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Intel dual band AC 7265. Very slow connection


As stated in the title the wireless connection I am getting is pretty slow. I have a 10MB download connection if I plug in an Ethernet cable direct from the router ( I know this is still not the fastest connection going )

but when I use the wireless AC 7265 I am only getting around 3MB download speed on average.

Any have any ideas as to why this is or how to sort this out? It is fairly annoying.

I have tried all the power saving options and have also tried going into device manager and changing some settings (tips I saw from this site) and still I get a slow as hell connection.

I am 100% convinced this is a problem with the AC 7265 as any other wireless device I use with my router I get the full download speed.

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Updating the router firmware can help improve your experience. Firewall and antivirus configurations may also impact on the speed.

Is this wireless adapter the original one installed by factory?

Is your router also AC?

What driver version are you using?

What OS are you running?

You may try the solutions below as they may help you resolve this issue:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm?wapkw=wifi+recommended+settings Wireless Networking — What are the Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030282.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why am I Not Able to Connect at 300 Mbps with My 802.11n Device?

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034875.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — TechNote: Access Point Interoperability Issue with uAPSD

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-025643.htm Wireless Networking — Data Rate Will Not Exceed 54 Mbps When WEP or TKIP Encryption is Configured