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Wifi keeps going limited, fixed by turning wifi off and on


acornyname

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#1
Sometimes when I'm using the internet, most frequently when I'm using a lot of resources, ie torrenting large files, my wifi will stop working, and eventually go limited. This is always fixed by turning my wifi off and on. I've updated all my network card drivers and have disabled the power management option that allows my computer to turn off the adapter, what other solutions are there to this problem? Adapter is a ralink rt3290 and I think it might be a problem with this adapter specifically, if anybody could help me here that would be awesome

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

popeye

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#2
Tried to help someone here awhile back with that same adapter, don't know if they ever got it working. A search yields all kinds of problems with it. About all I can say is try different drivers, older, newer, whatever you can find.

EDIT: Look here at method #3: HP Envy Ralink RT3290 WiFi Problems, Looses Connection Drop FIX
 

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.

Vincenzo

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#3
I would try using an external USB wifi adapter, as a test. You can buy them pretty cheaply.

If it exhibits the same behavior, then I would try booting to a Linux boot disc and see if the issue occurs there.

If it does, then there is a hardware issue in the computer.

If not, it would seem to be a Windows issue, perhaps a Windows reinstall would help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro