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It depends on what operating system software your using, yet try this:
Try resetting the WINSOCK, TCP/IP and DNS on the computer.
a. Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the list.
b. In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter after each command.
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
c. Type Exit in the command prompt window and then restart the computer.
After the restart, check if you still face this issue.
I have the same problems. I noticed it takes forever to load any webpage, while my regular PC which sits right next to the stick in the same WIFI loads anything immediately.
Wifi has full strength (all bars shown).
I cannot even run DSL Speed tests to figure out the speed, because the pages all time out after a while. I am totally confused what to do.
I thought maybe its an Internet Explorer 11 issue and wanted to download the Google Chrome Browser. But I stopped downloading it after 40 Minutes, the progress bar was only half trough.
At the same time I did a download from my PC and it took 9 Seconds to download the browser!?!
Is there any "official" test that Intel recommends to measure Wifi performance and DSL Internet speed? Or any log files you want? If yes, please let me know, and I will make those tests with my Intel Stick and also in parallel with the PC next to it - in the same Wifi.
Have you tried changing the channels your WiFi is using? It's a long shot, I admit it. But purchased ($19.99) inSSIDer 4 from http://www.metageek.com/products/inssider/ awhile ago and use that now to avoid over lapping signals with my neighbors. I think the WiFi in the stick is a little weak, so changing channels to a less crowded one may help.
Hi Zeke, thanks for then hint with inSSIDer. I just installed it. The result is here:
my Wifi is "DieGeissens".
It doesn't seem that another Wifi Channel is better.
Plus: My Laptop (Sony Vaio VPCSE1E1E) is right next to the stick and has perfect reception and very fast downloads! Both Computers show strongest Wifi Reception.
Dang, I was hoping it would be something so simple. I was running a 802.11ac adapter with my stick for awhile, but adding another WiFi adapter isn't a solution. At least you found a new handy app to use in various situations!
Maybe this is another quirk of the bad image that was cited as the cause for the issues with 8.1 apps not opening (started by @RumblePack - Windows 8.1 apps won't open)
I have download an updated WiFi driver from Intel's support site at the link below:
It seems to have improved WIFI performance somewhat. I can now load web pages without DNS errors.
I still have issues streaming HD content from Netflix and Amazon however. If you aren't using your Intel Compute Stick for heavy media streaming this may be the solution to your issues.
Even though the performance is better I'm still using my D-Link USB Wireless N adapter because it streams HD media from Netflix and Amazon just fine.
I believe future driver updates to the Realtek card may resolve this issue. I just hope more updates to the Realtek driver are forthcoming.
thanks for the Link to the Driver Update. I did install it, but without success. Still the same problems.
I am now at a camp ground with Wifi. My Laptop shows the SSID with 4 of 5 bars and connects to the Wifi without problems.
The Intel Stick toggles between showing the SSID with 3 of 5 bars and suddenly showing "No Network Found".
That is horrible.
Maybe my hardware is defect and I should return it to Intel?
Does Intel read and answer to posts here for everyone to see? Or is it better to write to Intel directly with any problems?
You may want to try a USB Wireless N adapter as a temporary solution. I'm using one now and I'm not having any internet issues. Wi-Fi USB adapters tend to run in the $10-$40 range, some even with external antennas. It's not a perfect solution but a decent workaround.
I know Intel reads the board but I haven't seen them reply to this topic.
They fixed the Win 8 apps issue last week pretty quickly. I think the WiFi issue is more driver related or hardware related (i.e. poor quality antenna, etc). I think My hope is that Realtek releases a decent driver for it.
I would like to hear Intel's thoughts on this issue though.
thanks for the hint. I found a similar workaround without buying the Wifi N Adapter here on vacation.
With my Samsung Android Smartphone! I connected it the USB connection via an USB hub, and turned on "USB Tethering" (personal hot spot), and connected to the Smartphone to the Wifi
I had to install the special Samsung USB Driver then the Internet Network was recognized.
I feel like MacGyver :-)
It's baffling that the Phone has decent Wifi Reception while the Intel Stick does not....
Greetings from Italy,