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Q: Slow speed tests

Hello,
Since I have installed W 7 my speed test results from DSL Reports are 1.5 Mbs. With XP they were just under 3 Mbs. I have tweaked 7 for high performance and low visual. Could it be because I only have 2 gigs of memory? It really doesn't seem any slower. In fact, it seems to run faster for the most part. Any ideas on this one? Thanks, John

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A: Slow speed tests

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Hello all,
I have had various speed tests run on my Toshiba L875 with 4 gigs of Ram and a 640 GB hard drive. The speed tests are usually in the 75/35 range but even with Verizon FIOS they have been slow (upload speed has been). Speedtest.net won't even hardly register (getting like 40 over 3 to 5 for the download). I ran Malwarebytes last night and there were no infections but the system still is slow according to FIOS' speed test. I'm at a loss and need an option to figure out why this is occurring. Thanks for all you guys do.

PS: Will run another Malwarebytes scan now.

Matt

A:Speed tests very slow/possible infection?

I ran a malwarebytes scan sand no infections were found.

Think that really concerns me is http://www.speedtest.net/result/2438595996.png.

205 ms ping (way too high) and 12/7, when I'm used to 75/35. Any advice?

Matt

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Please help me. I am very frustrated here!
I just moved from NY with Cablevision to Madison with Charter. So far I have been extremely dissatisfied with the service.
I am running on an:
HP Pavilion p7-1020 with AMD Phenom II X4 960T / 2.9 GHz Quad-Core, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC, Memory Speed 1333 MHz, Hard Drive 1 x 1.5 TB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g.
I am using a Zoom 5350 Router/Modem combo with these specs:
Product Name Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem/Router WL-N 4 Port Switch Any Service
Product Type Wireless Router
Power Over Ethernet No
Ethernet Port Yes
Fast Ethernet Port Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band No
ISM Minimum Frequency 2.40 GHz
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
Number of Antennas 2
USB Yes
VGA No
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Network (RJ-11) No
Powerline No
Management Port No
Wireless Transmission Speed 37.50 MBps
Form Factor Desktop
Product Model 5350
Certifications & Standards
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3ab
FCC part 15B and 15C UL
Features Quality of Service (QoS)
MIMO Technology
Management
DHCP
SNMP v1/v2/v3
Security Features
NAT
NTP
DMZ
Port Forwarding
VPN pass-through
PPTP
L2TP
IPsec
MAC address Filtering
Port Filtering
IP Filtering
Parental Control
SPI
Denial of Service Protection
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A:Slow Internet despite good speed tests

Ping some websites you are trying to load http://www.mediacollege.com/internet/troubleshooter/ping.html

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I've been having this problem for 3 days now. I have a 5Mbps downstream 768kbps upstream dsl connection and noticed that webpages were opening noticeably slower and streaming video took ages to load. All speed tests I run show that I get around 300-400 kbps downstream even though my upstream is normal at around 600 kbps.
I know it is not my computer or browser since I've tried the tests on other computers in my house. I contacted my isp and they tested my phone line and said it was ok. They even changed the modem but it didn't help. I tried to connect using my isp's modem with router functionality and also as a bridge with my own router but I get the same results. The problem started happening overnight without any changes to any configuration in my home computers or the network. Today I noticed that I get much higher speeds (almost full bandwidth) when downloading torrents but as I said videos take forever to load and all speedtests show a very low downstream speed.
Anybody know what could be causing this? I suspect that it is a problem with my isp (perhaps with port 80?) but they say that everything shows up as normal on their side.
 

A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

DSL has issues with speed. I use to have 1.5mbps, then 3mbps and 5mbps. I even bypass the way DSL works in the home. You can do the same but take some time to do. Most you can get out of that is a much stronger signal. You tap into the main phone line that comes in like through a basement before it hits the phone. I use CAT5e with a phone jack box ran that to another phone jack box with a modular connector. That connector would use ultra phone line cable based on Cat 5e but for phone data. That would go to your DSL modem. It worked well. Now that I am cable modem I'll never go back to DSL.
 

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Hello - recently web browsing using Firefox (v29.0) has become very slow/choppy/laggy.
 
I've performed speed tests with my ISP and I am consitently at 10mpbs down and 3mps up, which are the expected rates.
 
This appears to be specifically an issue with web browsing with Firefox. 
 
I used Avast 2014 (free) as my antivirus and all weekly scans find no viruses.  I've also scanne my computer using Malwarebytes (lates version) and nothing has been found.
 
I'm a bit puzzle by this as not much has changed on this computer in the past few months.  I'm not sure if this could be a virus/spyware/malware issue or just poor firefox performance more recent revisions of the browser.
 
Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks!

A:Firefox web browsing becomes very slow but bandwidth speed tests are fine.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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I just posted this in the Windows 2000/ME section by accident.....

From the beginning:

I visited a website that gave me a virus that was picked up by my Avast & Malwarebytes. Both programs deleted the bad files. The next time I started the computer, my internet connection became almost unusable due to it's slowness. Scans of the system turned up nothing.

