Network / Sharing :: Slow Ethernet Speed After Installing Windows 8

Sep 13, 2013

So I just installed Windows 8 on my gaming rig. I gotta say, after being skeptical of this whole OS for a while, installing it fresh and trying it out shows just how useful (and FAST) it can be.

The only thing about Windows 8 that isn't fast is my ethernet adapter. When connected, downloads are slow, pages take long to respond, videos are constantly choppy and buffering, etc. Looking at the ethernet connection in Task manager, it looks like the connection is being speed capped at 1.0 Mbps. The graph of the speed fluctuates up and down in the low range, but hits a wall at 1.0 mbps.

This wasn't the case when I had Win 7- I could easily pull 80 Mbps on (Chattanooga fibre optic internet FTW). My WiFi adapter in Win 8 also does not have this problem, but I want to use the wired connection because the campus wi-fi is unreliable. I have already updated the LAN drivers, trying both the Windows- suggested driver and the one from the manufacturer website. No difference. How I can start installing my steam games and not have it take 5 years?

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Unstable - Yet Ethernet Cable Is Top Speed

Jan 27, 2014

Since yesterday the internet began to act unsoundly (through WiFi). As in I never had this problem before. There were periods where it was fast enough to play some online games, watch Youtube no problem, and then it would shut off randomly. So since yesterday I have been restarting the modem with only very short term resolutions to the issue.

I accessed the modem through my web browser and it says the connection is always working fine. Despite that, I called my ISP and they claimed there was an issue, and forwarded it to Deutsche Telekom. Since then I did some experimenting and plugged my computer into the modem with the ethernet cable.

Boom. No problem whatsoever. It's been top speed and reliable.

I downloaded and installed updates for Windows today. There are 18 optional ones that I did not download yet, but I did download and install the important ones no problem. I checked the network adapters and they all state "The best driver for your software is already installed."

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Jun 4, 2013

my wifi seems very slow under Windows 8 and is acting like its been "capped" by something.

When running Windows 7, I was getting approx 60MB actually download rate off of my apparent 120MB Virgin Media service, now that I am on Windows 8 it appears to be running at 20MB.

The drivers have been updated to the one that was on the manufacturers website, before the update was applied my download was capped at 1MB.

Does something need changing / tweaking on Windows 8 to make it more friendly to high speed broadband?

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Jan 19, 2014

I just got a new laptop (Asus s400ca) and I've been having wireless connection issues from the start. It originally had windows 8.0. I thought it would change when I went to 8.1. It hasn't. I have tried to reinstall the drivers. I've done several commands that I have seen around different forums. Today was the first time I have been able to access my wireless, however the speed is extremely slow. I went to to see what my average ping was and it was 2238 and my download speed was .17 mps and my upload speed was .13. I compared with wifes computer and hers is running a download speed of 17.6

Here is my ip Config

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:WINDOWSsystem32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration[code].....

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Apr 8, 2013

I just brought a new Gateway desktop PC. It had Windows 8 preloaded on it. I am experiencing very slow internet speed.

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Sep 15, 2014

I recently put together a new 64-bit Windows 8 Build. Everything is running fine except my Ethernet connection.

I use the build in my office and my co-workers are consistently getting download speeds of 30+Mbps using Unfortunately, my speeds were around 5Mbps.

I narrowed down the issue to a network driver conflict. After downloading and installing the latest drivers from Realtek, my internet speeds jumped to 30+Mbps on Speedtest. The only issue is everytime I reboot the computer, the same problem occurs. I have to fiddle around with device manager disabling/uninstalling the default drivers and/or reinstalling the Realtek drivers.

Windows keeps reverting back to the signed older driver causing the issue, instead of the newer unsigned version from Realtek.


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Aug 27, 2014

I bought i new TOSHIBA Satellite C55D - A - 15H it came with windows 8.1 but I didn't liked it so I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and now i'm getting slow wireless and Ethernet speeds. I tried to reinstall drivers and so on. Btw other computers are getting much more Internet speed than i'm getting.

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May 1, 2014

I have suddenly had a strange problem occur. Everytime I restart my Windows 8.1 desktop my internet connection speed drops from it's normal 50Meg to around 3Meg when running any speedtest programme. The only way to cure this is to uninstall & re-install my network adapters through device manager. All is ok then until my next reboot & then it all happens again. It is the same on both the Ethernet connection & the wireless adapter. I have tried re-installing drivers etc to no avail. Something strange about my network setup. I have also ran various virus scans but nothing showed up.
This suddenly started last Saturday & I cannot see what could of caused it, haven't installed any new programmes or anything.

