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Q: Poor broadband connection/speed

Hi guys

Plz help.

I have a new HPG62 laptop and in recent weeks my internet speed has taken a servere nosedive. BT have renewed the cabling to property but connection still poor.

My LAN is showing as disabled in the task manager and my Wireless Network connection is connected and shows a link speed of about 19Mbps.

What can I do to speed up my connection?

Recent speedtest (prior to BT visit) showed:
download speed during test: 87 Kbps
acceptable range 50 - 250 Kbps
DSL connection rate: 1824 Kbps (down) 448 Kbps (up)
IP profile for line: 135 Kbps

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A: Poor broadband connection/speed

Ok:Some questions.
What was the speed prior to "nosedive ?
Make and model of modem and router?
What speed are you paying for ?
If your download speed is 87 kbps,that is truly pathetic.How did you determine this ?
Are you supposed to have both a lan connection(
Ethernet cable connected to the router) and a wireless connection ?
If just wireless,may we see:
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_...g_a_Screenshot

May we see the results of a speedtest?
http://www.speedtest.net/

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Hi there, I turn once again to the place where I usually get help when I feel lost

The problem
Slow speed performance when surfing. It usually takes 5-10 seconds just to connect to the adress, whereafter everything seems to load in normal speed. Sometimes the loading as subpar as well but it's mainly the annoyingly long initiation time to connect to an adress

What's wierd
1. Speed tests I've done show I have 98% upload/download and around 5ms response time, which is near perfect. This does not reflect my actual performance at all though.
2. At work my usual webpages are loading at instant speed. At home I have lousy loading times.
3. Occurs both for firefox and IE
4. All duplex modes have been tested and does not improve performance
5. Everything was fine up until 2-3 months ago when I noticed a sudden dip in performance. It has stayed that way since then. I can't recall any major changes I did to hardware or software during that time.
6. Broadband provider company is at a loss (their support is crappy of course) but I might push them further to resolve the issue as a last resort.

Technical specifics
I'm using
* 10/10 Mbit u/d broadband via cable TV
* windows xp sp3
* firefox 3, latest update
* Avira Antivir Personal
* standard broadband provider modem, using TP-cable, not wireless
* standard integrated network card
* Not sure if other hardware specifics are relevant (probably not) so I'll list them at request

My Question
How do I go about f... Read more

A:Solved: Poor broadband speed issue

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Hi there, I know nothing about computers but I have a big issue for the past two weeks now since I got the internet in , I have been on the phone to my internet provider over and over and to the computer supplier about this but still don't know what the cause is. I am using a second hand fully working dell pc with no issues other than my broadband speed to the house is supposed to be good and no faults on line they say, but speed to computer is hardly anything at all, 0.3 for the wifi and with the cable it is 9.0 which would be ok but picture quality when trying to downlaod movies /you tube is still unwatchable with or without the cable although much better with cable , Iv been told connection is fine and to the lap top it is but not to the pc . Nobody seems to be able to tell me whether this is because the pc is old (new monitor) or if there is a fault on the line that they are just not picking up. i'm ruuning out of ideas now, any help would be great. Thanks
 

A:very poor broadband speed to old DELL refurbished PC

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I have high speed broadband. On my desktop, when I run speedtest.net, I get approx. 170-180 Mbps

If I disconnect the ethernet cable from the desktop and connect it to the notebook, and run speedtest.net, I only get 85 Mbps.

Any ideas?

T

A:[SOLVED] Poor Broadband Speed on Notebook

The Ethernet port on the laptop may only be rated at 10/100. Meaning the highest it could receive is 100 Mbps.

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WinXP Home SP2
Recently upgraded ADSL connection from 1Mb to 2MB.
Problem:
Although the tray icon says I am connected at 2.2MB ADSL, my download speeds are no better than when I had a 1Mb connection.
All speed tests including Bts own show a download speed of only 126KB/sec.
BT is unable to explain but believe its got something to do with my system rather than their service, which seems logical considering the tray icon shows 2MB connection.
No antivirus running, only zone alarm.
What could be wrong?
 

A:Poor dowmload speed but 2Mb connection!

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WinXP Home SP2
Recently upgraded ADSL connection from 1Mb to 2MB.
Problem:
Although the tray icon says I am connected at 2.2MB ADSL, my download speeds are no better than when I had a 1Mb connection.
All speed tests including Bts own show a download speed of only 126KB/sec.
BT is unable to explain but believe its got something to do with my system rather than their service, which seems logical considering the tray icon shows 2MB connection.
No antivirus running, only zone alarm.
What could be wrong?
 

A:Poor download speed but 2MB connection!

The fact that the tray icon says 2.2MB doesnt mean its not he BT service.

