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Ideapad 110 slow wifi download speeds

Q: Ideapad 110 slow wifi download speeds

I have and Ideapad that I received in January and the wifi download speed is less that 2Mbps while the upload speed is above 30Mbps. I have updated all the drivers and ran the update scan tool to make sure all is up to date and according to the tool, everything is current. All other machines in household ( including another Lenovo) have download speeds of above 30Mmbs. I'm running the Windows 10 image that came with the machine; Windows 10 Home, version 1607, build 14393.693. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Ideapad 110 slow wifi download speeds

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


When I first got this laptop I though I was dealing with some sort of compatibillity issue with my home router. But I have now done some travelling with the laptop, accessed several wifi networks, while having other wifi devices on hand, and it's only this X1 Carbon laptop that has these issues. The problem is the laptop will be OK for a while after boot, normal download/upload speeds via WiFi. But after a while, sometimes 15 minutes or sometimes after an hour or so, the download speed completely tanks, often unusably slow. My other devices connected to the same network stay totally fine. When the download speed gets really slow, the upload speed stays totally fine. Other devices on same wifi network stay totally fine as well. Rebooting the laptop often fixes it for a little while, but it eventually happens again. This issue happens without the laptop ever going to sleep. One second I'm getting 50 Mbps down and then all of a sudden less than 1 Mbps, near 0. Brand new laptop just got it last week. Windows 10. Everything is up to date.

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I used to have an Acer laptop until the screen cracked about a week ago and I replaced it with an HP Pavilion. When I was using the Acer laptop, I never had any problems with my college's wifi, but a few days after I switched to the HP laptop I noticed a decrease in browsing speed. This decrease was extreme if the page I was trying to load contained images/videos. Additionally, my download speed was horrific, at about 9 KB/sec. Lastly, I have had trouble connecting to the network, with my computer telling me it can't connect several times before it connects. I uninstalled Java, disabled firewall, uninstalled antivirus programs, cleared browser cache, which helped a bit. Then, oddly at about 8 PM last night, the browsing/download speed of my computer returned to normal. However, it is as slow as ever this morning. I'm fairly certain the increase in speed was due to the fewer number of people connected to the network. Any ideas on what the root cause of the problem might be?

A:Public Wifi Very Slow Download Speeds, Images Take Forever to Load

if you have access to other internet source might try and see if it picks up if it does could be the campus problem on there end .

go to a wifi source at cafe nearby or something .

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I am having issues with my desktop. I am getting download speeds using speedtest.net of about 3mbps. On my laptop however I am getting speeds of 20-25mbps.

I have run a virus scan and malware scan and both came out as clean. What else could be causing my computer to suffer such slow download speeds?

A:Slow Download Speeds on Desktop, Fast download Speeds on Laptop


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My new HP laptop 15-ac114nx [Intel Core i3 @ 2.00GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD] running Windows 10 64 bit has a serious wifi problem. Ever since I have bought the laptop Wifi internet speeds seem to be comparitively very slow on battery than when plugged in. I have a 20 Mbps connection which provides a reasonable browsing and download speed on all my other devices. The issue with this laptop is that when running on battery and connected using wifi even opening a webpage such as facebook or youtube takes an awfully lot of time lets say like 5 to 10 seconds and sometimes much more, whereas if I do the same with the power cord plugged in, the web pages appear as soon as I click their links(i.e. Vey Fast/Instantaneously).  To add further clarity to the situation I tested the download speed of a particular file while running on battery and with the cord plugged in. I started the download of a file [Java Development Kit ~ 160MB] using chrome with the cord plugged in and navigated to the chrome downloads page to monitor the download progress. The download speed was about 1000-1200 Kbps. Midway through the download I removed the power cord. Immediately the speeds dropped down to 20-30Kbps and sometimes even much lower.  After approximately 10 seconds I plugged the cord back in and wow the download speed went back up to approx a 1000 Kbps. After sometime I removed the cord again and as a result the speed dropped down again. Plugged the cord again and it rose back up. NOw this c... Read more

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My computer has extremely slow download speeds, upload speeds are fine. Ping is always at ~10-20ms. (to Google) The problem has nothing to do with, my ISP, my router, my type of connection. I know this for a fact.

I've tried multiple network adapters. USB WiFi, integrated WiFi, connecting through another PC via ethernet, they all give the same result.

