I have two Windows 8.1 computers: a laptop bought with Win 8.1 installed and a desktop shipped with Win 8 and subsequently upgraded to Win 8.1. The desktop is the higher spec system. It has one fault. Internet is slow. I download between 4 and 10 mbps whereas downloads to the laptop are right up to 15 mbps.
I donít need to share files, settings, media, or hardware devices. All I need are a couple of free standing computers.
Iíve been reading up on the issue for several days, adjusting bandwidth hungry apps and settings. Downloads to the desktop are pitiful. I canít blame the wireless card; itís the same using an Ethernet connection. The computer has been scanned for viruses and malware and scanned again online. Itís clean. The only difference between the two computers that I can see is this:
ē When I click on the Network icon on the laptop it shows an icon with the laptop name and an icon for my router.
ē When I click on the Network icon on the problematic desktop it shows and icon with both PC names, one for the router, and an icon with the same name as my PC that is identified as a CyberLink Media Server
EDIT: Above bullet points. I did not set out to have two computers communicating via a Windows Network. I have not set up a Homegroup, for example. However, there must be some chatter between the two systems. Iíve just clicked the Network icon on the laptop. I now see the names of both systems, the router icon plus a CyberLink Media Server icon with the name of the desktop PC. The laptop continues to download at speeds up to profile. Not so the desktop.... Reading taken at 12.50 pm
Edited by ARD (Sun 20-Apr-14 12:51:33)