But in case it is the system, first off, disable any third party firewall you are using and use the xp firewall instead (not permanently, just for testing)

Also go here

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

download hijack this, create a folder for it, unzip to the folder, run it from there and post a log
 

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I recently got a new Wireless card LB-Link BL-LW04-A2.
I'm able to connect to my wifi and I get 4 bar connection yet my download speed is 1mb. If I put my laptop in exactly the same place that gets about 20-30 mb download speed.

I have spoke to my ISP and they have said it's not a fault at their end. I'm thinking it could be braise my driers are out of date for my wireless card. I've been on the manufacturers website and there are new drivers but it won't let me download them.

Can someone please help me

Thanks in advance

A:Very poor Internet connection/speed

definitely try to update the drivers for the wireless card. Thats the first thing i would do. Then in addition to that; i would power cycle both the modem and router(if you have a router). Unplug both(if applicable) and wait about 1 minute or so; then plug the modem in first; and let that boot; then plug the router in and let that boot and see if it helps resolve the issue.

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For the past 8 weeks ive had an irritating problem that concerns the internet speeds and the effect it has on my pc.

Each time i connect to the net (512k) it runs ok for a few minutes then the speeds start to slow down. Using online speed tests it showed speeds dropping from 512k to 0.1kpbs.

After 15 minutes of internet use the whole pc would start to slow down. Sounds and music would stammer at this point. Playing online or playing with the internet connected would result in framerates dropping from 150fps to as low as 10 - 15 fps.

The mouse cursor across the screen would also stutter when moving the cursor around the screen.

If i disconnected from the internet everything would return to normal. Only if i logged back on to the internet would everything slow down again.

One example of this was when i tried to download 1mb. It took me over 30 minutes to get it downloaded (356 bytes per sec was last known download speed as opposed to the normal 50 - 60 kbps that im used to).

Internet pages would take as long as 10 minutes to load, normally appearing blank.

Whats causing this and what can be done about it?

My pc spec :-

athlon 2600 +
512mb ddr 333 (both cpu/memory overclocked to 172 fsb (344)
soltek nforce 2 mb
seperate sound card as onboard sound broke down
ati r9600 pro 128mb
seagate 60gb hdd 7200 rpm (data drive)
seagate 80gb hdd 5400 rpm (active partition drive)
16 x dvd
52 x cdrw
samsung broadband modem (usb)
 

A:broadband connection/speed/pc

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I am not sure if this is the right forum, but I have a problem. I have a broadband connection, which is running about 2800 download on the computer the modem is hooked to. I use my laptop to work from, have to connect through a VPN to access our clients servers. On my wireless laptop, I am getting 980 download speed. Both have Windows XP and I don't have them networked. The desktop is hooked via cable to the modem, the laptop and three other desktops are using a wireless connection.

Would going through VPN slow me down that much? Unfortunately, our client uses some resource hungry program and my productivity is going down hill. Would it help if I used a cable for the laptop and hooked it to my router? I didn't know if utilitzing the wireless card made me lose speed.

Nancy
 

A:Broadband connection speed using VPN

In theory it shouldn't.
 

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Hey everyone, I am not a common poster in the network/web side of this forum. I was wondering if there were any well known ways to speed up broadband connections? I am on a BT home hub in a new build house. The wire comes in at the side of the house and then travels down 1 of the pairs of wire in a Cat5E cable through the house to a phone socket. It then goes into my BT home hub. They predicted 7.5Mb in the area that I am but I am only getting 1.9Mb. Is there anything that could be causing the slow down that I could solve my self?

Thanks in advance, Jack
 

A:Any ways to speed up broadband connection?

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Hello Guys, I'm tired of this connection speed and i want it to be faster it has 80kbPs-1mbPs speed.
Is there any program or way to fix or speed up my broadband? I need help asap

A:How to speed up my broadband internet connection?

Hi Razer2k13

Your Internet speed can be attributed to a few different things

Line speed from your ISP

Type of line

Distance from your exchange

Time of Day

If you use a router go in to its settings and look for something like DownStream Connection Speed / UpStream Connection Speed, this is the speed your router gets and can be quite different to the speed your browser can see/use.

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I am stumped with regards on how to fix this one.

I am running a custom built Sager NP-5135, Windows 7 64bit system.

I am actually multi booting this system (Running Linux on one partition, and Windows 7 on 2 other partitions).

The Windows 7 partitions are, for all intensive purposes, the same (configuration wise).

Here is the strange part, the wireless connection on one of the windows installations (Call it Win7_OS_#2) is perfect - great connection speed, range is great, etc, etc (So the 6300 hardware is NOT faulty).