I'm guessing this is a problem with some software on the PC itself, as it seems to not be a hardware problem.

All other devices on the network have perfectly fine speeds, including Ethernet and WiFi connected devices.
I also cannot connect this PC to Ethernet, would take hours.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Slow download speeds, Fast upload speeds. Other devices are fine.

In device manager check the status of devices under Network Adapters

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Hi there, i was wondering if you could help me this problem i've been having for the past 3 days now. I recently downgraded from Vista to XP, and ever since then i've had download speeds of 5kb/s or less. Before now, i couldn't get onto anywebsites because it would time out, things like www.yahoo.com would take about 5 minutes to open properly. I did notice that when i was asked which partition to install XP on there was 2 sub partitions on the C drive for some reason. Anyway long story short, i managed to fix it by using the format option from booting the pc with the vista installation disk, then put xp in etc.
So, browsing speeds are normal for me, but i can't get on my online games because it just times out due to the slow download speeds, and anything large in size takes extremely long to download even with internet download manager, I've been waiting 10+ minutes for windows live messenger to finish downloading and installing and it still hasn't done so.
If you could have a look at my hijack this log and let me know what you see wrong it'd be much appreciated thanks.
Not sure if this is to do with a virus, ran AVG, Malawarebytes etc and they haven't picked anything up.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:30:26 AM, on 8/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.... Read more

A:Browsing speeds are fine, download and upload speeds are very slow.

Doing a Panda Security Activescan right now, telling me at 25% it's already found over 100 infections.

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Hey, I'm having really slow speeds surfing the internet, watching videos on sites like youtube, and downloading files. So i went to Speedtest.net and found that my download speeds are only 1.3 mbps!! my upload is fine, around 5 mbps. I dunno what the issue could be! I am wirelessly connected to the router, but the signal strength is fine. Attatched is a screenshot from xirrus.

A:Slow Download Speeds, Upload Speeds fine

And your download speed with an ethernet connection to the router? Directly to the modem? What speed are you supposed to be getting?

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I cannot get speeds above 30mbps with the wifi in this laptop.  All of the other laptops in the house can pull 130-140mbps on speedtest.net.  Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi HP experts, Im having problems finding out what maximum Wifi download speeds my Hp Envy laptop can reach, its because im interested in buying a faster internet connection at my ISP, and they have a 300/60 mbit, but can my laptop reach that speed on wifi ? Best regardsHpenvy1

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My write speeds are around 150 MB/s which is coparable with a SHHD. Read speeds reach around 900 MB/s. Is there anything that can be done?Lenovo discontinued the 128 GB PCIe version of the Ideapad 700 laptop offering now the 265 MB/s. Is it a problem with the SSD or the compatibility? 

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We just got Google Fiber installed.  The U510 that I have is only getting into the 90mb range for both download and upload speeds.  I know that is good compared to other internet speeds, but the other household laptop is getting 300mb download and 700mb upload.  Both computers are hardwired.  When I go wireless on the U510, it drops to about 10mb download and 2mb upload.  I know the Centrino N2330 card in this computer is not great and I can't seem to find any great info on being able to upgrade the card without maybe flashing the bios or something that is way out of my league.  So is there anything that I could look into that would help speeds?  Maybe the network card maxes out at 100mb??? Any help would be great.

A:IdeaPad U510 slow internet speeds

ellroy22 wrote:We just got Google Fiber installed.  The U510 that I have is only getting into the 90mb range for both download and upload speeds.  I know that is good compared to other internet speeds, but the other household laptop is getting 300mb download and 700mb upload.  Both computers are hardwired.  When I go wireless on the U510, it drops to about 10mb download and 2mb upload.  I know the Centrino N2330 card in this computer is not great and I can't seem to find any great info on being able to upgrade the card without maybe flashing the bios or something that is way out of my league.  So is there anything that I could look into that would help speeds?  Maybe the network card maxes out at 100mb??? Any help would be great.You can try downloading the latest driver from Intel's website. Also change the configuration based on the recommended settings from Intel. You should get a speed that varies from 100 to 300 mbps with 300 as the max based on the specs.

