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Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network

Q: Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network


I have no idea why this is occurring. I have full wi-fi signal and I have a fast broadband connection.

Every now and again the connection speed to just one PC drops to a point where there is almost no activity. I get various "connection timed out" and "DNS lookup failed" errors, then after about 10 minutes of frustration everything works again.

I know this problem is isolated to just this one PC as I have done Internet speed tests from another computer.

I have tried using different wireless cards, resetting the router, changing DNS servers. Nothing has worked.

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A: Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network


go to start > run > type : ipconfig /all

please paste the information into this thread

also go to your router settings and name us the currently set DNS servers


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Ok, so I ended up reinstalling Windows XP on my system with my Compaq QuickRestore CD's. The install didn't reset my computer to the factory presets though. None of the bundled software was installed. And, my internet is still acting strange. Some pages load very quickly, while others just hang, or give me error pages. Is it possible the during the reinstall, certain drivers weren't installed? or does this sound more like a hardware problem, maybe with my network card or hard drive?

I've already done what I can to test my DSL connection, and my ISP says there's nothing wrong with it. I've tested it on dslreports.com and it confirmed that my speeds are excellent. Downloading & uploading are as fast as ever.

A:Inconsistent Internet Speeds

Did you download any spyware removal software and check for spyware?


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About 2 weeks ago, my internet speeds while browsing with IE6 slowed down dramatically. I normally have blazing fast speeds with my DSL, but now, using IE is really slow. Every now and then it'll work ok, but for the most part, it's painfully slow. Pages take forever to load. So I started using Netscape, and that worked very well for a few days, and now that is running slow on certain pages. My connection status always shows a consistent connection speed (Connected at 100.00 Mbps), and downloading and uploading are as fast as ever. It just seems that when I'm browsing, my browser hangs for a long time, most of the time. Like I said, every now and then, it'll be fast.

I've already run my AdAware & Spubot, and have SpyWare Blaster and SpyWare Guard on my system and updated. I'm running Windows XP SP2, Firewall is on, etc. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

A:Inconsistent Internet Speeds

The connection speed shown will the local area network connection, rather than your internet connection speed.

I would suggest that you check out a broadband speed checker, such as the one at dsl reports, though the symptoms are indicative of a rogue program running in the background.

I suggest you go to the security post and download Hijack this and post a log file to the security forum

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About 2 weeks ago, my internet speeds while browsing with IE6 slowed down dramatically. I normally have blazing fast speeds with my DSL, but now, using IE is really slow. Every now and then it'll work ok, but for the most part, it's painfully slow. Pages take forever to load. So I started using Netscape, and that worked very well for a few days, and now that is running slow on certain pages. My connection status always shows a consistent connection speed (Connected at 100.00 Mbps), and downloading and uploading are as fast as ever. It just seems that when I'm browsing, my browser hangs for a long time, most of the time. Like I said, every now and then, it'll be fast.

I've already run my AdAware & Spubot, and have SpyWare Blaster and SpyWare Guard on my system and updated. I'm running Windows XP SP2, Firewall is on, etc. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

A:Inconsistent Internet Speeds...Spyware?

Why not Download HiJackThis here: http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip
Unzip to a convenient permanent folder
For example: C:/HiJackThis/HiJackThis.exe
Double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan with log". Don't fix anything but post the log on here for analysis. (The log can be opened with wordpad)

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I'm wondering if there's any way I can increase the data transfer speed between 2 of my computers on my wireless network. I'm seeing about 1.25MB/s according to the box that shows you the speed/duration of a file transfer. I'd love to even triple this tiny speed because I am trying to transfer nearly 500GB between my computers before I hit the road again (I'm a truck driver). Thanks.

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So, I know that at one point in the past my Home Network File Transfer Speeds use to be better than what I'm getting at the moment.

I'm by no means Network Savvy, so please bare with me. I know enough just to get into trouble.

Question 1
From what I've been told your Home Network Speeds can be put to a screeching halt if you have a device that is particularly slower than most of your other devices (ie. a 802.11b device where most of the devices on your network are /g or /n. or a 10/100 device where most others are 10/100/1000) Is this true?

My Setup:
I have 2 fairly new Toshiba Satellite Laptops (802.11n) that are almost always connected via WiFi and not LAN.
I have 1 D-Link DIR 865L AC Router centrally located in my home for the best reach of signals.
I have 1 WD My Book Live 2TB NAS connected directly to my Router via Ethernet.
I have 1 Samsung Series 6 Smart TV
I have 1 D-Link Baby Monitor connected via WiFi (802.11b I "THINK")
I have 1 iPad Mini, 1 iPhone 6, and 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 that are all also connected.
All my Ethernet Cable is Cat 5e, hard to find 6 where I live.
My Router Channel is manually set to 11 (best possible) due to conflicting Home Networks around my area.
Router Mode is set to Mixed Mode (a, b, g, n) All of my devices except our 2 phones fall into this category.
Both of my Computers are joined in a Home Group.

