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Beltontx
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Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

I recently updated to windows 10 on my Dell Xps 8700 Desktop and now my download speed is slow. My Computer download speed after updating to windows 10 is 6Mbs, but on windows 8.1 My download Speed is 100 Mbs. 

My Specs

- Dell Wireless 1703 Driver

- Windows 10 Home

- Manfauter : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.

If you can help me resolve this problem with my wireless Driver i would be grateful. 

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ieee488
5 Rhenium

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

Check to see whether there are Windows 10 drivers for your system.

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Beltontx
1 Copper

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

I have looked on sells drivers and it says my computer is Windows 10 ready and I trusted it and began the update when I was done the download speeds were horrible. I checked on Dell drivers for update and they had no new drivers.

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Beltontx
1 Copper

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

Sorry. My phone autocorrected Dell to sells

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

A clean install always performs better than an upgrade install. Try clean installing Windows 10 and see how your performance is:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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ieee488
5 Rhenium

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

Should also update to Windows 10 drivers as well starting with the chipset.

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Beltontx
1 Copper

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

Just finished the clean install but  still having the same problem. It has to be something with the wireless driver Because it works fine on windows 8.1 but windows 10 my download speed is slow at 6mbs instead 100 mb.

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ieee488
5 Rhenium

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

The clean install is just step 1.

Step 2 as I wrote about are the drivers.

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

See here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C9s-uHFlw8&list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr&index=7

The Unofficial Czech Atheros Driver site has a newer driver version than Dell which should work with the Dell (Atheros) Wireless 1703 card:

https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chipset=68&system=10

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
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Beltontx
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RE: Dell Wireless 1703 - Windows 10 - (slow Internet ) 6Mb Download

How do i install this driver? There wasn't any step to do this?

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