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04-27-2013

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Wifi very slow on Helix after fresh install of 8.1, do I need the Intel Wireless LAN "drivers"?

2014-06-03, 23:25 PM

I'm getting a few hundred kbps on downloads from MSFT's dev site, which typically are 1MB/sec for me on this Helix. Just did a fresh install, but am using stock Windows 8.1 wifi drivers. Do I need to install something specifically for Helix, like the Intel files?

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04-13-2012

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Re: Wifi very slow on Helix after fresh install of 8.1, do I need the Intel Wireless LAN "drive

2014-06-03, 23:38 PM

If there is a dedicated driver from the manufacturer for your hardware for your current OS, you should always choose that over the stock Windows drivers.

 

Best thing for your Helix would be to run the Lenovo System Update to get your machine up to specs in the driver department.

 

I always stick to the Lenovo issued drivers for my ThinkPads and stay far, far away from any Windows Update drivers. They are absolutely a no-no for me.

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