Now, here are my current speeds.

I tested a few different methods on both of my Computers, all Methods using the sa... Read more

A:Slow File Transfer Speeds over Home Network

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Hi all, and thanks for this great forum.

I having issues with my new home network setup.. So Im hoping you guyes could help me out. Im getting really slow speed over the home network. Especially from my computer to my readynas (transferspeeds around 260kbps). In addition I cant access my NWA1100 via the ip adress. My setup is:

Modem Router from internet supplyer (Zhone)
ZyXEL ES1100-16 Switch
ZyXEL NWA1100 Access point
ReadyNAS 2100

Im using win 7 on a dell XPS430 computer.

Here is some information, hope you can understand, its in norwegian:

Microsoft Windows [Versjon 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Med enerett.

C:\Users\Eirik>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP-konfigurasjon

Vertsnavn . . . . . . . . . . . : Eirik-PC
Primær DNS-suffiks . . . . . . . :
Nodetype . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP-ruting aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
WINS Proxy aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
Søkeliste for DNS-suffiks . . . . : iad.ventelo.no

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling 2:

Medietilstand . . . . . . . . . . : Medium frakoblet
Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks :
Beskrivelse . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysisk adresse . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-1F-3B-61-36
DHCP aktivert . . . . . . . . . . : Ja
Automatisk konfigurasjon aktivert : Ja

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling:

Medietilstand . . . . . . . . . . : Medium frakoblet
Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks : iad.ventelo.no
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A:Slow speeds over home network, cannot connect to ZyXel NWA1100 and more

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Hello Everyone,

I have a friend who's having issues with the speed of her net at home, on one particular laptop. She just purchased a new Asus laptop not too long ago and while she's at ODU her speeds are fine, when shes home it drops very low. She also has another laptop and desktop that are perfectly fine, and get the top speed their isp provides.

On the problem laptop (the Asus)
Shes running windows 7 64 bit, the router is a Linksys E1200, the network card itself is an Atheros AR9485

Her speeds at home are : 0.52 mbps on the Asus, while her other laptop and desktop gets 33 mbps
Her speed at school is 28 mbps on the Asus

So we are trying to figure out why her Asus wants to act up at home and not at school

A:Very slow internet speeds at home, but not at school on one laptop

it does not sound like a computer problem -- may be a router/wireless/network setting problem--to try to eliminate possibilities...
try plugging the machine into the router directly with a cable--if the speed picks up then there's a setting somewhere that needs a tweak.

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Win XP Pro SP2
Hey everyone. I have an issue that's driving me nuts. All of a sudden my internet download speed seems to have dropped. But, when viewing my connection or doing online speed tests, the speeds are actually great. I cannot stream video most of the time and images take longer than ever before to load. Web pages sometimes load fast and other times they will hang for a little while before downloading. If I try to download a file, my download box pops up but takes at least a minute or two to begin showing progress. Its as if im behind a proxy or something. The real kicker is that when im in safe mode with networking my speeds are great. My actually system is working as smooth as ever. Any suggestions here?



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Problem: A perfectly good XP home network stopped working.Symptoms: Can't see Shared docs on nameA "it may have been deleted" (!) Can't see laptops that join on wireless Trying to look at Mshome says its "not accessible" and I "may not have permission". History: PC nameA is linked to Linksys router. 3 laptops link either wired or wireless thru that. 1 linux PC linked wired. From day1 all the laptops simply came online and were visible, and have been for years. Shareddocs on nameA has always been a general store and swap area. Suddenly no-one could see Shareddocs on nameA. Big mistake - someone ran the "network setup wizard" on nameA. This basically did nothing useful until it got to the end, when it said that it had to be run on all other machines on the network, and that we should insert a floppy (!!!) to create a disk. Since the so-called wizard ran, the network is useless, shareddocs comes and goes, and attempting to examine MShome gets "you may not have permission". Is there a way to resurrect this lot, preferably even the hard way without using the MS network wontwork? Any help appreciated.XP 3; laptops on XP 3 (and ubuntu); Linksys; admin user

A:Home Network inconsistent, dead

don't follow my advice because i'm not the most techy bloke on the planet but what have you tried? system restore or anything like that? if it's one thing i've learnt some of the peeps on here require as much info on the problem at hand as possible,what happened,what you've already done,even small things that might have slipped your mind can make a difference to the people on here that can help...hope it gets sorted soon


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Hi, I know this problem has been around but I can't seem to find a solution that works for me. Basically I have very slow internet 90% of the time over my wireless network, and probably at least once every couple hours the connection seems to halt altogether and require a reset of the connection via the Networking and Sharing page. Reseting the router can and/or modem can provide temporary fixes, but nothing has lasted more than a day. My roommate isn't having trouble with his 3 year old macbook pro and even my Nexus one (android phone) runs speed tests at around 6x that of my desktop most of the time.

