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Q: HP Laptop Wifi very slow speeds on battery but normal speeds...

My new HP laptop 15-ac114nx [Intel Core i3 @ 2.00GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD] running Windows 10 64 bit has a serious wifi problem. Ever since I have bought the laptop Wifi internet speeds seem to be comparitively very slow on battery than when plugged in. I have a 20 Mbps connection which provides a reasonable browsing and download speed on all my other devices. The issue with this laptop is that when running on battery and connected using wifi even opening a webpage such as facebook or youtube takes an awfully lot of time lets say like 5 to 10 seconds and sometimes much more, whereas if I do the same with the power cord plugged in, the web pages appear as soon as I click their links(i.e. Vey Fast/Instantaneously). To add further clarity to the situation I tested the download speed of a particular file while running on battery and with the cord plugged in. I started the download of a file [Java Development Kit ~ 160MB] using chrome with the cord plugged in and navigated to the chrome downloads page to monitor the download progress. The download speed was about 1000-1200 Kbps. Midway through the download I removed the power cord. Immediately the speeds dropped down to 20-30Kbps and sometimes even much lower. After approximately 10 seconds I plugged the cord back in and wow the download speed went back up to approx a 1000 Kbps. After sometime I removed the cord again and as a result the speed dropped down again. Plugged the cord again and it rose back up. NOw this can't be coincidence since I have tried this with multiple files from multiple servers and am experiencing the same behaviour. THe list of things dome so far but have had no results. THe problem persists.Number One1. Open DEVICE MANAGER2. Open up NETWORK ADAPTERS3. Right click on the WiFi Adapter for the pc and left click on PROPERTIES4. Click on POWER MANAGEMENT at the top.5. Remove the check mark beside : ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO TURN OFF THIS DEVICE TO SAVE POWER6.Click OK7. Left click on Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and select Properties.8.Click on POWER MANAGEMENT at the top.9. Remove the check mark beside : ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO TURN OFF THIS DEVICE TO SAVE POWER10. Click OK11. Restart just to be extra sure. Number Two.Flushed the DNSRestart Number Threereset the TCP/IP stack.Restart Number FourUninstalled the WIfi driver and reinstalled it from the HP website Number FiveUpdated Windows 10, My windows ten is on the latest build with all the updates installed. Number SixLeft CLicking on the start button and selecting power options -> Next i clicked "Change Plan Settings" next to the currently selected power plan which was High Performance and clicked "Change Advanced Power Settings".Next Under Wireless Adapter Settings-Power Saving Mode was set to Maximum Performance both on Battery and Plugged in.Note: The above point was tried and tested on all power plans [i.e. Hp recommended, Power Saving and unbundle]. Here is some info about my wireless adapter.Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11bgn WIfi Adapter.THere has been no imporvement whatsoever even after trying all these actions multiple time. Will be really glad if someone could help. What is the point of having a portable computer if I have to keep it plugged in for using the internet ? Even just web browsing is slow and unsatisfactory on the battery. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: HP Laptop Wifi very slow speeds on battery but normal speeds...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


All of a sudden the wifi on my laptop has been really slow lately. I remember before I could stream 720p videos without any buffer on Youtube. Now I'm lucky if I can somewhat stream a 340p without the occasional stutters/buffers. Sometimes I would be getting 39 Mbps or 52 Mbps (if I'm really lucky) , but most of the times I would get either 26-19 Mbps. On all my other devices (iPod, Family Desktop, iPhone) the internet speed seems just fine as they can stream in 720p and browse without any network problems. Also I am upstairs with the router downstairs in the family room.

My results from Speedtest.net - 25 ms, 2.56 Mbps Download Speed, 0.38 Mbps Upload Speed.

This result is VERY UNSTABLE, sometimes I couldn't even get 1 Mbps download speed (more like 0.8). I would also have like 50 ms. I am running Windows 8 Pro with a Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
DHCP is enabled. IPv6 is not. I made sure everything was updated using Windows Update. And I'm only using the windows defender firewall which I made wasn't blocking anything by disabling it and seeing if it cleared up any problems - which it did not, the same thing happened.

Please help me with this issue, its very annoying and frustrating to have a really slow wifi at times and really good at other times.

A:Solved: Slow Wifi Speeds on Laptop

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I am having issues with my desktop. I am getting download speeds using speedtest.net of about 3mbps. On my laptop however I am getting speeds of 20-25mbps.

I have run a virus scan and malware scan and both came out as clean. What else could be causing my computer to suffer such slow download speeds?

A:Slow Download Speeds on Desktop, Fast download Speeds on Laptop


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My computer has extremely slow download speeds, upload speeds are fine. Ping is always at ~10-20ms. (to Google) The problem has nothing to do with, my ISP, my router, my type of connection. I know this for a fact.

I've tried multiple network adapters. USB WiFi, integrated WiFi, connecting through another PC via ethernet, they all give the same result.

I'm guessing this is a problem with some software on the PC itself, as it seems to not be a hardware problem.