I unplugged the Cat-5 cable from my DSL modem, connected a USB cable to the usb port on the modem, & restarted. My connection was back to normal for a few days, until my wife had some issue & she restarted the computer. After that, I'm back to maddening slowness!

Also, when I do a search on Google, I get redirected when I click on any results to "results.google.com". I also cannot download ANYTHING from Microsoft -- when I try it says "not available on this server"

This has all the makings of a virus, but it's not showing up on anything. I visted Pc Pitstop & paid $30 for Optimizer 3, which did nothing. I just completed a 2+ hour scan in safe mode with Avast, which again turned up nothing. All DSL performance scans turn up normal.

I called Verizon & they used gotoassist to check out my computer. They said my connection is actually quicker than what I am paying for, but you wouldn't know that after counting to 10 slowly before seeing any websites -- including this one.

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A:DSL tests ok, cpu speed ok, very slow page loads - all websites. [Moved]

You may have aquired a "rootkit"Some are very hard to detect & remove.Go here,http://www.pchell.com/support/rootkitremovaltools.shtmlYou should be able to find something there to find out if a rootkit is the problem.

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Good day to all. I am using AT&T(sbcglobal) dsl. My plan is for the speed of 1mb and under. Now, I realize I am not going to get 1mb, the speed will be under. But the tests I am running are showing speeds around or under 1/4 of a mb. All these tests were run one right after another, at 5 different times of the day, from 8am to 11pm for 3 consecutive days. I have 2 computers running XP that I ran the tests on, and there are no problems with either computer, other than the internet speed. Here are the results.

Speedtest.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

Speakeasy.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

McAfee Internet connection speedometer: 200kbps

CNet Bandwidth Meter: line speed 224kbps

Now, when I run my ISPs speed test AT&T Speedtest, the test shows my speed is: download: 1.58mbps / upload: 0.31mbps. I don`t understand the large difference in speeds I am getting from independent speed tests, and the speedtest from my ISP. Now if I am to believe my ISPs speedtest, they are going to try to tell me I am receiving more download speed than I am paying for. I find that very hard to believe.

Since this is the first time I have looked into this, I am kind of in the dark about how much speed is expected exactly, but 0.24 seems on the low side to me. I know I will have to contact my ISP to look indepth into this problem, and that is why I came here first. I don`t want to sound like a complete idiot when I contact them. Hopefully someone can look at my speed... Read more

A:Solved: My internet speed, and the various speed tests

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We recently got SBC DSL and a router shared between two computers. All of the online speed tests that I have run said my download rate was around 315 kbpsand the 2Wire site for my router site also returned a download connection of 384 kbs, but web browsing and downloads max out at 40 kbs. How do I get my browser up to speed? I am using XP and firefox.
 

A:High Speed tests but low connection speed

315 Kbps kilo bits per second = 39.4 KBps kilobytes per second.
 

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I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)
 

A:Speed tests

With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.


 

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I hear alot about performance numbers but where do you get the programs to run these tests to see if changes made help or hurt a systems performance?
Thanks
 

A:speed tests

Futurmark's 3dmark 2001se gives a good indication of how your pc wil perform in curent games and 3dmark 2003 wil show you how your card performs in dx9 games.... but dont rely on benchmarks too much if. there are other benchmarks too can't remember any at the moment i've just wokenup
 

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I am not too clever when it comes to all these numbers on the laptop. But I was downloading a UK program and it's taking forever. I am downloading thru Megaupload via Firefox. I did a speed test and this is what it says. (By the way I am with Cox Cable),

DL = 13.36Mb/s
UL = 1.86Mb/s
Ping = 101ms

Is this okay? I DLd yesterday and it only took about 7 mins for a 30 min show ??? It's saying that this one is gonna be nearly 3 hours!
 

A:Speed Tests...

Better then what I get thru Road Runner. Pretty much double what I get.

The place you are downloading from could be getting swamped with requests.
 

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I'd like to try this line test, but I keep getting a message saying my ip is not pingable. It says "Please disable firewall ping protection." I've turned off my Trend Micro and the Msoft firewall isn't on anyhow....

how do I disable the firewall ping protection so I can run these line tests?
 

A:Internet Speed Tests

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speedtest.net - I have pinged about 10 servers tonight, half in France and half in Ireland & UK. Every French server is pathetically slow in download and pings (28ms) and uploads are in the region of 4-5 everywhere, I am supposed to be on 11. Best was Virgin Media Croydon with 125MB (I am on 120MB at present) and 12ms ping (I used to get 7ms) with slow upload again!

A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.

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One of my PC has become very slow. I checked for malware and it was cleaned recently.
The systems is very slow and I checked with comcast they are saying there is no issue from their side. I am getting 1Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload when I did the speedtest.
What could be the problem ?
Can someone help me ?
 

A:Solved: Speed Tests

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Are there any tools out there that can test network speeds between OSes (namely Linux and Windows)?
 

A:speed tests between OSes

maybe a java app or applet? or maybe a TCP/IP tool/protocol that has extremely low overhead to better gauge transfer speeds between point a to point b?
 

