I have had this Lenovo y560 laptop for years now. I have been on wired internet almost entirely. I just moved and have no wired connection anymore, so now I need to address this ridiculously slow wifi issue. I understand that a wireless connection is slower than wired. I have been trying to resolve this for the past few hours - the ONLY thing I have been changing for the past hour is reinstalling and uninstalling my AMD HD 5000 graphic driver (uninstall, reboot, check speed, reinstall, reboot, check speed, repeat). If I have the AMD driver installed I get 1.5 Mbps download speeds (using Ookla). If I uninstall it completely and use the standard vga graphic adapter, I get 15 Mbps download speed. Why is the graphics driver controlling this??
I am supposed to get up to 110 Mbps download with my provider's package (and my roommate does - wirelessly). Granted, I am further from the router than he is, but still have a five bar connection. Also, from network settings my adapter status shows around 15 Mbps no matter which graphic driver is installed. It seems like I am connected fine, but somehow the graphics driver is slowing the speed. Thoughts?
I have a basic computer knowledge background, but I am not comp sci or anything. All I know is there is a pattern here and I have no clue why. I need a graphics driver that is not the standard vga adapter and 15Mbps download. Please help.