speed of wifi is slow all of a sudden?

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  1. starstreak

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    I have 30 down and 5 up were I live. My iPhone can hit those speeds. My Surface Pro 2 did when I got it. But I noticed in the last week or so, my speeds changed. I can barely get 6 down and 5 up and I'll be a foot away from the router. I checked that only my iPhone is connected and it still hits the proper speeds. Any ideas why? Or what to check?
     
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    Do you use bluetooth accessories? They destroy my Wi-Fi connection... I've returned my Surface and have another one coming to see if it makes any difference.
     
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    My SP2 speed dropped in half after the latest firmware and driver update. That sucked, but as of two days ago I'm back to having limited connection problems, which sucks more
     
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    Are you referring to the infamous December 10th firmware upgrade. If you were one of the unfortunate ones that this upgrade actually installed, I think you will have to wait until they come out with a new one to repair the damage it did.
     
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    Yep, the December 10th super Tuesday "upgrade"
     
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    I'm also experiencing slower wi-fi speeds following the December 10 update. grrrrrr!!!!
     
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    Look into the Wi-Fi adapter's "Power Saving Mode" settings -- change it if it's anything but Maximum Performance.
     
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    I got this problem too. After I reversed to the previous version of driver, the problem was fixed. Then I will have to set the Windows Update to manual to avoid Windows update the driver again. The driver version I reversed to is version 14.69.24044.150 released on Sep 19th, 2013.
    Note, you have to uninstall the current driver and select "Remove Software" option. Otherwise Windows will automatically re-install the latest version again.
     
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    I wanted to have faster internet speed so I called Comcast and I was told by tech support to remove icons from the desktop taskbar, I had 5, I removed all but internet explorer and my speed went from 15 to 60, which I was unaware that I had based on my service plan. I don't know if it works for other providers or not, it worked for me. None of the icons had nothing to do with the internet except explorer.
     
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    What do you use to measure the speed? It sounds like your connected to about the fastest provider I've ever heard of. I'm on AT&T's fastest DSL which is 6 megabit download and maybe 1 megabit upload. I've heard that cable modems can be faster then DSL but I also heard that depends on how many in your area or on the same cable.
     
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    Cable providers go up to 100mbps in the US, theoretical speeds of up to 300+mbps are possible with the right channel bonding and such. Maximum of DSL due to line constraints is usually 6-9mbps. With new technology and infrastructure upgrades, that may go up to 100+ soon however. Select areas also offer fiber to the home at full gigabit speeds from Google, and some local towns offer it around the country.
     
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    I have Fiber optics in my house, in Spain, and I have a 100 Meg line but frequently it goes up to 120/140. So no complaints. On my galaxy note 2, I never see more than 15 or 20 download. And on my surface pro 2, I never get more than 40 or 50. But my desktop computers all get minimum 100. Strange huh? I have a wireless n Router, too! I just throw it to it being wifi and it'll always go slower on devices over wifi.
     

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