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#1 Eddie7

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:03

Okay so after upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8, I found out my internet speed went down a bit and my ping up by a lot.

Windows 7 results:
Ping: ~10
Download: ~20
Upload ~2


Windows 8 results:
Ping: ~700
Download: ~7
Upload ~0.64

I just tried doing a speedtest on my other computer running Windows XP and it had the same result as my Windows 7.

Does anyone have the same problem, a solution or article relating to this? Thanks,


#2 vcfan

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:11

no,i actually get better results on 8. maybe it has something to do with your lan drivers.

#3 Andre S.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:19

Did you update your LAN driver?

#4 OP Eddie7

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:48

Did you update your LAN driver?


I tried updating them and it said that they were updated to their latest version. Btw, I'm using the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller network driver.

#5 Spartan Erik

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:54

Do you have any background apps that might be running and sucking up bandwidth? When I first used the release preview, I had to Google how to close Metro apps after I had opened them haha

#6 cybertimber2008

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:57

Background apps should not affect ping.

#7 Hum

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:58

Maybe Windows 8 is spying on you ... :shiftyninja: sending data to MS.

#8 alexander3133

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:01

Try download driver from Realtek site:
http://www.realtek.c...3&GetDown=false

#9 greenwizard88

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:05

Did your DNS server change? Were you running a different DNS like OpenDNS?

#10 OP Eddie7

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:41

Do you have any background apps that might be running and sucking up bandwidth? When I first used the release preview, I had to Google how to close Metro apps after I had opened them haha


I'm pretty sure not.


Maybe Windows 8 is spying on you ... :shiftyninja: sending data to MS.


Probably... anyway to change this setting?

Did your DNS server change? Were you running a different DNS like OpenDNS?


When I was running Windows 7, I never changed my DNS servers so I don't think my DNS servers are changed now.







Hmm, I still can't get this resolved. Any reason why?

#11 Izlude

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:51

I noticed faster speeds using the default drivers from win8 instead of manufacturer drivers. I had a previous install using the manufacturer's drivers and it went pretty slow, not to mention "stopped working" errors here and there.

In my case, the drivers are meant for win7, the website hasn't updated them yet. Try using default in the meantime until your hardware vendor puts out another update :)

#12 Andre S.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:05

I tried updating them and it said that they were updated to their latest version.

Go to your motherboard's manufacturer website and see if they have new drivers for Windows 8 for your specific motherboard (specifically LAN ones). If their most recent driver is for Windows 7, well there's probably your problem.

#13 chrisj1968

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:18

I'm going to the toshiba * driver for my wifi. I'm getting 10 on win8

#14 HawkMan

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:37

do a tracert to see where exactly you get the higher ping, if it's from yoru computer to the router or somewhere else.

#15 Neowon

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:06

ON contrary I'm on the opposite end to you. I get great ping but bad link quality. Perhaps its something to do with my wifi driver or perhaps its windows 8. Keep getting d/c from games so annoying.