5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2014 11:52 AM by sylvia_intel

    useless wifi on the NUC??

    Mark71

      Hello.

       

      I installed a wifi card into my NUC today and I must admit I am shocked at how poor wifi is in the NUC.

      I installed a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and set it up to use both 5 and 2.4 Ghz bands. On my laptop with the exact same wifi card in I get 90-100Mpbs but on the NUC I am lucky to get 30-40Mpbs upload to a lan share.

       

      Both are configured exactly the same and in fact I even swapped the cards round, each time the laptop wifi speeds were almost double if not more at times. Is this normal?

       

      Cheers

      Mark

        • 1. Re: useless wifi on the NUC??
          sylvia_intel

          Hello Mark, I’m sorry to hear that you are having issues with your   NUC and the installation of the wireless adapter.

          I would recommend you to check if the antennas are connected correctly.

          Also, would you please provide me the model number of the NUC so we can check compatibility.

          You can also check if  BIOS update is needed.

          • 2. Re: useless wifi on the NUC??
            Mark71

            Hi Syliva.

             

            It is the D34010WYK and I have tried 2 wifi cards and both are as bad as each other. However, if I move the NUC to the same room as the wifi router I get 300Mbps connection on both 2.4 and 5 GHz, but when I move it back to the living room, 20ft away it drops terribly back to less than 100Mpbs at times.. where my HP laptop with the exact same wifi card in never skips a beat and it connected to the full 300Mpbs in the living room, next to the NUC.

             

            I guess I am having to go back to a homeplug? as yes the antennas are connected correctly and I did try a different antenna, same issue.. is it the lack of power int eh NUC itself?

             

            Cheers

            Mark

            • 3. Re: useless wifi on the NUC??
              sylvia_intel

              May I have the model number of the router you are using?

              Are you running the latest BIOS version?

              Could you check if the router is running the latest firmware version?

              • 4. Re: useless wifi on the NUC??
                Mark71

                Hi Sylvia.

                 

                It is a TP-Link WDR4900 v1 with the latest firmware and the NUC also has the latest BIOS and drivers.. wifi is now off as it is too slow, such a pity..

                 

                Cheers

                Mark

                • 5. Re: useless wifi on the NUC??
                  sylvia_intel

                  Mark, I was able to find out that a similar issue has been reported and our engineers are still working on developing a new driver.  Unfortunately, I do not have a specific release date yet.