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Q: poor internet download speed

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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A: poor internet download speed

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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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WinXP Home SP2
Recently upgraded ADSL connection from 1Mb to 2MB.
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


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 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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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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Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out. I use Virgin Media in London as my ISP and the past week the internet has been running really slowly on my computer, which is not ideal as I play online games.

My ping has been around 150ms most of the time and it's normally below 30ms but a few times a minute it's spiking up to 10000 and frequently disconnecting and reconnecting.

I ran a speed test through Ookla today on my computer and the ping was 146ms, the download speed was 2.3 Mbps (I pay for 100 Mbps). When I ran the exact same test on my phone straight after my ping was 17ms and my download speed 60.49Mbps, so I'm starting to think the problem might be with my computer. In both cases the upload speed was around 5Mbps.

Has anyone got any suggestions on what the problem might be? I'd be really grateful, thanks a lot!

A:High Ping and Poor Download Speed on Computer but not Phone

Is your computer(which you didn't describe) using an ethernet or wireless connection?
Is it running Windows XP or Vista or 7 or 8.1 or 10, 32-bit or 64-bit?

Go into the Device Manager and expand the Network Adapters heading.
What's the exact names of the devices listed there?
Open the properties window for those devices and then select the "Driver" tab.
What's the exact driver version listed there?


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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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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.

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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My wife's Acer Laptop is experiencing very slow Internet speeds with both Wired and Wireless connection.
It is setup through a TP-link WR1043ND router to a Docsis3 router to a cable connection.
I have tried wireless and wired using the supplied Nic's and have trie a USB Gigabit wired router and they ALL seem to run at about the same speed (see attachment) and my desktop (a more powerful machine) runs at FIVE times the speed (see Attachment).
Any ideas as to what the bottleneck could be?

A:Poor Internet speed Acer 5570 laptop

It wouldn't be due to limitations of the network controller chip of your wife's laptop?...

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Am having some performance issues with regard to bootup and internet connection speed. I have DSL but the fastest download rate I can get is 170kbps and should be around 1200kbps for my area. Is there someplace I can check the settings and or restore defaults. The other problem is that when the blue dell logo appears startup it just sits there for 5 to 10 minutes before finally booting up. Any advice or help that might guide me in the right direction would be appreciated. System is a Dell Dimension 700mhz P3 WinXP/SP2.


A:Slow startup and poor internet transfer speed

Generally it is best to break up your post into separate posts for each problem, but let me take a stab.1. Have you used one of the on-line tests to determine your exact d/l speed?http://www.dslreports.com/toolsIf this tests significantly lower than the speed promised by your provider, you should call its tech support so they can check your connexion.2. There may be several causes for slow booting.One of the most common is that your computer is loading too many unneeded applications when it starts up. There are many applications, such as Spybot Search and Destroy, that list what is being loaded on start up and allows you to delete them. To determine which to delete, look these up at BC's Startup database.A second possible cause is spyware, which can be removed by several good, free applications like Ad-Aware SE.Another possible cause is lack of maintenance. Deleting junk and unneeded files, running scandisk, and defragging should be done on a regular basis.Hope this helps,Regards,John

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Hello there, I've been having a persistent problem with my wireless internet ever since I began using it, and I'd appreciate some help in fixing it.

My wireless connection is to a Huawei Echolife HG520b router provided by TalkTalk. I'm using an Acer Aspire 5536 laptop, equipped with an internal Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter. The connection information says that my connection is 54.0 Mpbs, which should equate to a few Mb/sec of download speed, if I'm correct.

What I get is anywhere between 10 - 50 kb/sec which, as you can imagine, is not awesome for downloading large files, or streaming video. As I type this, it's taken me over an hour to download a 94MB file.

Can anyone help me out with this?


A:Poor download speeds on wireless internet connection

Did you try a wired connection? I think for one, you're confusing your wireless link speed with the ISP connection speed, the two are not related. My guess is you have a slow ISP connection, possibly the result of ISP problems.

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Ok so my problem is probably easy to fix or maybe not... I have tried everything I can think of to fix my problem and I have no idea on what to do anymore.

Problem - My internet speed is beastly, I get a very good connection speed but whenever I try to download something the speed drops to almost nothing. The usual speeds I get for downloading are around 30 kb/s which should not be happening on a cable connection.