The other Windows 7 partition (Call it Win7_OS_#1) has a terrible time connecting -- the speed is slow (read it as "unusable"). It wasn't always like this, and I don't recall when it became this way as I normally connect using a wired connection.

On Win7_OS_#1 I have uninstalled the driver, reinstalled the latest driver, scanned for virus', trogans, malware, found nothing, and I still can not get it to work properly.

I have checked all the property and advanced settings for the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 card -- they are set exactly the same as on the Windows 7 installation that is working perfectly.

Does anyone have an idea as to what else I could check to try and resolve the issue (without having to reinstall windows 7 again)?

Thanks for your assistance.

A:Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 - very poor connection speed

Sorry to have to bump this thread, but does anyone have any ideas regarding this issue?

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I've got broadband cable service at 3000 kbps(?). I just tested using BroadbandReports.com and I'm getting 129 kbps download and 219 kbps upload! Obviously there's something goofy going on.

I've already run Ad-Aware and Spybot and have Microsoft AntiSpyware, SpyBlaster and AVG running full time. The PC is as clean as I can get it at this point.

Edited to add - I just powered down the modem and router for 10 seconds, and also disconnected the modem cable and reset things. It did speed things up, but this hasn't worked in the past few weeks so I'm not sure. I also retested the speeds and I'm now at 149 kbps download and 218 kbps upload, so the download is still an issue.

Any suggestions on the next step to find out what's going on?

Thanks.
 

A:Broadband performance poor lately!

Dude, call your ISP and get a tech support rep on a phone. If the problem can't be resolved over the phone, have them send a cable guy to your house to check your lines. If this problem just appeared recently from out of nowhere, your ISP is probably experiencing network bandwidth problems. Call them up and complain and get a tech support case generated.
 

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Hi,
Hoping you can help? We have a BT home hub 4.0 type A and use broadband regularly at home. Our home is in essence 'L' shaped and living in an old cottage with thick walls we really struggle for signal in specifically 2 rooms (each at the end of the 'L' shape) I want to increase the signal in these rooms but don't know how to?
I've seen the plug in adapters but worry how efficient they will be in an old build with old wiring? I've tried reading on the Internet but get a little lost - would anyone be able to offer some suggestions?? In these rooms I only need wifi signal for mobile devises, no hi-tech computers for gaming etc!!
I've tried moving the hub - but the result is always the same just different rooms have poor signal.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Broadband - poor signal in certain rooms

so these rooms are at opposite ends of the house ( L )
I assume the router is in the middle - ( right angle of the L )

you could use powerline , but as you say the wiring may not be upto it - or a wireless extender - but seems you would need two

BT are showing booster aerials on this link
http://home.bt.com/techgadgets/techguides/how-to-boost-your-home-wifi-11363806366107
NOT sure if they will work on a BT HOME HUB 4 a s the aerial is usually inside the box

are you able to move the router to a position where one of the rooms works along the L , so that all you need to be able to do is extend in one side of the house ?
 

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New Gateway MX6442 Notebook w/wireless networking and, also, Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop w/external DSL broadband connection, laptop runs WinXP Pro, desktop runs Win XP Home. Can they share the internet connection or not? Can they share anti-virus software from Norton? I need some feedback, thanks.

 

A:Wireless laptop & Broadband Desktop-share Broadband connection?

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Hi,

I am thinking of upgrading my DSL Broadband speed from the basic to the next level. My question is how much difference in performance will there be? What am to expect that will improve? What are the pros and cons on a faster broadband speed? Is broadband speed relative to modem speed?

Looking forward to your responses.
Thanks

A:Broadband Speed Vs Modem Speed

Broadband is normally MUCH faster than a dial-up modem. However, I think from your post that you already have broadband but want to upgrade to a more expense package. The difference in speed will be totally dependent on your internet service provider and what type of packages they offer.

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I recently set up a ftp server running on my new 10/10 (mbit) fiber line and i've been noticing some speed problems.

Both over FTP aswell as Http transferee protocols I've been noticing upload (others downloading from m server) being slow capping at aprox 200kb/sec, However when i use a program such as SKype to send my files to my buddies it goes up to 800-850kb/sec (yes the same people who downloaded for 200 from ftp/http.

Now i was wondering if there is possible to fix so the ftp server uses maximum bandwith aswell?

any help appreciated
 

A:Poor speed over FTP

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I just installed sprint dsl today, decided to check my speeds and found out they were really low, compared to what they advertised, for instance 265download as opposed to 500, i checked my distance from the CO and i am 1.3 miles so that cannot be the problem, i have double checked my connections splitters,filters etc, and still to no avail, i tried using the TCPoptimizer and when it recommended i change my mtu to 576 i gave up on that, as you know by now i have not tweaked my os, i will be grateful for any resources you guys can give, recommended software tweaks or manual registry entries anything at all.