Basic system specs are as follows, though probably the only relevant ones are maybe the motherboard and built in networking.

Intel? DP67BG Extreme Series
Integrated 802.11b/g/n Wireless (I can't seem to get the exact model number for the device but according the the device properties it's manufactured by Ralink and the driver version is from 7/27/2010)
core i5-2500k
1TB SATA disk
GeFore GTX 460

Router is a Cisco 33968 (or maybe linksys E1000? or both?) and the modem is some generic comcast deal.

First time poster, as this is my first major problem with Windows 7. Thanks for the help!


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A:Usually slow and very inconsistent Wireless Internet.

My last post got no replies, so I'll try and be more thorough with this one.

I'm running Windows 7 Home premium and been experiencing really slow internet via my wireless adapter ever since I got the computer about a month ago. There will be certain days or hours (maybe 5-10% of the time) when the internet will work fine, but the majority of the time my download speeds are really quite slow. My wireless adapter is the Ralink 802.11 bgn 1T1R Wireless adapter that comes on the Intel DP67BG motherboard. Here are the speed test results.

Connected via wireless adapter http://www.speedtest.net/result/1276945158.png
Connected via USB tether to my phone on the same wireless network http://speedtest.net/result/1276948476.png
Connected via USB tether to my phone on its 3G network http://www.speedtest.net/result/1276950377.png

I've tried all sorts of solutions (disabling IPv6, resetting router/modem etc., reinstalling the driver for the adapter, disabling homegroup) that I've found in this forum and elsewhere, and none have worked yet.

Does anyone have a clue what the problem could be? It's a sad day when the internet on my phone is faster than on my desktop PC.

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I was looking for your thoughts on some issues I have been having with my new computer.

(In summary - cant get the download speeds I am expecting on my new computer - and sometimes cant get connected to the Internet at all)

I am having trouble browsing the internet - but the trouble is the "symptoms" keep changing. So its very hard for me to diagnose the problem.

Basically - my browsing (download) speed varies from 0.5 mbps to 8 mbps and sometimes will cut out all together for prolonged periods. Typically it stays at about 2mbps. I am used to having a steady 8 mbps.

I thought it might be an issue with my ISP - so I set up another computer next to my new one and ran speed tests simultaneously (one right after the other). The old computer was consistently getting ok results whilst my new one was not - so I think its unlikely to be an ISP issue. There were no other computers on the network at the time.

I thought it might be hardware related (it is a new computer) so I ran one of those linux live discs on my new machine - and again got good results - whilst when I returned to windows - I get poor speeds again. So this leads me to think it is not a hardware or a wireless network issue. (Linux wasnt running as much stuff as win 7 was).

What is especially frustrating is sometimes it works fine on windows and sometimes it doesnt - and there doesnt seem to be any obvious cause. Also since it keeps fluctuating its very hard to tell if what you do is fixing... Read more

A:Win 7 64, Slow, Inconsistent internet access.

This issue has been solved! (I think).

Turns out that when I shut my laptops lid - the wireless cuts out - presumably due to some powersaving feature.

(When at home I had been plugging the laptop into a larger monitor + wireless mouse and keyboard.)

So fingers crossed the issue has been resolved.

I would like to change this feature, its a samsung laptop - i've turned off the samsung quick start feature and in the device settings - unchecked the box for my wireless card that says "allow windows to turn off this device to save power" or something like that.

Wireless still cuts out when I shut the lid though - any ideas what other settings I could check?


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Normally, the fastest download speeds I acheive are 350 KB/Sec. I have just installed Metaboli Games on Demand. This is currently downloading a game at 1000 KB/Sec. How is this possible?

A:Inconsistent download speeds

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Hello! I've got two problems, I'm sure they probably are not related, but hey, you never know.

Problem #1) About 3 days ago my internet got sick. My little icon says that I'm still receiving 100Mbps BUT my iTunes downloads are taking 8 hours (when they normally take 8 minutes), my sites are taking FOREVER to load if they do load, and most often, I'm getting the "server not found" picture. Sometimes if I log off and back on, the internet will run faster for a time, but ... then it slows down again.

