Slow wireless performance on Intel Atom Based systems

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Posted: 21 Jun, 2013
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 24 Aug, 2017
by Andrew Sharrad

We are aware of an issue where laptop or netbook systems using Intel Atom 26xx and 28xx processors and Intel wireless cards such as the 6235 may deliver less than expected wireless throughput.

The wireless signal strength shows a good signal however the wireless performance may fluctuate, depending upon the wireless environment.

We are pleased to be able to announce the availabilty of the pre-release 15.5.6.48 Windows 7 32bit driver which resolves this issue. Further release versions of this driver will be available on the Intel web site shortly. There is no 64-bit driver as these Atom platforms do not support 64-bit Windows.

Recommendation: As with any wireless driver, please test this driver in your environment for suitable performance and interoperability. Ensure that you uninstall all previous Intel wireless drivers and reboot before installing this replacement driver, as some of the driver version numbers are not consistent.

The 15.5.6.48 driver supports the following Intel wireless card models:

  • 6300 series
  • 6250 series
  • 6235 series
  • 6205 series
  • 6150 series
  • 2230 series
  • 2200 series
Note: In any situation it is always advisable to disable the bluetooth radio to improve 2.4GHz wireless performance, unless bluetooth connectivity is required.

Applies to:

  • Laptops and desktops using Atom 2600 and 2800 processors, fitted with Intel wireless cards such as the 6235. This includes the Stone N108 and Stone Classmate 2 (N109RV).
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