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Slow Download Speeds, Upload Speeds fine

Q: Slow Download Speeds, Upload Speeds fine

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.

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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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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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I have just installed Windows Home Server on one of my PC's and everything is fine apart from the Internet.
I get download speeds at around 7.0KB/s
I can connect the cable into my laptop and it get my full 100meg Internet speed.

I have updated my drivers to the latest ones and that hasn't helped.

I can however remote desktop into it without issue and stream media files off it without a problem.

I'm at a complete loss, and its probably something simple i have overlooked but i'm stuck!
Any help appreciated

(Just to add, i previously had Win 7 installed on the PC and that worked fine)

A:WHS Slow download fine upload speeds

Which version, v1 or 2011?

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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 500 kbps!! my upload is fine, around 6 mbps. I dunno what the issue could be! I am wirelessly connected to the router, but the signal strength is fine.

A:Slow Download Speeds, Upload fine

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I just cant figure this one out.I have verizon fios and am suposed to get 15 mpbs download and 5 mbps upload speed.

But I am getting 2mbps download speed and about 18 mbps upload speeds on my desktop pc.The verizon guy came here and said the router configuration was correct and so was the ethernet cable.He plugged the cable to his laptop and was getting download speeds of about 30mbps so something is wrong with my computer only but I cant figure what.

I removed mcafee as I read it could be a problem.Now I have microsoft security suite but it did not help.I have removed Ipv6 too but that has not helped either.

Thanks appreciate your help.

PS: OS is windows vista

A:High Upload speeds but low download speeds

are you sure you haven't got your upload and download speeds backwards? your uploads should be low and downloads high.

if you switched those it would be correct looking.

try this speed tester. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html

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Ordinarily the download speeds are approximately five times faster than the upload. I have a backup computer which is an Acer netbook that has the reverse situation. My speeds when tested were 1.25 mbs for download, and 5.6 mbs for upload.

Does anyone have any idea as to what's going on her?

A:Why are my download speeds 5 X slower than my upload speeds?

How did you test the speed? What OS is the backup computer using?

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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?

A:Slow download and upload speeds

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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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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I am experiencing very slow upload speeds (<1.5mbps). I have Xfinity blast tier service (150mb dl and 10mb ul). It will sometimes take 2-3 minutes or more to upload a pdf to dropbox.

I have tried speed tests from multiple sites and on multiple devices both wired and wireless. All have fine download speeds, but the uploads are as high as 1.7mbps and as low as 0.3mbps.

I have a Motorola 7550 gateway. However, this issue was still present when using a separate modem and router prior to it.

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I've been receiving lag on games like Halo and Left 4 Dead, So I decided to check it out.

I took the speakeasy speed test and got the following...

4203 KBPS Download
184 KBPS Upload

My Download speed is about right where it should be, but my upload speed is significantly lower... Any Suggestions?


A:Solved: Fast Download, Slow Upload Speeds?

Well, the upload speed is always slower for most ISP's, what level of service do you have?

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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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Guys, is there any way I can help speed up my browsing on the internet? I know some sites are slower than others but, as of late, the internet seems to slow down to a crawl yet, when I do the speed test, I end up scoring higher or just where I am supposed to be at.

I only use Avast as my A.V. & Spyware + Windows Firewall, no proxies. I am also using OpenDNS for my dns address and this has help a bit but still, I will like more from it since when I download a file, it does it fairly quick.

Any ideas?

A:Extremely slow Internet browsing... Download speeds are fine

If we assume you are not hit by evil infection, then it might be relevant that an older post of yours show you have router with firmware not updated since long. Wireless Routers - Linksys Community Forums try search for it here. Lots of problems like this v4.21.1 of Linksys WRT54G Firmware is Bad - Wireless Routers - Linksys Community Forums though you can say the same for many routers.

So why dont you update to Tomato firmware? If it qualifies, Tomato FAQ | polarcloud.com

That way you can let router handle dynamic IP update (Basic, DDNS) and also get a little boost by increasing build in cache. Advanced, DHCP/DNS can be set up like in the pic. In older post I lost url to did you say Opendns ips changed? They should not. Only and are allowed I think, see pic for how it looks in Tomato.

