El blog de Juan Palómez

16 noviembre 2014

Wifi connection drops when downloading from Steam

Filed under: Uncategorized — Etiquetas: , , , — thisisoneball @ 14:42

I’m using a USB Wifi adapter: Belkin F7D1101 V1, and it works fine except when downloading games from Steam. The Wifi connection drops and this icon appears: wifi drop

The Internet link and wifi router are OK as the other devices connected to it keep connected to the Internet; limiting download speed in Steam’s options didn’t solve the problem.

If this happens just go to Control Panel and open the USB adapter advanced options, then change ‘Wireless Mode’ from ‘802.11b/g/n’ to ‘802.11b/g’

wifi drop

This will lower the Wifi speed from 150 Mbps to 54 Mbps… My Internet connection is 50 Mbps so there is no downside, except if you’re transferring lots of data in your local Wifi network.


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