Windows 10: Very poor connectivity...

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  1.    16 Jan 2018 #21

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Interesting, definitely not interference from another router. 5 acres, very nice.

    Did you shut off "Allow this computer to shut off device to save power" ?

    Find the adapter in device manager, right click, click properties, power management tab, remove check mark.

    As well please make sure wireless is set at max power in advance power options

    Start > Settings > System > Power and sleep > on right click Additional Power setting > click change plan settings link for plan you are using > click Change advance power settings> then expand Wireless Adapter settings. Set to maximum performance
    Already done...will be calling Dell tomorrow.
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  2.    16 Jan 2018 #22

    I did "uninstall" the network adapter and removed the drivers. Reinstalled the Dell drivers and the adapter...no help.....
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  3.    19 Jan 2018 #23

    Talk about a circle jerk. Did the online chat with Dell. Was informed that I only have a Hardware warranty, that I have a software issue. $129 to "fix" a software problem. Half tempted to dig out my Windows 10 disc on just wipe this thing clean....
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  4. Posts : 8,215
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       19 Jan 2018 #24

    First I know this isn't a fix and that adapter is not that old but....

    One thing that gets you around these issues is a USB WI-fi dongle and they aren't priced all that bad.

    So you went to supplier site and you got driver and that didn't work. Are you running the Intel Proset software? If so I might ditch it and try again.

    I have an Intel Ac7260 and it runs with one driver and one driver only, Feb 2014.

    Maybe try an even older driver from Intel.
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  5.    19 Jan 2018 #25

    Bought a cheap TrendNet TEW-805UB at Fry's this weekend (AC1200). $25. Doubled my son's wireless Internet speed compared to the ASUS-AC56 dongle he was using (also AC1200, ironically enough). The newer hardware really seems to be noticeably faster, all else held equal (same WAP, same Internet connection, same sites accessed). Here's my blog post on this adventure: Time Boosts (New) Wireless Hardware Throughput - Ed Tittel.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  6.    20 Jan 2018 #26

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    First I know this isn't a fix and that adapter is not that old but....

    One thing that gets you around these issues is a USB WI-fi dongle and they aren't priced all that bad.

    So you went to supplier site and you got driver and that didn't work. Are you running the Intel Proset software? If so I might ditch it and try again.

    I have an Intel Ac7260 and it runs with one driver and one driver only, Feb 2014.

    Maybe try an even older driver from Intel.
    EdTittel said: View Post
    Bought a cheap TrendNet TEW-805UB at Fry's this weekend (AC1200). $25. Doubled my son's wireless Internet speed compared to the ASUS-AC56 dongle he was using (also AC1200, ironically enough). The newer hardware really seems to be noticeably faster, all else held equal (same WAP, same Internet connection, same sites accessed). Here's my blog post on this adventure: Time Boosts (New) Wireless Hardware Throughput - Ed Tittel.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    I will try the USB dongle, and an older driver. I posted this on the MS forum. Was told to reset the machine. Well....8 hours later and needless to say the problem persists....about ready to scream.
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  7.    21 Jan 2018 #27

    Couple of questions. Only USB WIFI dongle I could find in Spokane yesterday was a Netgear N600. I purchased it. Of course drivers were on a DVD and my machine doesn't have a drive. Luckily my machine still gets online when hard wired. I did install a driver for the Intel adapter from June 2017. My laptop now has fits....go to boot and it stops, saying there is some sort of problem and to be patient. The old driver didn't help, problem persists. Actually, it may have helped as I have yet to see Facebook chat disconnect but it is now beyond slow. I was able to access 4 different web pages with my wifes laptop while my laptop had not even logged onto the first one.
    First question, to I just go into the device manager and disable the Intel adapter so there is no conflict between the Intel adapter and the USB WIFI adapter?
    Second question....is this pile-o-junk Intel adapter replaceable?
    Third question......does Windows 8 have any difficulties with this Intel wifi adapter? I have a full 64 bit version of Windows 8 and I am seriously thinking about installing it.....about ready to toss this thing into the nearby lake...
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  8. Posts : 8,215
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       22 Jan 2018 #28

    If you got over boot issue that is great. If not it then you likely have some hidden adapters in device manager and you have to delete them. Go into device manager, open network adapters, show hidden devices using menu item View.

    For your Intel adapter there should be some sort of on off switch within your device. Some have a physical switch on side / front, some it is a key within F keys. Some can be disabled within BIOS.

    Yes the adapter is replaceable. Find your device on youtube by searching disassemble XXXX. You could be very fortunate and it will just be under cover on bottom.

    My bet is it will work very nicely in windows 8. Not sure what it is in 10, the advance protocols, power mgmt but there seems to be some issues with wireless adapters.

    When you search disassemble instructions again you will see how to remove HDD. Might be worth using a spare drive with 8 so you can just reinstall 10 drive if test fails.
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  9.    22 Jan 2018 #29

    Never did figure out how to get it to boot to a usb stick with Windows 8 on it. But in hunting around I found a reset to the factory image. I gave it a try. When it was done I got on my phone to find out how to stop it from updating the drivers. Followed the directions, prior to setting up the WIFI stuff. The driver version that was installed is 19.30.0.4, was from 11/29/2016. So far so good. I was able to upload 12 pictures to Facebook, in the past the only way I could get even a single picture to upload was do it one at a time. This morning I just kept adding them and they all uploaded at once, more or less..so far now I am going to call it fixed. I really would like to try running Windows 8 in this machine as I have never been much of a fan of Windows 10. I have software to create an ISO off of my WIndows 8 DVD, used Rufus to make the USB stick bootable but was unable to figure out what in the bios needed tweaking to get it to boot to it. I did read somewhere that Rufus does not work with the Bios in my Dell machine but.....if anyone has any advice on hoe to go about this I would greatly appreciate it.
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  10. Posts : 8,215
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       22 Jan 2018 #30

    Rufus should work, key is format USB Fat32. The easiest way is just use the media creation tool, makes a bootable USB that works with legacy and UEFI.

    Find that driver somewhere on net and save it where it will be safe and backed up. When you go through a feature update (Creators, FCU) it will be updated.

    We have a tutorial on stopping driver updates, option 4 in this document.

    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

    My AC7260 gets updated every feature update and I then go in and install my Feb 2014 driver.


    Thanks you for posting your solution. My the way what version of Win 10 are you on. Windows Key + R, type winver, enter.
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