Thank you for the post.
1) Just to double check aside from the TP-Link TD-W8980 router, have you try testing the connection to another router?
2) Try check if there is any firmware upgrade on the TP-Link router and upgrade if needed.
3) You may tweak some setting in the advance option of the network to see
if there will be any changes. See information below:
4) Have you contacted HP regarding this issue?
Hope the above information help. Thanks.
1) I actually was using a Centurylink provided router/modem before the TP-Link with the same issues. Thought the new one would maybe solve my problem, but it didn't.
2) Firmware was updated to the latest version on the TP-Link a few weeks ago, with no change in speeds.
4) I have not contacted HP about this. Working my way up the ladder as you might say.
I will look at some of those tweaks in the advanced options. Thanks for those.
Wow, there's a lot of stuff in the Advanced tab...can anyone give me some direction? Maybe a "best settings" type of thing? Sorry, I'm not that much of a techy when it comes to the advanced stuff.
Also, why would I keep getting the "failed" message with the cable quality status and cable integrity status if I've checked and rechecked that everything works? Appreciate any guidance you can give me.
And let me throw one more wrinkle in...I just ran the Intel Driver Update Utility to check and see if I missed anything, and it's said I needed a driver update for the network adapter to version 20.1 from 188.8.131.52. I thought I had updated this earlier, but apparently not. So I thought, YES this has to be the problem. Downloaded, ran the update, restarted and checked the properties. Still showing as 184.108.40.206 with a date of May 2014. So I uninstalled everything, rebooted, ran the install for a clean slate, and rebooted again. Nope--same deal. What's going on here? Why won't it take the new driver? I'm not getting any errors. It installs fine. This is driving me bonkers...
Thank you for the reply. The setting in the advance setting can be varied depends on different network environment, what you can try is to tweak the setting pertains to performance option e.g. Performance options - Receive descriptors or Receive buffers or the Transmit descriptor..
The version that you downloaded is PROSet version 20.1 (which refers to the software version), the driver available for your 82579LM ethernet controller is still version 220.127.116.11. As this is a onboard NIC on HP 8460P, I would recommend you to contact HP for customized driver specifically your ethernet controller on HP system. .