Read up on Tomato site, there should not be a risk by "flashing" - can go back. Also dont wonder where firewall went - it is not possible to turn it off

If browsers are hosed by infection good luck Opendns can have problems in certain areas but should be temporarily. Infection is more likely than opendns messing up if set up correctly.

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Recently in the past few days my load speed for webpages has been sporadically terrible. Sometimes it will be fine, but other times it will take absolutely ages to load the page and then sometimes not even load it at all, and not load pictures, etc, as well as online streaming, which has always been fine for me and something I used to do often with no lag, has been lagging and buffering nonstop.

But meanwhile, even when the load speeds and stream speeds are horrible, my ping and general internet performance outside of browser-based things seems to be fine. I can see constant ping on one program and it has always reacted when my internet is poor, spiking high or just generally showing high numbers, but it always stays low, and I can see just based on reaction speed on internet programs as well as experience no lag whatsoever on online games that the internet speed seems to be fine outside of browser-based activities. I have tried different browsers, and this problem persists on my laptop as well as my new and fairly decent PC so I don't think it is a computer problem.

I've even tried booting into safe mode with networking and loading pages and when it is bad it remains bad even in safe mode, failing to load even pictures on some websites.

So I can't understand why the internet would be so poor sometimes when surfing the internet and yet at the same times that it is poor it is fine elsewhere. I can play an online game and not lag whatsoever while loading a we... Read more

A:Very poor webpage load speeds and online streaming speeds, but elsewhere fine?

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My new laptop comes with an Intel I7 chip and Windows 8. My 4 year old laptop has whatever and runs Windows XP. Have been to a number of sites to test download/upload speeds for each machine. Without exception the old machine runs 4 to 5 times faster than my new laptop. Have run a couple of programs to find viruses and malware. All these show that the new machine is clean.
At my wits end as to what to do next

A:download/upload speeds

Have you noticed a significant difference in speed using wireless vs wired? Please post your answer and we'll try to narrow this down.

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A couple of months ago we got cable internet through comcast.

My download speeds are around 4375 kbps and upload speeds are 368 kbps. I was reading an article today that said the two speeds should be about the same...but mine have never been near the same in the couple of months we have had comcast. Do I have a problem or is this ok? Also, are my speeds high enough for cable internet?

A:download and upload speeds far apart

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How do I find out how much 608,000 bps is?

A:Upload, Download Speeds

Not sure if that means Bits or Bytes. Generally speaking there is 1024 bits in every byte. 1024 bytes in a kilobyte. 1024 kilobytes in one megabyte etc, etc.......

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Or can i ? my PC has 1894/458 down/up. the server is only 420/585 down/up.
What can i do?

A:how do i increase download/upload speeds?

Nothing. Everything is only going to go as fast as the slowest part. Your end can upload faster than it can dl, and you can dl faster than it can upload. Thats about all there is to it.

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I have a question about my ISP upload speed at work. We have 3 T1 connections from shaw business solutions that guarantee 1.5 megs up and down for us. (Yes it is actually guaranteed) If I do a speed test I am getting the 1.5megs up and down results.....shouldn't I be getting roughly three times that or is my bandwidth three times as wide but all the same speed? Thanks for the clairification. If it is infact my bandwidth how do i measure that as well?

A:Question about ISP Upload and Download Speeds


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Not sure if this the right forum for this, but although I have a 8meg download capability, my upload is just under 1meg. Does anyone know if I can increase this? I heard the technology is different.. on the different lines. Would like to really get them closer to equal or improve this. Anyone know how much would it cost, or if there any ISPs in the UK that would do this. Thanks for any help.

A:...about upload and download speeds on broadband. Help?

This one claims 1.3 M.- BE

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I have used Speakeasy.net for many years to measure the speed of my Comcast cable connection. Speakeasy gives you several servers to use for the test. I live in Delaware, and if I pick the NYC, DC or Atlanta servers, the speeds are unbelievable; for example, NYC a few minutes ago: 21Mbps download, 7.3Mbps. But if I select Seattle, the speeds are substantially lower: 10Mbps download, 1.3Mbps upload.

Why is there so much difference based on the location of the server? I have always assumed that it was because using a server very far away does not really measure the native connection speed because the data is having to travel through multiple servers or terminals between Delaware and Seattle. When I pick an eastern server, the packet travels through far fewer intermediate servers/terminals, so can get to and from the test server much faster. Is that true, or am I (as usual) all wet?