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Hi all I'm new to these boards and wondered if you good people might have some suggestions for me.I am in a room at work with 2 other people they get 100+ mbps on there computers whilst my c40-30 gets only about 30-32 mbps on the same wifi network.There is no limiting in place so I was wondering if there may be an issue with my pc. Mnay thanks in advanceGeoff

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i have edimax wireless router, with 2 comps connected wired to it, now i went threw the set up, and have a connection to the internet on both comps. But when i try to download anything on either comp i only get about 1-10 kps, when i used to get up to 500kps with just one comp and no router. any ideas would be great. Thanks

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ok i have a dial up modem broadxent v.92 modem i average 2.50 kb/s download speeds . any hints on why .

i am using IE6

if any other thing needed for ur help just let me know

i have everything set to the max i believe

A:slow download speeds

If you have any other computers using that same service in your house/workplace, do they have similar d/l speeds?

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I have a home built 6 core processor, 32 gb ram Running Windows 10.

A few weeks ago, I noticed a dramatic reduction in download speed. I used to be able to watch a YouTube video without the buffer kicking in. What used to take a minute to download now takes several dozen minutes. When I check my download/upload speeds at the AT&T site, they are 7.6 and 1.4 respectively ~ which is what I expected.

I ensured my virus (Avast!) and malware (Malwarebytes) apps were updated and did deep scans but turned up nothing. I checked to see if somebody is syphoning my bandwidth, and that came up clean as well. My girlfriends cheap HP laptop does not seem to be having these issues.

I had been using Google Chrome for years with no problems. When I started having issues, I moved over to Microsoft edge. Speed improved somewhat, but still not where it used to be.

What am I missing?

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Hello TSG,

I hope you can help.
Firstly, I have searched the forums for help regarding my issue, and tried a few things.

Nothing has worked so far.

My problem is this, I have just switched from Cable Broadband, trhugh fibre optics, to ADSL.

And I have to say, I wish I never did.

I went for the top package available to me, unlimited downloads, with a connection speed of upto 8Mb.

I know from running tests I can get upto 6.5Mb in my area.

So, had a professional from BT pop round and install my new Bt Home Hub wireless router and setup the web on both my laptop and desk top.

The laptop has a wireless built in, from Intel. The engineer installed a wireless USB adapter for my desktop, the BT Voyager 1055 Turbo 11g.

He installed Macfee secutiry on both laptop and desk top.

When arriving home after the install I tested my download speeds through;


And supprisingly my laptop was fine, getting speeds of around 6.5mbs

However, my desktop was only achieving speeds of 0.5mbs!

So thinking it could be the fact my desktop was stuck in the corner of my spare room, and perhaps not picking up a great signal, I moved the whole unit about 2 metetrs from the Wireless Hub.

Still only getting around 1.4Mbs.

Then I removed Macfee from my PC, firslty it had slowed my system down anyway, and secondly my system had crashed twice. Which was wierd, as it hasnt crashed in three years before the install.

Now my speeds are much better, getting speeds of 7Mbs !

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I ran a speed test at http://www.speedtest.net/ which told me i should be receiving download speeds of 711 kb/s and upload speeds of 217 kb/s, yet the top download speed i seem to get is only 120 kb/s. Is there any way that i can get this download speed? My ISP is AOL.

A:Slow Download Speeds

Bits vs. bytes. 711 kbits/sec is 88.875 kbytes/sec.

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Have a new WIN 7 Dell Inspiron 620, i3 processor with a built-in Dell 1520 LAN card (Atheros build). I can't get above 1mb download speeds. iMac nearby does 3mb-6mb, wired machine does 9mb, this machine under 1mb. in Safe Mode, speed picks up to 3mb.

At Geek Squad counter, 3 hours switching cards, putting my hard drive in a fresh box (!), Firefox, IE 64-bit, even ethernet connected... no change at all. Checked drivers... latest.

At home I have Linksys WRT150N router set at Mixed Mode, WEP, Auto channel. I've tried N-only WPA2/AES, N-only with a virtual mixed mode WEO, running through the channels. Nothing improves it, some combos make it worse or make the connection drop every few minutes. Mixed Mode WEP is stable if unproductive. And bear in mind---all of this was replicated at a Best Buy store with all other machines nearby clocking 6mb downloads.

Seems to point at a setting or config, NOT at my router, network, interference etc. My home other machines are fine; at Best Buy this machine did the same thing.

