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Author Topic: [Q] Windows 8 & 8.1: how to see wifi link connection speed rate??  (Read 2317 times)

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Today I noticed something strange. Actually, I noticed it before but only looked at in detail today.

Usually, in the old Windows days... I would hoover my mouse over my wifi connection icon in the system tray. A yellow pop-up would tell me at which speed my wifi connector was connected. I could also see it in Task Manager with network connections.

But in Windows 8 you cannot easily find this information! Only network strength is shown (with the bars). But 5 bars on a 1Mb connected 300Mb wifi adapter will do squad with your 60Mb internet!

Strangely enough, not many people seem to ask this question. All I could find was this article: http://forums.legitreviews.com/about39944.html . Only solution given is going to the command prompt and typing... :s

cmd.exe
netsh wlan show all

Receive rate (Mbps) : 144
Transmit rate (Mbps) : 144
Signal : 63%

But that answer is WRONG*. These numbers only seem to say what your adapter is capable off. When I double checked with WirelessMon Professional (torrent gave me version 4.0.1007) showed my actual speed was 36Mbit/s... Not 54 (what is should be with me).

Maybe one should do calculus? In my case 79% of 54Mb? :|

Does anyone know of a (free) windows tool that shows the windows 8 wireless connection speed? Something quick. Something that does NOT involve client/server based solutions ;p (QUOTE: 'The best (free) way to test network speed/throughput is using "iPerf" or "jPerf"')

For now, I'll stay with the official "solution"... http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/GetArticle.aspx?docid=810e021f443a43779294b05bd6b5bedc_3967.xml&pid=80&converted=0#win8

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Re: [Q] Windows 8 & 8.1: how to see wifi link connection speed rate??
« Reply #2 on: 30. November 2013., 13:28:16 »
STRANGE, isn't it??

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Re: [Q] Windows 8 & 8.1: how to see wifi link connection speed rate??
« Reply #3 on: 30. November 2013., 18:14:07 »
Yup, it's one point MS missed in the new UI.. it's the only solution I found so far also

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Re: [Q] Windows 8 & 8.1: how to see wifi link connection speed rate??
« Reply #4 on: 01. December 2013., 15:51:28 »
Yup, it's one point MS missed in the new UI.. it's the only solution I found so far also

Got another one! In the "old" days the network icon would 1. prefer wifi over lan (WTF! Still so in 8.x btw) and 2. when wifi is connected the lan-icon changes in a wifi icon. I did not bother startpaging this... ;p

In Windows 8.x, when both LAN and Wifi are connected, the LAN icon will show - not the Wifi icon. BUT Wifi still has precedence over LAN* :S

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Re: [Q] Windows 8 & 8.1: how to see wifi link connection speed rate??
« Reply #5 on: 03. December 2013., 01:04:07 »
Only Microsoft can do this..lol

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Re: [Q] Windows 8 & 8.1: how to see wifi link connection speed rate??
« Reply #6 on: 03. December 2013., 01:08:57 »
Only Microsoft can do this..lol

You laughing?? Tsssssss  :down:  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

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