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Wifi network card

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Blimey, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Blimey

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    I bought this TP-Link TL-WN781ND card for my PC, the first day it worked fine, second day I couldn't play any games online on Steam, next day games outside Steam didn't want to work online, now - days later even webpages don't want to load properly. Speedtest keeps showing under 1mbps, while other wireless devices go way over. Should I get a refund for this, since updating drivers and reinstalling everything hasn't helped?
     
  2. Azure Flare

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    If you do decide to refund it, I would recommend trying the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I. Other than a couple of early issues with Windows 10, it's worked flawlessly for me.
     
  3. Blimey

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    I don't want to pay over ~35$, since my internet goes up to ~20mbps and I thought this card would work, it did for a day but now I get constant really high ping strikes, from 40-2500 ping.
     
  4. Kenny Paton

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    Have you checked that W10 haven't installed different drivers also your adaptor settings.
     
  5. Blimey

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    drivers are all fine, non steam games ran fine online today, steam games still don't want to function online, in AC it kicks me out after 5 seconds of gameplay. In CSGO I have constant 500+ ping and 50+ % loss/choke.
     
  6. Kenny Paton

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    That's really weird.
    I wonder if it's something to do with Steam's anti cheat software?
     
  7. Blimey

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    I got 1 reply saying that steam requires 5ghz band instead of 2,4ghz(which might not be enough)
     
  8. Kenny Paton

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    Naw, my USB TP link is 2.4 and works fine with Steam. Have you disabled all other network adaptors?
    Have you tried your original card again?
     
  9. Blimey

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    I didn't have a wifi card when I built the PC (I bought it later), I have an integrated one in the Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5, the problem with that is that the router is in a different part of the house and other residents don't want to move it and using an ethernet cable that's as long as almost 25 meters is not worth it. I don't understand why its not working as intended.
    Also, the signal strength has dropped a lot, went from 80% to 44% and under on the 2nd day of use.
     
  10. Kenny Paton

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    Are you able to reboot the router and is the card showing in the network settings?
     
  11. Kenny Paton

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    I'm reaching here, but what about your firewall or antivirus, just can't think of anything definite offhand.
     
  12. Blimey

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    Rebooting router hasn't worked, the card shows up in the network options.
     
  13. Blimey

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    I removed some safety options on my Norton Security (its really annoying), it doesn't let me change my windows firewall options, but removing whatever I could on Norton has got rid of the intense loss and ping, occasionally it has up to 10% loss, but choke% goes between 0-10% at all times, ping goes between 37-90 (should be constant 39-42, but is 50-60).
     
  14. Andy Jackson

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    To be honest, only computer noobs and old ladies use Norton. Fact.:rolleyes::D
     
  15. Blimey

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    firewall is not the problem, its the TP-Link card, it has to be.
    Norton came with one of the parts and 90 days is for free, idc really. If Norton is not the problem I don't see a point in removing it right now.
     
  16. Kenny Paton

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    If you are able to exchange the card or return it for another then at least you'll know if it's that that's faulty.
     
  17. Blimey

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    I will exchange for a better one, but that takes 10 days MAX...