All other devices on the network have perfectly fine speeds, including Ethernet and WiFi connected devices.
I also cannot connect this PC to Ethernet, would take hours.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Slow download speeds, Fast upload speeds. Other devices are fine.

In device manager check the status of devices under Network Adapters

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Hi there, i was wondering if you could help me this problem i've been having for the past 3 days now. I recently downgraded from Vista to XP, and ever since then i've had download speeds of 5kb/s or less. Before now, i couldn't get onto anywebsites because it would time out, things like www.yahoo.com would take about 5 minutes to open properly. I did notice that when i was asked which partition to install XP on there was 2 sub partitions on the C drive for some reason. Anyway long story short, i managed to fix it by using the format option from booting the pc with the vista installation disk, then put xp in etc.
So, browsing speeds are normal for me, but i can't get on my online games because it just times out due to the slow download speeds, and anything large in size takes extremely long to download even with internet download manager, I've been waiting 10+ minutes for windows live messenger to finish downloading and installing and it still hasn't done so.
If you could have a look at my hijack this log and let me know what you see wrong it'd be much appreciated thanks.
Not sure if this is to do with a virus, ran AVG, Malawarebytes etc and they haven't picked anything up.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:30:26 AM, on 8/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.... Read more

A:Browsing speeds are fine, download and upload speeds are very slow.

Doing a Panda Security Activescan right now, telling me at 25% it's already found over 100 infections.

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Hey, I'm having really slow speeds surfing the internet, watching videos on sites like youtube, and downloading files. So i went to Speedtest.net and found that my download speeds are only 1.3 mbps!! my upload is fine, around 5 mbps. I dunno what the issue could be! I am wirelessly connected to the router, but the signal strength is fine. Attatched is a screenshot from xirrus.

A:Slow Download Speeds, Upload Speeds fine

And your download speed with an ethernet connection to the router? Directly to the modem? What speed are you supposed to be getting?

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Hello, I have a brand new HP Probook 430 G3 which is working and performing just great, the only problem is its strange cooling fan sound. The problem is that it speeds up and speeds down constantly without any visible reason. (Please note that its not a normal behavior when coolers change speed based on higher cpu temperature). The interval between speeding up and down is less that a second and it is constant. So just imagine when cooler runs on higher speed it's not smooth as supposed to be but kind of waving/floating.  I'm not sure with speeds laptos fans run, but if visualize the problem it will look something as illustrated below    Steps taken: Updated the BIOS to the latest version - didn't help. Turnet the "Fan Always on while AC Power" - sounds same. Can anybody suggest anything to diagnose the fan issue? Mayble there are some fan diagnostincs tools available or something else what can help.  Thanks in advance for any suggestions.  

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Hi all I'm new to these boards and wondered if you good people might have some suggestions for me.I am in a room at work with 2 other people they get 100+ mbps on there computers whilst my c40-30 gets only about 30-32 mbps on the same wifi network.There is no limiting in place so I was wondering if there may be an issue with my pc. Mnay thanks in advanceGeoff

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Hi all.

ok, this is my first post so hello to all.
i have ther following.

TP link router pre N 150 mbps and a TP link WIFI dongle also 150mbps.
I have a Virgin 50 meg internet connection.

When i download using a newsgroup via ethernet i get around 53mbps constant. no drop outs and very reliable.

Same PC same servers using WIFI dongle and i get MAXIMUM 30mbps. the speed regularly falls down to below 5mbps and then speeds up again.

I recently re-installed windows 7 and on my previous install i had the same problem, i downloaded SG TCP IP optimiser and it worked i got 47 mbps, i tried it again though on this install and it didnt.

The dongle is the TP link WN727N, this has no drivers on TP links website as it says windows 7 will automatically install the driver for it.

Any suggestions on how i can fix this?

A:Slow internet speeds on WIFI

Quote: Originally Posted by steve1978

Hi all.

ok, this is my first post so hello to all.
i have ther following.

TP link router pre N 150 mbps and a TP link WIFI dongle also 150mbps.
I have a Virgin 50 meg internet connection.

When i download using a newsgroup via ethernet i get around 53mbps constant. no drop outs and very reliable.

Same PC same servers using WIFI dongle and i get MAXIMUM 30mbps. the speed regularly falls down to below 5mbps and then speeds up again.

I recently re-installed windows 7 and on my previous install i had the same problem, i downloaded SG TCP IP optimiser and it worked i got 47 mbps, i tried it again though on this install and it didnt.

The dongle is the TP link WN727N, this has no drivers on TP links website as it says windows 7 will automatically install the driver for it.

Any suggestions on how i can fix this?

Hi steve.