THANKS

XP PRO
800Mhz intel chipset
256 ram
sprint {supplied} dsl modem
40 gigs HD
 

A:Poor Dsl Speed...help!!!

First off, make sure that your interior wiring is optimal, I'd personally run a direct connection from the telco terminal point to your modem using good twisted pair wire, and put a single filter on the other leg that goes to all the telephone equipment. Poor wiring and multiple filters will degrade the DSL connection significantly.
 

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Hi,
My wifi connection between my PC and my router seems to be kind of slow as it reaches max around 50 Mbps. I'm not talking about my internet speed but about the speed between my PC and my router.

I have this setup
- Archer T4U USB 802.11 ac (drivers updated)
- USB 3
- Airport Extreme router 802.11 ac (5Ghz only)
- PC is about 3 meters away from the router without any walls or electronic devices in between
- All other equipment (MacBook, iPhone) do not have wifi speed issues. From the same point as the PC, I get much higher speeds (500Mbps)

What could be wrong?

My rig:

PCPartPicker part list: Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1070 8GB - System Build - PCPartPicker
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter

cheers,
Tex

A:Poor LAN wifi speed

Originally Posted by TexTwil


Hi,
My wifi connection between my PC and my router seems to be kind of slow as it reaches max around 50 Mbps. I'm not talking about my internet speed but about the speed between my PC and my router.

I have this setup
- Archer T4U USB 802.11 ac (drivers updated)
- USB 3
- Airport Extreme router 802.11 ac (5Ghz only)
- PC is about 3 meters away from the router without any walls or electronic devices in between
- All other equipment (MacBook, iPhone) do not have wifi speed issues. From the same point as the PC, I get much higher speeds (500Mbps)

What could be wrong?

cheers,
Tex



adjacent channels ?

The free inSSIDer 3.1.2.1 network analyser will tell you what you need to know about your local network and througput configuration including WIFI overcrowdinng ,overlapping and adjacent channel networks ,other newtorks (neiboors ) but outside of driver ,fiewall ,port configuration or HDWE problems .

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Hi all,
 
 
I am having incredibly slow downloading speed. 
 
I have updated XP. Unpluged n plugged in Modem. Reduced running applications. Ran Malwarebtyes...Symantec...and SUPERantispyware.
 
and still no dice.
 
 
Any help would be greatly appreciate.

A:Poor Download Speed

What do you get with this speed test?  http://www.cnet.com/internet-speed-test/#ftag=MKT0d12852?ftag=CAD9f89b0c .
 
Do you use a router?

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I purchased an Mblaze 1 week ago It is a dongle (Modem) from MTS.. 10 Gb usage is free. But the speed is 10 kbps averagely. I reside in between tollygunge and behala. Their website is not down.
Steps I tried
1. Win R + Recent, Prefetch, %temp%
2. TCP optimiser
3. Complainign at customer care
4. I tried it with Windows 7 (64 bit) & Xp (32 bit)
5. Uninstalling other network softwares like nokia pc suit & micromax
6. Disabling avast
7. tower is OK

Can anyone please help me?
 

A:Mblaze Poor Speed

Doesn't help if their website is down... Can you explain what is Mblaze is?
 

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Regarding camera issue of mine it's not covered in warranty no damage has been found on phone just on lense what a coincidence I asked for quotation or in written that this will be covered out of warranty service center denied that why I had to voice record there statement 1st on call your excutive said who camera is covered in warranty because camera is single unit she told me bout company and all. And I had Moto X2 for almost 2 year that camera's lenses is bigger that this phone but never got any quality issues with that used iPhone 5s for more than 2 year not even a single spot on lense had Nexus 5 for over 2 year even bigger lense but nothing even tempered glass that cost around INR 7 on my screen lasts for 3 month on my phone but in this phone 100% of back is of glass but no scratches on back but just on camera there is glare type effect and service center said this is physically damaged and not be covered in warranty and I have to pay INR 230+ for quotation orally and approximately they said INR 1000 and even after repair will not be covered in warranty. After use of 25-30 days of normal usage I have to spent INR 1000. So in a year I have to spend INR 14760 on this phone maintenance if I want to use this phone's camera. I think I had make a BIGGEST mistake choosing LENOVO for 1st time. I want a solution or permanent fix for this issue. I am attaching photograp and voice recordings and call records how much I had to suffered and I had to wait for almost 3 hours just... Read more

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Hi,
I have 2 laptop PC's.
One is running Windows 7 the other Windows 8.1.
If I do a speed test to speedtest.net (or any other site for that matter) I get vastly diffent speeds on the 2 PC's.

