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Q: Solved: Download Speed Fast One Laptop Slow Other

Hello all,

Have been searching for days trying to figure my problem but can't find the solution.

ISP provides us with 20 mb/s download speed. Both [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Toshiba [COLOR=blue !important]laptops[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] used to be able to attain this but after reinstalling windows xp on this laptop, it can only achieve 8mb/s. The other laptop will get 20 mb/s whether connected wired or wireless. For the life of me cannot figure what has changed. I have installed all windows updates including SP3 and updated all drivers via Toshiba and Intel websites. It uses the Intel 3945b/g network card and the router is a motorola sbg 6580.

Here is what I have done so far:
Connecting wired will achieve 20mb/s so it has something to do with the wireless setup.
Have tried connecting to router with WPA, WPA2, and no encryption but makes no difference.
Testing right beside the router or 30ft away makes no difference.
Have uninstalled/reinstalled network card but made no difference

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you

Preferred Solution: Solved: Download Speed Fast One Laptop Slow Other

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

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

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

A: Solved: Download Speed Fast One Laptop Slow Other

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

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

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

A:fast download speed but browseing speed slow.

Hi, welcome to this forum!

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

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I'm currently having problems with my streams and download speeds. For example, when i click to download a file from a server that I know should be running quickly it will start out at say, 170 KBS, and then in less than a few seconds it will jump down to say, 70, then to even lower to about 45-50kbs, im running on a DSL line that should be able to support the 170+ KBS download speeds and it seems like something is eating my connection. I have Spybot: S&D installed on my computer and I use it regularly. I also have a router, the other computer is my brothers and im sure its infested with all kinds of viruses and whatnot so im not worried about it, im wondering if there is anything I can do to test how fast my connection speed is, and maybe get some useful programs *free is always nice* to check for trojans,viruses, etc that might be using my connection.

A:Stream and download speed fast to slow

The initial high speed reporting is a common factor in Windows, even in dial-up.

I suspect that it's to do with the data transfer during the time the connection is established and being "measured" being included in the first few seconds as having occured insantaneously. While you should always strive to keep your PC clean, do not immediately blame it for the reporting.

There are many servers involved in every data transfer, a lot of congestion occurs elsewhere, completely independently of the server you are retrieving from.

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On my new computer the download speed (broadband) is the crawl of 0.81Mb/sec.using speedtest.net. At the time of test the computer was doing no 'work'. I noticed this slowness when downloading a driver update which was at .89Mb/sec.
Another time when downloading a program it was at .196Mb/sec. Now it is a consistent 0.81 Mbps.

At the same time of the test on three other computers all using the same tester, the same ISP, the same router, the same telephone line in the same house the speed is 2.01Mb/sec. which is the usual speed here.

The fact that they all use XP and have differing hardware should make no difference I think - if I'm wrong I can supply those details. This new computer has a much higher specification than the others but again would this make a difference?

I have done virus and malware scans.

Can anyone explain what could be causing this and how I can fix this please? I can't think of any other relevant info to include at this point.

PC Tools AV
Zone Alarm Pro

A:Slow download speed on 1 computer fast on others?

Concentrate on the link between your computer and the router. Replace the cable if it is a wired connection. Use the cable from one of the working systems to test. Also use the same port as one of the fast systems.

If no change, swap the network card or check for updated drivers or chipset drivers if the ethernet connector is on the mainboard
Your router may also have QOS settings that give priority to one or more computers based on ip or MAC address.

Are all the computers wired connections?

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I have a problem with my PC that has been bugging me for a long time.
My web browsing is painfully slow on some sites (SharePoint, sage, office 365, linked in etc. etc.),
But works fine for others (porn sites, YouTube, google search, eBay, Facebook etc. etc.).
It is really annoying as my PC isn?t that old, and isn?t a bad spec.
It?s really frustrating as it makes working a real pain.
Can anyone help please?
I really don?t know how to get this sorted?.

A:Slow web browsing, but fast download speed - help!


Is this a Home or Work computer since you've mentioned these programs - SharePoint, sage, office 365? Reason I ask, we use SharePoint at work, Sage is an ERP software and so as Office 365.

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I need to ask for your advice here. I have browsed this forum but none of it helped so far.

I am running two operation systems on my Macbook via boot camp. Original MacOSX and Win7 32.