I would bet you are using "homegroup" as your network model. homegroup on some systems is flaky. You can test it for yourself by simply creating a new network connection using the workgroup model. If the problem is fixed you can then disable IPv6 and kill homegroup
Let us know if you need help


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I live in a townhouse in a college campus which means we all have the same ISP. I checked the channels and checked wifi stumbler. They both look good. For the last few days I have been getting really slow internet speeds after 7 pm till 1 am. I am paying for 25 mbps but around that time I get 0.5 mbps. I have the latest firmware for the router. I talked to customer support twice and all they did was reset my router and tell me to power cycle it. It can't be range of the router because my laptop is right next to it.

Can someone please help me fix this problem.

P.S: Here is my speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1759174150.png

Note: I usually get very low ping.

A:Getting very slow internet speeds through wifi

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I'm having a really odd issue with my laptop. I will have periods of time (all times of day) when I get 2-3Mbps down but will still get my full 20-25Mbps up. During those times, other devices connected via Wifi (phone, other laptop) in the same room get the normal 75-150Mbps. It randomly comes and goes as other times it will be just fine.

I thought maybe it was a malware issue but I just wiped the drive and clean installed Windows and I'm still having the same issue. The laptop is a Dell XPS 15 9550 that I bought in early 2016. All drivers are up to date on the laptop and the router and I've power cycled everything though I don't think that would be the issue because other WiFi devices are just fine during the same periods.

At a total loss. Is it possible the WiFi card is bad? Log below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8053 Mb
Graphics Card: DisplayLink USB Device
Hard Drives: C: 225 GB (175 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N7TVV
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:Extremely Slow WiFi Speeds

nchurik said:

Is it possible the WiFi card is bad?Click to expand...

Yes, it's possible. But first make sure you have the latest driver from Dell's web site. Do not rely on whatever Windows wants to install.

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I have a HP Pavilion p6837c and I'm using an Edimax dongle to catch a WiFi signal since I'm unable to hard wire the desktop computer with Ethernet. According to Speed Test.net, I'm getting 2.75 Mbps download and 9.35 Mbps upload. Absolutely awful.

When I took my desktop to another room where I could use Ethernet, I'm getting speeds of 94 Mbps download.

I have another HP computer that has a WiFi card built in and I'm getting speeds with that one of 20 Mbps download.

Is there any advice on what I can do to increase the speed of the P6837c using, perhaps, a different WiFi desktop adapter?

The other option for me is pay my ISP to install another modem and then pay an extra $5/month. I'm open to doing that, but would prefer to buy a good desktop adapter that will get decent speeds.


A:Extremely Slow Speeds Through WiFi

What's the exact description of that Edimax wireless adapter?
If you have a webpage for it, please post the link to it.

Does your modem/router(unknown description) and Edimax wireless adapter support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands?

A wired ethernet connection tends to produce higher and more stable download speeds than what a wireless connection does.
Depending on how far away that room is from your modem/router, you might consider buying and using a 50' - 100' long ethernet cable.


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I have and Ideapad that I received in January and the wifi download speed is less that 2Mbps while the upload speed is above 30Mbps.  I have updated all the drivers and ran the update scan tool to make sure all is up to date and according to the tool, everything is current.  All other machines in household ( including another Lenovo) have download speeds of above 30Mmbs.  I'm running the Windows 10 image that came with the machine; Windows 10 Home, version 1607, build 14393.693.  Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks  

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When I first got this laptop I though I was dealing with some sort of compatibillity issue with my home router. But I have now done some travelling with the laptop, accessed several wifi networks, while having other wifi devices on hand, and it's only this X1 Carbon laptop that has these issues. The problem is the laptop will be OK for a while after boot, normal download/upload speeds via WiFi. But after a while, sometimes 15 minutes or sometimes after an hour or so, the download speed completely tanks, often unusably slow. My other devices connected to the same network stay totally fine. When the download speed gets really slow, the upload speed stays totally fine. Other devices on same wifi network stay totally fine as well. Rebooting the laptop often fixes it for a little while, but it eventually happens again. This issue happens without the laptop ever going to sleep. One second I'm getting 50 Mbps down and then all of a sudden less than 1 Mbps, near 0. Brand new laptop just got it last week. Windows 10. Everything is up to date.

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Hi, over the past couple of days I've been receiving some extremely bad wifi. My download peaks at around 0.04Mbps, my upload peaks at around 4Mbps and my ms jitters constantly. It all started when I was deleting a few background processes on my task manager. Assuming that was the problem, I factory reset my PC. It just got worse.... My PC constantly disconnects me from my wifi, and when I get the error message: "Can't connect to this network", it removes all of my wifi networks and changes to a red X. I constantly get poor internet, even though everywhere in the house is fine - Plus, it takes me HOURS to download 10 - 60MB files... Not only that, but my wifi bars keep jittering from 2, to 5, to 3, to 1, to 5 again. I don't know what's going on, but I need some help. I've tried everything

A:Extremely slow WiFi speeds - Windows 8.1 on Lenovo

Welcome to the forum. Can you download our test www.crewetown.co.uk/wireless.exe right click on the file choose run as admin post results

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I purchased a Realtek 8188CU USB WiFi adapter
It is identical to this one, just without the antennae.

