Connectivity issues can be caused by different reasons, please review the following actions to address the most common causes:
- Is this the original adapter that came with your computer? Using a wireless adapter that is not supported in your PC may cause unexpected behavior.
- Apply the configuration mentioned in the advisory: Wireless Networking — What are the Recommended Settings for 802.11n Connectivity?
- Disable the Bluetooth adapter in your PC and check if this helps with the connection. It might be done with a switch in the chassis of the PC, or with a keyboard combination. It can be also be done in the OS configuration.
- You may also try disabling services that may be consuming system resources. As was mentioned by another user with a similar issue: 7265ac Windows 10 Degrading Performance
Sorry for such a delayed response.
Yes, it is the original adapter.
My settings are configured as recommended.
I have disabled the Bluetooth adapter.
Unfortunately, my problem is ongoing and has been getting worse since I originally posted the issue. Disconnects are happening more frequently and during somewhat less bandwidth intensive activities such as watching videos or loading larger images.
I am going to share with you something that worked for me. Please understand that it may not work for you and caution is recommended. If necessary, contact Microsoft* if you need more detailed information on this feature before you proceed.
When I upgraded my OS to Windows 10*, I also noticed a similar issue, I has less bandwidth than when I had Windows 8.1*. I found out that Windows 10* has a feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO) that could be the cause of my bandwidth degradation and what I have found out about this feature is that it was initially designed to help users get faster software updates which is quite a good idea to handle massive internet traffic of up to 40 TBps.
I can not guarantee it, but it seems like WUDO works a lot like torrents work. Your computer running Windows 10* is used as part of a peer-to-peer network to deliver software updates faster and in this way helping everyone to download updates quickly. Long story short, it seems like this peer-to-peer sharing method offered by Windows 10* was using my precious internet bandwidth without hinting me about it because this feature is enabled by default. Here is how you disable it.