What am I to do to fix this issue? Please someone help me.

A:Internet Speed good download speed bad....

you can try a download accelerator like IDM or DAP something like that

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hi! i just wanna ask between the difference of the download speed and the internet speed. because i have a 1.5mb connection i tried at speedtest and when i download i always get a 190-200kbps rate. so its not actually 1.5mb in my download speed even my internet speed is 1.5mbps. is there and calculator what should be my connection if i want my download speed like 1mb per second? thank you very much.

A:difference between the download speed and internet speed?

Are you sure you're not getting 190-200KBps? You have to watch because the speed is often stated using different bit rates. When you see 1.5Mbs (lower case b) then it is megabits per second. If you see 190KBs (upper case B) then it's talking kilobytes per second. There are 8 bits in a byte so you really need to multiply the KBs number by 8 to determine the megabits or divide the Mbs number by 8 to determine the megabyte number.

In your case 200KBs multiplied by 8 is 1600Kbs or 1.6Mbs.

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I've been told before that download speed is independent of how fast your Internet connection is. Is that true?

A:Download Speed v. Internet Connection Speed

Short answer = no. But on the other hand yes. Depends on how you mean the question.

Internet connection speed is defined by download speed and upload speed.

Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

It's probably an issue of semantics, i.e. what they meant when they said "download". Your "download speed" is dependent on how fast your ISP's download speed, but also how fast the downloading server us uploading the data, be it a file or a web page, or whatever. You can't get something faster than someone is sending it to you, however you can get it slower.

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Hello everyone, I have a question about why my download speed is so much less than my connection speed. |I have cable, my connection speed is 11.0 Mbps. Whenever I download a file off the net I never can get the speed even close to just 1 Mbps. I get in the hundreds if I get lucky. Some of you may say that I have a lot of junk on my computer. But I just erased my computer and am in the process of installing what I want again. I've only used 30 gigs on my 200 gibs harddrive. I'm just curious as to why this is? Thanks everyone!

A:Internet speed vs download speed

connection speed is always mentioned in bits per second denoted by small 'b
download speed is denoted in bytes per second ,denoted by capital b 'B'
1 byte = 8 bits
if if your internet connection is 11mbps
then ur d/l speed would be 1.37mBps
please make a note ,there is difference between mbps AND mBps
hope u got ur answer

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Hey, my internet speed is around 4MB (tested at speedtest.net) yet everytime i download files the most it every goes at is 1MB, does anyone have any idea why and if i can change it?

I find it unfair that i pay for this internet and dont even get the full speed


A:Internet Download Speed

Hi hmm,
Not sure where you're based, but in the UK the consumer protection magazine 'Which?' surveyed bb speeds achiveed compared to bb speeds advertised.
This from their website:
"Many people in our test got nowhere near their advertised broadband speeds
Our latest survey suggests that nearly half of Which? members with broadband have packages offering speeds of up to 8Mbps or faster.

In 2007, many of you wrote to us complaining you&#8217;re getting nowhere near advertised speeds. So we checked what &#8216;up to&#8217; actually means by testing the broadband speed of more than 300 people over a 2-week period.

To find out what speed you&#8217;re receiving, try this online speed test.

Speed test results
Customers in our trial who&#8217;d been promised speeds of up to 8 megabits per second (Mbps) achieved only 2.7Mbps on average and, for some, speeds dropped to 0.09Mbps &#8211; barely faster than dial-up (0.056Mbps).

Those promised up to 2Mbps achieved a more proportionate average of 1.3Mbps, meaning you&#8217;re more likely to know what you&#8217;re getting if you sign up to a package that comes with a slower advertised speed."
Interesting reading.