I am using my school internet via LAN in the campus where I live.

When I do the speed test in macosx, it shows around 7-10 MBit/s but when I do the same test on my Windows, it never shows more than 0,7 Mbit/s. Upload speed is the same under both systems.

I tried to reinstall Windows, use different drivers (windows one, the original one from apple bootcamp and the updated one from new bootcamp) for my nforce LAN card but none of it helped. I also tried to switch off firewall but that was not the issue. I found a couple of things with registry and settings here but as I say, still the same.

I don't want to get rid of this system, but I have no more ideas of what to try. Please if you know about anything that might help, I would appreciate your advice.


A:Slow download speed under Win7/Fast under MacOsX

Sorry I don't have a real answer, but could you post what you get under XP?
I am thinking this is related to TCP/IPv6 so you might try disabling it.

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I just got a new Lenovo Ideapad y500 a few days ago, and the internet speed has been incredibly slow from the get-go. Loading images on pages takes way longer than it should, I can't watch streaming videos that last 4 minutes without it pausing to buffer every 5-10 seconds. It took about 20 minutes to download a 50mb file. My 4 year old laptop loads everything way faster, especially when downloading files. I did a ping test on both and everything was about the same, except I got a download speed of .75 mb/s on the new laptop, and between 12-17 mb/s on the old laptop. My new laptop is up to date with the wireless drivers and I'm not sure what else to try to do to fix it.

Here are the speeds of the new laptop from speedtest.net
Ping: 25 ms
Download speed: .75 mbps
Upload speed: 4.10 mpbs

Edit: my wireless card is Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230 and the router is linksys wrt150n wireless-n

A:Solved: Slow download speed on brand new laptop

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I've looked at all the solutions here and elsewhere for a solution to my problem, I've tried everything, disabled addons, deleted browsers and reinstalled, no proxy, starting in safe mode etc. My most recent speed is fast, 32.4 down, latency 20ms, but ALL my browsers take forever to load pages.Some take 10 seconds or more. Status bar says "waiting for..." or "transferring from..." I'm using wireless.

If I stop and reload, the pages will load quickly. I have used other WIFI besides mine and the problem is the same, so it's not a router issue. I also used an external usb wifi adapter and that didn't make a difference. Right now I'm at a friend's place and it's the same issue and I'm sitting about 5 feet away from the router.

Toshiba laptop: 1.7 MHZ, 4 GB RAM, WIndows 8/64bit.

It's driving me nuts.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Fast speed, slow browsing

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Hi, my problem is that i have low download speed and fast upload speed. My brother have 17 download speed and 16 upload speed on wifi (he have also notebook) and i have download speed 2,5 and upload speed 16. We were trying speedtest.net at the same time. http://www.speedtest.net/result/4038336205.png

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A:lenovo U510 low download speed fast upload speed

hi Delian
Thanks for Posting!
try checking these
Change Encryption Support
Right-Click on the Wi-fi signal icon on the lower right corner of the screen, Select Open Network and Sharing Center.
Cick on your Wireless network on the main page.

3. Click on Wireless Properties.4. Click on Security Tab.5. If applicable, change the Encryption type to TKIP and test.

Then check the Speed again.
Let me know your findings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Lets first try this:

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

Try if this works

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Greetings all, hope you are doing fine.


1- I have a 1Mb DSL connection.
2- Speed while downloading a file using Internet Download Manager is between 90-110 KB/sec.
3- Browsing/streaming speed is between 15-35 KB/sec.
4- Speed while downloading a file using any browser is between 15-35 KB/sec.
5- Downloaded the TCP Optimizer and applied the Optimal settings. Did not solve the issue.
6- Followed the instruction here >> http://www.speedguide.net/articles/w...08-tweaks-2574. Did not solve the issue.
7- TCP Analyzer is saying that my MTU is 1460, but in my router and in my NIC it is 1500!!
8- Speed Test in Safe Mode can sometimes yield better results.
9- Tried disabling all start-up items. Did not solve the issue.

