We understand you would like assistance increasing the performance of your Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 adapter.
In order to better assist you, we would like to take a better look at your current hardware configuration and settings.
1. What is the brand and model of your wireless router/access point?
2. Please download and run the Intel® System Support Utility. Set the tool to scan everything, while connected to your network. This will allow you to save a report which can then be uploaded manually.
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Sorry for late reply, I was unable to switch to advanced editor mode hence, I am giving a link of google drive to access my report file.
The report was taken on 2 different days, hope it helps.
Thank you for these reports. This is what we found:
- Band: 5 GHz
- Channel: 149
- Radio Type: 802.11ac
- Connection Rate: 150 Mbps (low)
- Signal Strength:"99%"
- Band: 2.4 GHz
- Channel: 1
- Radio Type: 802.11n (legacy)
- Connection Rate: 28.9 Mbps (very low)
- Signal Strength:"89%"
Based on this, we can recommend the following:
1. Make sure that you're using the latest firmware for your wireless access point.
2. Enable WPA2-PSK (Personal) encryption on your network, this will prevent unauthorized access to your network.
1. To do this, you will need to engage your router/access point support, or internet service provider for instructions.
2. Or follow this article by wikihow.com: How to Add a Password to Your Wireless Internet Connection (WiFi).
3. Based on these reports, the 5 GHz band may work better for you. We can recommend the following changes to your advanced adapter settings:
1. 802.11n Channel Width for 2.4GHz : 20 MHz Only
2. 802.11n Channel Width for 5.2GHz : Auto
3. Roaming Aggressiveness: 1. Lowest
4. Preferred Band: 3. Prefer 5.2GHz band
4. Enable channel bonding for 5 GHz in your wireless router/access point settings. The name for this will vary greatly depending on it's brand.
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Let us know if this helps.
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