I think I'm running into a driver issue with this. The speeds on it are horrible despite full signal strength.
I have a linksys WUSB54GS adapter and it works fine. I am getting speedtest speeds of 13mb down/ 5mb up with the Linksys adapter

The Realtek 8188CU adapter on the other hand is getting speeds of 3.5mb down and 5.9mb up

I went to the realtek website and there is no 8188CU driver listed. I have tried multiple drivers including the one that came witth he device, the 8192SE driver and the 8188CUS driver. All of them give me the same result. The ping times are about the same in the mid 20's for both adapters.

Does anyone have any input?

A:Realtek 8188CU USB WiFi Adapter slow speeds

you may want to remove all the old drivers and try again

what windows version do you have?
this has worked today with another driver issue not loading
before you do that - it maybe worth checking the drivers

lets see what the device thinks it is - do the following
How to identify hardware in Device Manager

right click on the device with a yellow!

from the menu choose
Click on the Details Tab
Under the Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all
Then right click again and select copy
Copy and paste that information here

You should see a code similar to this


please reply with the full code for your device(s)

The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:


Vendor ID = 8086
Device ID = 008A

Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

These codes can be looked up at this site http://www.pcidatabase.com/

As an example the link for that database tells us that;
Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030
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Yes I got an asus s500ca ultrabook and it comes with 4gb onboard ram and has a slot for 4 more. So I installed a stick of kingston system specific ram and my wifi speeds dropped for like 2 days I thought it was the internet being a douche. Then I tested it using my phone desktop and brothers laptop and it was fine I was getting less then 1mbps when I should be getting 30mbps. I opened it up took the ram stick out booted back up ran a speed test got 32mbps lol So I put the ram chip back in same process got less then 1mbps. Did this 3 times.. Does anyone know what would cause this? It dont compute to me lol

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I used to have an Acer laptop until the screen cracked about a week ago and I replaced it with an HP Pavilion. When I was using the Acer laptop, I never had any problems with my college's wifi, but a few days after I switched to the HP laptop I noticed a decrease in browsing speed. This decrease was extreme if the page I was trying to load contained images/videos. Additionally, my download speed was horrific, at about 9 KB/sec. Lastly, I have had trouble connecting to the network, with my computer telling me it can't connect several times before it connects. I uninstalled Java, disabled firewall, uninstalled antivirus programs, cleared browser cache, which helped a bit. Then, oddly at about 8 PM last night, the browsing/download speed of my computer returned to normal. However, it is as slow as ever this morning. I'm fairly certain the increase in speed was due to the fewer number of people connected to the network. Any ideas on what the root cause of the problem might be?

A:Public Wifi Very Slow Download Speeds, Images Take Forever to Load

if you have access to other internet source might try and see if it picks up if it does could be the campus problem on there end .

go to a wifi source at cafe nearby or something .

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Hi! I recently installed a ssd on my laptop (asus G751JY). The laptop has 2 slots, first one is occupied by a PCI-E M.2 ssd and the other one is the one which I installed the ssd.Problem is that I only get half the speed(250mb/s read/write) my ssd should have (crucial M500).Anyone knows that's wrong?
Laptop is recent and should support stat 6.0Gps

thanks in advance

A:slow speeds from SSD on laptop

It's possible the slots are not identical. How are you measuring the speed?

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Ok so I bought a new laptop the other day from Dell, and everything has been fine except the download speed is far slower than it should be. I'd rather not get Dell involved for now as it's usually a huge hassle dealing with customer support and gets nowhere.

It's running Windows Vista 64, Intel 5100 AGN NIC with latest driver, can post other specs if needed. Brand new install of everything. I could tell it was slow just doing typical internet stuff and trying to download game patches and such, so I tried a few speed tests to try to confirm. Download speeds were anywhere from 500kb to max of 1.5MB, upload speed around the same. It didn't matter if it was wireless, through wire, through router or through modem - the speeds were the same.

*Using the same modem, router, line, even IP, my desktop (running XP) hits 6.5MB downloads no problem.* I searched around and some people with similar issues said they uninstalled McAfee and it fixed it, I tried this and no luck. I've also tried with and without TCP autotuning, no difference.

After that I'm stumped, any help appreciated thanks.

A:New laptop, slow download speeds

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My laptop loads pages a moderate speeds but download speeds are abnormally slow. The computer with the Access Point achieves speeds averaging 500 kbps while my laptop goes around 3 kbps. The router a D-Link DI-524. The built-in wireless adapter for my laptop is an Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 BG. There is another computer that is connected to my LAN which has average speeds around 100 kbps, so it's not the router. But when I'm connected to the AP at my work environment the speeds generally are back to normal. Any suggestion?
Thank you,

A:Extremely slow D/L speeds on laptop (3 kbps)

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Hello all,

First off, I have been searching these forums for several days and have seen a number of people reporting slow wireless connections in Windows 7. Which was comforting, knowing I was not alone - but unfortunately I've yet to find the answer in any of the older posts, so I am hoping that making one of my own will help resolve this. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'm kind of out of ideas. Now for the problem:

Initially my wireless speed in Windows 7 was comparable to what I got under XP - mainly 54mbps but occasionally dropping lower, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, I've recently noticed that I am never going about 18mpbs now on my wireless connection, and the actual speed seems to be bottlenecked even slower than that. Example, here is a speed test I just ran.