My setup:
OS: Windows 7 x64.
NIC: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114
Router: SMC 7904WBRA2
Connection Type: Ethernet

Speed Test Results:
SpeedGuide.net TCP Analyzer Results
Tested on: 2013.05.21 13:45
IP address: 91.144.xx.xx(proxy:
Client OS/browser: Windows 7 (Chrome 26.0.1410.64)

TCP options string: 0204058c0103030801010402
MSS: 1420
MTU: 1460
TCP Window: 66560 (NOT multiple of MSS)
RWIN Scaling: 8 bits (2^8=256)
Unscaled RWIN : 260
Recommended RWINs: 65320, 130640, 261280, 522560, 1045120
BDP limit (200ms): 2662kbps (333KBytes/s)
BDP limit (500ms): 1065kbps (133KBytes/s)
MTU Discovery: ON
TTL: 40
Timestamps: OFF
IP ToS: 00000000 (0)
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A:Fast download speed, low browsing/streaming speed

Set the MTU in the router itself to 1492

Analyzer is saying that my MTU is 1460, but in my router and in my NIC it is 1500Click to expand...

the normal value for DSL is 1492, and 1460 is INVALID = = must be a multiple of 8.

Manually set {1472 or 1464} in the router.

The article cited has good info but I would opt for all the defaults.


netsh int tcp set heuristics enabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled

see this article to set SackOpts=1

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I bought my laptop last month but its download speed is much slower than my friend's laptop which was bought years ago.
always 50kb/s

my laptop specs
Aspire E1-522
Windows 8.1
AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0Ghz)

Thank you

A:New laptop but slow download speed

What download/upload does your ISP advertize for your level of service?

What results does your friend's laptop get on your network?

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

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

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


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Hey everyone, I have recently got hold of an old office laptop and have found that downloading stuff seems to take ages. Unless that is I do it through firefox which seems to run at normal speed. Is there something that could be in place to slow downloads? It is very slow when going through internet explorer (Around 90kbps) and as slow when flash player downloaded using its own downloader.

Any ideas guys? Many thanks in advance, Jack

A:Slow download speed on old networked laptop?

Are you downloading from wi-fi or is it wired?

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I bought a new laptop yesterday (Compaq CQ61-315sa). All is good with the operating system and everything(Windows 7) but...

Download speeds are so slow. iTunes took me 13minutes to download, (85mb file)

Old laptop would have done that in about a minute.

Can anybody offer any reason/fixes for this?


A:New Laptop - Ridiculously Slow Download Speed - HELP

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Hello everybody this is my first post ever on this forum. Few days ago my laptop download speed dropped horribly, it used to be 20~30 mbps for download and similar for upload, however now it's...

This on wifi, and this is when i connect it with cabel to router

And why I'm writing here and not at my router manufactor or ISP forums? Well because I think this is laptop's fault because of few reasons:
- this is speed of my other PC connected to that same router

- This is speed of my phone which is connected to same Wifi

Tried restoring my windows to when there was no problems with internet - no help.

One additional thing - for some reasons after i restored my laptop at first minutes internet was good at it was before, but soon after few minutes it slowed back down to these few mbps.

There shouldn't be no wifi hijacking, because with my routers admin page (Router is Netgear wnr2000v3) I can see all the devices attached to it.

A:Slow wireless download speed out of nowhere only on this laptop

Hello karosas , welcome to the forums : Look at this please : Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread and then this : Internet Troubleshooting Guide .. then we can go from there.. Post back on results of the troubleshooting tutorial pls.

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Hello All-

I've tried researching this on the web but can't seem to find anything that matches my situation. I recently switched from DSL to Cable internet service. I have a desktop and a laptop in the house. The desktop is connected directly to the router and is working very well - much faster than the DSL in both download and upload speed. The laptop is wireless and is now MUCH slower than the previous DSL connection. The funny thing is, the upload speeds on the laptop are consistently just as fast as the desktop. Here are my results from speedtest.net:

Desktop (Connected Directly Through Router):
Donwload: 24373 kb/s
Upload: 1537 kb/s

Laptop (Wireless):
Download: 323 kb/s
Upload: 1420 kb/s

Why would my wireless Upload speed be 4.5x FASTER than my Download speed? I was getting about 5x faster with DSL.

If it helps diagnose, the laptop is using Windows Vista with a Dell 1505 Draft 802.11n built-in wireless card. The router is a Linksys WRT160N. I've seen a wireless connection speed ranging anywhere from 13.0 to 130.0.

I've also considered that I have a 2.4 GHZ cordless phone in the house which could cause some interference. I've disconnected and unplugged that phone and replaced it with a corded phone and that didn't make any difference.