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Hi Guys,

I am new to this forum.

my PC specs are as follows =
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4086 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (65 GB Free); D: 141 GB (141 GB Free); E: 84 GB (84 GB Free); F: 141 GB (139 GB Free); H: 465 GB (201 GB Free); I: 465 GB (255 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

My problem is with my internet download speed. I have a plan where my IP gives me 10 Mbs speed upto 40GB, and upto december 2016, i was getting the same. However from last month , my speed on checking thru ookla, speedtest.net, i get only around 5~7 Mbs, have checked with IP and they have checked my pc and are unable to come to any solution. When i check with my mobile i find it shows around 10 Mbs, for the speed test, from the same wifi router. Can you advise on this disparity on my download speed between my mobile and pc.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Best Regards

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Ok So I just switched internet(also cable and phone) provider and went from 5mbps to 1.5 mbps Usually with my old connection, I can download up to 6 100MB files at a time and it wouldn't affect my internet speed whatsoever. Now with this 1.5mbps connection, downloading 1 file of 100mb would see a speed drop. Downloading 2+ files and the internet all of a sudden becomes dial-up

My question is.....how is the download speed of 5mbps, 1.5mbps, etc... use up to its max.? For instance(for me anyway), with 5mbps, downloading a file of 100MB is usually around 400kbps and at 1.5 its usually at 170kbps. The more files being downloaded, the lower the download speed dropped for each file.

Would a connection speed of 5mbps be capable of downloading a file at 5mbps? How come its never close to 5mbps? even when adding the speed of all downloads at that particular time, it never comes close to the download speed.

A:internet and download speed

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Anyone else having trouble downloading and internet browsing my computer has gone up in computing and isnt prossing it, also everything i download takes 3day to download when it says 3hours! you cant do more then one thing at a time.
also i cant reformat my computer i have done mult. things to try to get recovery going on and nothing works windows is pushing everything out of its way to turn it self on, and it also drains the power over overwhelmingly to the point where it doesnt shut down when it should be just drags on with power still running.....

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Hi.When I download from the Internet, my speed is like 10-40 Kb/s.My ISP is Globe(Philippines).Here is the Speedtest.net result:I remember, on October 23, 2010, I had a huge download speed, 130-200 Kb/s.My antivirus malfunctioned that time.(Norton 360, cannot open GUI)So I reinstalled a new AV,(Norton Internet Security)but the download speed suddenly drops.Could the AV software be causing problems?Thanks.-Machinery-

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I am trying to get a internet broadband connection through USB stick.. While speaking to the vendor. he said that they offer 3.1Mbps speed (no roaming charges)...all of this is understood...but they say that after 5GB of download the speed will reduce to 128Kbps....Can I know what do they mean by this.

And how do I go ensuring how many GB have I completed my download.

Also pls provide any links to understand the myraid of connectivis and jargons that come along with this internet connection....thanks

A:Internet speed reduce after download

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In the past few weeks my computer speed is all over the place. One day it's 4,000kb and another day it's 150kb. Today it was 11kb!

I have Adelphia high speed cable. Windows XP - sp2.
I use Firefox as my browser unless a site forces me to use IE.
2GH and 700 MB.

I also notice that my hourglass is almost constantly running. I usually have to hit "esc" to get it to stop.

I see some people include a Hijack This log in their requests for help so I'll do the same:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:53:49 AM, on 9/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA... Read more

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I have ATT DSL. I am supposed to get around 5000 kbps download speed, however starting at around 8 PM, I start getting disconnected from the internet; it will automatically reconnect itself after about 3 minutes. After 8 PM I have horrible browsing and download speeds, the lowest I've seen it go is 185 kbps. Yesterday I called my ISP. They had me ping yahoo.com in the Command Prompt, 0 packets were lost and they said I had a virus. I find that hard to believe because this computer is relatively new. I have ran AVG scans in the past and I run Adaware scans frequently. Nothing serious has come up other than tracking cookies, which I delete. I tried clearing all internet temp files (CTRL SHIFT DELETE in Firefox) but that hasn't helped.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:45:12 PM, on 10/2/2007Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Internet Dcs/slow Download Speed

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.Choose your usual account. Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script. Type Y to begin the cleanup process. It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot. Press any Key and it will restart the PC. When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons. Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum). Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log

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recently i have been facing slow speed problems
so every time i log on to my 3com router status page i find that the upload is 256 kbs and download is 32 kbs and it should be 1024 kbs
when i restart the router , the speed jumps to 1024 then an hour or more it sets back to 32 kbs
what can i do ?
is the router defective?

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I have a 13mb download speed on my hardwired desktop pc. My lappy used to get nearly the same download speed all the time. My wife's work lappy used to get the same download speeds, as did my (shock horror for a W7 forum) Ipad.

