cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

casioman
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: 01-08-2013

Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

I just got a new computer which uses the Windows 8 operating system. My old computer used Windows Vista Ultimate and was fine. However I find that the internet connection on my new computer is slow and sometimes disconnects altogether and I wondered if this is because of Windows 8. I note also that plus net assist does not work with Windows 8. Maybe I have erred in getting Windows 8 but it seems to be the norm.
5 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,027
Fixes: 62
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

To check - does the old computer still work OK - this is to ensure that it is a Windows problem not a line or router problem
casioman
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: 01-08-2013

Re: Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

The change of computer was forced upon me as the graphic card went and being a laptop it was not economical to have it repaired.
My Ipad is not affected at all - still fast. The connection is wi-fi so it must be the OS I think.
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,027
Fixes: 62
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

Moved to Windows Board
Are you using a Security Package on the computer
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,236
Thanks: 19
Fixes: 2
Registered: 22-06-2012

Re: Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

I'm using W8 & it isn't causing me any problems. I upgraded from W7 last year.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 453
Fixes: 17
Registered: 10-06-2010

Re: Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

I'm assuming the new computer contains new wifi hardware - perhaps check if any newer wifi drivers are available.