple of refreshes sometimes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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4
#5
Turns out it was the ESET NOD32 antivirus that was causing the issue. Uninstalled it and everything is back to normal. All good now. Thanks for the help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
#6
Third party anti virus created the problem,...again, when will it ever end I wonder?

Glad you figured it out because I have lost all patience and confidence with all third party A/V's as every last one of them has caused problems with Windows 8. You can mark as solved if you like.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

CountMike

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#7
Surprises me that NOD was slowing download so much, in my experience it was pretty forgiving at that segment. On the other hand my Avast free is not slowing anything down, tried downloading with and without it and no difference.
 

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