Desktop connection still at 13mb, but wifi devices now at 0.5 mb.

Nothing has changed as far as I know , any suggestions?

Rebooted router, but no improvement.

A:Another internet download speed problem

Could you post the model of your router please? It will most likely be on the back/underside of the machine. Alternatively let us know which internet service provider you are with.

And a cautionary note: I have only intermediate experience with networks, born mostly from problems I have had in the past and managed to solve with the help of this site and the internet at large. I'll do my best to help you with yours, but don't expect miracles!

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Well, I'm paying for 2Mb/s (2048/256) cable internet, but recently the download speed was halved, look:

I first went to my internet provider's forum, and asked what's happening, but they told me that everything is working fine, and that signal is flawless in my region, and they told me that It might be a virus that is causing this. I'm using avast and spybot S&D, avast found nothing, and spybot found cookies and trojans, but it managed to clean it all up, but my internet speed is still halved, as you can see on the speed test.

So the only thing left for me to do, was to search for some help on other places online, and here I am.

My PC:
AMD Athlon II x4 630, 2.80 Ghz, 3.00 GB of Ram

Thanks in advance, and if you need any other information, tell me, I will provide it... :X

A:Internet Download Speed Reduced by 50%

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I read at a lot of forums that have the same problem.
my download speed is around 70/80 kb/s instead of 350 kb/s and also at at speedtest it's crappy but only the download speed is like that upload speed working. http://www.speedtest.net/result/587176284.png
I'm supposed to have 2.5 mb/s and I have 0.6 as you can see.
I disabled ipv 6. I tried the command promat line. Nothing works.
I'm on the verge of going back to windows XP something I really don't wanna do.
Please Help Me! Thanx

A:Internet download speed crappy

It's possible that you've setup a real time scan of network packets. What anti-virus and firewall solution are you using?

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Hello all.
So let me try to give a brief background that will be relevant to my problem.
My girlfriend Allie lives in an apartment with her roommate Kelly. They each have a computer in their rooms. Kelly's PC is hooked up with cable internet, and she uses a linksys router to broadcast the signal to Allie's laptop PC. which came with internal wireless capabilities. Sadly, both these girls neglect their computers' health, which by default makes me the computer maintenance man. I'm by o means an expert but I think I'm a little more advanced than the average user.

I've spent the past few days cleaning infectons off Kelly's computer with the help of a few generous people on these forums, and they have given her computer a clean bill of health. She had been experiencing popups, computer lag, and internet lag. Her computer operates fine now.

Allie's computer however, was still experiencing internet slowness. Very slowness. As in 1kb/s downlad speeds. So, I atempted to run my arsenal of security programs (spybot, adaware, avast, zonealarm, hijackthis, etc.), but none of the updates would download. SO I brought her laptop to my house which runs a wireless network using the same model linksys router. The internet on Allie's laptop works beautifully over here, with download speeds in the 300 kb/s range. So I ran my security arsenal and her computer seems to be clean of all malware etc.

So now I'm to the extent of my personal knowledge. What are the other factors that coul... Read more

A:Internet/download Speed Problems

Hi Dave.There's a lot of factors here.As you found out, a good signal doesn't mean good throughput.Run through the article below. Try the no cost options first.If rearranging or channel changing doesn't help, high gain antennas and\or a wireless repeater will.10 tips for improving your wireless network

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It says it in the title,
how do I make my internet faster?
and I download my stuff on uTorrent and my avg. download speed is 70kbs which takes like 29hrs for 5gb or something. I'm on Windows XP

A:Internet and Download Speed really Slow

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So tonight my internet stared playing well it has been for a few days Ive reseted the router etc and i dont know what it is that is causing the issue i did a few speed tests tonight and the results are in the attachment. any help would be much appreciated

Thank you for taking the time to read.

A:my internet download speed is crazy please help

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.