All my other devices are ok including a Windows 8.1 laptop.

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Aug 20, 2014

Some basic info:

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Intel Core i5 1.7GHz/2.4GHz, 64-bit
Broadcom 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi adapter
Wireless Router: Arris TG862G Router.

My laptop was able to connect to my home router in the initial setup of the computer, but within about 1-2 hours I was disconnected entirely. A day passed and I was able to reconnect, but at noticeably slower internet speed. This lasted for about a day until, once again, it disconnected entirely this evening. Any attempt to reconnect is met with, "Can't connect to network".

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Jan 1, 2013

why it is that I have trouble browsing in high speed despite the fact that the wireless adapter receives data at 1 Mbps minimum? I haven't been able to watch videos on Youtube, read the news etc because the browser takes ages to load the full page. I checked which applications are connected and they haven't exchanged much data as you can see below:

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Dec 26, 2013

So I ran speed test with several different website and they all said my download speed is between 5 Mbps and 8 Mbps :

However when i actually download something my download speed stay at 1 Mbps or when i watch videos ( youtube) I don't have this problem with my phone !

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8 - Ethernet Says Unidentified Network

May 7, 2013

My windows ethernet network says 'unidentified network' every time i try and connect my Xbox to Xbox live through my laptop. Is there any way to solve this because i feel as though i have tried everything, and may as well go back to windows 7 if possible.

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Network / Sharing :: Sharing WiFi Connection To Another Computer Via Ethernet

Jun 16, 2013

My ISP provides service only via 802.11. I use laptop A most of the time. The captive portal for the service provider only allows one login per account at a time. The policy is intended to prevent multiple people sharing one account. It's just me, I'm the only user, but very occasionally I'd like to have a 2nd laptop access the internet simultaneously. No abuse, just the simple convenience of not having to logout from A if I need to use B for 30 seconds.

What I want to set up seems simple and it probably is:

WiFi Internet <---> Laptop A <---> ethernet cable <---> Laptop B

Such that Laptop B can share A's active WiFi connection without having to request its own unique address from the ISP.

At present, Laptop A has its network interfaces set up so:
- WiFi is connected, active, functional. Selected the "Yes turn on sharing and connect to devices" in sidebar.
- Under the wired network properties IP Version 4, I manually set addresses to be

Laptop B has only a wired network, set to

A & B can connect directly to each other, share folders, etc.

What do I need to do in order to get laptop B to transparently use A's WiFi connection? My guess is that A needs to be set up to do some routing between the internet side and the 192.168.10 subnet, and B needs to be set up to look to A as its "ISP" ... but I don't know where to begin.

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May 28, 2014

The cable works on a different computer, the computer gets wireless fine (typing to you from it) but will not read an ethernet cable. The motherboard manual (built the PC myself from components) says an LED should light-up if an ethernet cable is connected, no such LED appears when I connect the cable.

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Jul 7, 2014

I went to a PC-Shop that fixed it by putting another driver on the PC.But now I have a new PC and after 6 months without any problems Windows suddenly decides there is no ethernet cable plugged in the PC. I've googled for hours and hours trying diffrent things, but nothing seems to work . The cable itself is fine because when I plug it into my laptop it works fine. I've updated my driver, deleted it and try to reinstall, which also failed. I tried out some commands through CMD, which also failed.

It is a custom-build PC with a Asus Z87-A motherboard (in-case that's necessary to know) and the driver that's installed is Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. OS: Windows 8.1.

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Jul 17, 2014

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I've attached a screenshot showing the difference but I was wondering if Task manager and NetSpeedMonitor could be wrong at all? It seemed quite coincidental that the speed reported by Zoolz was roughly what I would expect. Is there any sort of traffic that wouldn't show with Task Manager?

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Network / Sharing :: Wired Gigabit Network Speed Maxed At 10mbps?

Mar 17, 2014

I tried wired and wifi same exact speed, as if its capped?

I know a far bit about networks set my own up using servers and stuff in my basement and even tried a store bought router in case it was somehow my ddwrt router which it wasn't.

I have a new laptop ASUS ROG 17" G series its running 8.1

The source server has 6 147gb 15,000rpm sas drives in a raid dual gigabit network cables running esxi and ubuntu server with dual gigabit network cables, extremely fast speeds.