Problem #2) Random freezing. Now my computer is randomly freezing... I can't move my mouse, my clock doesn't progress, it's just frozen. I've updated my video card drivers in hopes that it would solve it but it doesn't. It doesn't matter what program I'm running, or not running, or what I'm doing. It will freeze if there are no active processes. It will freeze if I'm typing on Word, it will freeze if I'm playing a game.

What I've tried) I've done a system restore to 4 or 5 days ago, no change really. I've run Spybot Search and Destroy, and it's found nothing (green light)
I've run AVG, and it's found nothing
I've run Ad-Aware, and it's found nothing
I've run my computer in safe mode, and while it is MUCH BETTER, pages still take a long time to load (this may be normal).
I've run HijackThis, and here is my log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.... Read more

A:Internet slow/inconsistent AND computer freezing?!

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Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
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Hi, I'm having a lot of trouble connecting to the internet at the moment. My usually slow internet connection is almost unusable at the moment. I've read up information on a number of forums but none of the proposed solutions have made a difference for me.

Speedtest.net shows me fluctuate between about 8mbps and 0.2mbps download speed, usually around the 1-3mbps mark. Ping is also very inconsistent, often over 500. This also shows very inconsistent connection:

C:\Users\Harry>ping google.fr

Pinging google.fr [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=51
Request timed out.
Reply from bytes=32 time=391ms TTL=51
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 50ms, Maximum = 391ms, Average = 220ms​
I'm using a WiFi connection (my laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port). Windows 10.

I am on an SFR network (France), shared with 3 other flatmates. We usually all experience slow internet at the same time.

Help would be much appreciated,

A:Extremely slow and inconsistent internet connection

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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!

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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
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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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When I try my wifi speed on my XPS 15 9550 I get really different results depending on how I test it.

On http://bredbandskollen.se I get my full internet speed of 500Mbps.
If I try http://beta.speedtest.net I get around 270 Mbps.
Doing an HTTP download from http://speedtest.tele2.net I only get around 40Mbps.
I also tried downloading a file from a samba share on my server and get around 130Mbps.

All these sources max out my connection if I try over a wired connection.
I have also tried changing the Dell Wireless 1830 with an Intel AC 8265 and that didn't make any difference.
I also tried putting the 1830 card into an Intel NUC and got much closer to my max connection so I think it's safe to assume the card is not the issue here.
Where should I look into next?

A:XPS 15 9550 inconsistent wifi-speeds

So just after I posted this I realized I have a USB 3.0 to ethernet adapter laying around so I tried that as well. Same issue.
This led me to the conclusion that the issue has to be software related and most likely somewhere in the Windows networking stack. With that in mind I took to Google and found this article: blogs.technet.microsoft.com/.../.
And sure enough, Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level was set to disabled. Setting it to normal solved the issue.

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Hi there. I'm a home networking novice, learning on the fly. I have a Dell 3.2GHz P4 running WinXP home and a Dell 600MHz PIII running Win98SE that I successfully networked together (Ethernet) this past weekend.

The network card in the PIII is the one it shipped with from Dell 4 or so years ago (it occupies a PCI slot), the network card in the P4 is an onboard (Intel PRO/100 VE?) model, and I bought a Linksys EtherFast cable/dsl router with 4 port switch.

In the Local Area Connection box on my P4 machine I see a connection speed of 100Mbps. Is this the theoretical max I can expect with my hardware set up?

Will I not be capable of reaching my max speed because of a basic onboard NIC in one machine and an old NIC in the other machine?

In short, should I buy two new Fast Ethernet NIC's and install them to get my best performance? I'll be using the network to transfer files between machines, share the internet, share printers and a little gaming.

After installing my network, I copied (from the P3 to the P4) 225MB of picture files in roughly 5 minutes. Does this speed sound appropriate considering my machines and hardware set up? I don't know what to expect.

Thanks for the help.


As an aside, I've install Cat5e throughout my entire house to a central point downstairs...if I were to buy a gigabit router/switch and install gigabit Ethernet cards in both machines, having installed Cat5e I should be able to have gigabit Ethernet in my house correct... Read more

A:Home network speeds? Hardware?

You might be happy to get ca. 50-60 Mbps on a theoretical 100Mbps connection. See http://www.hawaii.edu/brownbags/networks/network.opt.pdf for a summarised presentation.

If both NICs claim to be 100 Mbps that is what you'll get - after the allowances made above, then maybe a max of 60Mbps. Obviously, if one card is 10Mbps, or the hub/router is 10 Mbps then that rather puts a cap on expected throughput!