My signal strength is excellent on the laptop even when I'm on the main floor of the house (the router is upstairs).

Do I need to adjust my router settings somehow? I have a WPA2 security with what ... Read more

A:Solved: Slow Wireless Download But Fast Upload?

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

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

4203 KBPS Download
184 KBPS Upload

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


A:Solved: Fast Download, Slow Upload Speeds?

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

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Hello! My laptop's been getting ridiculously slow wireless download speeds (around .5 Mbps) for the past week or so. All other devices work fine and get around 15 Mbps, even when they're in the same location as my laptop. Wired connection also works fine; I connected my laptop to an ethernet cable and was getting 15 Mbps. As well as this, the upload speed is the same as the other devices - about 4 Mbps. I've done a virus scan, made sure no background programs are running, checked that my drivers are up to date, and nothing has worked. However, I've made a few observations:
Resetting the router will solve the problem for about ten minutes, until I start to lose speed again. As I said before, this only happens on my laptop. All other devices function normally when I reset the router.
When I look at my internet connections, my laptop is frequently "identifying" the internet. Now, this isn't happening all the time, and the internet is still slow regardless of whether it's currently identifying, but it happens pretty often and doesn't seem normal.
Has anybody experienced this before or have any suggestions for fixing it? I can provide more information if needed. Thanks.

A:Wireless download speed slow exclusively on one laptop

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Hi,I have just bought new hp notebook 17-x014nm (i3). It was free dos so I installed win7 64bit. Friend of mine (since I'm an amateur) installed bunch of drivers and it all seemed ok (except problems with spontaneous changing display graphics, I was told because it has AMD & Intel graphics, or something like that... but he fixed it)Now I see that wifi connection is extremely slow - when I try to download it's 70/80 kbps, although signal quality is excellent and speed is reported 48 Mbps. I tried it on other network, it's the same. And this new laptop (8GB RAM, 256 SSD...) is supposed to be much better then the old one, but the old one was much faster. Could it be something with wifi driver? Or any other idea how to fix this, please?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I apologise if this isn't the right place to ask this.

I connected up to broadband last night (SpeedTouch 330 modem).

I'm baffled by something though.

I've downloaded several files - including a movie clip and two game demos. Each of them downloaded at around 100 kb/s (Have I written that right ?).

I then went to download a couple more files and they started downloading okay, but the weird thing is tha they download at the old dial-up speed (around 5 kb/s).

This was tried both with a download manager (my usual way), and without, but it happened the same with each.

I went back and tried the other files that had downloaded at FAST broadband speeds and they still did that (FAST), so it's not anything wrong with my PC or Broadband stuff (I believe).

Is it possible that some downloads just WON'T DOWNLOAD AT FASTER THAN DIAl-UP SPEEDS ? I've never heard of this happening.

This is one that downloads fast ; A game demo

This is one of the ones that only reaches dial-up speed on download ; A file containing text adventures

Thanks, and sorry if I'm asking in the wrong place - again.

A:Some download fast and some at dial up speed ; Why ? - HELP PLEASE !

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Here's the problem. My laptop is not getting the same download speed that it usually does. I usually get about 2-3Mbs but lately it has been under 100kbs and sometimes out completely. I am using a Netgear wnr2000 wireless router with at&t yahoo as the service provider. at&t says that there is nothing wrong with the connection on their side. The network has a password so nobody but me and two other computers should be using the internet. The two other computers are wired and the 2-3Mbs is what I used to get when they were all running at the same time. I have looked through the old posts and I have only found 1 or 2 people with the same problem as me but there threads have not helped me. Well I'm not to sure what else I can say. Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: slow download speed

OP here. I just ran a speed test on it in Safe mode with Networking and it got 4.75Mbs. So obviously it has something to do with my computer when it is booted normally. Could it be that I have a virus/spyware/adware that is hogging all my bandwidth? I've ran windows defender and AVG and they didn't rind anything. I know thoes arent the most credible programs but I don't have that much money to spend on high end stuff . What can I do?