I've read posts about Internet Options/Connections/LAN/uncheck top half; resetting winsock at cmd.exe, many posts here seem like same problem with all different solutions working one person at a time:
I'd sure love to know how best to set the router, IE, and anything else to make th... Read more

A:VERY slow download speeds

PS-- this is a fresh build, machine is 5 days old.

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Hi, I have a 54 Mbps wireless connection which I get consistently. My problem is why am I getting slow download speeds in everything, usually around 40-50 kbps I've done portforwarding but it doesnt help much. I'd appreciate any help, thank you.

A:Slow download speeds

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

On any problem computer, I'd also like to see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hello. I have windows 7 x86

i have comcast provider. My internet is working fine. I can browse normal sites.
I am suppposed to have 1.5 Mbs per seconds. And when i did a speed test at speedtest.net. it was approximately 1.5 Mbs.

I used to get these speeds as well, with a single file. Unfortunately about 4 days ago it took a drastic downturn. and now will NEVER go above 200 kb/s.

I have a netgear wirless router. I have done all the usual unplugg reset type things.

I was wondering if there was any idea of why this is happening or if you know of common solutions. Thank you guys very much!

A:Slow download speeds

This might sound really stupid I just want to check you know the difference:

A 1.5 MB broadband connection gives download speed max 200 kBps, a 10 MB line has download speed max 1.2 Mbps. If speedtest shows the speed as 1.5 MBps, and it's actually the speed you pay for, your download speed should be around 200 kBps. If so then you are downloading about as fast as possible using your line.


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:07:34 PM, on 3/15/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXED:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exeD:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeD:\Program Files\SAGEM\OTEnet-SAGEM Fast 800\dslmon.exeD:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exeD:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.gr/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\... Read more

A:Slow download speeds...

Hello dirk dirgler,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Hi there.
I recently bought a new Belkin router and can connect to it fine. Everything seems to be working and internet browsing is as fast as it should be (on 54Mbps).

However, since i bought the new router, downloading does not seem to work. This includes downloading through Azureus, Bittorrent and even when just downloading from a webpage (i.e. download.com).

I've searched everywhere for an answer to this but there doesn't seem to be any information on the problem.

I'm using Windows Vista and my ISP is Tiscali.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Slow download speeds.

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I have a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 (If you need me to be more specific I can be but it doesnt have much to do with the problem). Windows XP. Now, in my area we have a cable company that gives out a lot of internet so I have the same connection as many of my family and friends. My problem is that my computer downloads files from the internet much slower than friends and family that have the exact same internet connection and worse computers.
For an example I've seen friends download songs at 150 kb/s and with only one song downloading on mine im lucky if i max at 40 kb/s. And it's not just the downloader, wmv files download slower on my computer also. I don't know if there's a setting somewhere I need to change or what.
Not sure if this is the problem but McAfee security Firewall is 7.1.113. Maybe that's what is slowing it down? Modem reads SB 4100 Cable Modem, could it be I need to mesh the Modem with my computer?

A:Slow download speeds

go to pcpitstop.com or internetfrog.com an test your speed an see what it says. an then find out from your internet service what speed you have. if they aint close to being the same tell them how slow your speed is. it might be on there end why your slow. plus scan for spyware

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I recently had to change internet when I moved to a University so I could use their internet. They have a really fast connection (T1 or something). However I find that some of my download speeds are ridiculously slow (less than 5 KB/sec). For example, when I download updates for World of Warcraft from Blizzard my speed is very slow ever since I moved to the University. Is there some reason for this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


A:Slow Download speeds

I notice alot more universities are throttling certain ports. It can be that they have throttled the ports that WoW requires...

A simple test... run WoW at home, run it at a friends house, run it in a Gaming cafe, and run it at school. if it runs fine everywhere elses but school I'ld bet 10 bucks on the throttling.

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Ok my download speed is slower then dial-up im only getting between 9kbps and 15kbps. my friends dad told me it had to be something internal because my connection speed is good. But thats all he told me.. nothing on how to deal with it.. Please help!!! I have Pentium 4 3.5 ghz 1gb ram win xp pro. With Wildblue satellite services. Were supposed to be getting 1600kbps
I Have Mozilla Firefox and when i try to get IE7 Something goes wrong and i get IE provided by myspace

Download speed: 130.44 (16.30) 100%
Upload speed: 26.45 (3.30) 100%
Surfspeed inside United States: 71.78 (8.97) 100%
Surfspeed average (worldwide): 60.59 (7.57) 100%
Surfspeed outside United States: 42.00 (5.25) 100%
Latency: 4414 milliseconds
Thast what i got from that website.. so my download speed is actually 16.30kbps.. That explains my situation.. thanks again

Any idea's why my Intenet Explorer say's it's provided by myspace?? I just downloaded IE8 just to see if it still said that and it did.