A:Solved: Download/Upload speeds

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Anyone living in the Kansas area know what the upload/download speeds are for the standard(not the premier) COX cable home service? I'm trying to help a friend make some setting changes since getting rid of 56K dialup. I can't find the speeds on the COX website.


A:Need Upload/Download Speeds For COX Cable

If you visit a place like www.dslreports.com and do a speed test, they have comparisions for all the major areas. You can simply check what other people get on their connections from the same area.

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I like to upload 1080p youtube videos and I noticed my upload is very sloweven after compressing the video. I was wondering if there is any way to switch upload with download.

A:Possible to switch download speeds with upload?

Without getting into the technical details and boring you to tears, the short story is no. It is not possible to swap your upload and download speeds.

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I am having issues with download and upload speeds on my computer. I have narrowed it down to my computer as every other computer on the network has 26Mbps DL and 2.5 UL speeds where as my computer is limited to a 16Mbps DL and 0.4 Mbps UL. I originally thought it was my Wifi card but when I did a direct connection using a Ethernet cord from my motherboard ether port to modem the speeds did not improve at all.

My Computer:

Windows 8 Pro (tried 10 times to get it to upgrade to 8.1 and that fails as well and reverts back to 8)

Intel i-7 3770k

32GB of RAM


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

If someone could help me I would be greatly appreciative!

A:Limited internet Download and Upload speeds

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Good evening,
Starting on Tuesday of this past week, my wife and I started to notice a decline in our internet quality. We are on the 20up/2down plan from Time Warner Cable but the speeds have dropped to an unusable level. My most recent speedtest.com result provided the following result when on wireless (results nearly identical when wired):
0.22 Down
1.59 Up
42ms ping
The figures are a bit different at pingtest.net
0% packet loss
92ms ping
52ms jitter
My Xbox One (which is hard wired as well) provides the following :
0.33 Down 
2.11 Up
5% packet loss
In addition to performing these tests I have additionally done the following steps to correct the issue:
1. Check and interchange the coax cable and took the splitter out of the line
2. Tried every channel on the router
3. Setup the router in at every cable jack in every room of the house
4. Taken every electronic device (except one laptop) off the connection.
5. Completed the flushdsn command 
6. Cleared the cache on all internet browsers
7. Replaced the router (was provided a new router by TWC) - Ubee DVW3201 
Nothing that I have done has helped improve the quality of the connection to anywhere near proper levels. Please let me know if there are any additional step that I can take to improve this connection. Thank you

A:Terrible download speeds with ok upload wired and wireless

Looking for an answer on this too. I am also on TWC in South Texas. I have been seeing poor download results over past two weeks. Use Piriform CCleaner free vesion to dump temp files.  Checking internet connection speed on Turbo Plan  (30 Mbps)  I am getting 31.5  on DL and 2.5 on UL speed.
During an impatient  moment I stopped the page uploading by clicking X  on addy bar and then clicked the refresh arrow that replaces the X stop icon. When I clicked refresh  the page requested popped up in 2 seconds.  I tried this witth other pages with same quick download success on Stop-Refresh  action. 
OS:  XP home HD  70 GB  23% free connected external drive 500GB Seagate  85% free RAM 2GB

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I have tried both a wired (with different cables) and wireless (2 different routers) connection and get the same poor results with Speedtest.net...

Download = 0.32 Mbps
Upload = 0.42 Mbps
Ping = 19 ms

I have satellite internet (due to my rural location). When I first signed up it was great, but performance has deteriorated. ISP says signal to radio is good. Could it be the cable from radio coming into the house?

Thanks in advance.


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I've started having this problem lately with my internet where I cannot download anything off of a browser. I have no problem downloading through other things, I just pre-loaded the new borderlands game through steam at the full speed I normally get. But when I came around to try to reinstall Malwarebytes, League of Legends, and even watching Youtube videos I started having problems.
When I try to download anything like an installer or something the download will start at around 25kbps and slowly start going down in speed over the next 30 seconds until eventually the speed dissapears and it stays at 0bps until the download eventually fails.
First off, my internet isn't very good in the first place, but it's not so bad to the point that I download at 3.5 kb/s and eventually 0 b/s.

