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The wifi is half the speed than the rest of the pc

Discussion in 'Networking' started by choccakes, Nov 6, 2019.

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  1. choccakes

    choccakes Thread Starter

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    So I bought a new wifi adapter for my pc, and i stupidly started messing around the settings to try and increasing the wifi speed. But i managed to stuff it up and now the wifi is half times slower than original. I went on my other devices and checked for my wifi speeds, but the wifi speed is normal. I took the wifi adpter tio the store to get a refund, so when i got a new one and installed the new PCIE wifi adapter, it appears that the wifi problem is still present and nothing is running in the background, i have tried every method to get my wifi speed back, like literally everything. The slow wifi speed is getting annoying and i cannot get my o9ld wifi speed back. I need help as soon as possible thanks.
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hello choccakes, and welcome to TSG.

    You are not giving us much information to work with. Please provide:

    1) Manufacturer, full model number, any revision level for your WiFi adapter.

    2) Manufacturer, full model number, any revision level for your WiFi access point.

    3) Manufacturer and full model number of your computer.

    4) The operating system running on the computer.
     
  3. choccakes

    choccakes Thread Starter

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    Regarding to previous reply

    1. Wifi adapter is a Archer T4E , made by tp-link
    2. I do not know the wifi access point
    3. I don't know the model number of the pc since it is custom built?
    4. The operating system is windows 10 home
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Are you using the latest Windows 10 wireless driver from TP-Link's web site?

    Why not? Whose network are you using?
     
  5. choccakes

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    sorry, im misunderstanding.
    im using my own network but I do not know what a wifi access point is. And yes I am using updated wifi drivers.
     
  6. Couriant

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    Wireless access point = What router are you using?
     
  7. choccakes

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    i am using a tp-link archer vr1600v
     
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    How are you checking the speeds?

    In Windows 10, you can reset the network settings:

    Open Network and Internet Settings, then go to Network Reset on the bottom of the Status Page. It will give you 5 minutes to close down any important files you may have. After the reset, check the speeds again.
     
  9. choccakes

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    I have checked the speeds, on my other devices I get 11mbps, but on this pc I get 2mbps with the PCIE adapter but the usb wifi adapter I get 11mbps. Even with the replacement I still get 2mbps download speed. And I have network reset multiple times and I still get bad wifi speeds. It also went to the extent that I reset my whole pc (some files I backed). And I still get bad wifi, it is quite annoying where I cannot research fast enough for school.
     
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    This is a desktop?
     
  11. choccakes

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    yes It is a desktop
     
  12. Couriant

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    Download this wireless tool -- remove the usb adapter for troubleshooting.

    Once you install and run the program, it should give you the wireless connections your adapter sees. Highlight yours, then do a screenshot with as much of the wireless networks your computer sees. I would like to see the channel information as well.
     
  13. cwwozniak

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    Thank you for the hardware information. My initial thought was that you may have gotten a single-band WiFi adapter and that was causing the slow speed. The Archer T4E is dual-band, so that is not the issue.

    A cursory Google search indicates that you are not the only one experiencing slow connections with the Archer T4E adapter and different possible solutions were found. When you say, "i have tried every method to get my wifi speed back, like literally everything.", I am not sure what assistance I can offer if you have already tried anything I might find as a possible solution. As a starting point, I was going to suggest making sure you have downloaded and installed the correct and latest drivers from the TP-Link website.
     
  14. TerryNet

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    Are the antennas on the PCIe adapter secure? Properly oriented? With a clear path to the router (not hidden in a corner or behind the computer)?
     
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