On the Win 7 PC I get a download speed of 85Meg. (Wireless or ethernet).
On the Win8.1 PC I get a download speed of 4Meg. (Wireless or ethernet).

If I start the win 8 pc in safe mode with networking the speed increases to 20meg.
Reboot and its back to 4 meg.

I have tried lots of different suggestions that I have found whilst searching the web, but nothing works.

The win 7 pc is a Packard Bell and the win 8 is an HP.

I am finding this incredibly frustrating.

Any ideas / suggestions anybody?

A:Poor download speed on Win 8.1 compared to Win 7

Just an update folks.

I reverted my Win 8.1 pc to win 8.

Pre revertion speedtest.net gave 4 Meg download speed. 11Meg upload.

Post revertion (i.e. PC now running win 8) speedtest.net gave 40 Meg download speed. 11Meg upload.

I think this proves that 8.1 seriously affects my download speed.

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I have avast anti-virus and recently downloaded Malwarebites each removed a series of corrupted files/keys/registries/values. 
 
However, my internet download speed is still absolutely pathetic. I have a 12mbps connection and when tested through speedtest.net I am barely pushing 1mbps. 
 
Please help me fix my baby! Please. 

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I have:
CPU: Intel Core i7-860 (Quad core) 2.8 GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte: GA-P55-UD3P P55 1156 pin DDR3
RAM: Patriot Signature 4GB 2 Ghannel Kit DDR3 1333 (for Intel 775 pin, Intel p55, AM3)

The set-up is about 1 year old & my 2TB HD rarely shows defrag at worse than 0.5%, most partitions are 0.0%.
On the whole I consider my computing is slow.
Slow to load, slow to wake up, slow to launch programs, & slow to shut down.

What infuriates me is that only very rarely do I see CPU utilisation higher than 20%, & then it's usually around 37% doing flat out file copying. Also very frequently below10%.
I have a couple of widgets providing this info:
Core Temp reports RAM usage.
CPU Usage shows the utilisation average & with each of 8 "cores".
As I write now I observe the RAM usage at between 40 & 60% while the CPU usage is only 12%.
Simultaneously TaskManager shows 00 CPU usage for all running processes.

Can anyone offer some explanation (I'd be happy to run any recommended benchmark tests) or what I might do to sort this out.
I can remember when my first Pentium II processor seemed just as fast although that rapidly lost speed.
 

A:Poor CPU utilization & slow PC speed

You shouldn't expect more than a small percentage of CPU usage, so that is normal.
Same with RAM, except that 2GB of RAM is pretty normal too.
If you really think that your computer has a problem, it would most likely be virus related.
 

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I am getting pitifully poor transfer speeds from an XP box to 2003 box. Ive tried using ftp, as well as other copy programs, even cmd line.

Task manager indicates that with any single connection I top out at about 5% of the 100MB capacity. I can open several connections and transfer in parallel with each connection topping out around 250KB until the processor gives out from too many concurrent tasks.

Interestingly, I tried ftpng to a different machine which then referenced the drive on the target through a network share. For some reason this setup tripled speed per connection (750-800) but still no where near theoretical limits. Again I can open several concurrent transfers, each topping out at about the same speed until the processor gives out... the best I have achieved so far is about 20% utilization.

The drives in question are all 7200 RPM with 16MB buffers (IDE). I have also tried different controllers on the source and target machines without change.

This leaves me to believe that the nics or the switch may be the bottleneck. However, I do not understand why a net share from a different cpu was faster than straight to the target. I also fail to understand why I cannot acheive the same 20% utilization off a single connection?

I have looked around for settings in XP or 2003 that might limit individual connection speeds but nothing seemed to make a difference.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

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Ok, let me start from the get go I recently did a system restore on my comp and just got the updates microsoft let's you get. This is a two part question the other part is in hard drive support.

So I just did a restore and now my comp does that thing when your computer is laggy and you drag a box and it is really slow and such. like it makes 3 boxes behind it. it's not like making like a thousand boxes but it's very slow at moving. like when I scroll down in my browser it's very slow and looks like multiple refreshes. is there anything I can do to help this. Maybe it's related but when I boot my comp it'll say something about intel media cable not found or something I'll edit with specifics.

EDIT #1: Also this might help I get streaming videos perfectly. It doesn't lag on those at all.

A:[SOLVED] Oh **** poor refresh speed

hello Matt

have you ever run a (sfc) befor , this checks your core system files

also try running all your spyware scans and antivirus programs you may have restored to a time where your pc was infected

did you

defrag , disk cleanup, also a scan disk after the restore ,check your drivers in the device manager ?

i will be looking at you harddrive post now !! it might be the prob.