But I normally download (this is what steam has told me for the past 5 years) at around 150kbps.
I've been told to download Malwarebytes to try to solve the problem, but I can't really do that until Monday night because I'll have to take my laptop to school with me and use the campus wifi and put the installer on a thumb drive.

so please, any help would be appreciated.

A:Internet speeds are fine, but i cannot download in any browser.

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Starting about 72 hours ago, my main work computer began having internet issues. I noticed it while trying to schedule posts on Facebook for our business page, but the image uploads on those posts were timing out before they finished. I shrugged it off thinking it was a Facebook problem at first. The following day, I was still having the same issues and Facebook appeared to be working normally on my home computer and phone, so I started trouble shooting. I attempted to run a speedtest through my ISP's website, download worked fine, upload timed out. Reset our cable modem and router, same problem. We have a wired router, not wireless, so I tried swapping ports on the router with another computer that was not having any problems. Still no luck. I bypassed the router and connected directly to the modem, still no luck. speedtest.net has the same results. Tried both Chrome and Edge, same result. Called my ISP for support, they ran diagnostics on the modem, it's fine (which I figured since another computer on the network works). They had me uninstall or disable all firewalls and antivirus - still no luck. We uninstalled the network card and let Windows reinstall it. Tried swapping out ethernet cable, multiple reboots, ran Malware Bytes & CC Cleaner. They basically gave up and offered me the numbers for HP and Microsoft. I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. Can anyone point me in the right direction to figure out what's causing this problem? I'm out of ideas.

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I am on a company network and when I do a speedtest (at www.speedtest.net) I get a great download speed (6200 kb/s) not I have virtual no upload speed ( 7 kb/s) while others on the same network in the office (we are 7) have simular download speeds and upload speeds of 378 kb/s. Any idea's?

A:Slow Upload Speeds

Not offhand, but I'd talk to the IT folks, there could be a variety of reasons. For what I hope are obvious reasons, we don't get involved in tinkering with company networks.

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Hi there I'm new to the forums. I couldn't find a topic with the same problem so I'm starting my own thread.

I'm having extremely slow uplead speeds. I've tested it on Speekeast.net, cnet.com and speedtest.net

The average speeds I'm getting are between 1kbps to 28kbps upload

my download speeds seems to be normal around 6mbps

So far in my troubleshooting I've called Comcast, they said everything is fine on their end(one lady said I'm dropping about 10% of the packets sent, I don't think that's normal) I'm connected thru a wireless router but I've hooked up my PC directly to the modem with the same result. I've also hooked up the modem to my laptop with the same result.

I'm running out of ideas on what it could be. I don't think it's my PC or router because I"m getting the same problems without them hooked up. I don't have any background services running that would use internet traffic, disabled my firewall and antivirus, and tried about everthing I could think of.

If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. I'm at a loss

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fir the last 2 days my internet connection has been very slow moving. I have a cable modem and usually everything works smoothly.
I ran a speed test at dslreports. com and this is what I got:

2003-06-01 20:13:33 EST: 1497 / 12
Your download speed : 1497176 bps, or 1497 kbps.
A 182.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 12421 bps, or 12 kbps.
Your upstream result was very slow! .. not good
Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!
Any ideas on how to fix my upload speed. I got IE 6 and windows xp.

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hi i have been getting very slow upload speeds latly and dont know why my download speeds are great tho hopfully this is in the right forum and someone helps me this time the past two times i asked for help i got no answear here is my hijack me this log

A:very slow upload speeds

Have you spoken with your ISP about the slow Upload speeds?
seems logical seeing as they are the ones who control it

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I'm having trouble with slow upload speeds on my vista ultimate x64 machine. My ISP is providing a 25/25 connection and the download is working fine but the upload is only at ~1mb. My router is provided by my ISP(Verizon) and just has their name on it with a model number of MI424WR on it. I have other computers running XP on the network that can upload/download just fine and if i plug the ethernet cable thats in my vista machine into my laptop that's running XP it can upload/dowload just fine. The slow upload occurs when trying to transfer files over the network as well as when online. I had Avg anti-virus installed but have since uninstalled it and have not seen any change in the upload speed. I also tried turning off Remote Differential Compression but it seemed to have no effect on the upload speed.