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Hey guys,
Recently my internet has been extremely slow, but only on my computer. I built the current PC I am using and I also built my previous one, which my little brother uses.
His download speed is fine, average at 5.85mb\s, my partners laptop download speed is averaging at 2.0mb/s(thats with a 2 bar signal as well), yet my download speed is this http://www.speedtest.net/result/2669099451.png
That's the thing I don't get, my PC is a lot more powerful than my previous one as well. I have ran Virus scans though AVG, Disk Clean ups, Defrags, Malwarebytes scans for Malware yet that doesn't seem to help at all, although I got rid of 6 Malware issues which was good.
I have re-installed and updated my Ethernet drivers and that also hasn't done a thing. I have had a look on Google, went through a lot of forums and tried out different approaches to this without success so any help would be extremely appreciated.
I am connecting with a Network cable via a Netgear Wireless N+ Modem Router - Model DGN2000
I have tried running safe mode and the internet speed is still the same.
I replaced my cable with a new CAT 6 Cable and also tried switching ports on the router which also didn't work.
Last night I disabled my windows firewall and my antivirus and then ran speedtest and the speed got up to a maximum of 2.6mb/s, which is a big change from 0.36mb/s. This didnt last long though, but it did stay the same after I turned everything back on.
I used to use AVG but deleted that and i... Read more

A:Internet Download Speed Issue

Hi NomadAU, welcome to Seven Forums.

I recently had similar problems with my Netgear DGN2000. It would download on my wired desktop pc at a snails pace. On my laptop, speed was excellent. When I wired my laptop to my router it would load my home page only and gave No Internet connection. If I moved the ethernet cable to any other ports on the router to my desktop pc it would give No Internet connection.
Removing all connection related settings from both pc's and resetting router to factory default did nothing to improve anything. So I bought a Netgear DGN2200v3, now normal service resumed.

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hi all im with virgin media at times my internet is very slow almost stops, my test results are--d/load=2.41mb u/load=0.24mb is this really bad??

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ok so i have recently been having internet troubles. my download speed is supposed to be 5mbps but is usually a bit below that. today it has dropped to 30-50 kbps and i cant download everything. i took 3 tests on different website but all said my download speed is 5-6 mbps. i hav a comtrend CT-5361T router/modem. my computer i am using is a macbook laptop. it is my schools (they give us one for school work) so i hav limited access to some options and websites.

A:Internet download speed is slow

With a 5 meg connection, I wouldnt expect to get great download speeds, with 7 meg DSL, my fastest download speed as 700k/sec. Many things depend on how far from the site you are, how busy the server is, and whether it is limiting traffic speeds or not.

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I thought I would throw this out there for some networking gurus as I have not been able to figure this out. About 6 months ago; I purchased a usb data modem to access the internet from a cell tower. After learning I could get better download speeds by accessing another tower by changing the prl, I was ecstatic.I run 2 desktops in my home and 3 laptops networking them through a linksys wrt54gl and ICS. The ics server computer runs xp home and the other desktop runs xp pro. The main problem is that the ics server will not acquire any better download speed than 1300 kbps and all other computers connected to the router will acquire in the neigbourhood of 2200 to 2500 kbps.There is another twist also.Laptops that connect to the wireless access point running xp will get the same speed as the server.Vista laptops that connect to the wireless access point will get the same speed as other clients connected directly to the router. I know that vista has a self tuning tcp/ip stack but this is ridiculous. Any gurus care to explain this?

A:OS internet download speed differences

It has to do with the settings in Windows for internet connections.
Personally, I use TcpOptimizer in Windows XP to tune the OS for maximum internet performance. Vista and Windows 7 don't need it however.

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About 2 weeks ago I noticed my internet connection (DSL) was much slower than usual. My ISP (Verizon) assures me the problem is not on their end. The download speed is as expected (~1300 kbps), but the upload speed is just ~8 kbps and should be much higher than this. They suggested there might be a spyware problem.

System info: Dell Dimension 4600, 2.8 GHz Pentium4, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, Windows XP Pro (SP3), running Norton Internet Security, AdAware Free Anniversary edition, Spybot Search&Destroy.

HJT results below.

1. Is the slow "internet connection" the result of the slow upload?
2. How can I fix the upload speed?
3. Do I have a malware problem?



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:57:27 PM, on 2/28/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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A:Slow internet connection; download speed OK


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I'm on college campus internet and my internet download rate is limited to about 20KB/s somehow. This is with IE7 and FireFox. BUT! If I use Download Accelerator Plus to download things with, it somehow bypasses this "filter" and I can get speeds of up to 300KB/s.

