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I bought a new Samsung laptop a couple days ago, and have been struggling with my wifi connection ever since.

I believe the problem arises after I install Windows updates from my laptop's factory settings.

Connecting to my Netgear router with WPA2 AES encryption makes for incredibly slow internet browsing, however using WPA TKIP seems to be ok.

I'm not a hardware guy, so what I wanted to ask is should I just leave in on WPA TKIP, or should I be trying to get this work properly using WPA2 AES?

I thought I read somewhere that WPA TKIP is limiting.

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Why not roll back the network drivers? –  user3463 Jul 14 '12 at 23:26
    
@RandolphWest I just checked my wireless card's device properties. The rollback option is greyed out, so I guess theres nothing to rollback to. Does that mean the Windows update can be ruled out as the problem, or could it have affected it in another way? –  Shane Jul 14 '12 at 23:35
    
If there's no rollback option, it's unlikely that the NIC was updated by Windows Updates. Perhaps what's needed is a new driver from the manufacturer's site? –  user3463 Jul 14 '12 at 23:38
    
@RandolphWest Yeah i'm currently checking that out. Checking a site I used before to scan my hardware for new drivers, listed one for my wireless card, so I'm looking into it. –  Shane Jul 14 '12 at 23:42

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Installing official drivers from Intel's driver download section fixed my problem.

Feel kind of stupid having had trouble for this long for a mere driver download, but the device properties told me I was up to date so I won't trust it as much anymore.

If anyone is interested, this is the site I used to scan my laptop for new drivers, it's in french though, but always worked great for me.

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