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Windows 8.1 network / internet issues

Asked by stefannagy86 on 11/13/2013 at 10:54 PM

I just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1 and I am having severe internet issues due purely to Windows 8.1 operating system.
I need to make this clear that there is no other possible explanation for what is causing the internet dropouts / slow speeds except Windows 8.1 (This is the only variable that has changed when I upgraded my OS since my router / hardware / computer distance from router is not a variable in this case).

The issue is my internet is running continuously slow combined with intermittent dropouts. Think of the connectivity as a sine wave. Sometimes it's at a peak (usually when I just start up the computer) and then it gradually slows to a slump where it sometimes drops out completely. This occurs for internet browsing for all browsers and downloading. I don't think it's relevant but I have a D-link wireless PCI card with a Netgear dgnd3700 router. All drivers have been updated to the latest versions.


I have tried every single solution found online. I have run all the suggested command prompt resets, disabled IVP6, changed the DNS connections to google ( and for IVP4 and the problem still occurs and it is very clearly a windows 8.1 issue.


This is happening for a lot of people and the usual "try updating your drivers, resetting the network adapter, restart the PC" etc. response will not suffice.


Please help. Thanks


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