My question is, since a faster speed IS possible for me, is there an internet browser that could somehow bypass the speed limit that I'm restricted to browsing, just like DAP did?

A:Download/Internet Speed Limited - Any Ways Around It?

Bump. Surely someone has to know how to fix this. .

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I am currently using roadrunner broadband with supposed download speeds up to 15Mbs and I have tested this at Speedtest.com and confirmed this. But when I download programs; torrent, download accellerator, what have you..the fastest I am able to get up to is usually 1.5 Mbs download. I have 3 Gigs of memory, run a 2.1 Ghz triple core phenom I AMD. Is there any way to speed this up so I can get my $$ worth or should I scale back to the lowest internet plan option up to 1.5Mbs?

A:Internet Ping speeds different than download speed, what gives?

Quote: Originally Posted by MrUbiquitous

I am currently using roadrunner broadband with supposed download speeds up to 15Mbs and I have tested this at Speedtest.com and confirmed this. But when I download programs; torrent, download accellerator, what have you..the fastest I am able to get up to is usually 1.5 Mbs download. I have 3 Gigs of memory, run a 2.1 Ghz triple core phenom I AMD. Is there any way to speed this up so I can get my $$ worth or should I scale back to the lowest internet plan option up to 1.5Mbs?

The rated 15mbs is the max the wire is capped at. What you get from other sites (like torrents) is determined by the number of people seeding the torrent and their max speed. You will probably never get anywhere near that speed from a torrent, even with download accel, etc. Thats just the way it is.

There is an alternate source of similar material to torrents called usenet. One usenet I have gotten as much as 100Mbs download speeds. google it

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Hello ....
every time i download something ,the internet speed start very good sometimes its 6 Mb and sometimes its 1 Mb
this is an example :
and after 40 seconds or more its dropped to the half to 50 KB :

this problem is so annoying :'(

driver of network card is updated :
ipconfig /all :
screenshot of xirros :
guys sorry if u want more information about the problem tell me and ill answer quickly . i showed u all the information i know .

and thanks a lot i appreciated so much

A:Why my internet download speed drops to half

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I'm using a USB dongle to connect to the internet. Sometimes i want to limit my download speed of the connection. How can i do that? Is there any programs that allow me to achieve this?

A:How to limit the download speed of my internet connection

You want to limt the download speed of what?
Internet explorer, utorrent, google chrome, outlook... or???
Why limit the download speed?

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Hello everybody, the last couple of weeks my internet download speed has become really slow.
First of all, I cleaned out my cache and everything on Chrome (The browser I am using) so don't tell me to do such a basic thing, please.
Second of all, those are my specs:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.2GHz
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8164 MB DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series , -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 333319 MB;
Motherboard: MSI P67S-C43
Antivirus: Windows Firewall and Windows Defender

Those are speed Im getting from a speedtest:
Download Speed: 501 kbps (62.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 928 kbps (116 KB/sec transfer rate)

I want to write a detailed post but I don't know how and my slow internet speed won't allow me to read any thread basically explaining what I should do in a post.
I got a pingtest to yahoo.com and a netstat -a though (Im sorry but it is dutch so I hope you will understand):

Pingen naar yahoo.com [] met 32 bytes aan gegevens:
Antwoord van bytes=32 tijd=151 ms TTL=53
Antwoord van bytes=32 tijd=149 ms TTL=53
Antwoord van bytes=32 tijd=150 ms TTL=53
Antwoord van bytes=32 tijd=150 ms TTL=53

Ping-statistieken voor
Pakketten: verzonden = 4, ontvangen = 4, verloren = 0
(0% verlies).

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A:Internet download speed painfully slow

I remove "Babylon Toolbar", I never knew I installed that thing, must have been a mistake when installing a program.
And now my download speed skyrocket'ed, but I don't think it's quite normal yet so any help will still be appreciated.

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Hi there,

As this is my first post, I'll go through a quick presentation. My name is Patrick, 26, living in Switzerland.

I'm looking for a few help to solve an... unusual question : I'm quite sure there is tons of topics on "how to increase my download speed", my wish is to "decrease it"

Well, the reason is simple : I do have several machines on my private network. And when I do download files on my main machine from servers which are really fast (for example Megaupload or similar), I do saturate my 10Mb connection with 1.25 MB/s, which means other machines has strictly nothing left. In fact, they even cannot print a Google page.