Everything is up to date on the laptop as far as I can tell I updated all drivers the gigabit network is using a Qualcomm Atheros driver from 7-16-2013 version signed by MS its not a "genetic driver" or whatever sometimes shows up under device manager.

I have another normal desktop running 8.1 as well and it has no problems with network transfer speeds they exceed the drives capability to write to in the target drive from the server raid as does pretty much everything else I have, the server can serve files faster than anything can take them.

But the laptop seems to be capped at exactly 10MB/s according to teracopy (windows explorer transfer shows 11.8MB/s but I suspect its wrong its probably 10 thats what my router clams its going at not 11.8) and the graph is a steady line as if its capped like that.

I can transfer from an external usb 2.0 drive faster than this network? - I have tried wired and wifi the speed is the exact same.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8 Pro X64 - Atheros AR8151 Ethernet Connection Not Working

Nov 7, 2012

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro x64.

My wireless connection is fine, but my LAN isn't. This is a university subscription so there is a proxy server. I asked the school if they have activated my subscription and they said yes. I tried changing cables but it still would not connect. I know the proxy server settings are correct because there is also a wireless connection in school which uses the same settings.

I ran network diagnostics and it said that the connection between the cable and the internet is not working. When I open Chrome, it says that the DNS lookup failed. I tried resetting my TCP/IP, setting my preferred DNS address to and but it still would not work.

I check my ethernet driver settings in Device Manager and it is fine and updated to the latest version.

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Network / Sharing :: Ethernet Port Not Working

Oct 18, 2013

just noticed my Vaio ethernet port isn't working. it says the adaptor is working normally, but when I plug in an ethernet cable is says the cable is not plugged in. I tried it with two different cables that work elsewhere.

I wonder if the laptop ethernet card is faulty? Wireless is working fine.

I only ever use it to hard connect the router during setup, so it could have been out of order even before my Win7 to 8.1 upgrade.

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Network / Sharing :: Ethernet Does Not Have Valid IP Config

Apr 12, 2013

So I've been using this router, Belkin N+ wireless router F5D8235-4 v2, for a while now and It hasn't had problems most of the time and I've been using it fine with my DSL modem. My mother connects with her Nook tablet, my father with his laptop, and sometimes my phone and no problems. Until the other day when I randomly went to go on my computer I had no internet connection so I

1) Reset modem and router like I always do, still nothing.

2) Tried windows trouble shooting and gave me this message """"Ethernet" does not have a valid IP config".

3) I unplugged my Ethernet cable from my modem to the router and directly connected it from modem to computer and everything works fine and doesn't randomly lag out like before.

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Network / Sharing :: Limited Connection On Ethernet?

Nov 5, 2013

My connection just went 'limited connection' but I can browse and download on the web with ease. Also, my metro apps like mail, and news, facebook does not update, and also it's live tiles. Windows store app says it can't connect to the internet.

I'm using an Nvidia nForce ethernet built in an Asrock n68c-s ucc motherboard.I tried to find updates for this nvidia nforce but managed to get only for windows 7. so installed it, and nothing happens.

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Network / Sharing :: Limited Ethernet - No Connection

Dec 7, 2013

I cannot at all connect to the internet.

Details -

Connections is Ethernet Limited.

positive that adapter router modem works. Already installed network drivers (REaltek LAN Drivers, windows 8 64 bit)- GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket FM2+ - GA-F2A88X-UP4 (rev. 3.0)

ipconfig all-

Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet
Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet

Tunnel adapter isatap
Tunnel adapter Teredo
Tunnel adapter isatap

Where Autoconfiguration IPv4 address in VMware adapters are &

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Network / Sharing :: Realtek - Ethernet Does Not Have Valid IP Configuration?

Jan 19, 2014

What is going on with my network connection. I have tried updating the drivers, refreshing my computer, installing all updates.

Type of computer: HP Pavilion 20-b010

Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Desktop Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter

[Code] ....

Ethernet Adapter: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

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Network / Sharing :: Ethernet Doesn't Have A Valid IP / Gateway Not Available?

Jun 1, 2014

Recently I have been intermittently getting disconnected from the internet while gaming / streaming. If I ran the troubleshooter, the error that I got was "Default gateway not available". Resetting my router/modem and restarting the PC every time it happened seemed to resolve this for a while. and is now accompanied by another error saying that "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. This is much more frequent now, every 10-20 minutes or so. I am on wired internet coming from the combo router/modem from my ISP/Cable co.

