So I've recently moved from OpenELEC to Windows 8.1 for my Celeron NUC. Everything works fine except for the built in Wifi.. It is just very very slow. I have tried an external TP-Link wireless adapter with my NUC and that works perfectly from the same distance (10m away from router).
TP-Link adapter - 14mbps up / 1mbps down
Built in Wireless-N 7260BN - 1mbps up / 1mbps down
Is this specific built in wifi adapter not up to scratch? do I have to upgrade the wifi adapter or can I change some settings?
- have changed router to b/g/n mode and all result in the same performance
- all wifi adapters work fine and can reach full speeds anywhere in the house
- using the latest wireless drivers
Hi noonoo12, let me provide you with some recommendations.
- Please make sure you have http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034041.htm Intel® PROSet Wireless Software version 17.1 as well as the laterst firmware upgrade for your router.
- Try to verify the wireless security encryption being used by the router and the laptop and avoid mixed encryption types if possible. http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/4965agn/sb/cs-025643.htm Intel WiFi Products — Data rate will not exceed 54 Mbps when WEP or TKIP encryption is configured
- Disable uAPSD in the adapter properties. http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034875.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — TechNote: Access Point interoperability issue with uAPSD
- Update your Intel® NUC BIOS.
- You may want to check for sources of interference near Intel® NUC's location; such as cordless phones, microwave ovens and other similar devices operating at 2.4GHz. The same may apply for some solid objects like walls.