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I live in egypt and LinkDSL is my ISP, i have a 2 mbps connection and i mainly use it for gaming such as World Of Warcraft, Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Battlefield BC2 and my ping\ms is normally around 70-150 but yesterday during a game and all of a sudden it said "Connection Interrupted" then the game resumed with 350 ping and since then my ping in all games increased to at least 400. I called my ISP but they said as long as the download speed and browsing speed is normal they cannot identify the problem, i have been having it for 2 days now wasting my warcraft subscription :\ however not sure if this will help but here is a tracert from the server i play on:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 77 ms 14 ms 5 ms
4 11 ms 11 ms 9 ms
5 7 ms 8 ms 6 ms
6 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms host- []
7 188 ms 187 ms 271 ms
8 189 ms 189 ms 193 ms ae-7-7.ebr1.Paris1.Level3.net []
9 194 ms 187 ms 186 ms ae-1-51.edge3.Paris1.Level3.net []
10 190 ms 188 ms 196 ms telia-level3-ge.paris1.Level3.net []
11 180 ms 180 ms 182 ms prs-bb2-link.telia.net []
12 214 ms 217 ms 219 ms adm-bb2-link.telia.net []
13 217 ms 235 ms 215 ms adm-b7-link.telia.net []
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * R... Read more

A:Fast Browsing, Download Speed but low ping.

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I usually get around 250-300 KBps download speed, but all day today its been at less that 15-25 kBps i have no idea why, i have nothing else on download, im running on "up to 20 MBps Broadband" with a "truly unlimited" bandwidth with BT any one any ideas as to why the sudden drop in download speed?

A:Solved: really slow Download speed all of a sudden

I see this is solved. How did you solve it?

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I have un-installed and re-installed my Linksys E1200 wireless N300 router several times, and can only achieve about .5 MBPS d/l and ~6.0 MBPS u/l data speeds, on a 3 year old HP laptop, running Windows 7. This is wireless service, and the laptop is within 4 feet of the router. I have Comcast service on my desktop, and my "connected" normal d/l speed is ~30 MBPS, with ~5 MBPS u/l. Don't know what else to do. I have connected the laptop directly to the modem, and get 30 MBPS speed, so there is something I'm missing in the wireless router setup.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 356273 MB; D: Total - 599999 MB, Free - 446704 MB; E: Total - 353865 MB, Free - 246417 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G41M-ES2L
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Any ideas?

A:Solved: V. slow wifi download speed...

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Hello there,

We have a WRT300N Linksys router (updated firmware) with 2 very recent laptops (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 2.8GHz 3GB RAM 32-bit running Windows 7 - fully updated) connected to our wireless network.

Last week, everything was fine.

Two days ago, the internet connection for my laptop became intermittently VERY slow.
The internet service we have is for 30 mbps. I did a speed test but didn't have enough "juice" to finish the test. Even if I load google.com, the page would time out or say that the server is down. Downloading of email is also intermittently VERY slow. I am unable to play any online games as my connection is not fast enough...

The other laptop works perfectly fine.

I scanned for viruses using Avira, for malware using MalwareBytes and ran diagnostic tests for my wireless card. All seems fine. I called my ISP and they said that all is fine on their side.

We tried unplugging the router/modem and rebooting the computer - no change.
I downloaded Xirrus WiFi Monitor and have enclosed the screenshot as well as my IP config /all.

In my device manager I have the following under Network Adapters (all updated):
1) Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
2) Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
3) Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

My friend says it could be because of Second Life and all the java plugins it requires I could have a problem.

What could this be? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!

A:Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

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when bandwidth tested through www.speedtest.net shows normal download speeds:5.1mbps however actual download speeds are around 12-100kbps, other computers on this network are downloading properly. Troubleshooting steps I have already taken: Tried different router, tried different cables, changed NIC card, disabled QoS packet scheduler, moved computer to different location entirely (friends internet tested at 16mbps on speedtest.net, download speeds were around 600kbps, all other computers in the house were downloading at acceptable speeds), updated drivers

for reference these are my computers specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 965 (3.4ghz)
8GB DDR3 1333
ATi Radeon 9890 1GB
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

A:Solved: brand new pc EXTREMELY slow download speed

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Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results

I just built my first pc, but my internet isn't working properly.

I have a fast internet connection, see speed test above. But I can't download any files via browsers. They start to download and immediately go down to 0 kb/s.