A:slow download speeds

What kind of connection do you have and what is its connection speed?

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Hello, I recently purchased a new computer and everything internet wise is working fine, except downloading with Bit Torrent and Soulseek. Right now I'm running through a Linksys BEFSR41 Router. I've updated the firmware and forwarded all the necessary ports. Other than that I'm lost on what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Slow download speeds

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I recently bought a new Sony Vaio VPCCW13FX that is running on Windows 7 home premium 64-bit.
I've been trying to install through steam a few games that I had on my old computer, but I've been getting downloads at about 400-600 KB/s instead of the 1.3 MB/s that I could get on my old computer. I'm using the exact same router that I used on the older computer, but my downloads are coming in at about half what they used to.
A speedtest.net scan told me that I'm getting a 23.36 mb/s download speed and 1.61 mb/s upload speed, which seems to be capable of giving me much better speeds than I have currently.
Any help at all would be wonderful.

A:Slow Download Speeds

I had the same thing going on with Vista I was getting 15.00 to 20.00 mb/s
With Window 7 I was getting 6.00 to 7.50 mb/s. So I reset my router & updated firmware now i'am back to the old speed 15.00 to 20.00 mb/s

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Hi guys, this is my 2nd thread on Techguy. I'm posting again despite my previous thread in which I got no replies whatsoever.
So yeah..
My download speeds are very slow, the highest ever reached is around ~80 kb/s. Like it doesn't matter what server, or what download, its always under 80kb/s. A year ago, the download speeds were about 300kb/s highest. I have High Speed Connection with Telus Communications (http://telus.ca/). I had a problem with my modem and I had to return it to Telus to be fixed and when I got a new modem, I noticed the problem. It may have happened on my old modem, but I noticed it first on the new one. I phoned Telus and they ran a few tests and said everything was fine. But I don't think so. Are there any solutions?
Please, help me.

A:SLOW Download Speeds

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Hey guys,

First time posting so hopefully i can get this solved.

Decided to upgrade to fibre broadband and all was well, my pc's were getting 70down and 20 up which was a massive improvement over my DSL connection. Recently we noticed it went down to 20 down. So after talking to the ISP and 2 months later an engineer replaced the copper cable outside the house. After running some tests i was still getting 20 down but now ive found the error is also with my pc.

Currently i have 2 pc's connected to the router (wired) both running windows 10. The pc connected closest to the router is able to get 70 down and is the oldest of the 2 pc's

My gaming machine is about 8 meters away and is only able to get 20 down. I did used to get 70 as well so somewhere i have changed a setting or something has changed and im just not sure. Ive done the usual of changing the port on the router and buying 2 different length cat5 cables and still the same. So that rules out the cables (unless all 3 were dodgy)

Ive updated the Ethernet drivers (killer e2200) and that didnt change it. Looking in the connections side of settings and im connected at 1gbps and im set to AUTO for speed / duplex

Ive also tried resetting the network via windows.

ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : marc-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Slow download speeds

Never mind guys, managed to fix it!

What a going on for anyone who happens to have the same issue in the future, it was all down to the killer drivers suite. It had also installed a bandwidth controller, so once you remove the suite and reboot...everything is now fine and im back to 70 down on my gaming PC.

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i've been having problems lately with my download speeds for mp3 downloads. it used to go about 3 to 4 kilo bytes a second. now i'm lucky if i can get it to get up to .3 kilo bytes a second. songs now take 2 to 3 hours to download when it used to be about 20 to 30 minutes. i've got a 56K modem (if that will tell ya anything...). thanks to anyone that helps.

A:my download speeds are to slow!!!

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hey guys,
i have verizon online dsl with a westell modem and my download speeds are going very slow. it goes realllllllllllllllyyyyyy slow, it takes about an hour for a 50mb file, this is crazy. Usualy it goes faster but not anymore...and help will be greatly appreciated...thanks

A:slow download speeds!!!!!!!!!!

