Poor Wifi on Windows but Great on Mac OS

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

  1. LordKuroda macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    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

    Jul 30, 2010
    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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