I am currently in the process of troubleshooting my wifi connection because I am receiving a 2Mbps down speedtest with 85-100% connectivity and it showing a capable 200-300Mbps connection. (Wired 200Mbps.)
After hours of troubleshooting the closest I can come to a solution is one where I disabled 802.11n Mode under the adapters advanced tab (this gives me a 14-15Mbps down speedtest, but I refuse to compromise for a G connection and drag down the rest of my network because of this adapter.
I have installed the most up to date drivers. Using WPA2. Using my phone's wifi and doing a speedtest I get around 150Mbps. I've tried forcing different channels, 20Mhz, etc. Pretty much any sort of "solution" I could find online.
Any help would be appreciated. I just can't fathom why a G connection would be getting 7-8x as much down speed.
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
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There is 1 interface on the system:
Name : Wi-Fi
Description : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
GUID : debee585-074c-4bc7-a2fe-1d41f4319eed
Physical address : 60:6c:66:3b:89:4a
State : connected
Network type : Infrastructure
Radio type : 802.11n
Authentication : WPA2-Personal
Cipher : CCMP
Connection mode : Auto Connect
Channel : 6
Receive rate (Mbps) : 300
Transmit rate (Mbps) : 300
Signal : 87%
Hosted network status : Not started
We understand you would like to improve the speed of the connection you are getting with the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 in you system. We would like to mention that this adapter is not fully supported with Windows® 10, you can try with Windows 8* or 8.1* drivers; in some cases, the driver is only available on Windows Update. In this situation, we strongly recommend you to check with the http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/oems.html Computer Manufacturer Support, they will let you know if they recommend using your PC with Windows® 10 and they will provide the best drivers and configuration for it.
Here are some additional things you can check about this:
- Make sure you are using the recommended driver from the OEM (PC manufacturer), or try using the one from Windows Update. Additionally, you can try the generic version of Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 8.1*. 18.12.4:
- Disable the Bluetooth component and check if the connection improves. This can be done with a switch in the computer chassis, a key combination, or from Windows* Device Manager.
- Go to the Power options of you laptop, in the Advanced Settings for your Power Plan, then make sure that the Wireless Adapter is set to work at "Maximum Performance" when plugged in and on battery.