Here is the results of my ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jon-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : provenahealth.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Ada
pter for Windows x64
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-9A-3C-7A-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Slow Wireless Speeds - Laptop is fine, Desktop is SLOW

I almost don't believe it, because I could have sworn I had tried this in the past. I changed the broadcast channel from 10 to 1 after doing another WiFi channel search and seeing a new network broadcasting on 8. I was still getting good signal strength, but I figured it couldn't hurt. About 30 seconds later my wireless speed jumped back up to 54mbps and this is the speed test now.

Glad its fixed, but I almost don't trust that this will stay fixed. Going to leave this open for a day or two to see if anyone else has any suggestions that I might want to try.

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Recently in the past few days my load speed for webpages has been sporadically terrible. Sometimes it will be fine, but other times it will take absolutely ages to load the page and then sometimes not even load it at all, and not load pictures, etc, as well as online streaming, which has always been fine for me and something I used to do often with no lag, has been lagging and buffering nonstop.

But meanwhile, even when the load speeds and stream speeds are horrible, my ping and general internet performance outside of browser-based things seems to be fine. I can see constant ping on one program and it has always reacted when my internet is poor, spiking high or just generally showing high numbers, but it always stays low, and I can see just based on reaction speed on internet programs as well as experience no lag whatsoever on online games that the internet speed seems to be fine outside of browser-based activities. I have tried different browsers, and this problem persists on my laptop as well as my new and fairly decent PC so I don't think it is a computer problem.

I've even tried booting into safe mode with networking and loading pages and when it is bad it remains bad even in safe mode, failing to load even pictures on some websites.

So I can't understand why the internet would be so poor sometimes when surfing the internet and yet at the same times that it is poor it is fine elsewhere. I can play an online game and not lag whatsoever while loading a we... Read more

A:Very poor webpage load speeds and online streaming speeds, but elsewhere fine?

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Hello Everyone,

I have a friend who's having issues with the speed of her net at home, on one particular laptop. She just purchased a new Asus laptop not too long ago and while she's at ODU her speeds are fine, when shes home it drops very low. She also has another laptop and desktop that are perfectly fine, and get the top speed their isp provides.

On the problem laptop (the Asus)
Shes running windows 7 64 bit, the router is a Linksys E1200, the network card itself is an Atheros AR9485

Her speeds at home are : 0.52 mbps on the Asus, while her other laptop and desktop gets 33 mbps
Her speed at school is 28 mbps on the Asus

So we are trying to figure out why her Asus wants to act up at home and not at school

A:Very slow internet speeds at home, but not at school on one laptop

it does not sound like a computer problem -- may be a router/wireless/network setting problem--to try to eliminate possibilities...
try plugging the machine into the router directly with a cable--if the speed picks up then there's a setting somewhere that needs a tweak.

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I just purchased a new Laptop (Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T Signature Edition Laptop) from the Microsoft Store. Everything is fine except the Internet is very slow. Pages loading slowly. Took me like 20 minutes to download Chrome.

On Speedtest I get an verage of 5 Mbps download and 40 Mbps on upload. The upload speed is normal for my tablet and old laptop. The upload speed was at around 1.5 Mbps until I rebooted my router and right after I did that, the next test I did, the upload speed was normal.

I tried rebooting the router a few times after to see if the download speed would be normal, but it remains at around 5 Mbps.

I checked on Device Manager and my network adapter is - Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter

I have Verizon Fios in Brooklyn and my router is an Actiontech M1424WR

Windows says the drivers for the network adapter is up to date.

On my Dell Venue tablet I currently get about 52 Mbps Up and 40 Mbps Down.

When I check my WiFi status in the Control Panel it says Speed: 65 Mbps.

Something is throttling my download speeds, but I have no idea what to do. I am not too savvy w/ this sort of thing. It seems like it should be an easy fix, but I'm lost and could use some help.

A:New Acer Laptop Very Slow Internet/Download Speeds. All othe

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I am running a dsl Westell Wirespeed through Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston, TX. My internet surfing speed is in upper range of speed, but when I try to download anything it is so slow it usually times out. I am using Win98 on an AMD 1.13gig Athlon. I tried to remove IE6.0 and was unable to do so. I would reinstall IE6.0, but to download the program is impossible at this slow speed. I hooked up a dialup in another machine and at 28.8, it runs rings around the download on this machine. Have also recently been unable to even download MSN game software.

A:IE6.0 & SP1 slooooow download speeds Able to surf net at fast speeds on DSL otherwise

Sounds like an ISP problem. Have you contaced your provider?