In answer to your last question yes, if you install gigabit hardware all round then expect gigabit performance (allowing for all the protocol overheads, collisions, re-trying, etc as per the above paper).

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We have cable Internet in our home. My wife and I are are on laptops connected to a wi-fi b/g router. Her laptop's 1 year old, mine's 4 years old. I was surfing rather slowly, so I did a speedtest at 2wire.com and got 400Kbps. My wife got 1.5Mbps.

So, I went into Network Connections (WinXP), shut off my wireless chip, then turned it back on. (It was off for about 5 mins.) Now I'm up to her speed.

What happened?

A:One home network, two laptops, two broadband speeds. Why?

A) just one of those funky things

B) maby you were using bandwith for something else on another computer

plent of other things such as maby running something in background that was taking cpu cycles

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Currently have a WiFi network setup for internet. Both computers connect to the router via WiFi Dongles. Which is running no problems.

Each computer is then plugged into a network switch (cheap 4 port stand alone unit) via Ethernet cables (gigabit ports) and into the switch I have also have a WD My Cloud.

Having various issues, such as unidentified network, network being defaulted back to public, the ip addresses I have assigned being reset to obtain automatically and only getting transfer speeds of 3MB/s

Running windows 10. No home group/work group setup, have 1 drive on the other computer shared and mapped as a network drive.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


A:LAN Network Slow speeds

update, problem fix with the following. Thanks 100MB/s on large files

Originally Posted by liqetsia911

This seemed to work for me:

Disabling “Large Send Offload (LSO)”

Large Send Offload is a technique of improving network performance while at the same time reducing CPU overhead. Apparently it does not work very well, so it was suggested to disable it. If you would like to know about LSO, check this MSDN article from 2001 (Task Offload (NDIS 5.1) (Windows Drivers)).

LSO is an option located in a Device Manager under your network adapter, so this solution requires Administrator Privileges.

Follow these steps:
1.Open Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties
2.Under Control Panel Home located on the left side of the window click on Device Manager
3.You will get a list of all devices on your machine. Expand Network Adapters.
4.Find your Network Card and double-click on it.
5.Select Advanced tab. You will get a list filled with different options.
6.Select Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4) and set the value to Disabled
7.Do the same for Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6) if it is available
8.Click OK

After clicking OK, tried to send a file over the LAN network. Transfer speed started very slow, but it was gradually picking up speed. Decided to restart the computer and try to send that file again and this time it worked like a charm.

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I'm using a hub and have 2 different computers hooked up to it, mine being the server. I don't know what kind of network you would classify it as but I'm using it to ftp files to different computers, hope this makes since. But anyway, whenever I hook the cable directly computer to computer I get transfer speeds of about 9-10mb but whenever I run it through the hub I don't get anything over 1mb. Anyone have any idea why the hub would be slowing things down?


A:Slow Network Speeds

Replace it with a 10/100 switch or if you are on broadband, a router with built-in 10/100 switch.

Hubs let through selective traffic from one user at a time, whereas switches let through all traffic simultaneously.

It also sounds as if you have some slow 10MB NICs. Replace these with 10/100 NICs

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Having continuous problems with freezing and slow data transfer and am wondering if it malware or something.DDS logDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by User at 14:08:01.81 on Fri 04/09/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.944 [GMT 10:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\BORGChat\BORGChat.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network

Hello jolly_tas,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Hey everyone. Computer is an X1 Carbon Gen4 with Win10 Pro. No recent modem/router changes. No software changes. No updates available through TVSU (at least that's what it says.. I use to have updates available every couple of days and it's said there were no packages available for my system for almost a month now)/Lenovo website. Windows updates current. All drivers should be current. For some reason, only on this laptop, I'm getting around 50Mbps down instead of my normal 230Mbps down. Just started within the past couple days. It's not location related, I've eliminated that possibility. I powercycled the modem and router. I did a factory reset on the router. I tried using Google's DNS (I had to do that on my MBP to get the correct speeds out of it on the 5Ghz network) and it didn't change. My upload speeds are normal at 20-23Mbps. Any idea? My iPhone and MacbookPro are getting correct speeds.


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A:Slow D/L Speeds on 5Ghz Network

Forgot to mention I tried resetting the TCP/IP stack and flushing the DNS and those didn't work either.

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Hi guys,
I have three computers on my home network:
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router

I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.
Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?

thanks :S

A:Slow Transfer Speeds over Network

It could be. You really need to use on both desktops wired connections. If you are going to use Wifi and transfer large files. You may want to invest into a Wireless-ac router and same for the adapters for the computers.

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.

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I have been testing transfer speeds of files onto a number of different hard drives across my network.