Mike

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having had this yoga700 14 for a year ,a nd today it is dead , no power at all , the  the LED indicator light is not on even with the adapter plug in . ONE year , this is the shotest life laptap that I have ever own. And I have had it sent to Lenovo's depot center four times in this one year . I can only say that their skill is terrible , every time I received my computer from the cemter , my computer would have some new ugly scratches and some sign and distorting edge which was apparently caused by improper disassembly operations. A month ago the computer could not boot up , and it was sent in again and they replaced the motherboard . in just a month, it completely  dies now ,  it does not have power at all, the power led indicator does not turn on at all , even if I have tried several confirmed working adapters. So you can see how poor their quality is   warranty is expired now , I m really disappointed with this first lenovo product I owned  , it was the first and it would be the last lenovo product in my life.       

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With Bluetooth ON, WiFi download speed is very slow and intermittent.  With Bluetooth OFF it's fine.  I've installed the latest WiFi Adapter driver.  It makes no difference.  Shouldn't I be able to have both WiFi and Bluetooth operational at the same time?  My other computer and devices can do so.   Do I have a hardware problem or a setup issue?  Just purchased the computer.

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Change properties to properly So I'm having a few problems with my computer that have built up from accidentally clicking on ads and going to bad sides, when I go to IE11 for the first time of the day after turning on my computer my add ons aren't there and it tells me my add ons are disabled and to choose add ons, the same thing happens after closing IE11. Along with this when I go to watch a video on hulu or you tube it says I can't watch it because I need the latest version of flash player when I already have it and it works in google chrome, though after I get my add ons on Internet explore to show up by letting videos play on google chrome it works. Now I can't even watch hulu at all but you tube works as long as the add ons are there. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, I'm just trying to give the detail I was told to give. Another problem I'm having is choppy videos, especially with google chrome. IE11 isn't nearly as bad as google chrome, when I play videos there it's really really choppy and recently the sound started getting choppy, I should be able to watch videos in both browsers with no choppiness at all you know? With that, the only other symptoms I can think of is logging in to a site and posting in forums not working in IE anymore and speed, I noticed a youtube video actually had to stop and load for a bit (I know crazy right?) A couple other things is turning on IE or other stuff like word takes longe... Read more

A:Poor speed and videos not playing properties

I don't know if I got the gmer part right, it wouldn't save to my desktop just to documents where I couldn't find it when I went there, and it wouldn't open it with the notepad for me to copy it so I just pressed the copy button. I think it saved it in an alternate dimension. Is it right?
 

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Hello!

Have spent (wasted?) better part of the last 5 days (not counting days previous to this current round of troubleshooting) trying to save my PC and sanity. Have limited funds; need free fix.

Running XP, 64-bit. Deleted unused, unwanted folders/files, uninstalled bad programs, cleaned system w/CCleaner, have MalwareBytes Pro & MSSE for protection. Believe have pared down startup programs to minimum so don't have to mess with starting programs like iTunes (as far as I can tell, am only running 5 programs at startup). Added external hard drive last summer. At first it did the trick; now, worse than ever (I installed & used it w/o knowing enough about it). Sometimes PC runs like bunny & I get so hopeful! Then, it runs like molasses, and "tech rage" soars again. Though am largely self-taught, I suspect that something is running in background that doesn't need to be. I can't find it, though. Have checked Task Manager, but am not knowledgeable as to what all those things are unless has name of program. In addition, when updating/downloading/uninstalling/deleting program, I discover that some app or program like MalwareBytes, MSSE, Games (i.e., solitaire, freecell that comes already installed w/PC), will drop off desktop at unpredictable times. Doesn't happen every time.

So, I study the forums faithfully, and am hoping I have understood directions for submitting Hijack This info. I need this PC for my job. And, after coming so far ... Read more

A:Solved: Exhausted, Poor, and Need to Speed Up Slow PC

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12 years with the same ISP.
11 MBPS has been our usual internet speed[pay for up to 20mbps]
Never had issues.

6 months ago and almost without fail:
Between 530pm to 11pm Speed becomes less 1 mpbs and complete internet drops
The last month, this started happening increasingly during other times of the day.
7-9 MBPS is now typical when the internet speed is not acting up, not 11MBPS typical like in the past 12 years

Everything has been changed out trying to solve the internet speed; modems,routers, wires.
Problems occurs both with a wireless and direct internet connection.
Internet comes through telephone lines.
Have not added any new household electrical appliances
Just a 1 to 3 devices may be connected to the internet at the same time. That was the same for years.
Did all the reboots , all along.
The ISP has 'taken steps' along the way at their end to try to solve the issue. They have checked the house inside and out. And said the connection is fine.

