Windows 10: WiFi performance and equipment questions

Discus and support WiFi performance and equipment questions in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; A bunch of internet speed questions. Hoping the answers aren't "no one knows." but that would be no surprise. First, a note on the hardware and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by khl, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. KHL
    khl Win User

    WiFi performance and equipment questions

    A bunch of internet speed questions. Hoping the answers aren't "no one knows." but that would be no surprise.

    First, a note on the hardware and software in use. The router is a Linksys E7500 taking a Mediacom feed from a Technicolor DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. Can't use a DOCSIS 3.1 modem because that would interfere with a Direct TV signal sharing the same coax. No, that's not optimum but it can't be changed for reasons beyond my control. Donwnloads shown through Ookla Speedtest through Ethernet are around 450 mbps down and 60 mbps up From what I understand, that's decent asymetrical transfer performance for DOCSIS 3.0

    On a Samsung Galaxy 10E phone in an adjoing room, through the Android version of Speedtest, using a5G wifi link, I get 466mbps down and 58mbps up. However on an old Dell 6420 notebook running Windows 10 and on the same 5g wifi link using a USB Edimax AC1200 MU-MIMO WiFi Nano USB 2.0 Adapter, I've gotten Speedtest results no better than 200mbps down and around 40 mbps up.

    Okay, the Samsung phone may have a more sophisticated wifi set up and it's time to try something better in the Dell notebook, which is limited to USB 2.0. I've already tried an Expresscard Fresco Logic USB 3.0 adapter and could not get it to work correctly.

    The ASUS USB-AC68 USB wifi adapter seems tempting, but in reading reviews on Amazon many users have not been able to get it to work. Also, ASUS no longer has a support forum.

    So given the potential roadblocks and dead ends I've encountered, are there any workable suggestions? I get the feeling that "no one knows."

  2. cheetahfm Win User

    Windows 10 wifi not turning on Acer Aspire laptop

    In order to get the list of available wireless networks, you have to:

    1. Switch on Connect to suggested open hotspots (see the screenshot in question);
    2. Click on Wifi icon in the right corner. Now you have your networks back.

    After that the parameter from Step 1 can be turned off, networks will be listed normally after restarting Wifi.

    P.S. I feel rather stupid at the moment. I thought that open hotspots are passwordless hotspots and so are presumably not very safe. So of course I've turned that off during installation.
    Really hard to see any logic in this case.
    cheetahfm, Feb 1, 2021
  3. Wifi isn't working


    To further assist you with your concern, kindly provide the answers for the following questions:

    • Did you receive any error messages when trying to connect to WiFi?
    • Did you make any changes prior to this issue?
    • Is the issue the same when trying to connect using a different device?

    Meanwhile, you can check more advanced steps on this link. We suggest that you also try to follow the steps provided and keep us posted with the

    Lov Dollente, Feb 1, 2021
  4. WiFi performance and equipment questions

    Pavilion x2 not connecting to wifi


    To resolve your concern about the error message you're encountering which says
    WiFi doesn't have valid IP configuration, we suggest for you to follow these steps and see if it helps:

    • Hold down the Shift key.
    • Perform a shutdown from the Start menu.
    • Don't let go of the Shift key until your laptop is off.

    Let us know how it goes.
    PreciousLeb, Feb 1, 2021

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