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Many of us (me included) are concerned about how "fast" our ISP (Internet Service Provider) is. Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question. To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days.
If your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of, say, 25Mbs and your result is only 14Mbs, that's normal. ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load. More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate.
In my experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active, I have no wireless so have no experience with that.


   Tip
For best results clear your browser cache, cookies, temp files, etc. before a test.
The farther you are from the test server, the lower your results.


Speedtest.net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with.

Wide Open West

Audit My PC

c|NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know, it has options to check where you are, work, home, etc. and I got widely varying results with each.

SpeakEasy This is what my ISP (Comcast) uses when they are here for a service call, I thought it was because it always gave the best result, but not true after I checked on the other sites.



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A:Broadband Speed Tests

browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"

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Hi:I know the answer to this will be simple,but I'll ask it anyway.
I have a desktop running xp sp2 using cox cable internet.I am very happy with the performance.
Just for info,I ran a speed test using Speakeasy and the result was about 12 mbps download.
Taking Johnwills advice from another thread,I did the same test using DSL reports.The result was 16mbps download.Both test sites are in LA.
I am just curious as to the difference and which one is closer to the true download speed.
Thanks for any info you can suggest.
 

A:Solved: Speed tests with different results

Hi guys:Well my download speed has been up and down like a toilet seat for the past week.Today both speed tests show download at 12mbps.When it slows,it is around 7-8 mbps,which is still ok but is noticeable to me.
I have sent an email to my ISP(Cox) asking if they have had problems in our area.
But my question now is,and I know I am probably being paranoid,but I am just wondering if someone could be stealing my bandwidth.I am using WPA encryption.Is there a simple way that I could check it when my speed is down.I am using a Linksys wrt54g.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks
 

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My wife's Samsung laptop started exhibiting problems when she tried to upload attachments to web-based email. I eventually ran a speed test (on several different sites) and found that while the download portion of the test was great, the upload portion always failed. It actually seems to run but slows down and eventually times out. Several other devices using the same wireless router work fine. I've tried several things:
- Rebooted the router
- Taken down the firewall (Windows)
- Completely removed the virus software (AVG)
- Ran virus and malware checks
- Rebooted in safe mode with networking

All have no effect except rebooting in safe mode. Then, the upload works like a champ! So, it seems to me something is running that is blocking the upload. I've even went into MSCONFIG and systematically disabled services to see if any of them were the problem, again to no effect.

I'm pretty much out of ideas... Anyone help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6057 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1259 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 432127 MB, Free - 298869 MB; D: Total - 24634 MB, Free - 24505 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Thanks!

kep
 

A:Upload Fails (Speed Tests)

how did you remove AVG - did you use the tool -see below

you also have Avast - it may be worth removing

you could try a clean boot and see if that helps
have a read here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

see if that works - if it does - use the "add half" process to add back items -

AVG Removal Tools
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/utilities
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities

> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2013 http://www.avg.com/tools#tba2 - > on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2012 http://www.avg.com/tools2012.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 2011 http://www.avg.com/tools2011.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 9.0 http://www.avg.com/tools9.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
> removal tool, that can be used with AVG 8.5 http://www.avg.com/tools8.tpl-mcr1#tba2 -> on Installation Tab > use the AvgRemover
 

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Greetings,
 
Are there some type of tests that can be ran by a beginner to test how fast the CPU of one's computer is running/performing?  Any other  suggestions of tests of system hardware, computer health would be appreciated also.
 
I recognize this may be somewhat of a broad question.
 
Thank you.
 
Smorton

A:Are there tests to run to see how well your computer is doing in terms of speed

There is a "Performance Monitor" application built into Windows, that you can access through Administrative tools in the Control Panel. This can generate all sorts of reports and diagnostics on almost every part of your machine. It is a very powerful tool once you understand how to use it.
 
Some google results for tutorials here.

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Hi there
on IE I get a MUCH faster result from OOKLA than with Firefox -- same server for test. Seems a lot of work is done by Firefox in loading ads or whatever which undoubtedly effects the results.

Anybody else notice speed difference using SAME server but with different browsers.

Cheers
jimbo

A:OOKLA speed tests totally different on IE and Firefox !!!

Just to check using FF....Yes it different for me to. In the top left corner it says "Beta". It's crazy different....but so freaking cool. I like it. In Chrome it's the old version. The results are almost identical for me and using 2 different servers from 2 different states.

I wonder why the Beta on Firefox?

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Ok, to set the stage...I've been chatting with users who maintain that Windows 7 (just like Vista) is a bloated resource hog of an OS which needs to have numerous services disabled to attain performance levels equivalent to Windows XP SP2. The crux of the argument is typically on how Prefetch works and the caching of applications to RAM, thus not leaving large amounts of RAM free for the system and in generally just chewing up resources which are better left alone.

