Can anybody solve this one?
After upgrading to Ten, my Internet speed plunged from 18 MBPS down to barely over 1 MBPS. It's specific to Windows 10, and here's I know: I reverted back to Windows 8.1 and my net speed returned to normal. A week later, I upgraded to Ten again and poof -- my internet speed plunged right back down to 1 MBPS again. There's more:
I have a CenturyLink modem hooked into a TP-Link router, and I also have a Linksys Range Extender. The CenturyLink modem puts out its own wireless signal, and if I connect to THAT, I get my full 18 MBPS net speed, and I get that WITH Windows 10. But when I click on the TP-Link router/Linksys range extender connection, I'm right back down to 1 MBPS again. Always.
This happens on my desktop Dell XPS 2720 running Windows Ten. I also have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop running Windows 8.1, and when I connect to the TP-Link router with the laptop, I get full 18 MBPS net speed, at the exact same time that my PC is clicked on the SAME connection and getting 1 MBPS speed.
So it's not the modem, router or range extender. It's something that happened during the Windows Ten install. Windows Ten isn't getting along with my TP-Link router and/or Linksys Range Extender.
Here's what I've tried:
-- Clicked to update my Adapter driver through Device Manager (it says I have the best one already)
-- Downloaded and installed the newest Realtek Driver through Dell anyway, which says it's Windows 10 compatible.
-- Unplugged and re-plugged my Range Extender to reset it.
-- Chatted with Linksys Tech support. They say it has to be the adapter driver.
-- Stopped all apps from running in the background.
-- Stopped Microsoft from sharing my bandwidth.
-- Unstalled BitDefender.
-- Plus a few other fixes I found online that I can't recall just now.
It's maddening because it HAS to be a simple, quick fix. I just don't know what it is.
Yes, I could just connect to my CenturyLink modem signal and get full speed, but that signal is weak (which is why I got the Range Extender). I need that TP-Link connection for my full home network ... and 1 MBPS isn't going to fly.