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Wifi network card

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

  1. 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

    Azure Flare
    World's fastest mobile chicane Premium Member

    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. 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

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

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

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

    That's really weird.
    I wonder if it's something to do with Steam's anti cheat software?
     
  7. I got 1 reply saying that steam requires 5ghz band instead of 2,4ghz(which might not be enough)
     
  8. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

    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. 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

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

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

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

    I'm reaching here, but what about your firewall or antivirus, just can't think of anything definite offhand.
     
  12. Rebooting router hasn't worked, the card shows up in the network options.
     
  13. 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

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

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

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