Attached is my ipconfig /all while working and after the error.

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Network / Sharing :: Ethernet And WiFi (Does Not Have Valid IP Configuration)

May 12, 2013

I bought a a Lenovo IdeaPad P400 Touch laptop last week, with Windows 8 64-bit OS. I went through the general setup and had the computer working in no time; wireless and Ethernet connections worked fine for a few days and then I began getting "Limited" connectivity errors on both the Wi-fi and Ethernet. After the initial setup, I ran windows update and tried to install vmVare, then I realized this "Limited Connectivity" problem. After that, I uninstalled the vmware and all other software I had installed since I received the laptop but internet connectivity was not restored.

Nearly frustrated over this, I restored my laptop to its initial (factory setup) status and reinstalled the Windows 8 OS that the manufacturer stored on a built-in D drive, using the Lenovo OneKey Recovery process. During the restoration process, I had to re run Windows setup (like a new computer). I had hoped this would reverse any issues I had with internet connectivity, but it did not work. In fact, Windows 8 could not connect to the internet during setup and I had to create a local account to finish the setup.

After completing the setup, I visited the windows 8 forums and tried using a recommended solution for re-setting tcp/ip (netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit), restarted my laptop but the problem still persists.

I even ran the IPResetAll app posted by Chev65 but got this screen shot instead:

C:WindowsSystem32driversetc>attrib -h -s -r hosts
Path not found - C:WindowsSystem32driversetc
C:WindowsSystem32driversetc>echo localhost 1>HOSTS
Access is denied.


A the moment I am stuck and can't use my laptop because I need to activate Windows online. Laptop keeps restarting telling me to activate Windows now.

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Aug 10, 2013

I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate) I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?

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Jul 19, 2013

For some oddball reason, my computer will only recognize an ethernet connection. It wont even give me the chance to connect to a wireless network. It doesn't even give me the option.

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Network / Sharing :: Why Internet Speed Is Slower On Win 8

Feb 13, 2013

I dual boot with win 7 and win 8. I have faster download speed when i'm in win 7 than when i'm in win 8. Obviously my router wireless settings is the same for both OS. I Googled this and it seems that it's a problem for a lot of users.If it's a question of updating drivers, my laptop is an Acer and i checked their website and they only have drivers for win 7. Could i change win 8 drivers with the win 7 one? Would that work? Are there settings in win 8 that i should check? I have a 6mbps connection and when i check my connection speed at Speedtest.Net i get about 5.25 mbps when i'm in win 7, but i get about 1.65 mbps when i'm in win 8. What is causing such a big difference in speed?

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Dec 26, 2013

I use start 8 on both my windows 8.1 desktop and my tablet. My internet speeds were okay, but I wanted more. Based on the speed tests that I ran, it appeared to me that I was on Comcast's performance starter getting download speeds of 7.37mbps and uploads of 15.65. So I called Comcast to see about an upgrade. The tech that I spoke with stated that I already had the faster that they offer. He asked me how many icons did I have near the start button, I had 5, he told me to unpin them from the taskbar and my speeds went to DL - 57.48, the upload stayed pretty much the same 15.64.

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Aug 8, 2014

I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, with Update 1. I want to ask you, where can be problem.

CPU --> Intel(R) Core i5 3230M 2,6 - 3,2 ghz
GPU --> Intel HD 4000 and nVidia GeForce GT740M 2GB (it switches how it needs)
RAM --> 4 GB DDR3 and 1 600 MHz (1,6 GHz)
HDD --> 750 gb with 5400 rpm --> (ST750LM022_HN-M750MBB)

I have installed windows like 2 days ago.

Now my questions:

1. Is it normal, when I just boot Windows, right after iccons apear, when I click to open some application, for example internet browser (using chrome) it takes long time? Like 6 seconds? But if I after windows boot wait 10 sec, then its working normally?

2. When I was playing some new games, actually BF4 and I minimized game, the Windows was responding horibly? Opening "My Computer" takes like 8 secs, opening browser takes even more..

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Mar 8, 2013

do I have a hidden infection, Windows 8 Pro 64bit, Avast 8.0.1483, Malwarebytes Free, all scanned clean Also Do I need chipset drivers for this PC?

A Few weeks back had a Worm Dropper Detected by Avast, I deleted the infection though, should I have not deleted it?

Crash a lot in one PC game

High received packets daily

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