1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Dismiss Notice

Welcome To SNBForums

SNBForums is a community for anyone who wants to learn about or discuss the latest in wireless routers, network storage and the ins and outs of building and maintaining a small network.

If you'd like to post a question, simply register and have at it!

While you're at it, please check out SmallNetBuilder for product reviews and our famous Router Charts, Ranker and plenty more!

USB-AC68 Slow download after W10 Creators update solution

Discussion in 'NETGEAR AC Wireless' started by timex18, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. timex18

    timex18 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Thought I would pass this on to anyone else having the same problem. Upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update a few days ago. Smooth install and everything is working fine except my internet download speed has slowed to a crawl. Prior to the update I could download ~185Mbs and Upload ~12Mbs
    Since the update I am getting ~4Mbs down and 11Mbs up.
    Uninstalled the Asus driver and reinstalled with same results.
    I can upload files within my network at full speed, but same slow download.

    Running Asus USB AC-68 with Version 2.1.3.0 driver through USB 3.0
    Windows 10 build 1703
    Router Netgear R7800 V1.0.2.28 firmware

    Found this thread (In German no less) discussing this as a driver issue. https://answers.microsoft.com/de-de...niedrige/27a55259-dca3-442d-81d4-d382a9c502d8
    There is a mention someone fixed it using a .inf driver from Realtek-Treiber 1030.13.704.2016 package. Sure enough, I found that file http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NE...Network-Adapter-Driver-1030-13-704-2016.shtml, updated the driver from this package and now I am right back to where I started with 185Mbs down and 12 up.

    I am sure I am not the only one having this problem (or will get once Creators Update gets full rollout) so here's the fix until Asus can update their drivers.
     
    Asussnb and Nighthawk05 like this.
  2. timex18

    timex18 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Can someone move this to the Asus forum? Or tell me how to delete this? I forgot I was in the Netgear forum
     
  3. AntonK

    AntonK Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    171
    Well, perhaps it's not a bad post for the Netgear AC forum as well. My speeds have dropped by some bit since the upgrade as well. I'm using a Netgear Nighthawk R7000
     
  4. rbird2

    rbird2 Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Messages:
    56
    I have not noticed any speed difference with Creators. I installed it yesterday morning.

    You may want to use O&O ShutUp10 or equivalent to turn off a lot of the privacy concerns with Windows 10.

    https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

    I use the "Apply all Recommended Settings" (Green checkmark). I have used this app since Windows 10 was released and have no complaints. It does what it says.
     
    joegreat likes this.
  5. Arrow

    Arrow Regular Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    65
    I'm having the exact same issue with a Asus USB-AC68 and a USB-AC56R. Before the Windows 10 Creators 64 bit update, I was getting 350 Mbps down. Now I'm getting 2-5 Mbps down.

    Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.15063 Build 15063 (64 bit)

    Using the Realtek driver fixes the problem (thank you), but first I had to also update chipset and usb drivers.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
  6. jojodragon2000

    jojodragon2000 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    I have the same problem, currently downloading the driver to see if it works...
     
  7. jojodragon2000

    jojodragon2000 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Worked for me, thanks!
     
  8. sixfiend

    sixfiend New Around Here

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    i am having the same problems, im currently using an older realtek driver and it seems to help a little. i will try the driver listed above to see if there is any improvement.

    Update: seems to be working fine now, hopefully asus can update their drivers soon
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
  9. picka69

    picka69 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Hello,
    I have the same problem with Windows 10 Creator and my usb-ac68.
    Could you give the link where can I dowload the Realtek driver and could someone describe the how to?
    Please help.

    Thanks
     
  10. pege63

    pege63 Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    920
    Location:
    Sweden, AngelIsland
    Why is this in the NETGEAR thread?
     
    bodean likes this.
  11. picka69

    picka69 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    The tiltle of this topic is "USB-AC68 Slow download after W10 Creators update solution" that's so.
     
  12. pege63

    pege63 Very Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    920
    Location:
    Sweden, AngelIsland
    AC68 as in Asus, Windows 10 Creator has problem with BT and USB3 .
    You should stay on the 14393.1066 and nor running away with a insider build thats not stable. ;)
    Stay on Release Preview ring NOT Fast ring.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2017
  13. picka69

    picka69 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks you, I'm going to downgrade Windows ans I'll stay for a new stable Windows 10 build.
     
  14. Nighthawk05

    Nighthawk05 New Around Here

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks for sharing this fix! My speed dropped from 115 Mb/s to 2.5 Mb/s after updating to Creator's Edition. This fix brought me back to full speed!
     
  15. nin9

    nin9 New Around Here

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    I am having the same problem. How do I install these drivers ?
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
  16. Nighthawk05

    Nighthawk05 New Around Here

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2
  17. aLertz

    aLertz New Around Here

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks to this post, I've manage to solve the slow download issue as I've just got the Falls Creator's update last week...didn't realize the slow download as the ping was fine for the first few days until there's a game update then I realize the speed is too low...