My system specs are as follows:

ASUS P5N-T Deluxe NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Core 2 Quad Socket 775 1333MHz PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) ATX Motherboard
INTEL Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.00 GHz 1333 MHz Socket 775 12MB
BFG GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB PCI Express 2.0 Video Card
WESTERN DIGITAL VelociRaptor 300GB SATA II 10,000 RPM 16MB Buffer Hard Drive
PATRIOT 4GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) DDR2 Memory

Any help or comments are appreciated Thank you

A:Slow Upload speeds

It could be a driver setting, check the device manager for the ethernet adapter's settings and check that everything is correct. I know some cards default to full 10/100 duplex, maybe something went wrong was accidentally changed.

Hope this helps. If not post back

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Im running a windows xp with a router/modem setup. I pay for 3mb internet, and get the download end of it. But my problem is, dispite the test telling me i have 100-150k per second, I never can cap over 25. This is over lets say, multiple torrents in azureus, even though its set higher, various FTP programs can't cap 25, and neither can bearshare and other p2p networks. Anybody know whats going on?

A:Globally slow upload speeds.

Maybe its a sign for you to stay away from theft rings which is basically what p2p programs are..

All i will tell you is its not your internet but your router configuration..

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Roughly 2-3 days ago, my computer suddenly started having great difficulty loading webpages, especially with loading images. Also seem to have very low upload speeds (possibly unrelated).

My computer is connected to the modem through a router, shared with one other computer that is not experiencing any of the problems I have been.

At the outset of these issues I tried resolving by restarting the modem/router and computer, and connecting my computer directly to the modem, and used different ethernet cables, with no effect. I've run a variety of anti-virus and malware/spyware scans, which also produced no results. I've perused my computers processes and networking for anything unusual and didn't notice anything (but my experience is limited and I could well have missed something).

When testing my connection speed with a speedtest from my ISP (comcast), I had a 9ms ping and 30Mbps download, both of which are normal for my service, but had an abysmal 0.10Mbps Upload speed. A couple of other anomalous behaviors I noticed are having no unusual latency in online games, and no problems streaming video (with the exception of a longer wait for videos to start).

Following are a few test results that could be helpful:

Ping 10ms
Download 30.42 Mbps
Upload 0.11 Mbps

nslookup yahoo.com
Server: cns.beaverton.or.bverton.comcast.net

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: yahoo.com
Addresses:,,, 72.30.2.... Read more

A:Slow Upload Speeds/Other Issues

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I've been having an issue for about a month now, my gaming PC running windows 7 64bit on a 1000/50mbps plan is only getting .06-.08mbps upload.  Download, I have no issues - upload, I have tested ethernet, wifi on both 2.4gHz and 5gHz bands with the
same result both hardlined to my wireless router and to my modem.  I have an iphone 7+ and a samsung galaxy note8 that both reach 51-52mbps easily when connected to wifi.  I have even tried disabling both nics and USB tethering on my LTE data,
both phones getting ~10mbps upload standalone but my pc still only getting .6-.8.  So this lead me to believe that Windows is the issue, as it is getting consistently low upload speeds via 3 methods of delivery (wireless, ethernet, USB)
What I have done to troubleshoot in windows
Reinstalled all NIC drivers
Reinstalled motherboard drivers
Run virus/malware scans in safe mode
Updated Router Firmware
Disabled IPv6 in router config
Disabled Large Send Offload v2 in NIC settings
Tested w/ standalone PCIe NIC
Replaced Cat5e cable with brand new Cat6

I am going insane, I know that my modem is getting the speed because of the two wireless devices that are consistently hitting 50-52mbps.  I know that unless 8 USB ports, an on-board NIC and a PCIe NIC, and a PCIe wireless-AC adapter are faulty, that
my hardware is not to blame. I have tried speed tests using all configurations of wireless/wireline/usb/direct to modem, and have ensured that t... Read more

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Early this morning (around 1 AM) my upload speeds were cut severely.

Here's my speed test results:
I've had this same problem before so I called my ISP and aksed them about it and they said they'd do some tests over there.

What could have caused this twice? It's only my connection because none of my friends in the area seem to be having problems and they didn't get any calls about it.

