wifi ultra slow on all new dell laptop recently (smartbyte rivet)

  1.    05 Mar 2018 #1

    wifi ultra slow on all new dell laptop recently (smartbyte rivet)


    i want to share a hard problem to find to everyone

    i buy a lot of dell laptop at job for employes eveytime but recently andon many laptop i find wifi running at less 1 or 2 mbs/s when is supposed to run at 100 mb/s ...

    and after many format and reinstall and install dell driver ... the problem reoccur eatch time ... and today

    i find a software install by dell ... smartbyte by rivet software cause this ...

    i uninstall everything from rivet smartbyte and all laptop start to be full speed wifi ...

    what a crap soft .... i juste send a complaint to rivet software ... i hope they fix this because many people wont understand what happen ... its very hard to find it ... for me with a lot of experience so i imagine people without skill ....

    i hope i help people that is stuck with slow wifi with dell laptop ( maybe other compagny can have this probleme too ... )
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       05 Mar 2018 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @theteck and thanks for the warning.

    Apparently the whole purpose of SmartByte is to prioritise video over all other network activity. You'll have to ask the employees whether that was for Skype or YouTube :)

    Rivet said:
    ...all too often our computers are busy with email, Microsoft updates, and other software downloads. These updates consume your networking bandwidth and cause stuttering video and poor video resolution... SmartByte detects and prioritizes your critical video and communication traffic to ensure your online video experience will be fast, smooth and at the highest resolution your network can support.
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  3.    05 Mar 2018 #3

    so its not working like intended :)
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  4.    06 Mar 2018 #4

    Not too surprising if you consider the rise in video conferencing and webcasting in business environment I guess but, yeah, sounds like it goes a bit overboard from theteck's perspective of it impacting otherwise normal network traffic.

    Is there no way to calibrate or adjust (other than uninstall) this junk to the priority you prefer?
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