I notice significant speed loss when copying files onto the drives when compared to when they are plugged directly into the machine; 2-3MB/s over network versus 100-110MB/s directly plugged into my machine. I expect a speed drop in transfer rates as the connection is over the network instead of direct connection - but I am surprised at the size of the difference. Does anyone know if this is expected?

The router has a USB port in the back to which I can attach a hard drive or a flash drive. This then allows me to access this drive from any laptop or machine attached to my home network. It's a type of NAS without being actually being a NAS.

So the hard drive has all my media on it and sits under the router. My Plex server (on a standalone machine) uses the files on the hard drive connected to the router to stream my media. There are no issues with playback - so I assume no problems with the read speed. It works an absolute charm!

The issue comes about where I want to add new stuff to the hard drive. Transferring files by copying and pasting to the network drive via Windows explorer takes an absolute age. It rarely makes it past 3MB/s. Quickest thing to do is unplug the hard drive from my router and plug back into my machine, copy the new stuff onto drive and plug back into the router. This defeats the purpose of having it attached to my router in the first place thoug... Read more

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hello everyone,

recently i have noticed that the internet speed of my pc is a lot slower than that of my laptop. They are both connected to the same wifi network we have at home.
I ran numerous speedtests at the same time on both systems with all other browser tabs and things closed, and generally, the download speeds on pc were half of the laptop results. The upload speeds were generally closer together.
The speed on my pc isnt unbearable, im just confused as to why its different than that of my laptop.
I live in Australia, and the internet speeds are already pretty low.
Both systems have windows 7 64 bit and my pc is about a year old, whilst the laptop is about 2.
i havent yet done speedtests on other family members laptops and things in the house.

What are my options?
let me know if you need more detailed information

A:differing internet speeds on home wifi

If you could tell me what cards you have in both pc's as it probably the card's. One might be better than the other.

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So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

I’m using windows vista, but it’s the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp don’t have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, it’s not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

maybe I’m just not googleing the right thing

so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.

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hi folks, was wondering if the networking gurus here could shed some light on a pesky network speed issue that's been bugging me for a while now.
I have some large files that I'm trying to transfer over an 802.11n network via various high end routers and max transfer speed I get over all of them is 45Mbps, even though the routers are very close by and the
Link speed on both laptops is 300Mbps.

First laptop is a Dell M6700 with Windows 7 Professional, with Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 a/b/g/n wireless card , driver Date 6/16/2013, v , provided by Microsoft.

Second laptop is an Asus Q325UA (UX370UAR) with Windows 10 Home with Intel Dual Band AC8260 wireless card. (Driver Date 3/19/18, v, provided by Microsoft).

Between them I have a Linksys EA6350 router with latest firmware, supporting  both 2.4 and 5ghz.  and have set the network to 5ghz,  Since the Windows 7 Intel Centrino cannot support AC protocol, I have set the 5ghz network to Auto.  The
router has the latest firmware.
Network utilization seems to be only about 15%. 

Per article at https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/05/windows-10-limiting-internet-speed/
Setting netsh interface tcp set global autotuning = disabled         and restarting both laptops, I now show on both laptops:  "Receive Window
Auto-Tuning Level"  = disabled.

Further, on Windows 7, I can turn off the Advanced "Large Sen... Read more

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I got my Fiber line installed about 2 months ago. The offer I pay for says 1Gbits/s down and 200Mbits up. Naturally, I've never even gotten close to those speeds. At first, when the guy did his thing, I didn't have an Ethernet cable on hand (despite being a network and IT student...I know, the irony), so I used the router's Wifi. I was averaging 70 Mbits down. At first, I was thinking, 'this seems a bit low'...for fibre of course). I went into lectures the next day and people said, you may need to wait for your line to be properly activated...this seemed plausible, so I waited. The next week I stuck an RJ45 on some CATVE and immediately went to average 500Mbits/s (688Mbits/s record). Now, this is great, but it's still half of what I'm paying for.

However, for the past 2 days, I've been having problems. My Desktop (after coming out of sleep) always has the yellow triangle symbol over the wireless icon (faulty ethernet cable so was back to WiFi). I disconnect and reconnect to find the same problem. I restart the wireless on the router, to find the problem is persisting. Only after 3-5 tries does it work. My phone too has been having trouble connecting to WiFi (Authentification problem).