P.S.: My upload speeds are usually over 700 KB/s on speedtest.net -- and I've tried using different servers.


A:Solved: Slow upload speeds

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Hey all. I am connected to the internet on a wired connection to a Linksys BEFW11S4 router, with a WebStar modem. About a week ago, my internet connection started to be really slow at times, but it took me a few days to actually figure out what it was.
I've found that when I try to download or upload with uTorrent (a torrent client), send a file to a buddy on AIM (instant messenger), upload a file to my googlepages account, or upload a file to www.yousendit.com, it goes verrry slowly. For example, trying to upload a ~5 meg file on yousendit takes about 5 minutes, and I just sent my friend a 6 meg file on AIM, and it took around 8 minutes.

Now, two things: One, my brother is connected wirelessly to the router I mentioned. A day or two he sent me a screenshot (which is around 3 megs), and it just took a couple seconds. And yesterday I sent him a file that was at least 3 or 4 megs, and it only took a matter of seconds. So I would guess the router is fine, since we connected quickly through it.
Second, it has seemed, at least with uTorrent and yousendit, that when I try to use them, the rest of my applications that use the internet get slow. With uTorrent open, the speeds aren't very fast, and my websites don't load quickly, and even checking away mesasges takes a few seconds each. When I close the connections in uTorrent, things speed up again. I think the same happens for yousendit.

I was already on the uTorrent forums (when I thought it was a problem ju... Read more

A:Sudden Slow (Upload?) Speeds

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I am running a dsl Westell Wirespeed through Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston, TX. My internet surfing speed is in upper range of speed, but when I try to download anything it is so slow it usually times out. I am using Win98 on an AMD 1.13gig Athlon. I tried to remove IE6.0 and was unable to do so. I would reinstall IE6.0, but to download the program is impossible at this slow speed. I hooked up a dialup in another machine and at 28.8, it runs rings around the download on this machine. Have also recently been unable to even download MSN game software.

A:IE6.0 & SP1 slooooow download speeds Able to surf net at fast speeds on DSL otherwise

Sounds like an ISP problem. Have you contaced your provider?

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I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help with.

I have a Business Network connected to XLN Telecom FTTC Fibre, going through the BT Openreach Modem and a Netgear WNDR4500 Router. The Router then connects to a Netgear ProSafe Switch.
I have about 12 XP Desktops and Notebooks on my network (business so need XP really).

Recently the Microsoft Security Essentials program started crashing the PCs and hanging on the welcome screen, so I just removed it, and all was well.
A few days later ALL the XP PCs have experienced seriously slow UPLOAD Speeds when doign a Speed Test. The Fibre but it has always been slow, around 8mbps download and 2 - 4mpbs upload. On the XP machines I am getting 5mbps download but only 0.01mbps upload, with a ping of about 300ms.

Gmail and most websites work okay, but secure websites such as eBay and my website CP go really slow or time out. Some websites are also very slow, but if you us IE InPrivate or Chrome Incognito they seem to work much faster.

I thought it was the line, so changed router, factory reset modem, bypassed all the network (connecting a PC directly to the modem and router), had the ISP do line checks.
BTOpenreach have been and tested the line and equipment (they said everything seemed fine) but changed the Filter in the socket and the Modem to the latest design.

I have also tried a few virus and malware tools to make sure it is not a virus (which would be strange on ALL the PCs at the same time anyway)

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A:HELP Super Slow Internet Upload Speeds - Mainly on XP

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I need some serious help, and fast!


Recently, my upload speeds have been very slow. My download speeds are fine, and pages load normally. It is not my ISP, because I have several computers on my network, and the one I'm using (which has Vista, by the way) is the only one with the issue. I have a very strong feeling it is some sort of spyware or trojan, but after scanning my computer with AVG, Spyware doctor, spyware begone, ad aware 2007, windows defender, and many other anti-spyware programs (yes im very desperate to get this fixed) it still wont go away! The only software that came even remotely close to helping me was Spy Sweeper, which scans my PC, and then tells me i have to pay a fee to remove the viruses. My other theory is that this computer's network settings are messed up, but i doubt it. I do diagnose and repair, and i do not get any issues. I even reset my router and IP and everything and get no results! So, if anyone can offer any settings i should attempt to change or any anti-spyware programs I should try, the please tell me! Im willing to pirate software if i have to!

