Poor Wifi on Windows but Great on Mac OS

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by LordKuroda, May 25, 2013.

  1. LordKuroda macrumors newbie

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    Oct 9, 2012
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    Hi, have just got myself a mid 2012 MacBook Air 13 inch and have just installed Windows 7 using Boot Camp. However, the WiFi signal was very poor on Windows 7 when I first installed it even with the latest Boot Camp support software from Apple. The WiFi works just fine on my Mac OS X.

    Googled around and managed to find a partial solution (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2709273?start=0&tstart=0), which is to set the "Minimum Power Consumption" in the driver settings in Control Panel to "Disabled".

    This has made the wifi signal strong with 4/5 bars for the first 5 seconds, and then it will drop to 1/2 bars for no reason. Broadcom wireless drivers are also updated to the latest, at least that's what it says when I tried to update it from Device Manager.

    Any ideas please? Would really appreciate any input. Thank you!
     
  2. Verix macrumors regular

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    Jul 30, 2010
    #2
    In Power Options, go Edit Plan settings -> Advanced settings -> Wireless Adapter @ Maximum Performance. Don't know if that'll do the trick but might help.
     

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