Windows 10: Download speed issue

Discus and support Download speed issue in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; This is sort of a weird situation, but I will just go ahead and explain. My computer would usually download things at 10MB/s at least, usually around... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by AlexTran2, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. AlexTran2 Win User

    Download speed issue

    This is sort of a weird situation, but I will just go ahead and explain.

    My computer would usually download things at 10MB/s at least, usually around 11 or 12. For some reason, my laptop would randomly have a slower download speed of 3 or 4 MB/s. When this happens, I would just uninstall my wireless network adapter, reset my laptop, and my download speed would come back to normal. However, I still end up having the slow download speed after a few days of reinstalling the driver. Something just seems off about having to continually uninstall and reinstalling my network driver every time I get slow download speed. Is there a reason why this is so?

    AlexTran2, Mar 13, 2020

  2. Slow Download Speed


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft forums.

    • I would suggest you to test the speed using any of the speed test website or app to confirm the upload and download speed.
    • I also suggest you to reset the wireless router to check if that helps.
    • You may plug in the Ethernet cable if available and check the speed.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Mar 13, 2020
  3. Daniel Win User
    Browsing speed is fast, but download speed is 0

    I'm currently using Windows 10 and netcomm nb604n router.

    Web browsing on chrome/edge/firefox works fast, but my download speed from majority of websites start around 10kb/s and eventually (in a few minutes) decrease to 0kb/s.

    Here are some example files that does this:
    Git for Windows (there is a download button)

    When I am downloading from utorrent, or when I installed the Unity engine through Unity's installer, my download speed was fine.

    Things that I have tried:

    1. Running the test on It says that my download speed is 18MB/s and upload speed is 1Mb/s. Of course this doesn't demonstrate the actual speed that I'll get when downloading/uploading from a server, but my ISP is using this to say that there is no problem on their side.
    2. Taking my router, filter, and all cables to another house and downloading the same files that I couldn't download. This worked perfectly fine, so I'm guessing that my equipment is not the issue.
    3. Using both wireless and LAN on a brand new computer and an old laptop. The problem exists in all cases.
    4. Resetting and restarting the router. Did not do anything.
    5. Changing the mtu settings as suggested on Windows 7, download speeds drop to 0 kb/s and the download has to be restarted
      Unfortunately this didn't solve my issue.
    6. Calling my ISP to make sure that they weren't throttling my network. They are denying any fault on their end, and are claiming that there is something wrong with my computer or my router but refusing to provide a solution.

    If anyone has any suggestions or ideas on what I could try to resolve this issue, please let me know!
    Daniel, Mar 13, 2020
  4. Sasqui Win User

    Download speed issue

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
    Sasqui, Mar 13, 2020

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