I found some documentation on "Advanced QoS options" at Param?tres de QoS avanc?s (in french, sorry, there should be a translation), which seems to be dedicated to Windows Server versions. I tried to use the same on Windows Vista (the options exists and can be changed), but this had no effect at all on my download speed in Firefox.

I set the value to the least (0 = 64Kb / sec) but was still downloading at 1.2 MB/sec. I tried to reboot the machine, in case this option would take effect only after it, but this option really seems to have no effect at all.

Is it something that indeed works only on the server edition of windows ?
Is there another way on windows to limit the inbound internet connection ?
Would you recommend any free software which can make something similar ?

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A:Limit inbound internet download speed

Hello, Your best bet is to QOS at your router.

What router do you have? Depending ion the router, if supported i'd recommend using dd-wrt firmware on it.

So post up your router, and we'll go from there.

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So, I had the techy at the office upgrade my laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate a few days ago. Well, it seems that while my PC is directly connected to the internet via ethernet wire... It's speed is flawless. No issues whatsoever.

When I go home and use my wireless, the first minute it will respond perfectly fine. 10+Mbps Down/ 2Mbps Up. After that though, it will just SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW down a LOT! The Up speed will still be high though, which is what gets me confused on what's happening. The download speed will dip down to under 1Mbps.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VGN-NS130E w/ an Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter.

Any other info that is needed to help solve my problem, ask away! I'll try to send it over asap!

Thank you so much and I look forward to all your help. ;]

A:Internet Download Speed MEGA SLOW! :(

Quote: Originally Posted by CMach08

So, I had the techy at the office upgrade my laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate a few days ago. Well, it seems that while my PC is directly connected to the internet via ethernet wire... It's speed is flawless. No issues whatsoever.

When I go home and use my wireless, the first minute it will respond perfectly fine. 10+Mbps Down/ 2Mbps Up. After that though, it will just SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW down a LOT! The Up speed will still be high though, which is what gets me confused on what's happening. The download speed will dip down to under 1Mbps.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VGN-NS130E w/ an Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter.

Any other info that is needed to help solve my problem, ask away! I'll try to send it over asap!

Thank you so much and I look forward to all your help. ;]


If you arent using homegroup you can disable IPv6, which has several random problems. Its in network and sharing.

We could use more info on the router

Ken J

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hello Dear
i hope that you are fine!!
i have a question that is :
how to Decrease Download Speed in Internet Explorer ? (in register)
because all of bandwidth is for someone that download a file at 80 kb/s!!
there is 10 computer and connect to network using VPN ans DHCP Server
and 1 Megabite.please help me.
thank you very much.

A:Decrease Download Speed In Internet Explorer

Hello behrouz, and welcome!
Your request seems very unusual indeed , people usually complain about slow speeds!
I would suggest that you contact your ISP [Internet Service Provider] and ask them if you can change 'plans' to a lower speed.
Dave T

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

A:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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Since yesterday, I've been dealing with a suddenly reduced internet download speed, it's extremely frustrating. I have tried changing cables, restarting router by unplugging power and plugging it again after 10 minutes, a soft and a hard reboot directly from my linksys router ( I have tried flushing DNS. It seems to be shifting back and forth. I am running "ping -t www.google.com" in the background and it clearly fluctuates, high ping, low ping.

As for internet speed, on steam it shows it's %20 of what I am supposed to get. Very seldom has it reached what it's supposed to be. This started yesterday when I was downloading a Samsung Software Update and noticing it takes a while to download just 1 MB let alone 1 GB.

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For a while now, my AT&T high speed DSL service has been dreadful for simple networking on the web. Videos on Youtube take forever to download, online games frequently disconnect, and web browsing is very slow. I currently use a Motorola modem along with a Belkin N450DB router; both of these seem to be working just fine with nothing odd going on. However when I use Speedtest I get horrible connection:

Download: .51 Mb/s
Upload: .21 Mb/s
Ping: 119ms

I don't know why these connection speeds are so low for all of the computers in the household, because even if only one computer is using the internet, speeds are still just as slow. Please help me on this problem if you can. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

A:Internet Speed Keeps Disconnecting/ Slow Download Speeds

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