The original CAT5 cable has since 'developed' a problem and has been changed. The Pc hasn't been having the connection problem out of sleep, but Chrome is very slow to do anything. Youtube loads every other time, social media too. I... Read more

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I've just bought a Yoga 930. It's a nice machine but for some strange reason network transfer speeds to our NAS are really slow.The Yoga is connected to a gigabit network via a USB-C dock (40A90090UK).The desktop this replaced would transfer to our NAS at a consistent ~113MB/s. The Yoga, on a good day, is achieving 13-19MB/s sometimes dropping to 4-5MB/s. I've disabled the AV but that made no difference. No difference when I boot into safe mode with networking either.I have a MIIX 720 which is pretty much identical to the Yoga from a software perspective and is connected to the network via the same type of USB-C dock. The MIIX achieves the same network transfer speeds as my desktop did.To eliminate everything but the machines I just swapped them over, i.e. plugged the Yoga into the MIIX's dock and the MIXX into the Yoga's dock. The MIXX continued to transfer to the NAS at ~113MB/s and the Yoga at it's normal pitiful speed. So it's not anything external, it's the Yoga and I'm at a loss.Anyone any ideas what to try to resolve this please?Thanks.Kevin

A:Yoga 930 Slow Network Transfer Speeds

Just a wild guess, but I have seen in the past where due to the case design, or the mounting of the USB port internally, some USB 3.0 cables will simply not insert far enough into the USB 3.0 port to actually contact the rear pins needed for USB 3.0, and thus it will only connect at USB 2.0, which being 10 times slower might explain you slow speeds.    You might try another USB 3.0 cable, or I have even trimmed back the cover a bit to expose more of the connector to permit it to insert further into the port.     Basically if the cable inserts up to the plastic contacting the case and you have none of actual plug visible, it could be suspect.    Best of luck,  Edit:   Also, check for any BIOS or device driver updates, and whether Device Manager shows any errors related to USB 3.0 hubs etc. 

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Hello everyone,
I have 3 or 4 devices connected via a wireless connection, 2 of which are in the same room. Roughly a week ago, my desktop (Vista OS) started to suffer from severely reduced download speeds (5-30kb/s), while my laptop (also Vista OS) which is on the same wireless network continues to run at normal speeds (500kb/s-1mb/s).

I have tried a system restore, scanning for viruses, updating/disabling antivirus and firewalls, connecting directly to LAN, changed wireless interface speed from g to b to mixed, changed wireless channels from 1-6-11, nothing seems to work.

I have a Thomson TG782T router with a D-Link wireless card (which is rather old). I will be happy to post system specs if it helps diagnose this problem.

Please feel free to move this if it should be in the hardware section, I'm thinking it may be a hardware issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Slow speeds on PC which shares wireless network

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I am transferring some files over my network using the Python SimpleHTTPServer on a Xubuntu box.


python -m SimpleHTTPServer
The server is a mediocre, 4-5 year old machine AKA David. I don't have the exact specs to hand but it was bargain bucket in 2009

The client is a big powerful monster of a machine. Big games rig. AKA Goliath.

The router has a theoretical transfer speed of 300Mb/s. It's a TP-Link TL-WR841N.

My actual non-concurrent download speed is ~ 4Mb/s.

This isn't really my area and I was wondering if anyone can explain why this is? All connections are via Ethernet cable. David is connected via Ethernet. Goliath is connected via Ethernet to a Powerline Adapter which in turn is Ethernet connected. Over wireless, I am getting ~1.5Mb/s.

I'm not expecting the full theoretical maximum but surely better than 4Mb/s? Is there anyway to improve this? Why am I getting such a slow connection? I'm interested in the academic side of things here as well as the technical solution (if any)

My theory is that my rubbish-y old network card is throttling. Possible?


A:Solved: Slow-ish transfer speeds over network

Several things here. First, the NIC(s) used can affect the speed, even the driver version can have an affect. Second, how each NIC is connected and configured (ie: 10half, 10Full, 100half, 100Full, etc.).

Verify the configuration end to end. Also, the router itself, and in this configuration, the powerline adapter can/are likely further reducing the speed.

Try moving everything to the same room and test. ie: David > short ethernet > router > short ethernet > Goliath

That will give you the best possible results with your current hardware (assuming there aren't any configuration issues).

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My PC's network card is configured as 100 Mbps
My NAS Drive is configured as 100 Mbps

My Home Hub 3 shows both connected at 100 Mbps, yet I'm getting a maximum of 1.3M transferring a file to the NAS.

Is there any way I can increase this ?
I get the same speed from my 20Mbps download from my DSL.

A:Slow Network Transfer Speeds on Local LAN

Your hub is probably whats causing the problem. Hubs are only able to run in 1/2 duplex mode so your speed is only 50 mbps.

100 Mbps (Mega bits per second) connection maximum theoretical speed is 12.5 MBps (Mega Bytes per sec)

A hub that runs in 1/2 duplex mode runs at 50 Mbps = 6.25 MBps

This is theoretical maximum speeds.

