Unresponsive or slow wireless connections are among the most unpleasant issues experienced by Windows 10 users who have upgraded their operating systems over the last couple of years. For those used to network management under Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the connection delays and slow data transfer speed of Windows 10 can seem exasperating; at this time, there are a few ways to improve this issue, which will hopefully be fixed by the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.
Troubleshooting Potential Issues with Windows 10 WiFi
Depending on the wireless router and the drivers being used, it may take Windows 10 a full two minutes to establish a connection if it is starting up from Sleep mode. Interestingly, this not the case when booting up after shutting down. It is a known fact that wireless network discovery and handshaking takes longer on Windows 10, and this issue will hopefully be resolved in future updates; for the time being, you may be able to deal with this by enabling Fast Startup from the Power Options and selecting the “Choose What Power Buttons Do” option. This is the default setting for Microsoft Surface portable devices equipped with solid state drives, and it is designed to wake up Windows 10 in the fastest way possible.
To learn whether Windows Auto-Tuning is enabled on your Windows 10 desktop, laptop or tablet, you would have to start a Command Prompt session as an administrator and look at the status of the TCP stack in the network shell. This is the only way Windows Auto-Tuning can be disabled, and it is not something that you should try unless you are familiar with managing Windows 10 settings with the command prompt.
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