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TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Slower on Hackintosh than MacBook

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Hello,
I recently built a hackintosh and with it, bought a TP-Link TL-WDN400 which (according to Tonymacx86 users) should work OOB. I've got it working with no problems whatsoever, but the speeds seem throttled and I can't seem to find a way to fix this. Have others experienced the same problems? On my Hackintosh I get 9.51mbps down while I get 16.04mbps down on my MacBook which is sitting right beside my Hackintosh.

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I'm using a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH Motherboard, Intel i5-3570k processor.

Thank you!

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Definitely it works OOB in hackintosh. Fortunately I don't see any significant difference here when comparing the result from OS X and Windows.

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Definitely it works OOB in hackintosh. Fortunately I don't see any significant difference here when comparing the result from OS X and Windows.

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I've already tried reinstalling OSX and changing system definitions, with no success :(.
Did you have to change any networking settings or was it just plug & play?

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OK, I *think* I've fixed the issue. Plugged the TL-WDN4800 in a PCIEX8 slot and voila! I have no idea why it did not work in the smaller PCIE slot, but it works now.



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Sounds like a IRQ issue or a bandwidth issue on the old lane you were using.

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I would add a couple of irqs in hpet section, rampagedev is correct.

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I would add a couple of irqs in hpet section, rampagedev is correct.

How can I achieve this? Might there not be enough power going to the PCI Slots?

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I have had this issue as well and have been tryin to find solution for this. 

 

What I did was 

 

System Preference > Network > Delete your current wireless network (usually named as Wi-Fi) 

 

After the Wi-Fi network has been deleted. Proceed to

 

Create a new Wi-Fi network by click on the + and follow through without any changes on any field. Reconnect to your wireless and proceed to speedtest to check for any improvement on network speed 



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OK, I *think* I've fixed the issue. Plugged the TL-WDN4800 in a PCIEX8 slot and voila! I have no idea why it did not work in the smaller PCIE slot, but it works now.

notrodash,

 

How did you make this? Just plug the TL-4800 (x1) in a x8 Slot?

 

I'm using Gigabyte P55A UD3 (SL + Win8). This board has two x1 slots, but when plugged into the first slot hack becomes slow after loading system. In the second slot machine does not start. When I start win8, the same hack, there is no any problem, the TL-4800 is recognized immediately.

 

Tks,



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notrodash,

 

How did you make this? Just plug the TL-4800 (x1) in a x8 Slot?

 

I'm using Gigabyte P55A UD3 (SL + Win8). This board has two x1 slots, but when plugged into the first slot hack becomes slow after loading system. In the second slot machine does not start. When I start win8, the same hack, there is no any problem, the TL-4800 is recognized immediately.

 

Tks,

I use Mountain Lion, not Snow Leopard. That could be the problem here.



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OK, I *think* I've fixed the issue. Plugged the TL-WDN4800 in a PCIEX8 slot and voila! I have no idea why it did not work in the smaller PCIE slot, but it works now.

Just plugged the TL-4800 in a x8 slot?



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Just plugged the TL-4800 in a x8 slot?

Yeah, it was either an x8 or x16 slot, I cannot remember.



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Yeah, it was either an x8 or x16 slot, I cannot remember.

Tks, I will try this also!







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