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Hey guys,

I don't know why this has just started, but every now and then my fan will kick on for about 10 seconds, and then go back to normal. Then a minute later it will kick back on for maybe 5 seconds, then go back to normal.

This just recently started happening.

What is the cause of this?

A:Fan speeds up, then back to normal

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I have several external 4-drive enclosures. I have been using esata with an esata pci card since my computer doesn't have USB3, and I've been getting around 59-65MBps.

I bought a new USB3.0/esata enclosure last week, and decided to install a USB 3.0 pci card and try USB 3.0. So the card installed fine and the driver from the company website installed without issue. Today I connected the enclosure via USB 3.0 and the transfer speeds I'm getting are right around the same as my esata speeds - around 59-65MBps. By comparison, my USB 2.0 speed is around 29-33 MBps.

So USB 3.0 is faster than my USB 2.0, which is good, but I was expecting better performance out of USB 3. Could it be something on my motherboard that is causing a bottleneck in the speed, or could it be the hard drives itself that is the bottleneck? They're just standard 7,200 drives.

A:Are these transfer speeds normal?

60 mbs is about 216 GB per hour.

I've kept track of copying speeds on several of my drives, using both eSATA and USB 2.0.

My only USB 3.0 tests involve USB thumb drives, so I haven't included them.

Here's some examples of my actual speeds. Make of them what you will.

I've heard conflicting reports about whether eSATA is faster than USB 3.0 in real-world situations. I've heard yes and no.

Offhand, it looks to me like you get about the same speed from both, which may be completely normal on your hardware. I just don't know what you can necessarily expect in actual use from USB 3.0 on typical hardware.

159 GB per hour drag and drop from Samsung 7200 internal to WD Green 5400 internal.

218 GB per hour drag and drop from Samsung 7200 rpm internal to an old WD 640 gb 7200 mounted in an external dock via eSATA.

273 GB per hour drag and drop from Samsung internal 7200 to a new, fast, but 5400 rpm WD 3 TB Green internal.

270 GB per hour drag and drop from Samsung internal 7200 to new internal 1 TB WD Blue 7200 mounted in an external dock, via eSATA.

All of these examples were with a variety of files, averaging under 500 KB each.

In my experience, the larger the file size, the faster the speed.

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My laptop has been having issues lately, i think my bro might have dl'ed something which has screwed it over.
i have been unable to reinstall trend micro, and unable to roll back to previous restores.

i'm running Vista SP1

i when i'm streaming from a networked hard drive i'm getting lag spikes at intervals when no one else is on the net and the laptop isn't on the net. running programs has slowed down considerably. ive run a dfrag and disk cleanup and neither have helped with this, ive tried everything i could think of short of reinstalling vista to reinstall my net security, and fix the speed issues, hopefully you guys will be able to help be so i dont have to do that.

A:problem with laptop, slow speeds and networking, unable to reinstall anti-virus


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I just cant figure this one out.I have verizon fios and am suposed to get 15 mpbs download and 5 mbps upload speed.

But I am getting 2mbps download speed and about 18 mbps upload speeds on my desktop pc.The verizon guy came here and said the router configuration was correct and so was the ethernet cable.He plugged the cable to his laptop and was getting download speeds of about 30mbps so something is wrong with my computer only but I cant figure what.

I removed mcafee as I read it could be a problem.Now I have microsoft security suite but it did not help.I have removed Ipv6 too but that has not helped either.

Thanks appreciate your help.

PS: OS is windows vista

A:High Upload speeds but low download speeds

are you sure you haven't got your upload and download speeds backwards? your uploads should be low and downloads high.

if you switched those it would be correct looking.

try this speed tester. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html

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Ordinarily the download speeds are approximately five times faster than the upload. I have a backup computer which is an Acer netbook that has the reverse situation. My speeds when tested were 1.25 mbs for download, and 5.6 mbs for upload.

Does anyone have any idea as to what's going on her?

A:Why are my download speeds 5 X slower than my upload speeds?

How did you test the speed? What OS is the backup computer using?

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Hi all, this is a doozy that I can't seem to solve.

When I have my laptop hooked up to my router via ethernet, my download speeds are around 15mbps. When I'm wireless (and three rooms away from the router), it's around 18mbps. Obviously it's not a huge difference, but I know that there SHOULD be a huge difference between the two, but in the other direction. What could be limiting my wired capabilities?

For the record, the ethernet cables I'm using may not exactly be ideal. For one, an ethernet cable connects my router to the modem, and that's an old ethernet cable that came with an Xbox 360 back in 2008. The ethernet cable I was using to connect the laptop to the router is the same kind from the same scenario. They say Category 5 on them, so I imagine they aren't Cat5e or anything. Wondering if an aged, slower cable connecting the router and modem would just be hindering my speeds overall, plus the question about wired being slower than wireless as opposed to significantly faster.

A:My wireless speeds are faster than my wired speeds!

