Slow internet speeds since installing SSD and fresh Windows 10 install

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       #11

    Ok try the bios first and if no dice we will look at the powerline thing
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  2. Posts : 12
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       #12

    So I have a ROM file but no idea where in my bios I'm supposed to install it. I'm gonna head to Google and see if I can figure it out.
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  3. Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #13

    Unfortunately I'm not adept with bios installations/updates. I done one on my laptop years ago and the download was an exe file that I just double clicked but they are all unique. Good idea to google full details if possible. It's worth a shot though as you got little to lose
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  4. Posts : 12
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       #14

    Scottyboy99 said:
    Unfortunately I'm not adept with bios installations/updates. I done one on my laptop years ago and the download was an exe file that I just double clicked but they are all unique. Good idea to google full details if possible. It's worth a shot though as you got little to lose
    Honestly googling has led to much more confusion. I'm trying to wrap my head around it but I'm wondering if it's even worth tinkering.

    Also on an unrelated note my download speed is 26.81Mbps. Still not the amount I should be getting but very strange considering I didn't do anything.
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  5. Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #15

    Ok maybe BIOS update can be put to one side. Powerlines basically come as a pair. You plug one into a power socket near your router and connect via its Ethernet port into a spare port on your router. You plug the other in near your PC upstairs and connect it's Ethernet port to your PC. Most of the data goes through your electrics in the walls. Make sure you get ones rated at a minimum of 500 mbits. The caveat is not to use them on power strips, they work best on their own wall socket. Plus they must be on the same ring main. I do Ethernet runs but I do use powerline for one part of my house to get my Apple TV online in my bedroom. Due to lack of sockets it is on a power strip so probably gets reduced throughput but it works really great allowing us to stream movies etc just fine
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  6. Posts : 12
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       #16

    Scottyboy99 said:
    Ok maybe BIOS update can be put to one side. Powerlines basically come as a pair. You plug one into a power socket near your router and connect via its Ethernet port into a spare port on your router. You plug the other in near your PC upstairs and connect it's Ethernet port to your PC. Most of the data goes through your electrics in the walls. Make sure you get ones rated at a minimum of 500 mbits. The caveat is not to use them on power strips, they work best on their own wall socket. Plus they must be on the same ring main. I do Ethernet runs but I do use powerline for one part of my house to get my Apple TV online in my bedroom. Due to lack of sockets it is on a power strip so probably gets reduced throughput but it works really great allowing us to stream movies etc just fine
    I'll look into that but I'm wondering if some sort of interference has been introduced into my system somehow. I just find it strange that the card worked perfectly prior to the SSD install and reinstallation of Windows 10 and now is not working as well. I'll skip the BIOS for now but I'm gonna tinker around while I look into these powerlines.
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  7. Posts : 12
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       #17

    Ok so I purchased my wifi card in November from Newegg SO I may just return it because it is, for all intents and purposes, incompatible with my system and still eligible for a refund. As much as I dislike that particular idea it may be the best solution I'll get out of this.I'm going to mark this as solved although I'm still not entirely sure what happened. I greatly appreciate everyone's help.
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  8. Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #18

    Ok cool. I hope you reach a satisfactory outcome. Only if you get a chance sometime in future update the thread with hopefully some good news.
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  9. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
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       #19

    Will do! Still have to research the powerlines and see if they'll work for me. If not I may have to find another wifi card.
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  10. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
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       #20

    So I promised an update and here it is. Just got my powerline adapters in and set em up. The speeds are pretty decent, basically my old wifi speeds. I was using my usb dongle while I was deciding whether I wanted to go with them or another wifi card but my dongle is prone to random disconnects so I bought the powerlines out of frustration. I had also been looking for a wifi card that supported Widnows 10 out of the box but was having trouble so the powerlines seemed the best alternative. My only guess is there was some sort of interference introduced around the time I got my SSD because sometimes even my wifi dongle would start crapping out while others on my network saw no change in speed.
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