For this test, I performed the same steps on the same hardware. (In fact, I used the same exact machine). Here are the specs
* Asus P5QL Pro mobo
* Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 at 3.00Ghz
* 4GB Corsair DDR2-800 RAM
* 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue hard drive
* Samsung 22X DVD Burner
* EVGA Nvidia 8600GT 256MB video cards
* Intel 10/100/1000 NIC's

In each instance, the machine was using the defaults as they come out of the box. Meaning that things like UAC, System Restore Points, Indexing, PreFetch and the like all remained on.

Test 1: Install the Operating Systems. This was from the first push of the power button until I had a desktop with no hourglass
Windows XP SP2: 19:19
Windows 7 Ultimate: 14:12

Test 2: Amount of time installing drivers after OS was up to eliminate all exclamation points in Device Manager
Windows XP SP2: 9:27 (video, chipset, 2 lan drivers, audio, ATK)
Windows 7 Ultimate: :41 (ATK driver from Windows Update)

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A:My Speed Tests: XP SP2 -vs- Win7 Ultimate 32bit

We have a winner!!!

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Hi everyone,
I'm NOT tech savvy, so please bear with me. We live in the boonies, and the best internet we can get is point to point radio frequency. I can't get answers from them, so I'm hoping y'all can help out. Our internet frequently drops out, although it remains fully connected. I can run a normal speedtest, but cannot connect across a single device. In checking CPU and memory usage, there does not appear to be anything running in the background. What's going on?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941817 MB, Free - 891511 MB; D: Total - 11753 MB, Free - 1432 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Disabled

Hi, Anyone!

I am running an HP Pavilion p6540f. Two weeks ago, I started up my computer, and suddenly my cooling fans (all 3 of them) started up at high speed and never ratcheted down to their normal or lower speeds. I have already done the following to no avail:

1. I ran System Tests to try and determine if I had a software or hardware problem. All tests results PASSED.
2. I downloaded and ran SpeedFan 4.47 and received what appeared to be a High temperature reading on one of the fans at 127 degrees C. It's the CPU fan.
3. I called HP Tech Support to get help and found out that I'm out of warranty, but they were happy to tell me that my PC probably only needed tweaking from one of their techs they wanted to schedule to come out and service the machine for $200.00. But if the problem was a hardware issue, it would then cost more on top of the $200.00. I told them I'd get back to them.
4. I downloaded and ran PC Wizard and on checking the Thermal Tests run by that program it gave me back a report result saying my AMD Phenom II x4 pr... Read more

A:Help! Fan Speed Suddenly Running High Tests All Pass

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Hello, i am new here to seven forums, not sure if this is the right thread i should be asking in, but never know till i try. Anyhow, I am playing a game called Aion, and my Ping in that game is around 70~100Ms.

When i did a speed test to where the server was roughly located it said my ping was 14Ms - http://speedtest.net/result/1871105926.png

I use Verizon fios, 25/25 speed plan, a MI424WR Router, that was provided, and a wired connection.

*Also i do not have any FPS Lag, i am getting 50-60 frames.
*And i have leatrix latency fix installed, version 3.00

Could anyone please shed some light on my issue here? Would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Ping mismatch between speed tests and actual in-game.

Hi Condiments and welcome to W7 Forums

Lots of factors come into play when it comes to Ping times. Firstly, remember that the value that you get at any particular time is what it is AT THAT TIME, i.e. Ping is a dynamic variable. Secondly, it depends on the load at both the destination server and any intermediate servers in the path between you and it - in other words, the more players connected the greater the load. Thirdly, your time of day and how many others are sharing your line (the contention ratio). Unfortunately, most of these are beyond your control (except, perhaps, the time of day that you choose to play). You could try logging out of the game and logging back in again, to see if by doing that you get any improvement (possible, if a different route between you and the game server is established).

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Ok so I have Time Warner Cable in PA. I pay for 30/5 down up speed. I have an ARRIS DG860 Modem but have also used the Motorola SBG6580 and have had the same internet problems. I run a direct connection to my modem (wireless disabled) with my xbox and my computer modem connected my ISP Modem. For the past month my online gaming has been lagging and my internet has had terrible and inconsistent speed tests. If I restart my modem and run a speed test I get my full optimal speeds but that lasts for about 5 minutes and then it significantly drops and when I say drops I mean it will drop from like 30 down to about 3 down and it will keep going up and down when I test again from like 14 down to 7 down back to 3 down and so on and so fourth. My upload speed is always consistent but not my download. For the record my ping is about 47-50ms. Something is definitely up with my internet though and I am trying to avoid having a tech come down here to fix it but I will if I have to. When I run a trace route here are my results.

