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Hey Guys, need some help, just picked up a Surface 3 and it is suffering with awful 5ghz WiFi speeds. It came with windows 10 already installed and I have done all the updates available but nothing improves it.


I have an Asus router A66U I think and I get 12mb/s on the 2.4 band and 500kb/s on the 5ghz band. I have used the network on my Surface Pro and that works fine so its an issue with the Surface 3. I have checked for a router firmware update but its up to date.


Anyone any ideas!




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have you compared your adaptor settings to that of the Pro? Maybe there's a setting that is misaligned?

Edited by WolfJT

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I have compared and do not see any differences that jump out. It is very strange, File transfer from my server is as follows:-


Asus Router RT-N66U Router connected to 2.4GHz Wifi

File Transfer Surface Pro 9mbps

File Transfer Surface 3 11mbps


Asus Router RT-N66U Router connected to 5GHz Wifi

File Transfer Surface Pro 14mbps

File Transfer Surface 3 487kbps


Not sure what to do as I need to be able to use the 5Ghz with my Surface 3




Edited by ChrisOldroyd

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Good to know, did you roll back your drivers?

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Yes, rolled it back to May 2015 and its rock solid 18MB/s 

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