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hey all up until a few weeks ago my internet was working perfectly then all of a sudden my download speeds have slowed right down to about 15kb/ps from around 85kb/ps. Ive run the latest version of hijack this and found no problems!!! could anybody make sense of it for me?

A:slow download speeds

Please post your Hijack This log.

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I'm having a really odd issue with my laptop. I will have periods of time (all times of day) when I get 2-3Mbps down but will still get my full 20-25Mbps up. During those times, other devices connected via Wifi (phone, other laptop) in the same room get the normal 75-150Mbps. It randomly comes and goes as other times it will be just fine.

I thought maybe it was a malware issue but I just wiped the drive and clean installed Windows and I'm still having the same issue. The laptop is a Dell XPS 15 9550 that I bought in early 2016. All drivers are up to date on the laptop and the router and I've power cycled everything though I don't think that would be the issue because other WiFi devices are just fine during the same periods.

At a total loss. Is it possible the WiFi card is bad? Log below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8053 Mb
Graphics Card: DisplayLink USB Device
Hard Drives: C: 225 GB (175 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N7TVV
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:Extremely Slow WiFi Speeds

nchurik said:

Is it possible the WiFi card is bad?Click to expand...

Yes, it's possible. But first make sure you have the latest driver from Dell's web site. Do not rely on whatever Windows wants to install.

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I live in a townhouse in a college campus which means we all have the same ISP. I checked the channels and checked wifi stumbler. They both look good. For the last few days I have been getting really slow internet speeds after 7 pm till 1 am. I am paying for 25 mbps but around that time I get 0.5 mbps. I have the latest firmware for the router. I talked to customer support twice and all they did was reset my router and tell me to power cycle it. It can't be range of the router because my laptop is right next to it.

Can someone please help me fix this problem.

P.S: Here is my speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1759174150.png

Note: I usually get very low ping.

A:Getting very slow internet speeds through wifi

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Hi all.

ok, this is my first post so hello to all.
i have ther following.

TP link router pre N 150 mbps and a TP link WIFI dongle also 150mbps.
I have a Virgin 50 meg internet connection.

When i download using a newsgroup via ethernet i get around 53mbps constant. no drop outs and very reliable.

Same PC same servers using WIFI dongle and i get MAXIMUM 30mbps. the speed regularly falls down to below 5mbps and then speeds up again.

I recently re-installed windows 7 and on my previous install i had the same problem, i downloaded SG TCP IP optimiser and it worked i got 47 mbps, i tried it again though on this install and it didnt.

The dongle is the TP link WN727N, this has no drivers on TP links website as it says windows 7 will automatically install the driver for it.

Any suggestions on how i can fix this?

A:Slow internet speeds on WIFI

Quote: Originally Posted by steve1978

Hi all.

ok, this is my first post so hello to all.
i have ther following.

TP link router pre N 150 mbps and a TP link WIFI dongle also 150mbps.
I have a Virgin 50 meg internet connection.

When i download using a newsgroup via ethernet i get around 53mbps constant. no drop outs and very reliable.

Same PC same servers using WIFI dongle and i get MAXIMUM 30mbps. the speed regularly falls down to below 5mbps and then speeds up again.

I recently re-installed windows 7 and on my previous install i had the same problem, i downloaded SG TCP IP optimiser and it worked i got 47 mbps, i tried it again though on this install and it didnt.

The dongle is the TP link WN727N, this has no drivers on TP links website as it says windows 7 will automatically install the driver for it.

Any suggestions on how i can fix this?

Hi steve.

I would bet you are using "homegroup" as your network model. homegroup on some systems is flaky. You can test it for yourself by simply creating a new network connection using the workgroup model. If the problem is fixed you can then disable IPv6 and kill homegroup
Let us know if you need help


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Ok where to start;

Recently I had to reinstall my operating system and ever since I have been getting very slow file transfer speeds of around 4kb/s. This is a nightmare, I use sites like beatport a lot to download music and it can take an hour to download 1 song. I have tried everything, clearing browser history, disabling autotuning level, turning on use SSL 2.0, turning off remote differential compression, uninstalling virus protection, turning off my firewall, reinstalling my NIC although I don't think this matters because I am using mobile boradband which has a built in modem etc. I can't think of anything else to do. I have been in touch with my ISP and everything is fine that end. Signal strength is very good so I don't understand it - please help!! Using vista home premium (really don't know why though). It must be some setting on vista that has changed since my reinstall of the OS, but I'm not very computer literate so if anyone can help, can you make it idiot proof for me ha