I know that there SHOULD be a huge difference between the twoClick to expand...

Why? What's your ISP's advertized download speed?

An aging ethernet cable could be a problem. The only way to know is to compare with a known good cable.

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A:Are these speeds average or perhaps normal for a SATA II connection?

Yes that is a normal speed for SATA II. You did not reach the max for II so your drive will work fine. The max speed for II is 300mb so that is totally fine.

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I just recently got a wireless adapter and installed it and the drivers but i am maxing out at 3mbps on every speed test site. when i boot into Ubuntu with the same computer and same wireless card i get up to 9mbps. Please help.

A:Internet Speeds Lower than Normal Running W7

Hello geek,

Plain and simply put, Ubuntu will get faster speeds than windows. It was designed to get every last bit of bandwidth and suck it down (You can even steal it from others on the same network, but anyway...).

Windows reserves some bandwidth for things like windows update, etc. and there are many different applications that use the internet at random times: Updaters, etc.

However, sometimes a slightly older version of a wireless adapter software can be used to browse the internet a bit quicker, as I've noticed. You might try this out. Search up ways to speed up internet speeds, but be careful, because not everything that claims to increase speed will, nor is it always good for your computer.

The less 'automatic' programs you have running, likely the faster (if slightly) speeds you will get.

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I was just curious, I'm sort of a noob for this kind of stuff but I was looking through CPUs and I found an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (2.16 GHz) and an Intel 3.0 GHz processor. I have a friend who has an AMD 3000+ and another with an Intel 3.0 GHz, whenever we play games, they always finish loading at exactly the same time. Does the 2.16 GHz clock speed on an AMD mean something different than on an Intel processor? I mean there is clearly a difference between 3.0 GHz and 2.16 GHz (3.0 - 2.16 = 0.84 GHz EUREKA!) so why do they load at the same speed? All the other specs on their comps including video card, internet connection and RAM are exactly the same.

A:Athlon speeds vs. Intel speeds

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My internet is 150Mbps/150Mbps  speeds, but this latpop is only giving me 90Mbps.  I tried every possible change to the router's settings to maximize wifi speeds but no luck, still getting only 90.  This is the same case with other routers.  what can I do to increase the wifi speed to 150? Do I have to upgrade the wlan card? btw, I know that the max ethernet speed for this wlan card is 100Mbps but it is my understanding that the wlan card currently in the laptop  should be able to do wifi speeds of 150Mbps. correct me if im wrong. Thanks.

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I run off roughly 1-2mbps, however when I connect up my PC via Ethernet cable, speeds suddenly drop to 0.01-0.1 Mbps and 400+ ping across all devices.

I feel like I have tried everything so anyone able to solve this would forever be my hero!

Thanks in advance

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My older brother and I recentely bought the HP Spectre XT ultrabook and I've started noticing that my laptop seems to be alot slower when connected to the WIFI. Using the cable works fine but as soon as I switch back to the wireless, it has this tendency to work for a minute or two at 5-4 bars (signal strength) and then suddenly drop to 2 bars slowing the connection significantly. This happens ALL the time making it extremely frustruating for me to browse the internet. I know it's my laptop that's in fault as I had the same problem when using a different wireless at a friends house. I'm not very good with this kind of problems so any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:2 identical laptops, 2 different WIFI speeds HELP!

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy theprogram across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into theworking computer with internet access and copy the file and install theprogram.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PCand attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet -can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct linkbelow)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links



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Lets say I have a network thats big enough to drive a ways in a car. Could I pick it up while driving?
Like is wifi signals restricted by speed? Or are they like a cell phone?

A:Can You Use/recieve Wifi At High Speeds Like In A Car?

As long as you have reception, you'll have a connection.

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We've got a couple of Toshiba laptops (were purchased with the intent of eventually upgrading my router), and both have Wireless N (802.11 b/g/n adapters).

I upgraded my wireless router at home, and these two laptops only connect at 58 Mbps and 72 Mbps.

I have two, work-issued laptops that connect at just below 150 Mbps (IBM ThinkPad) and 290-300 Mbps (Dell) without fail, which eliminates the router as the issue.

I contacted Toshiba, and they can't help over the phone, without an advanced tech (Please pay $99.00. You may need to ship it in where they may hold it for 14 days. If they can't fix it, they'll refund the $99.00) - What a crock.

In my opinion, if they are sold as Wireless N capable, then they should connect at N-speeds right out of the box, without having to involve tech support.

Any suggestions? Is there a software fix? Do I need to open it and pull the card to do anything? I updated the WiFi drivers from Toshiba's site, but they made no difference.

