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Wifi Incredibly slow after upgrade to windows 8

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August 26, 2013 8:11:08 PM

Hello all just as the title says after upgrading to windows 8 my internet speed plummeted. I used to run legue of legends at 62 ping and stream youtube in 1080p with no problems. I have a desktop as well that is running fine on the same wifi so I know its not the wifi. Now I searched for drivers missing and a driver for Intel Centrino Advanced N+ WiMax 6250 is missing and windows cant find the driver. I think this is whats causing my problems but where can I find this driver? If this doesnt fix it what should I try next? Thanks ahead of time.
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August 26, 2013 10:36:47 PM

Download the one titled: Wireless_16.1.1_De64.exe unless you have 32Bit then download Wireless_16.1.1_De32.exe

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y...*&DownloadType=Software%20Applications

That's the latest driver from Intel. Never use one provided by MS as they can be quite old unless its USB 3 drivers.

Also, never do an upgrade. Always backup data and reinstall clean to avoid strange issues like this.
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August 28, 2013 6:36:44 AM

When I said that I upgraded that is what I meant. I backed up and did a clean install. I tried both of the 64 bit programs on that page and neither seemed to work. The first just had a wifi symbol that loads for a minute then does nothing. The second installed intel proset wifi but I think it was a program and not a driver. I ran the intel driver checker on my computer and for my Intel Centrino Advanced N+ WiMax and the Intel Centrino Advanced N Wifi have the same driver installed. Or at least that is what it says. According to windows I have no driver for the first (the WiMax). Any other ideas? Its still all clunky and slow.

Also I dont know how to check your current wifi speed on windows 8 but I would be able to tell you what it is now compared to its normal 54 mbs.
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February 13, 2014 12:24:10 PM

hey after trying to fix this problem with my sony vaio it turns out it wasnt computer driver or the anything to do with my computer that was causing the problem that made my wireless internet speed slow.


it was my wireless router wasnt compatible with window 8 so i looked for the best possible solution and now im at 20 megabits per seconds :) 

buy the way heres where i got the router if your wondering

http://www.internetshoppinginc.com/windows-8-slow-inter...
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