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Windows xp home edition SP2
AOL brordband silver 512kbs
BT voyager 105 USB ADSL modem

Surfing the net is fine
but when i try and download (on eithre firefox iexplore or AOL) downloading is relly slow.
It can start of about 100kbs but then after 5 min or so it can be dipping in and out of 0-10kbs
Surly i should be getting download speeds of around 300kbs as i have a 512kbs conection?

A:Ridiculusly slow download speeds

Well according to stats, definatately this is very slow spped. Have you tried the connection on different computer. Also try antivirus scan.

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I have cable high speed internet running xp and recently my download speed has been extremely slow, transfer rate of 8 to 10 kbs! Surfing the web seems about normal. I have run speed tests and the results are usually about 145 Kb/s. Now does this sound like a computer issue or cable company problem.
According to them, all signals including modem appear fine. I would appreciate any input. Thanks!

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are the speedtests with your isp or an outside source?

did you provide your own modem, or are you using one provided by the isp?
not all modems work with all isp's. low pricing isn't always the best way to go.

i use the one provided by my isp.
if it dies, they replace it.

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"Hi! I"m aComcast customer. In the house we have two desktops. Both are old. Mine is from 2004 ( I  have made some "upgrades" to it ) and has very slow download and upload speeds. My daughter's is from 2005 or so and is considerably faster. My laptop is fine. I suspect that hers is too. 
Any suggestions has to what could be the problem with my desktop and how I may be able to make it  a bit faster?

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Do you have any Comcast branded programs installed on the computer? Comcast does not have a stellar history when it comes to branded software.  Everything they've come out with and branded seems to cause issues for some people.
What modem do you have? If it is an older modem it can cause what you describe. However, since you say the laptops are fine I'm doubtful the modem is the culprit.
If you have a router it seems as if that would cause all computers to suffer.
Is your desktop connected directly to your router or do you connect it wirelessly?
I'm grasping at straws here.

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a Dell 1545 sitting beside the LT2802u gets 55 dl speed wile i only get 7 dl speed on LT2802u. same network with 300 Mbps link to router on both. same Belkin n600 USB adapter. IP input is 60. I've tried everything. drivers etc. have all been updated. reinstalled win 7 st. would upgrading to win 10 help ? or is 7 dl speed what i have to live with because the LT2802u is limited in capability ?

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Download speed that bad I wondering if the antenna wire is off the wifi card.If nothing else helps it's the only thing left.Here is a video showing you how to get to the wifi card.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nob_ZxwFwyc   Read this:http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Computer_Science/static.asp I never use anything special. Just be careful, try not to tough components on the motherboard, occasionally touch a faucet, it has an earth ground. 

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Ok so I bought a new laptop the other day from Dell, and everything has been fine except the download speed is far slower than it should be. I'd rather not get Dell involved for now as it's usually a huge hassle dealing with customer support and gets nowhere.

It's running Windows Vista 64, Intel 5100 AGN NIC with latest driver, can post other specs if needed. Brand new install of everything. I could tell it was slow just doing typical internet stuff and trying to download game patches and such, so I tried a few speed tests to try to confirm. Download speeds were anywhere from 500kb to max of 1.5MB, upload speed around the same. It didn't matter if it was wireless, through wire, through router or through modem - the speeds were the same.

*Using the same modem, router, line, even IP, my desktop (running XP) hits 6.5MB downloads no problem.* I searched around and some people with similar issues said they uninstalled McAfee and it fixed it, I tried this and no luck. I've also tried with and without TCP autotuning, no difference.

After that I'm stumped, any help appreciated thanks.

