Dear support community,
I think I face likewise problems as many other members of the Intel Support Community. Let me explain my annoying troubles in detail. I was running Windows 8.1 on my Medion Erazer X6816 notebook (bought summer 2012) with troubles, my wireless connection kept on dropping in and out, however, when I had connection I had a very good speed. This became tremendously annoying and along with some other minor issues of Windows 8.1 I decided to go back to the roots of my notebook and made a clean install of Windows 7.
I installed all drivers that came along with the notebook (including the Intel Wireless Centrino N1030), running software version 14.something. After that I faced difficulties in download speed (dropped from wireless 20mbps to a slow 1mbps when doing different speed tests). Especially when I was downloading with news groups, internet became slow of all wireless devices (TV, tablet, notebook of my girlfriend).
Now I directly decided to go to the Intel download section to install the latest Windows 7 64 bit drivers and when I rand the automatic driver detection I received a message that I was not running the latest drivers and that I could upgrade to 16.11 (or something). I downloaded that driver pack. When I ran that software, it told me it was installing the newest drivers which of course made me feel confident of restoring my dl and upload speed . When I restarted my computer I clicked on the Start button and pressed a program of Intel called Intel>Wireless>Manual wireless check (or something similar), it lets you run a variety of tests (including how many Wifi networks are available and including the firmware of your driver). It states that I am running 15.something. Problem is that I still face low DL speeds and very low up speeds (and I bought expensive internet). All the rest of the wireless devices in my house run a very high internet speed except mine. I tried installing the newest driver and delete the oldest even the 17.0.0 but all I get is this:
The green dots are moving but then it disappears.. Running another check and still sticks to the 15.something firmware with low down and upload speeds.. It is driving me crazy and I have no clue what to do. I can't seem to install the latest drivers.. I reinstalled several times but I cannot seem to increase my up and dl speeds.
Any advice would so very much welcomed. I really appreciate it..
All the best,