My network is AC 17050 Wireless Dual Band - Drivers are installed and updated. I downloaded the driver from their website after installing the driver from the cd and windows says it's up-to-date.

network card is installed into mb correctly,

I have a strong signal with 144mbps

I have tried everything, nothing seems to work. Can't connect pc to router with wire but shouldn't need to as i'm only in the next room

A:Fast Internet but NO download Speed (new build) no ipv6 connectivity

Welcome to the forum. Is your router set to AC not just n type? You wont get ipv6 as its not generally used so you can disable that with ac you should get 3 gig connection are you using 2 or 5 gigs connection?
See if this tells us anything

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.
Downloading MiniToolBox

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

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For the benefit of anyone struggling with slow wireless speeds on a Lenovo laptop with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 wireless card, here's what worked for me. (tl;dr: disable WMM/QoS on your router) So I just purchased a new IdeaPad 510S-14ISK.  From the start, the wireless seemed slow, but I planned to remove Windows 10 and install 7, so I didn?t pay too much attention.  After a clean install of Windows 7, the wireless was still very slow.  Running speedtest.net I found 1-2 Mbps down and 30+ up.  Other laptops in the house (Dell and Asus) get as high as 45 down and 45 up.  (I have Verizon 50/50.)  On Ethernet, the IdeaPad gets the same speed as anything else, so this was specifically a wireless issue. I spent a lot of time reading different solutions and trying some random things: Removing and reinstalling the wifi driverLogging into safe mode with networkingDisabling b/g support on the routerUsing an optimization tool from VerizonEtc? Nothing made any difference. Finally I found a couple of articles: http://www.ybrikman.com/writing/2012/02/19/got-slow-download-but-fast-upload/ (where I stole the tl;dr summary) http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2753464/atheros-qualcomm-qca9377-802-compatibility-issues.h... As soon as I disabled the WMM/QoS on my FIOS router speeds on the IdeaPad jumped up to 30+/30+.  Amazing difference and performance is perfect.  I think this problem is... Read more

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Is it better to have your cpu fan run slow or fast to get better temperature's?.

A:CPU fan speed, better fast or slow?

For one thing, your computer tends to be a little louder when your fan is running full out. As long as your cpu is running at normal specs, I would let it run using the bios or a third party application to control it.

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ok i have tried downloading things on BOTH IE and firefox and they go at a third of my normal speed. when i go to normal sites it goes the normal speed. ive gone to speed test and the results are normal. whenever i used utorrent it goes at normal as well.

i have two computers and the problem is on both but it seems to be worst on my xp than my vista computer. the xp goes one third speed for download but the vista go 9/10 of the full speed.

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

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

A:Very slow download speed, upload speed is fine

Welcome to TSG:
Run a speedtest here and see if the results are the same:
Then,boot up in safe mode with networking and see if the speed improves.Like so:

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My wife has a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows 7 Professional, 64 Bit, 3.00 GB Memory with Intel 2.16 GHz.
Our ISP provider installed a new Router about four months ago and tested up and down speeds before they left.
Downloads were in the high 20s Mbps and uploads in the 5s Mbps.
I began to notice a couple of weeks ago that Internet access with either IE or Chrome seemed kind of slow. I ran speedof.me and the best download speed is 12 Mbps but usually around 7 Mbps but the upload speeds are still around 5 Mbps.
I have an iPhone, a Kindle Fire and a Toshiba laptop and have run speedof.me on them, (right next to the Dell laptop) and the speeds on all three are fine.
We use Norton Security and I ran the Power Eraser with nothing found. Ran Malware Bytes and nothing of concern showed up. Updated the wifi card driver from Dell as well as the driver for the Marvell Yukon Internet controller.
No Joy. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have for me to try to speed her laptop.
I thank you in advance.

A:Slow Download speed, Upload speed fine

If you can run our wireless test from the page PCHF System Scans post results be sure to right click and run as administrator

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I used to have DSLExtreme 18 Mbps, using Speedtest.net on ethernet I would get a steady 15-16 Mbps down, wifi was steadily 14-16 as well. I recently switched to Charter Spectrum 200 Mbps, and now I get 40-80 on ethernet and 11-18 on wifi.

All my computers are pretty old, all run Windows XP, I have a Dell Dimension e510 with a Pentium 4 & 1 GB RAM, Dell Inspiron b130 laptop with a Celeron M & 1 GB, Dell Latitude x600 with a Pentium M & 632 MB RAM, And and IBM Thinkpad t40 with a Pentium M & 1 GB.

