Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to Rob Cuff)
I'm having the exact same issue under bootcamp with windows 8 rtm. I haven't found a solution yet. I was thinking it was windows 8 and that I would just install windows 7 instead, but it looks like this problem is going to follow me.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to s4ber7)
The funny thing here is that I was runnig Windows 8 RTM and I went back to Windows 7 thinking I would avoid this issue. One thing I did last night that helped was use different SSIDs for my 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, it helped with link speed (now 260Mbps up from 12Mbps) but I'm still getting timeouts to my router, boo.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to Rob Cuff)
Haha that's funny. I was just about to post that I had some success using inSSIDer to find a less congested channel. It seems to have fixed the problem I was seeing. I am not getting timeouts when pinging my own gateway though. Seems like these drivers are really crappy or there is a setting that needs to be tweaked to make it perform like it does in OSX. If only I didn't have to run windows!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to s4ber7)
I used inSSIDer as well and made sure they were on unused channels, one things for sure the Broadcom driver is very "sensitive" to radio congestion or it's just crappy
Under OS X my pings are <= 1MS
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to Rob Cuff)
Slow wifi problem solved!
Replacing Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter driver 220.127.116.11 (the one in bootcamp 4) with older driver 18.104.22.168.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to Atomez)
I've followed that link:
and installed the driver, but I notice no difference.
The boocamp 5.0.5033 driver doesn't work any better.
Where can I find a really old driver (like bootcamp ver 2.7, which worked great with this MBP),... or.. how do I extract just the broadcom wireless driver out of the bootcamp exe or dmg file if I can get my hands on bootcamp 2.7?
Or ... Maybe my Actiontek modem/router that Centurylink provided doesn't communicate well with broadcom wifi cards?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to Rob Cuff)
For those who didn't get improvement by changing drivers, it turns out that the settings for bandwidth (MTU and such) are very 'bandwidth-unfriendly'. In order to change them, you can use DrTCP from dslreports.com, or if you have FiOS, FiOS Speed Optimizer. Not sure if the latter would work for non-FiOS users, but I don't see why it wouldn't work, and it's worth trying since it's fully automated and requires no tinkering of settings such as DrTCP. It took my download speeds from 5Mb/1M up to 50M/50M.