Tracing route to www.google.com [74.125.225.212]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 547 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 35 ms 29 ms 27 ms cpe-24-93-192-1.neo.res.rr.com [24.93.192.1]
3 10 ms 8 ms 9 ms gig3-11.mlckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.106.73
]
4 11 ms 10 ms 10 ms tge1-1.hbckpa1-swt401.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.79]

5 9 ms 10 ms 8 ms tge1-2.hbckpa1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.95]

6 14 ms 16 ms 13 ms tge1-1.mcdnoh1-swt402.neo.rr.com [24.164.115.71]

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A:Solved: Inconsistent Speed Tests + Packet loss HELP

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The last couple of hours my "upload speed" has been going haywire. My tested speed at Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test it shows 0.8Mbps which is what I usually have. Task Manager shows I'm using 0Kbps, unless I'm saying something in mumble, which is the only program actually running. My friend that I'm talking to responds 5-6 seconds after I say something and he always responds with "I think you are lagging, all I can hear is robot noises" and I'm constantly getting disconnected from mumble. My Ethernet Status shows that I'm sending 1/10 of my received packages (13,960,000 sent, 149,128,000 over 30 minutes) so I'm not actually uploading anything.
My download is fine, I can browse websites just as before but as soon as something needs to be uploaded I just disconnect or it takes ****ing forever.
I have reset my router, 4 times. I have restarted my PC, more times than I can count on my fingers. Other PC's on the same network works fine. I have terminated all processes that windows doesn't need to run and mumble.

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Reporting a problem to my ISP, which bandwidth speed tests are true/accurate?
 
Getting satellite internet speed tests all over the map, ranging from 2.88 Mbps to 21 Mbps (download speeds) using various test sites.  (Results in list below.)  Sites that give low results do it fairly consistently.  Sites that give high results also within a consistent range.  Same for ones that give mid-range results.  This includes some sites that use the same test engine (Ookla) -- yet they get widely different results.  Ran tests to many servers around the country, last night and today.
 
This will be a long report, because I believe full detail may help and will save us having to do some of the usual Q&A.
 
Running WindowsXP-SP3 on a 2009 Acer AspireOne Netbook (with all ports loaded with external devices to make it just like a real computer).  Machine runs great, always did, no problems except typical software hassles, but they've always been fully resolved.
 
I am running with a brand new Ethernet cable directly from the PC to the satellite modem.  No router.  Got tired of having to reboot it for downed WiFi.
 
Running Norton 360 security software, including their firewall, not Windows firewall.  Set up firewall to accept ping tests from certain servers, as advised somewhere reputable (I forget where).  I will turn that off later.
 
I have traceroute results.  Used it to get round-trip time for a... Read more

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Hi, i am running tiscali 100mbps through a 3com router and wireless adaptor (56Mbps) but on both machines i only seem to get about 30-40Mbps (at once not together) is there any way i can check what the limit truly is? and any programs available to tweak the performance?
 

A:Tiscali 100Mbps +Router &wireless adaptor. Any speed tweaks or tests?

Which Tiscali service is this? I can only find 512kbps, 1mbps and 2mbps services on the Tiscali site.
You could try out the speed test facility on http://www.dslreports.com/stest. There's also tweaking tips/software on the same site.
 

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I've had some computer behavior that I don't understand.
Perhaps someone can explain what I'm seeing.

Over the past year, I've had two desktop computer systems, both 64 bit windows.

The first system had a WD 300Gbyte Velociraptor disk. It also had a defective motherboard that I replaced. But after the motherboard replacement, the system would go into 30 second long disk delays in Win7, several times a day, generally related to a context change like switching windows. Most processes in windows would stop, and there would be 30 seconds of furious disk activity, where I could move the cursor around on the screen, but nothing else would happen. After 30 seconds or so, the system would recover and be fine.

I tested everything, but could never find any hardware issues or any indication in the system logs as to what the system was doing in these periods of disk activity.

Eventually, I backed up the Velociraptor disk (which was my C disk), and replaced it with another hard drive.

The problem went away.

So then I put together a similar, second system. I thought, well, maybe the problem with the first system was not the Velociraptor disk, but related to some Windows problem that Microsoft had fixed with an update. I did a long re-format of the Velociraptor drive, and did an extensive set of test on it --- all tests passed, and the SMART values were all OK. So, I figured the drive was OK, and I put it in the second computer system (all other hardware parts different from t... Read more

A:HDD very slow, but all tests OK??

How old is the WD drive? How long have you used it?

Just so you know, I had an WD System drive that started suffering Thermal failure and didn't seem to show any drive issues until I came home one time and saw my system had restarted and seemed to be stuck on the BIOS screen. Upon further investigation, the system would try to boot, but was extremely slow in doing so. Result - Drive was failing from overheating (Let it cool, you can access it for a bit of time, but eventually, it completely failed and couldn't pull anything off it)

I do know that for some systems, like Dell, there is a BIOS drive diagnostics. That is how I determined my drive was having serious problems like showing access errors. Some of the software tests focus more on physical disk platters or data on the disk but not on other factors of the disk drive.

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Quote:
The latest wave of upcoming changes to the world's two most used Web browsers, jointly responsible for easily three-fourths of the Internet's HTTP requests, has nearly everyone in the business rethinking the meaning of "quality" as it pertains to browser architecture. While their arguments start with the usual reminders that folks just want to see their pages load faster, before too long, they wander into dissertations about the methods architects use to achieve the appearance of loading faster. . . especially when they actually don't.