Now I know that's slow by today's standards, I've heard many people say you can't even run XP with 1 GB. But I can play many games on the highest settings smoothly with the Dimension e510. I do a lot of 3D graphics stuff on it as well. It's quite powerful for it's age. I have a bit of a hard time believing that it can't handle a 200 Mbps connection.

The laptops are all connected by wifi except for the b130. I tried the Thinkpad on ethernet as well, and I get similar speeds on all of them for ethernet and wifi. I run a speed test once and get 86 Mbps on ethernet, run it immediately again and get 30 Mbps. Upload ranges from .90 to 12 Mbps. Wifi gets 11 down once, 18 down the next, .90 up the next, 11 up the next.
It also seems to run better when I have all of my devices connected and in use at once than it does with nothing connected but a PC directly to the modem or router.

I also randomly get socket errors for both download and up... Read more

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Okay so i know this most likely isn't my internet provide. i have high speed internet from charter(i know they are not the best but more on that later) with actually download speeds tested online around 10-13mbps on average. i keep my computer pretty clean, running smart defrag, cleaning the disk, anti virus, only have programs running in the background that are needed, have increased my virtual memory and also use readyboost with a 4 gb flashdrive that i allow to use all the flashdrive memory as "ram" memory. so i think this has be something below the surface and that i cannot handle on my own. i do not think it is my internet provider because i have to roommates that have computers(mac... :/) and they have no problem usually with the internet. when i say usually i mean they have problems sometimes maybe 3-4 times weekly where i have problems at least 2-3 times a day. if you need any other information i willing to provide it or run diagnostics as long as you tell me how. please help me, i am not a computer idiot. i have a decent understanding and could really use some good help. thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461940 MB, Free - 240632 MB;
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A:Internet speed usually slow sometimes fast; inconsistent

To be honest, unless your computer is running very badly it will not have a dramatic effect on the speed of your net connection. With having other people connected to the same internet connection the only way to run accurate speed tests is to ensure they aren't using the connection at the same time for any downloads etc....

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Could someone please help me?

My ISP is Videotron (I live in Quebec), and I have a D-LINK DIR-615 Wireless N. My internet connection is just over 10 megabits per second, averaging a download speed of 1150 kilobytes per second, which remains unchanged, (multiple speed tests, downloads and torrents).

About a month ago, when watching videos on YouTube, they started streaming at extremely low speeds, making videos that used to finished streaming in seconds completely unwatchable.

I have restarted my router, modem, Anti-Virus (with firewall - Kaspersky Internet Security 2010) and computer several times and it didn't help. The only thing that did help was plugging my computer directly into the modem, which returned the speeds to normal.

However, I have 3 friends, all of which have Videotron, but not D-LINK routers, experiencing the same problem. Videotron does not throttle, and I have not changed computers, routers, modems, operating systems, virus protection software or internet browser since long before the problem began.

Please help, I feel like I have a dial-up connection.

A:Youtube slow, Internet speed very fast

how about tryinf it on another browser

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

A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

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

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

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

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

What can I do to resolve this?

A:Slow speed, fast speed, slow speed.

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

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

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Lenovo T61P
Win 7
Wireless Connection (Router Linksys WRT54G2)
I installed Comodo's Firewall and during installation I accepted to install the Secure DNS too. Afterward I noticed my web-pages loaded slower than usual. They weren't extremely slow but definitely slower than what I've been accustomed. I tried some OPENDNS servers and others to see if it made any difference but it didn't. I also went to my router's setup page(( I could manually add the previously mentioned DNS servers. I finally decided to revert back to my old DNS list. To disable using the Comodo DNS servers I did the following:

Wireless Network Connection Properties-> Internet Protocol Ver 4 (TCP/IPv4)-> Properties -> Select "Obtain DNS server address automatically"

I also went into to my router's setup page ( to set my DNS list to zeros so that I can get back my default ISP's DNS servers (,186,187). However, website loading is still sluggish.

I thought the issue might just be a temporary hiccup from my ISP but my roommate doesn't have these issues. We tried a speed test at dslreports.com and the results were weird. On my laptop the results were 8500+ Kb/s with a 279ms latency. I was 10 ft away from my router. His results were 3000+Kb/s with a 11ms latency and he was 30 ft away from the router. Is the latency a major issue?

Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.

