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Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

casioman
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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.
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Oldjim
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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
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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.
Oldjim
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Re: Slow Internet Connection after changing to Windows 8

Moved to Windows Board
Are you using a Security Package on the computer
tijara33
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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.
ejs
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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.