STILL
Get 6-8MBPS not 11mbps like in the past 12 years
The internet drops to less than 1 mbps between 530pm to 11pm almost every night.
There is almost no ISPs competition in my area
I have spent about about $10,000 with this ISP over 12 years
 

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hi guys...just bought a new system.

im having a problem with my unchached speed and memory performance...any ideas whats the problem?.

heres a rundown compliments of pcpitstop.

http://pcpitstop.com/TechExpress.asp?id=A74ESW607NVSXJXG
 

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I have Tiscali ASDL 512MBS

Over the last 2 days the speed had slowed well down

using the online speed checks I get the following:

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 466 Kbps (58.3 KB/sec) 503 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 111 Kbps (13.9 KB/sec) 119 Kbps (inc. overheads)

at one time the upstream was 33Kbs

I have a wireless router/modem and the problem occurs on all 3 networked PCs.
Is the problem with me or Tiscali?

It is driving me nuts! :knock:
 

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Hello & Happy New Year!

My ISP is BT & I am on the "Up To 8 Meg" package. When I use various Speed Test sites, they all show roughly the same figure of about 950 kbps for Downstream. However, when I complain to BT about this speed, they tell me to use their site: http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ & the results from the tests there confuse me.

Below are the last results I achieved & the Downstream figure is quite respectable!

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
IP profile for your line is - 1000 kbps
DSL connection rate: 448 kbps(UP-STREAM) 2016 kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 928 kbps

I have kept screen-grabs of previous tests & the IP profile for my line, (whatever that is... BT cannot give me a straight answer!), has varied such as, 1000, 1500, 2000 & 2500. There was one time when my line profile was 3500 kbps which resulted in 448 kbps Upstrem, 4224 kbps Downstream & an actual throughput of 3240 kbps.

When I use BT's site to see "How Fast Can I Go", I have had different figures on different days - anything between 3Mb & 4.5Mb

I find it hard to argue with BT's Tech Support when referring to the results from their site as they show a reasonable Downstream figure. My question is, why do all the other test sites I use show a figure of about 950 kbps for Downstream when BT's site shows a figure about double all these others?

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A:BT Broadband Speed.

i have a IMB line from UKONLINE service
and here are the results from the BT website
949 kilo bits per second (Kbps),

I would expect at least 5MB if i had 8MB line

heres a few sites I use

http://www.abeltronica.com/PagRec/uk/01/

http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest?loc=97

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1

http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_meter/7004-7254_7-0.html

http://www.bandwidth.com/tools/speedTest

http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

http://9337387.home.icq.com/main37.html

http://www.wugnet.com/myspeed/speedtest.asp
 

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i have just upgraded my broadband to 20mg from 4mg and it does not seem to make any difference when i go in to network connections and it says 100.00 mbps this has not changed when i upgraged does this change when you have a faster connection is there a way of checking how fast my b/band connection is as my provider is telling me i am getting 20mg any help would be cool
 

A:broadband speed ??????

that 100 mbps is how fast you can transfer files from your pc to another pc on a network, not your internet speed. it will not change from upgrading internet services. you can test your internet speed by going to http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html and running there test. there are also other sites that will test your connection too. hope this helps
 

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Hi im on "orange broadband" & should be getting 8Meg but since last week ive noticed im getting much faster speed

Usually when I have done a speed test I was getting around 6meg

the only thing i can put it down to is ive changed my landline phone package from BT to post office (would this have any effect...?)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3078038395.png
 

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I have tried "OOKLA" www.speedtest.net/ and www.broadbandspeedtest.co.uk and the results are quite different. Ookla gives twice the download speed results compared to the other. Can anyone recommend a speed tester?

A:broadband speed

The way I gauged my download speed was to download something large from GigaNews. After a few minutes any "surge" settles down and you get a steady rate. Tests with small data tend to favor ISPs that give a short burst, boost, or spike. If the download is less than 100 MB or so, it's too short to get past the download spike.

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Morning Guys, Maybe someone has ran across this and can help. I'm looking at a Insight Broad Band home network for a guy. 3 pc's on his router. He is paying for the 20.0 package, supposed to be 20 MB download. 2 of the pc's get about 18MB download, I figure this is about right with the modem (motorola surfboard sb 5100) and a (linksys wrt54g wireless router) all with current firmware. Insight say's everything is provisioned correctly. All pc's are wired with the longest run at about 100 ft. The middle run at 30 ft only get's about 10 MB download with several different speedtest. That pc is running XP Pro and all pc's have the same OS. All pc's are about the same, 2 to 2.5 gig processors. I have ran, hijackthis, spybot, adaware, super anti spyware, malwarebytes, combofix and his virus program along with online scanner Housecall. All came up clean. If not infected anywhere, where should I look for the speed loss. I changed cable ports on the router, changed nic card and cat 5 cable. I am at a loss on this, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Broadband speed

Hi

You should post this in the networking section here.

