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Wireless problems with maximus impact.

veridiux
Level 7
Alright so I bought this bored off ebay for a really good deal to build my steambox/htpc out of. Everything works flawless except the wireless adapter only connects at 144mb. After further investigation I found out that wireless N doesn't even show up on the adapter. I tried the driver disc it came with and the newest drivers on asus website. I updated the bios to the newest one installed the latest chipset drivers etc.. even reinstalled windows 8.1 and nothing is working. Any advice would be very appreciated.

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Nate152
Moderator
Hi veridiux, 144mb/s is faster than your internet speed. Run an internet speed test and see if you are getting what you should be.

veridiux
Level 7
My problem isn't the internet, it's the local network. Dragging a 25gig file across my network shouldn't take 4 hours. And why it doesn't even show wireless N to be a capable connection in the properties bothers me.

Nate152
Moderator
I found this and it does show the maximus VI impact supports wireless N.

http://www.dabs.com/learnmore/components-and-storage/asus-republic-of-gamers-maximus-vi-impact/

I'm wondering if you might be getting some kind of interference that could be causing this. Is there any way you could hard wire it to see if there is any speed change? You will need to install the LAN driver from the motherboard disk.

I tried the wired and it seems to work fine it's connecting at 1gb. But I really think i'm having a driver issue since the card doesn't even show wireless N capable.

Nate152
Moderator
On the driver support page, Did you install the top driver under wireless?

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=MAXIMUS+VI+IMPACT&p=1&s=45

If you did, I would call tech support on your modem/router.

veridiux
Level 7
Yeah got the latest one from that website. The problem isn't my router it's the card it doesn't show that the card is capable or wireless N and it
should. But I don't know what to do about it. I've tried different drivers, reinstall windows, pulled the card out and put it back in, updated bios & drivers for chipset, nothing is working.

Nate152
Moderator
I just looked up some drivers for Broadcom and I found two different sets of drivers. One is for your 802.11ac and I found another one for 802.11n. What you have posted up there is 802.11ac.

Read this page, maybe it will help. ac is the newer technology.

http://voices.yahoo.com/wireless-ac-80211ac-vs-wireless-n-80211n-11973271.html?cat=15

Yeah, but the description on the board says A/B/G/N/AC it just doesn't show anything in the properties but A/B/G. Maybe It's installing the wrong driver do you think you could like the ac driver to me? thanks