A:Super slow upload speeds !URGENT!

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Hello I'm kind of new to internet forums in general and I honestly don't know where else to turn. I'd talked on the phone and online with Verizon support, and even had someone come out. They have been unable to help me.
I have the Verizon Fios 25 down / 25 upload package. I get around 30 down / 2 up in actuality. When I had the tech guy over he reset my router to default, and even replaced my ONT. When he tried it out I got around 30/15, which honestly was good enough for me and let him go. Not ten minutes later the speeds went back to 30/2(or even worse). I'm at a loss for what to do. This happens on multiple computers as well, not just one.

Analysis information:
Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
SendBufferSize set to [261360]
running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 1.00Mb/s
running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 21.03Mb/s
Packet size is preserved End-to-End
Server IP addresses are preserved End-to-End
Information: Network Address Translation (NAT) box is modifying the Client's IP address
Server says [my.ip.address] but Client says []​

If you need any other info please let me know I have no idea what else I can do!

A:Verizon Fios VERY Slow Upload Speeds

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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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I just bought an new HP ENVY desktop in June 2016.  I had an older Dell that I bought back in 2010 that was simply running slower, and decided to upgrade. I have a very large iTunes library, which is the main use for my computer. On my older Dell (2010), I always imported CDs and had the "use error correction" option checked.  I'm sure most of you that are familiar with iTunes know what that is.  It is supposed to slow down the upload speed, but give better quality recordings. With this new HP ENVY, the upload speeds from the cd drive are so, so slow.  If I have "use error correction" checked, the upload speed may be 2x - just mind numbingly slow.  Longer to upload than to play the disc.  When taking error correction off, it may get up to 5x, but again...still so slow.  My 2010 Dell uploaded so much faster than this, and this is a brand new machine! I looked up the disc drive that is in here. It's "TSST DVDRW SU-208HB".  When I double click it and look at the driver tab, it says that the "driver date" is 6/21/2006.  It's 2016 now!  I know nothing  really technical about computers, but is there somehow an 10 year old part (cd drive) in my system that is causing it to be so slow?  Is there something I am missing here, because this sounds very odd! Another odd glitch is the importing, and I know this is probably going to sound like I don't know what I'm talking about, but I assure you, this is t... Read more

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OK, so this is kinda weird... at the moment, I am running two near-identical PCs at home... both are same hardware spec apart from GFX and soundcards varying slightly, both are running XP SP3, both are connected to the same router via network cable not wireless... Both have had their internet settings optimised in TuneeUp utilities...

however, one machine gives me download speeds of 3-400kB/s, downloading maybe 6 or 7 files at a time from rapidshare, and the other is lucky to get 100kB/s downloading three files...

When I visit speedtest.net the faster of the two gives me 19500 download speed, the slower one gives me 4500... I'm perplexed... anyone got any ideas of anthing I can do to bring the slower computer up to the same speed as the fast one?

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Hello all,

First off, I have been searching these forums for several days and have seen a number of people reporting slow wireless connections in Windows 7. Which was comforting, knowing I was not alone - but unfortunately I've yet to find the answer in any of the older posts, so I am hoping that making one of my own will help resolve this. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'm kind of out of ideas. Now for the problem:

Initially my wireless speed in Windows 7 was comparable to what I got under XP - mainly 54mbps but occasionally dropping lower, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, I've recently noticed that I am never going about 18mpbs now on my wireless connection, and the actual speed seems to be bottlenecked even slower than that. Example, here is a speed test I just ran.

Here is the results of my ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jon-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : provenahealth.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Ada
pter for Windows x64
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-9A-3C-7A-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Slow Wireless Speeds - Laptop is fine, Desktop is SLOW

I almost don't believe it, because I could have sworn I had tried this in the past. I changed the broadcast channel from 10 to 1 after doing another WiFi channel search and seeing a new network broadcasting on 8. I was still getting good signal strength, but I figured it couldn't hurt. About 30 seconds later my wireless speed jumped back up to 54mbps and this is the speed test now.

Glad its fixed, but I almost don't trust that this will stay fixed. Going to leave this open for a day or two to see if anyone else has any suggestions that I might want to try.

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