Windows 10: Wireless only G strength despite N rated card

  1.    16 Feb 2015 #1

    Wireless only G strength despite N rated card


    I'm running 64bit Win 10 and I downloaded the latest Wireless drivers direct from the driver manager and my connection is fine and stable (except I have to manually re-connect every time I restart my computer )

    Besides that my settings show I am only running a G speed, despite the Realtek card being N rated (worked fine in Windows 7 I was running previously, and the router is broadcasting BGN) Is this something I can fix, or is it just how it is because of the preview builds? Thanks.

    Protocol: 802.11g
    Security type: WPA2-Personal
    IPv4 address:
    IPv4 DNS Servers:

    Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Description: Realtek RTL8192E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
    Driver version: 2002.1.106.2013
    Physical address:
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  2. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 12,200
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       16 Feb 2015 #2

    Welcome to the forums TheMightyElvi. Try setting your router for wireless N only.
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  3. badrobot's Avatar
    Posts : 5,123
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Feb 2015 #3

    Did you also upgrade your router? What router brand and model do you have?
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  4. Slartybart's Avatar
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       17 Feb 2015 #4

    There are two versions of the RTL8192 (U & E)

    You might want to try either version from the Realtek download page Select the Windows 7 versions, not the XP versions.

    Uninstall the existing driver and software first (Control panel & Device manager) - remove software if prompted in Device manager.

    Then install the U version ... if that doesn't help, uninstall that version and try the E version (which looks like the same version you have installed now - but it's from Realtek, not MS).

    The RT page describes the device as 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant. Without looking it up, that might mean the it can 'theoretically' achieve n speeds. There were many early 802.11n devices that were simply terrible even at g speeds.

    Good luck.
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