In preparing to test Microsoft's first Internet Explorer 9 public beta, released last week, and Mozilla's public Firefox 4 beta, released late last month, the advice I received most often fell into two departments: 1) Pay more attention to graphics rendering, since new browsers will be spending more time processing Web apps than just displaying pages; 2) start paying attention to how browsers utilize memory and CPU cycles. Since my smarter readers are typically right, that's what I've done in crafting my all-new browser performance test suite.



In the first round of total scores for the latest beta builds, the first IE9 beta has squeaked by the latest FF4 beta by about 8%. These scores take into account four major departments: computational ability (30%), rendering ability (30%), scalability (losing less processing ability over time as processing jobs scale up, 20%), and now, hardware utilization efficiency (20%). In... Read more

A:Firefox 4 beta loses to IE9 beta in browser speed, efficiency tests

I'm all for fast processing on my computer, but I'll be honest in that I don't really feel much difference whatsoever between IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera and it's been like that for me over the past 2-3 years. My reasons for liking Firefox so much have to do with features coming sooner (pop-up blocker, tabbed browsing, add-on support, tear off tabs) and familiarity with the product(when you spend so much time with something, it becomes second nature.). So, for me, unless another tool comes that does something radically better, I'm not even inclined to give the other products a chance. People can rant and rave about speed all they want...but it's one of the lowest factors in the mix for me.

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hi all, I have a 6-month old w510 laptop and since recently major stability issues. These issues occured since i began using wifi more often and a 90w power adapter instead of the recommended 135w brick. When first some performance issues (read system almost hangs) occured my first thought was that it might be related to the power adapter , so i played with running just with battery and that seems to perform a bit better. Lenovo support tells me thought that the only affect a 90w power adapter should have is that the battery charges slower... Then the screen froze several times over several days. Laptop was completely unresponsive to any userinteraction. I had to reboot forcefully. I read up on this in the forums that it seems to be a problem also other users have. So I contacted Lenovo support and they got me to execute a PCDoctor Full test from CD. I did that and all tests executed successfully. After that Lenovo support tells me: Then it must be the OS / Software and that I should reinstall the OS. This is obviously a major issue with all the programs and customization I did. So my quesitons apart from how to possibly solve this (I tried downloading the all newest drivers from the thinkvintage tools, especially WIFI and Nivida: until now no freezes anymore, but Performance still slow, especially startup.): If PCDoctor doesn't detect any errors in its tests: is this a garantee that the hardware works correctly?And if I would need to replac... Read more

A:w510 - sudden freezing, slow - Is it NOT the Hardware when PCDoctor Tests run successful?

I don't care what anyone says -- this laptop will not work right with a 90w power supply. Never run this laptop on a 90w power supply, or it will misbehave exactly as you're describing. You can spend hours and days messing around with BIOS, OS and Power Driver manager configurations -- OR, you can just run the laptop with the power supply it's supposed to (135w).The fact is that the 880m is a 135w video card. Trying to run it at 90w is just asking for trouble and Lenovo completely messed it up in their attempt.Walk away, give your 90w power supplies to friends, go buy a bunch of 135w supplies and save yourself soooooo much time and grief.

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Two different internal SSD drives pass hardware tests, but attempts to re-install Windows on them fail during the initial disk partitioning and formatting options, with a low-level error and a very long delay. The particular machine type model is 20CDCT01WW, the initial OS was Windows 8 Pro, later updated to Windows 10, and it's now out of warranty. It crashed one day during normal use, not near the time of any major hardware or software changes, and hung during re-booting. Attempts to recover the Windows installation failed, so we tried re-installing Windows from external media, and this process took far too long (running overnight, before finally failing with low-level error messages). I assumed the drive was faulty (the original Lenovo-installed Samsung PM851 128GB SSD), and by using Windows 10 recovery options from external media we could run the DiskPart utility & not have it find any partitions. I installed another, a new 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, only to have it behave in an identical way (the initial partitioning step of a new Windows install would run for hours, then fail with messages such as ?We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80070057.? Meanwhile we re-checked the original drive on another machine via a SATA to USB converter & saw an apparantly intact filesystem, so it didn't seem to be seriously faulty after all. The built-in hardware diagnostic... Read more

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Two different internal SSD drives pass hardware tests, but attempts to re-install Windows on them fail during the initial disk partitioning and formatting options, with a low-level error and a very long delay. The particular machine type model is 20CDCT01WW, the initial OS was Windows 8 Pro, later updated to Windows 10, and it's now out of warranty. It crashed one day during normal use, not near the time of any major hardware or software changes, and hung during re-booting. Attempts to recover the Windows installation failed, so we tried re-installing Windows from external media, and this process took far too long (running overnight, before finally failing with low-level error messages). I assumed the drive was faulty (the original Lenovo-installed Samsung PM851 128GB SSD), and by using Windows 10 recovery options from external media we could run the DiskPart utility & not have it find any partitions. I installed another, a new 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, only to have it behave in an identical way (the initial partitioning step of a new Windows install would run for hours, then fail with messages such as ?We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80070057.? Meanwhile we re-checked the original drive on another machine via a SATA to USB converter & saw an apparantly intact filesystem, so it didn't seem to be seriously faulty after all. The built-in hardware diagnostic... Read more

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Only had this new pc a few weeks and it is so slow now after 3 blue screen of death crashes that caused this I think, I believe firefox caused. I am not sure how to read dump files to show you details of the BSOD. I am including details of my PC along with the hijack this log, my system is clean though according to antispyware and virus scans.

