Usb wifi problem

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Hooli, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Hooli

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    Hi guys. This is a weird problem

    I recently purchased a wifi dongle from Ebay.
    I was running win7 pro on a gigabyte z68xp mb and I installed the dingle and it worked fantastic. Problem is later installed win10 and the dongle is utterly useless around 1.5mbs dload. I've tried everything and can't get any speed. So I thought I'd plugged it into my Dell ssff pc with i7 2600s and win10 and whammo full speed on that pc..
    Is there something wrong with the z68 chipset and win10?
    I did try my spare tp link usb in the z68 board and it worked great with win10.
    It's just this dongle is utterly useless with this board and win10.. What am I missing?
    1200Mbps 2.4GHz/5.8GHz Dual Band 802.11a usb 3.0 wifi dongle
     
  2. Ratzz

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    I've had problems with some (but not all) wifi dongles in recent versions of Win 10 on some computers (but not others). It seems to be pot luck. Its Win10, not the dongle, at fault.

    It's a known issue. Buy or borrow a different model of dongle to test.
     
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  3. CAPT-Irrelevant

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    What model is the dongle?
     
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    Hooli

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    No idea. Here's what's listed. Just weird it works perfectly with a shitty dell pc with 10 but rubbish with this z68 board when it's running win10

    Complies with IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards.
    With dual band, it operates on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz band.
    Delivers ultimate performance up to 433Mbps over 5GHz with AC technology.
    Reduces interference for better wireless transmission.
    USB3.0 Hi-speed connector for high effective wireless connect.

    Descriptions:
    Chipset: Realtek 8812BU
    Max throughput: 1200Mbps
    Aerail: 2* 2dB fixed aerial
    Interface: USB3.0 interfere
    Frequency: 2.4GHz / 5.8GHz
    Transmission speed: 2.4G up to 300Mbps and 5.8G up to 867Mbps

    Specifications:
    Material: plastic and metal
    Size: 85x25x10mm
    Color: black & yellow

    Package included:
    1 x Wireless USB adapter
    1 x CD driver
    2 x Aerials
     
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    Hooli

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    Ahh discovered the problem. I'm still using the old build version 1703 as an install. The Dell machine that works with the dongle is build 1811
     
  6. Bold Eagle

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    I have been having the wifi oscillate and can see the bars going up and down and then it just drops out - as Ratzz notes this is a bit of a common theme with the later version of Win10 (I have 1903 now).

    I find if I do the Network Reset in Win10 the problem can go away for a while and the dongle functions as expected. Did it this morning actually and it has been fine ever since.

    Late Edit: spoke to soon another drop out..........................think I am going to have to get a PCIe WiFi card?!?

    It is so frustrating as I can see all of the local WiFi potential connections but mine just drops out of the channel for whatever reason.

    Well I have just tried;
    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-windows-10-wi-fi-problems/
    I now have that in a .bat file to run.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019

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