A:Toshiba WiFi N issues - Not getting N speeds

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Hey, this isn't immediately concerning- more of a why is it like this than anything else. Here's the thing though, I have two computers in my room, which is about 8-10 feet from my router (separated by two walls and one door). One computer is a desktop- the one I'm currently on;

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU J2900 @ 2.41GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8072 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (827 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B28
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

The second computer is a laptop, which I use most often;

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4026 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 442 GB (194 GB Free); D: 21 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2163
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I used to have the desktop on a wired connection, but I've moved the desk and had to go wireless instead. Unfortunately, I can't get a few programs (mainly music apps) to load now and it can be rather frustrating. I've tested the internet speed for both computers via speedtest.net (that's semi-reliable right?) the laptop ... Read more

A:Different wifi speeds on two computers in same location?

What kind of wireless card are you using on the desktop? Make and model of the router and the ISP package you have as well would all be helpful.

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When I try my wifi speed on my XPS 15 9550 I get really different results depending on how I test it.

On http://bredbandskollen.se I get my full internet speed of 500Mbps.
If I try http://beta.speedtest.net I get around 270 Mbps.
Doing an HTTP download from http://speedtest.tele2.net I only get around 40Mbps.
I also tried downloading a file from a samba share on my server and get around 130Mbps.

All these sources max out my connection if I try over a wired connection.
I have also tried changing the Dell Wireless 1830 with an Intel AC 8265 and that didn't make any difference.
I also tried putting the 1830 card into an Intel NUC and got much closer to my max connection so I think it's safe to assume the card is not the issue here.
Where should I look into next?

A:XPS 15 9550 inconsistent wifi-speeds

So just after I posted this I realized I have a USB 3.0 to ethernet adapter laying around so I tried that as well. Same issue.
This led me to the conclusion that the issue has to be software related and most likely somewhere in the Windows networking stack. With that in mind I took to Google and found this article: blogs.technet.microsoft.com/.../.
And sure enough, Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level was set to disabled. Setting it to normal solved the issue.

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I currently have a standard internet plan which offers speeds of 15Mbps. I can get a plan offering up to 50Mbps. I'm wondering, are these speeds realistic, is it worth getting the bigger plan?

In addition to that, I'm looking at getting a new WiFi router. If I am upgrading my plan, is there a router I should consider that would take advantage of those speeds?

We have a few devices connected wirelessly: 2 phones, 2 tablets, 3 laptops, 3 tvs streaming

A:Internet speeds and WiFi router

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This is my first day with my new PC. I just got it for Christmas and since the first boot up I noticed a tremendous drop in WiFi connection. After about an hour of messing with Windows 8 (First time using Win8) I had installed Steam and decided to download a game. I was maxing out at only 317 kbps! Now sure how it's possible because my old PC was dual core and only 3 gb of RAM and I was maxing out at 1.8 mbps, and this PC has a six-core processor with 10 gb of RAM. I'm pretty sure my issue is not my router because it has worked perfectly fine until I first booted up this PC. After about 4 hours of frustration I noticed that ALL the devices on the whole network were getting very poor connection, so I turned off my PC and everything was working perfectly fine. It's as if it's taking all of the power. I have no clue what to do anymore. Please Help me asap...
Link to PC Specs: HP ENVY Desktop 10GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive h8-1414 - Best Buy

A:First day of new PC: WiFi speeds reduced incredibly. Help!

What about if it's physically connected via network cable?

What brand of router?

Download Inssider or another wifi analyzer program and see if you have lots of other networks around your area.

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I currently have the most recent driver installed(1.04.0213) and all other current W8 updates are installed, but I am still experiencing poor WiFi performance. I have also changed the wireless adapter setting power saving mode to Maximum Performance for both the "On battery" and "Plugged in" options in Windows 8's advanced power options menu. I also have the following options set on the advanced tab for the Realtek WLAN card:Antenna Diversity Type: 1Bandwidth: 20_40MhzSelective Suspend: DisabledSelective Suspend Timeout: 60WiFi Config: Performance After the most recent driver update, my connectivity issues were resolved, but my speed issues were not. My current set up is as follows: PC: Lenovo Yoga 13 w/Realtek RTL8732A Wireless LAN 802.11n Router: RT-N56U IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n,  IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab (Firmware is up to date) I rarely am able to exceed 10 Mbps and am lucky to average between 1-2 Mbps. I currently pay for Frontier Fios Internet rated at 35 Mbps down and 15 Mbps up. Websites take a ridiculous amount of time to load and YouTube videos can't be played without constant buffering.  Every other device that I have connected to my router, whether they are hard wired or wireless, is able to maintain 30-35 Mbps, even at peak usage times. I currently have a MacBook Pro, an iPad 3, HTC One(M7), Iphone 5, Asus Essentio, and an Asus X54C laptop that are all operating as expected on my network.  I know similar threads exi... Read more

A:Yoga 13 Extremely Poor Wifi Speeds

Dear anihilist
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Please try to update the driver using the below link 
Link : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031976
Please let me know once you done 

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Hi HP experts, Im having problems finding out what maximum Wifi download speeds my Hp Envy laptop can reach, its because im interested in buying a faster internet connection at my ISP, and they have a 300/60 mbit, but can my laptop reach that speed on wifi ? Best regardsHpenvy1

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