1. Are the network settings the same on all 3 computers? Especially DNS. Or are all 3 computers set up using DHCP?
2. Do you have anything else running at the same time as browsing? Especially updating software like antivirus/Adobe/Java/Apple or Quicktime/Windows updates? Try to stop it if you have.
3. Do you have any Firewall software running? You can temporarily disable it and see if it makes a difference.
4. Is the 3rd PC still slow when the other 2 are disconnected?
5. If you ping www.google.com do you get any timeouts?
6. Have you tried to use a different browser like Chrome or Firefox if you are using IE? You can also try resetting your browser or disabling any add-ons
7. Is the network cable of the 3rd PC running next to any power lines, fridges, heaters or anything that can cause electrical interference?
8. If you go into the properties of your network adapter and click on the advanced tab, is "Media Type" set to "auto Select"?

Please let us know.

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I access broadband from a Wired router, and my two kids, are wireless. I know that when we are all on the speeds will slow down, but even when I am the only one on, it seems slow for broadband. Today, however, the web pages are loading instantly. How can this be? How can I check my broadbands settings/speeds and what they should be, and why they don't always reach the speeds they are doing now?
 

A:Broadband Speed

what speed broadband are you allegedly on

is it cable or adsl

who is ISP
 

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I am recently connected to broad band and the connecting speed now shows 100Mbps.I have a 256mb ram and 1.2ghs amd duron processor. While downloading a file I get a initial speed of 40-45mbps speed. I am glad if any one enlighten me whether this speed is normal or anything to be done to increase the speed.
Thank you
Regards,
Mohan
 

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How can I tell if my 1mb cable broadband is running at the right speed? I have gone onto different sites to get a speed check but I don't really understand the results. My oS is Windows XP Pro and my ISP is ntl. All I want to know is if it is running at the speed it is supposed to run at. I've just had an upgrade but it doesn't seem that much faster than the 300kbps I had before. Can someone please tell me how I can find out in language I can understand. The first test I did was at ADSL and the results were: Downstream actual speed 148 Kbps, Upstream Actual speed 28 Kbps. The second site was bandwidthplace.com and the results were: 532.5 kilobits per second. The third site was numion.com, which said Throughput 5580 Bps and Throughput 45 kbps. The last one was dslreports.com which gave me download speed of 951 kbps and upload speed of 42 kbps. I don't understand any of this. Please can someone help. Thanks in advance.

A:Broadband Speed

You can try http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_me...-7254_7-0.html

Its always worked well for me.

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Is there a link you could provide which would enable me to test the speed of my Broadband connection please?
 

A:Broadband Speed

Here's one: Speedtest.net.
 

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HI

I have O2 Broadband premium with the O2 wireless box II on up to 20 meg. I would only ever get 2-4mb so I called them up and they said it was because I was using an telephone extension cable from the master socket in the livingroom up to my room and to change it to a broadband extension cable.

So I bought a RJ11 cable and I have done a few speed tests using various sites and show higher speeds from around 7mb to 12mb (depending when I test them) but whenever I download something it always downloads at the same speed around 150kbs to 250kbs? how is this when the speed test sites say I can get up to 12mbs?

I checked my uncles PC (stays across the road) and he is on talk talk and varies from 7mb to 12mb like myself and downloaded the same file from cnet and he was downloading at 1.5mbs - 2mbs where I was only 150kb to 200kb?? both are connected with ethernet cables.

why is there a big difference in speed?

JJ

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I have recently upgraded from dial up to broadband. I had just downloaded some software and it took a few minutes to download,15 mg. The speed it was downloading was 50 kbps. My broadband speed is supposed to be 256/512 upload/download! Why is it still downloading as if it is dialup. I do not dialup and the broadband is connected! XP, 3.2 ghtz, 160 gig, 512 ram,
 

A:Broadband speed

It could be the server you were using is just real busy. Try a free online speed test. http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_meter/7004-7254_7-0.html

With cable, your download should be above 1500 KB.
 

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Hi,Anyone here in the UK using EE broadband.
I'm in South Wales UK and over the last few weeks my speed has dropped from 16.60Mbps down to 12.20Mbps,have informed EE but with no luck yet.
Just wondering is there anybody having same issue as me.
many Thanks.

A:EE Broadband speed

Ookla says I'm getting 19.63, so no complaints on an "up to 20" package.

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