2GB DDRII RAM
VISTA ULTIMATE 32bit

I installed 64bit before this 32bit one on another partition of this HDD but cannot boot into it anymore at startup because this PC won't let me select it because it does not detect my keyboard in DOS mode for some weird reason.

Hijackthis log is attached file.

A:Snail Speed Pc At Times And Always Slow Internet Speed On Vista Ultimate

I found this helpful information on possible solutions, very familiar with errors on previous Microsoft operating systems. http://www.vandersluijs.nl/content/view/973/96/lang,enI uninstalled one of the suggested updates and so far it is fine, the update was only optional so no security threats. I think it has helped, not certain if it will be like a fresh install because windows is slower than it was two weeks ago. If 3 weeks is best windows can handle for being ready for a new install I may have to go back to Linux. I hope this thread can stay on this forum somewhere to help others follow the link I posted above for possible solutions to this problem, it will save them time and effort trying numerous things.

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I am using mozilla firefox 2.0.0.9 and have wndows xp pro as OS.For last two days my net surfing experience is going very strange.My page loading speed is good but the download speed is very slow.When ever i download a file it downloads very slowly.The download speed has decrease about 4 times .I have my internet through siemens adsl sl2.141 modem and I login to my account through ppoe WAN password account.Can anybody help please?

A:Browsing/page Loading Speed Is Good But Downloading Speed Is Too Slow

Have you monitored your system with Windows Task Manager while downloading? If you determine Firefox is causing the problem, try safe mode and/or a new profile. Sometimes settings and/or extensions got corrupted leading to strange behavior. Standard diagnostic - Firefox

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I have 8 mbps connection wifi. when I test with speedtest.net I get download speed of 1 mbps on my laptop.
but we have 2 android phones and we get around 9 mbps speed on both the phones.
I gone through forums but could not get solution.

attached is screenshot of Wi-Fi inspector. please help me.
 

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Help :>

My browser connection speed dropped to about 2kb/second after a power outage.

I just did a full format of the drive and a clean install of XP Pro.

No Antivirus or Firewall loaded yet.

XP Firewall is not enabled.

HiJackThis looks ok

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:57:04 AM, on 2/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3300 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.3300)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\telnet.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

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End of file - 1245 bytes

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I use Windows Vista SP2.I use the latest Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security(updated) and Malwarebytes (updated) and latest version of K9 web protection.I use IE9,Firefox 3.6.16 and Chrome 11.0 beta.I have a download speed of max 190-210 kBps and upload speed of 31-40 kBps.It has been working normally with fast surfing and downloading.Yesterday I saw a weird thing,I usually download through torrents.I saw my downloads are happening,but no sites are opening.Even Google was once or twice opening very slowly.So please tell me what is happening?
 

A:Extremely slow browsing speed but fast download speed????

Please click HERE to download and install HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next reply.

IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything

If Windows is denying access to the Hosts file, disable the UAC and run HijackThis again.
 

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Hi.

I have this very annoying problem and I'm really out of hopes. I don't know what to do anymore. I'll make a summary of the problem and will be as concise as possible

So I have this Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop with a broadband connection (direct cable, no router) and 3 weeks ago I reinstalled my Windows. Everything went well until 2 weeks ago when the internet speed went down, dial-up like. Pages won't load, and if they do they load just partially. I called my ISP and they said they had no problem. I couldn't find any solution so I thought maybe, some sort of virus or spyware is doing this so I formated the whole hard-disk and did a clean install of Windows.

Unfortunatelly nothing changed, the download speed is the same. Here is a speedtest.net evaluation:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2276053238.png

Drivers are up to date, no windows firewall, no antivirus and no windows update. The ISP support guy told me to deactivate IPv4 and IPv6 from Local Area Connection, but nothing changed. I did a TCP/IP reset which raised my down speed to almost 1 Mb, but after a few minutes it went back to "dial-up". With the down speed being the same, Speedtest sometimes shows me upload speed in between 50-70 Mb which is unbelievable (I will make a ss next time I see this).

And the very weird thing is that I have another netbook (pretty weak config, Intel Atom CPU, 2 GB RAM) and with the same cable it has normal speed (the kind of speed I had on this Dell too). An... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Very slow Download speed, Very High Upload speed

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Lets first try this:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Now click on Network and Internet and in this window click Internet options.
Now click on the connections tab and select the button to never dial a connection.
Now click Apply and click OK.

