Very Slow download speeds after recent update

Justin Chester 0 Reputation points
2023-03-02T19:23:43.88+00:00

Running Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, build 14393.5717 on AWS Workspace with Edge 110.0.158746.

Since patching the OS with the January patch set, download speeds in Edge have dropped from 90MB/s to 1.5MB/sec. I have checked network speeds which is unchanged. I tested the same download with Firefox where I get full speed, ~90MB/s. I have tried the following with no improvement:

Enabling parallelism - slower at first, then returned to 1.5MB/s

Removed all extensions

Closed all tabs except for the download

Reset browser to defaults

Applied the latest (this is where I am now. )

Re-installed Edge from scratch

Removed Edge and installed an older version

Currently I have my users on Firefox as a workaround but this is not a viable option as a permanent solution, the apps are certified for Edge only. The browser seems slightly slower in general but the downloads are the real pain-point.

Any help is appreciated.

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  1. Yu Zhou-MSFT 11,956 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-03-03T06:14:11.9+00:00

    Hi @Justin Chester

    You can try the following methods to see if they can fix the issue:

    1. The latest version of Edge is 110.0.1587.63 now. Please update to the latest version.
    2. Go to edge://settings/privacy in Edge and turn off Microsoft Defender SmartScreen under Security.
    3. Go to edge://settings/privacy in Edge and turn off Save time and money with Shopping in Microsoft Edge under Services.

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