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Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Slow Internet Speeds

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Both of my PCs did an automatic download and update to Windows 10 anniversary over a month ago, and have done a couple of more updates since then. Internet speeds have slowed from 30 to 60 Mbps (typical) to 5 to 12 Mbps since the updates. I did driver updates for my 802.11 b/g/n Dell adapters - no change. Same problem on any browser I try. Speeds on my iPhone are still around 30 to 60 Mbps so I know my ISP modem/router is fine. Then my laptop finally did its first and lengthy Windows 10 anniversary update this morning. I tested the speeds right away and they were in the usual 30 to 60 Mbps range. The laptop has a 802.11 ac adapter card. So the problem seems to be between Windows 10 anniversary version 1607 and my "older" 802.11 b/g/n network adapter cards. Other than replacing my PC network adapter cards... any suggestions?

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  • Hi farero, 


    On your system that has the slow download speed after the updates have you checked/changed the bandwidth on the card already? 


    I am not sure what model of Dell wireless card you currently have but you would want to check the bandwidth is set to Auto 20/40 and not just 20 mhz. You would need to open Device Manager, then click to expand network adapters, and then right click on the card and left click on the properties. Once the window loads up you would then need to click on the advanced tab. Here is an example/explanation of the change being made by a poster on the tenforums with a picture attached. 


    Let me know if this helps, and if it doesn't please give me the model number of the card and what driver version you are currently using.


    Best regards,

    Brad



  • Hi Brad,

    Thank you for your response and suggestion. I followed the steps but the Advanced window on the Properties does not include a property called "Bandwidth" as shown in the example. The card is a Dell Wireless 1705 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz).  The driver has been updated and is from Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc., # 3.0.2.201 dated 2/27/16.

    Regards,

    Henry

  • Install the newer driver:

    http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER03748274M/1/Network_Driver_3F0RX_WN32_10.0.0.341_A05.EXE 

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

  • NATAKUC4 - this driver did not have any impact on internet speed. It also did not give me a choice of frequencies.

    NATAKUC4 or Brad - any further ideas? New network adapter?

  • Hi Henry,

    I apologize for the delay in response, but I have been out of the office. Were you still having trouble with the adapter? If so, under Device Manager can you tell me what wireless adapter is now showing (after the driver installs)? Also, go ahead and Private Message me you Service Tag (please do not post this in the thread).

    Best regards,

    Brad

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    1. Close the Peer to Peer Update Process on Your Computer

     

    I actually did this when I first got my laptop which came with Windows 10, and let me say it did have a great effect on my internet speed.

     

     

    Step 1:  To start off, Click Start and then go ahead type Settings to open it.

     

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    Step 2:  Next select Update and Security

     

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    Step 3:  Now click on Advanced Options

     

    Step 4:  You’re almost there! Click on Choose How Updates are Delivered.

     

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    Step 5:  Finally, go ahead and turn off the On button.

     

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    There’s two parts to do this.

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    Find out which of your apps take up most of your Internet

    Here’s how you can see which of your apps take up most of the internet and how to turn it off.

     

     

    Step 1: Start off by right-clicking the Windows Taskbar. Open Task Manager. (You can also search on your computer or ask cortana on Windows 10)

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    Step 2: Once you’re in your Task Manager’s menu, click on the Performance tab.

     

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    Step 3: Now click on Open Resource Monitor from the bottom part of the window.

     

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    Step 4: Lastly, click on the Network tab and check for all your apps or services that have a high number of send and receive requests.

     

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    Quitting your Apps

     

    Since now you have an idea or sort of which of the apps or services that takes up most of your internet, you can now get onto disabling them.

     

    Here’s how you can do that in just two little steps.

     

    Step 1: Click on Start and then select your Settings.

     

    Step 2: Next click on Privacy, and then Background apps. Here’s where you can turn Off for the apps and services that feed off your internet.

     

     

     

     

     

    3. Adjusting your Internet Bandwidth settings

     

    Your Windows actually keeps away 20 percent of your Internet bandwidth just for its OS and other system-related ‘stuff’.

     

     

    What does this mean?

     

    Well, since you only have the remaining 80 percent for you to use, you can actually get back that 20 percent for you to use.

     

     

    Here’s how you can do that in just six simple steps.

     

    Step 1:  Go ahead and get the Run window up by clicking on Windows key+R key on your keyboard. (You can also search for it on your computer)

     

     

    Step 2:  Type gpedit.msc in the search box and then press OK.

     

     

    Step 3:  Alright! Now you will find that the Group Policy window will come up, so what you have to do here is just click on Computer Configuration

     

     

    Step 4:  Next go to Administrative Templates, then Network, and lastly QoS Packet Scheduler. Once you’re here click on Limit reservable bandwidth

     

    Step 5:  Now in the new window that comes up, all you have to do is just two things. First choose Enabled and then change the Bandwidth limit (%) to 100.

     

     

    Step 6:  Make sure that you Apply these new changes that you just made and then click on OK.

     

     

    That’s it! :)

     

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