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Topic # 173668 1-Jun-2015 13:48
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Recently iv been having a lot of problems with windows 8 and Wireless networks.

The main symptoms are extremely slow or non existent browsing speed but the wireless shows it is connected and has access to the internet.

There are a number of issues that produce theese symptoms and i have mananged to solve most of them i.e

1. Atheros Chipset causes problems with encryption when paired with some routers (updating the firmware to latest version --Note Not from microsoft website-- or turning off encryption in router fixes)
2. Microsoft update screws with the winsock table, commonly know as can ping but not browse issue (reset winsock "netsh winsock reset")

but the one i'm having problems with seems to be related specifically to windows 8 itself and the way it handles wireless encryption

as a specific example i have a HP all in one touch screen running windows 8
the wireless network card is an RTL8723
Wireless shows connected and internet accessible (not error messages or yellow icons)
wireless card in the win 8 pc is set to NOT sleep or power save
ipconfig shows correct settings for ipv4 address, gateway, and dns servers (all retrieved by DHCP)
cannot browse web pages
can sometimes load a HTTPS based page
i have at least 6 other devices running various versions of IOS android and windows (not 8) which all work perfectly with and without encryption
for arguments sake the router in question is a UBNT AirGateway running the latest version AIROS (1.14 or something i cant be bothered looking it up) however i don't expect this to have any baring on the problem
various ping tests all return fail including pings to: ip address
ip address of network Gateway
however turn off the encryption in the wireless router (no security) and everything works fine

I haven't been able to find anything specific to this issue online other than a few references to microsoft removing the WPA and TKIP encryption profiles from windows 8 (but i would expect this to prevent wireless connection all together)

Has anybody else encountered this issues and how did they solve it?

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  Reply # 1317630 5-Jun-2015 00:37
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dude please

something that makes me really wild is people who reply with pointless and (usually already answered) questions, its also the reason i tend to avoid forums.

I realize you have a good rep among the community and thank you for the reply but if you had fully read my initial post you would see that

and i qoute (including spelling mistakes)

"for arguments sake the router in question is a UBNT AirGateway running the latest version AIROS (1.14 or something i cant be bothered looking it up) however i don't expect this to have any baring on the problem"

to take your question to its end conclusion the eventual crossover point to the internet is made up of another ubiquiti router load sharing between 2 fiber Internet connections one with myrepublic and one with actrix, neither uses a "SPARK" router obviously

all that however is beside the point as the issue is definitely not at the end gateway as the computer in question cannot even communicate properly with its local gateway/router (the above mentioned UBNT AirGateway)

it should also be noted that:


this problem only seems to occur on windows 8 and not on all windows 8 systems.
i have had this problem occure with a number of other routers including dlink, tplink, netgear, and a few others




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  Reply # 1317664 5-Jun-2015 07:51
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You said "for arguments sake the router is an Air gateway". This says nothing whether this was the actual setup, or what other hardware was involved.

There are well known DNS issues with Windows 8.1 on a number of common CPE devices out there. The issue is not in Windows per se, but with the way DNS caching is handed on the CPE. The Technicolour modems in paritucular are the cause of hundreds of forums posts on here, and without providing more information about the setup asking if one of these modems was present, (even in a double NAT environment) is a very logical question to ask because the symptoms share a lot in common with what you posted.

Are you running Windows 8 or 8.1? And if you're on 8 is there a reason why you haven't upgraded to 8.1?

The fact you seemingly have a DNS related issue on a complex load balancing setup could be any number of things - and the information you've posted above is nowhere near enough to really provide any further advice.

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  Reply # 1317667 5-Jun-2015 08:03
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