A:Fast Internet Speed - Slow Page Loads

Problem solved. I uninstalled Comodo's firewall and presto everything is back to normal. Duuuuh ... Gonna stick to Win 7's built-in firewall to work along side my router's.

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I live in Arkansas USA and have Suddenlink Internet with a 3MB connection. When I go to any speed test site it shows around 3MB all the time, but my downloads are always slow. For example... downloading any torrent I am only getting around 400KB and even went to MS site to download file cause they have good transfer rates and again... no better then 400KB.

Any clue?

A:Speed Test shows fast but slow downloads...

Assistance with P2P is against the rules of this site. Please read them.

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I have two HP Minis (2102 & 110-1025DX) that are both slow browsing the internet, but have very fast internet connection speeds. I have done all the "performance tips" possible I believe:Upgraded RAM to 2GB on both devices,Upgraded wireless adapters to "N" cards,Upgraded HDDs to 7200RPM,Adjusted Windows Advanced Settings to "Best Performance",Ensured all drivers are latest,Use Google Chrome, all extensions removed, "hardware eacceleration disabled, latest revision checked, cache cleared, etc. Microsoft Edge is even slower,Internet speeds (per Speedtest.net) average about 25-32Mbps download, 12Mbps uploadRun browser with no other open programs/apps,Tested processors (Intel Atoms) with Intel Diagnostic Tool, all "PASS",So I've been at a loss why web browsing is so slow. Some "simpler" web pages load okay (2-5 seconds) while a more graphic intense sight like the nfl site or YouTube takes 20-30 seconds to load. Sometimes even more. Even trying to scroll down a page causes buffering to start, and the wait can be the same 20-30 seconds or more. Is it that these Intel Atom processors simply can't handle the "work"? Perhaps the graphics can't handle the web pages? I do notice that the CPUs will max out at 99% when opening Chrome. But even when CPU settles down to less than 10%, web browsing is still very slow.I have other devices with (seemingly) lesser hardware, and they work fine. Even devices with "g" adapters, less CPU GHz, etc.browse normally. Why is... Read more

A:HP Minis-slow browsing but fast internet speed

Ok, a little weird replying to my own question, but I think I found something that may help others with this issue. I went into Device Manager>Network Adapters>"wireless" (depending upon your adapter)>Properties, then into Advanced using the Advanced tab.My Receive and Transmission Buffer settings were at "256"; I changed them to 512 (max allowed), clicked "OK". I also changed the "AdHoc Mode" to 11n from 11b. I then restarted the Mini 2102. I noticed an immediate web browsing speed increase. I would not call it blazing, but pretty close to what would be "normal" browsing speeds.The "Buffer" settings regulate and limit how much memory the network adapter can use. I noticed a jump in memory usage for Google Chrome, but the overall usage was at max about 60% of the 2GB installed.So far this has been the most dramatic performance increase for web browsing. Even more so  than upgrading the wireless card from "g" to "n:I hope this may help someone else with this issue. Let me know if it does help.

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OS: Win 10 x64
Ram: 8gigs DDR3
CPU: i3 3,30
Router: Linksy E900
ISp: Columbus Communications/FLOW
Download Speed : 15mbs(ookla) 2 Upload
All browsers download at less than 10kbs from any site( Sites tested from Microsoft, Gigabye,Nvidia)Torrents are the same speed.
Download speed on Steam 50kbs
Download speed on Glyph(Trion Worlds Game client) 1.66mbs
Steps taken:
Super Antispyware
Avast anitvirus
no results on any
restarted computer modem and router, upgraded Linksy e900 firmware
Contacted ISP no solution and they claim once they are providing the 15mbs thats all they can deal with
Can use some help here please.

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I?ve been having this problem for about a week now, download is fast but browsing is to slow. I Updated my Firefox browser, downloaded explore and flock still the same, activity indicator just goes round and round. I?m guessing that I have some kind of spyware/malware slowing my browsing down. Please have a look at my DDS? thanks

PS: I?ve tried Spyware Doctor full scan, tune up utilities 2011, Norton 360 full scan. Shows no virus or spyware.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Omar at 13:18:11.86 on Fri 04/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1256.965.1033.18.6142.4005 [GMT 4:00]
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spyware Doctor *Disabled/Updated* {94076BB2-F3DA-227F-9A1E-F060FF73600F}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Fast Download Slow Browsing

Any help would be much appreciated

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