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Windows Defender trashing wifi download speeds.

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I did a quick search to see if  this topic had been posted, if I have missed it please delete this thread.

last week I noticed a few problems with connectivity on my iPad. A speed test (Ookla) showed DL speeds around 40 to 60 mbps. I normally get 250 to 350 over wifi. I rebooted the hub to no avail. Then using the VM Connect app did a hub reset which still made no difference. I then spotted that using Ookla it was showing my provider as Microsoft Azure instead of VM and connecting to a London based server when it normally shows a Manchester one. A bit of digging online pointed me in the direction of Windows Defender and it’s ’Privacy protection’ feature. I did activate this a couple of weeks ago. I disabled this feature and my speeds are flying along once again.


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Alessandro Volta

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Alessandro Volta

Windows Defender works on an iPad. 

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