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I don't know how better to title my post, but download speeds in any browser on my main PC are very slow. First off, my specs:

HP Envy 700-059cb
Windows 10 (whatever the latest version is for inside preview)
8gb ram
i7 4770

My home network is powered by a Rogers Ignite dual-band wifi modem/router on a 70mb hybrid fiber internet connection. When I connect my desktop PC (the one listed in the specs) to my 5ghz wifi network and run a speed test at speedtest.net, my system usually only gets around 27mb per second. This is less than half of what I feel it should be getting. For example, my little Lenovo Yoga 2 11 also running Windows 10 insider preview when connected to my 2.4ghz network will get roughly 43-45 mb per second while in the same room as my desktop PC. I also have 2 Android devices both connected to the 2.4ghz network which also get around 45mb per second at speedtest. For clarity, when I connect my desktop PC to the 2.4ghz network and do a test on speedtest, my rated download speed drops to less than 20 mb per second. This issue started early in the year and I've been struggling to find a solution since then. I've tried different configurations in the modem/router, different drivers, turning firewall off and on, none of which has helped. Strangely, when I download large well-seeded torrents, my desktop PC will max out at about 8.5-9 MB (megabytes) per second, which is about 70-75 mb (megabits) per second, right around the limit of my internet connection which... Read more

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I have AT&T DSL internet service and I'm using their 2-Wire 2701HG-B modem/router plus all my phones lines connected to a phone or Sat receiver have their filters installed on them. I'm subscribed to their 3Mbps plan but for quite awhile now I've noticed very slow internet speed.

Going to Speedtest.net - Results or Speed Test | Bandwidth | Broadband Internet Services I'm getting download readings as low as .23Kbps to 2.73Mbps (the latter very, very seldon) with an average of under 1.0Mbps.

AT&T did a ping or something and can tell I have noise on the line so they say it's probably either the router or one of the phone lines so this morning a tech dropped off a new router (same brand/model) but I can't see any improvement.

When the tech came the other day he hooked up his small modem from my phone line to his laptop and ran a speed test and it was consistently 2.5Mbps.

So are there any settings on my modem/router that could be slowing things down? Or do you think one of my phone lines is causing the problem?

A:Slow Download/Upload Speeds

you may want to check for background services using TCP connections.
Via Command prompt, type in: netstat -b

This will list the current connections your services are running. If you see public ip addresses in the list, you know you have a background service (hopefully) connecting to a web address.

usual connections are antivirus and update services like; adobe and windows updates.

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Hi, I am at college and I have been having problems recently with my download speeds. In the past few weeks my downloads are maxing out around 300 kb/s, and speedtest.net is showing similar results. This isn't normal and before the past few weeks (and the last few years that I have been at college) my download speeds were a few mb/s. I contacted the IT department asking why the downloads have been so slow and they told me that the average download speed according to their tests is about 3 mb/s. I didn't believe them until today when I was in the library on one of the computers and tried running speedtest.net. It turns out he wasn't lying, the download speed was about 8 mb/s and the upload speed was also way higher than the results I got on my laptop. The IT guy suggested that I probably have some other programs running that are interfering with my pc's performance, but I can't think of any changes that I have made that could affect it. The only thing I can think of is that I switched from Avast to Kaspersky recently, but the thing is when I go home my download speeds are unaffected on the same laptop. My downloads go the full 600ish kb/s that my connection allows, which is about twice the speed I am getting here. Anyone have any idea what the deal could be?

BTW, it is a wired connection, and at home I use wireless

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I have a HP media type desktop a little over a year old with Windows Vista OS, have comcast as my internet carrier, with a high speed cable connection. Comcast has checked my lines, settings, levels etc numerous times, and say it's something in my computer. I was using their McAfee provided security system, and after their McAfee help people had me do some "cleaning" etc thru their software, my speeds went up. When I talk speeds I use Speakeasy.net (that's what the Comcast people used when they were out) and had dwnld speeds of like 300 and upld of 6,700 or so prior to McAfee "cleaning." After the cleaning, the dwnld speeds jumped to around 20,000 with the upld remaining around 7,000. Fantastic right, problem solved. Wrong, within a day the speeds returned to about 3,000 dwnld and 6,800 upld. I called the McAfee help people back and they told me to remove their McAfee program, then try the speed tests for a day or two to determine if it was their software or my computer. Well the last speed tests were about 3,300 dwnld and 6,800 upld. I'm very frustrated, and think something else may be running in the background continually. When I look at my desktop the hardrive light is sporatically blinking? The McAfee people had me check for viruses etc, and said my computer is clean. I don't know what else to try, which shows my minimal computer knowledge. HELP!

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