- 67 months ago
Did anyone else find the wireless in this motherboard absolutely rubbish?
My old computer has a PCI-E 1X D-Link Wireless N card and downloaded at about 3.5 MB/s from Steam (never ran a Speedtest, so that's really my only barometer). My new build, with this motherboard and the integrated wireless, gets maybe 1 MB/s, and is constantly dropping to zero and disconnecting briefly, despite the computers being placed in the exact same place and an allegedly full signal.
My laptop, which obviously doesn't have external antennas, doesn't have any problems when it's right next to the box, so I imagine the culprit is the Intel Mini PCI wireless card that's included on the board. If I bring the box down next to the router, it's fine and speeds go back up.
I've done all the troubleshooting I can, but I'm just going to break down and get a powerline connection.