Try if this works

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Hello, I just got this x360 Spectre i7 15.6" laptop and I love it, except for the speed at which things load on the browsers. I have high speed internet and ran a speed test and the speed is as it should. I've tried multiple browsers, and even though I have a very strong connection to my high speed internet, it takes forever to open up even a single website. I regularly wait anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes for the site to load. I just got this computer so haven't even saved any files or installed any programs onto it besides anti virus software. How can I resolve this very slow loading time? I'd hate to have to return this computer, but cannot stand to have to deal with these frustrations with a computer I paid $1300 for!! Please help! Katy

A:HP Spectre x360 - Slow browsing speed even with high speed i...

Hi @khealy23,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with slow download from internet. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Are you Wireless connected or Ethernet wired conneted? Please get back to me and I will help you

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Last week I have purchased a WD 2TB Green Drive as well as a non-raid capable raid card Rosewill RC-212; since my older PC (WinXP32, Celeron D, 1GB RAM) does not have SATA ports. I have installed fresh drivers form Rosewills? website even though they are not needed for non-raid configurations. The PC recognized the card right away as well as the HDD. The write speeds are as expected, however the read speeds are between 300KB and 2500KB. I cannot figure out why the read speeds do not exceed 2.5MB? I have plugged the HDD as an external drive via USB and the read/write speeds are as expected. Anyone knows why and how to fix it?

Update:
I have tried 1TB WD green drive (1.5-year old) and it works as expected.

Update 2:
I have just spoken with Rosewill tech and he said that using PCI card and such a large drive it is expected to be slow. Personally I believe it is B.S. You?

P.S. for moderators: I have similar thread under storage and networking, but it no longer applies as such issue. Please delete it.
 

A:My 2TB WD Green has fast write speed but slow read speed

The Rosewill card's transfer rate is "up to 1.5GB/s." The WD hard drive's is 3.0Gb/s. Perhaps if you set the jumper on the 5-6 pins to activate the 1.5GB/s rate per this instruction: Western Digital.
 

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Hi guys. I hope you can help on this issue I've been having with my internet connection, I don't know what to do...

I resently formatted my harddrive because my internet all of a sudden started being very slow but after the format it's still the same issue. Now I've tried plugging the connection line into my laptop and there there's no problem.

I am gettin' a slower download than upload...

I have a 10mb download/1 upload speed LAN connection. I ran a speed test on the same connection and on my stationary it shows like 250 kbs download and like 750 kbs upload, while on my laptop it shows like 8 Mbs download and 750 kbs upload... so what's the problem?

So far I've found out that it has nothing to do with the internet connection line or my NIC (I tried a brand new one and it was the same issue), it's not spyware or malware, it's not fragmented and under internet connections it says that I'm connected on a 100 Mb network card and there are no problems with any of the devices?

However I can see that if I open the job list, the download connection is very unstable going from up to 750 kb for a breif moment then falls to a halt at 0 kb... and moreover it says that I'm not using any percent of the network?

I'm on windows 7 and haven't had any problems before this, the rest of the system works just fine, but not the internet. If I try and download something it won't get higher than like 50 kb and then may... Read more

A:Solved: Slow download speed, upload speed is fine...

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Recently moved house and had installed my internet today, the exact same setup.

Right now the only difference with this setup is that the router is plugged into my laptop, and if anything, it's closer to my computer than it was in the previous house.

My problem is that it randomly goes slow for short periods of time, or in games it lags like crazy. For example while watching youtube it'll shoot up the loading bar fast and then all of a sudden stop, and go really slowly, then back into fast speed over and over.

What can I do to resolve this?

A:Slow speed, fast speed, slow speed.

Go to speedtest.net and see what your download and upload speeds are. Watching a youtube video will use less bandwidth than a game would.

You could also do a tracert to google.com to see if there are any high response times.
Dave

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hallo
i have a problem last 1 week.my downloas speed well..but browseing speed slow.i playing online games.watch movie. its soo low its too pain full.i cant under stand why?..i am from srilanka.internet line ADSL.. prolink router..512KB/s line..plz help me.

A:fast download speed but browseing speed slow.

Hi, welcome to this forum!

Please visit this site to measure the real speed of the connection. When done please post the results here.
Internet providers (who gives you the internet) usually make an offer of x speed internet but they only guarantee you to get much less. So the speed might change up and down sometimes. If the internet is still very slow please read the details of your agreement with the internet provider. But first give us the speed results from that site

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Recently my desktop has experienced very slow download speeds (~0.11 Mbps), however the upload speed appears to be in line (~2.0Mbps). These numbers are taken from Comcast's speed test (my ISP). It is obviously a problem with my PC because everything else on the network (PS3, Laptop) have great signals with no problems. I just recently reverted the Desktop back to its factory state, and everything was working fine for a couple of months.

The desktop in question uses Vista 32-bit and the Belkin Basic USB Wireless Adapter.
 

A:Very slow download speed, upload speed is fine

Welcome to TSG:
Run a speedtest here and see if the results are the same:
http://www.speedtest.net/
Then,boot up in safe mode with networking and see if the speed improves.Like so:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#03
 

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