To increase you speeds i would suggest replacing your hub with a switch. If you want to increase it more add gigabit hardware to all your machines. That will give you a maximum of 125 MBps. On my Gigabit network I normally see network transfer speeds around 70-100 MBps.

I hope this helps.

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when I connect my computer (laptop) to our router we cant do anything like Netflix videos or sky related stuff. the laptop doesn't even seem to get a fast speed takes ages to load a page. when my laptop is turned off everything seems to run fine in the house. it isn't as if I am downloading huge files it is just sitting there

A:slow internet computer laptop bringing down internet speeds

cg131 said:

it isn't as if I am downloading huge files it is just sitting thereClick to expand...

How have you confirmed that?

What OS? How connected to router? Latest correct network driver installed?

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Hello. I'm running Windows XP on three computers that I am trying to network properly. I have been getting Comcast High-Speed for some time now and I used to be able to get full speeds all around the house. Lately, it's been running very slowly. I've had the comcast guy over numerous times and we can't seem to improve the speed over 300 kb/s, a bearable speed, but nothing close to what I should be getting. My primary computer, a 2.6 ghz HT HP Pavilion is hardwired to my Linksys wireless G router, which in turn is hooked up to my Motorola Surfboard modem. My secondary computer is an aging 1.8 ghz HP Pavilion which is recieving a wireless G feed downstairs.

Now, I had assumed thus far that it was nothing to worry about, merely a problem with Comcast that will be fixed shortly. Lo and behold, when my wife purchased a laptop, an HP Pavilion AMD Turion 64 with a wireless G networking card, I tested to see it internet speed. To my surprise, it gets full speed, 1.9 MB/s. I would like to know what could be plagueing my other computers that cause them to run so slowly on the same network, while my new wireless laptop runs much faster than my wired connection in my primary computer. Thanks in advance, and I'm willing to provide any other information that might help.

A:Help - Internet and Network speeds

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I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.

A:Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

i think you go with hardware engg. to solve your problem!!

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Hi, I just got Comcast internet a few weeks ago. They supplied us with a Motorola sb5120 surfboard modem. Ive noticed that it gets really slow, I mean soooo slow that 56k beats it by a lot. The downloads of the web start at 25k and diminish to nothing and the download cancels.

The Internet did run great the first week or so, it recently did this.

Oh yea and if it means anything, In task manager under the networking tab it says Network Utilization is under 1% most of the time and other times its jumping around like crazy {ex. 17%, 2%, 3%, 14%, 8%, 1%, 16%}

Well thanks to anyone who can help!!

A:Slow internet speeds. slow web browsing.

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i have recently noticed really slow speeds on one of the computers in the house, my mobile phone is full speed at 6-7 meg also my laptop is aswell but i get speeds as low as 0.2mb on this particular computer.

i have run hijack this and have produced this

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KiesHelper] C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesHelper.exe /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KiesTrayAgent] C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TBPanel] C:\Program Files (x86)\Vtune\TBPanel.exe /A
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KiesPDLR] C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\External\FirmwareUpdate\KiesPDLR.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KiesHelper] C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesHelper.exe /s
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KiesTrayAgent] C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Win... Read more

A:slow internet speeds

im also getting random slowdowns on my computer can anyone help me?

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For the past week or so, my internet has become extremely slow. I usually get around 7-8 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up, whereas now, I am getting 0.61 Mpbs down and, oddly, 4.05 Mbps up. Does anyone have any help or suggestions as to why my dl speeds, all of a sudden, decreased so much, while upload speed is the same? I restarted both, my router and modem, but that didn't help any. I am running Windows 7 with a linksys wrt54g router (which is secured) running ddwrt.


EDIT: I just ran a wired speed test, which gave me great results --19 Mbps down and 7 Mbps up. Something must be up with my router/wireless connection. Any ideas as to whats wrong? I have everything's, wired and wireless, connection statically configured (ip, subnet mask, dns). I hope it's not a hardware problem since this router is less than a year old.

A:Internet DL Speeds SLOW

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Dear all,

I'm running a small network of around 40 users, 35 users on windows XP & Vista and a further 5 on Mac's OS X. We have an sDSL 1Mb connection, 2 x windows 2000 Servers, 1 PDC with AD, DNS and DHCP, the other with ISA 2000.

wall point-------sdsl Modem------Switch
|_______ ISDN Backup
|_______ ISA External Adaptor

Everything works fine but every so often the Internet grinds to a halt running at approx 10kb/s when it normally runs at around 846 kb/s. This problem occurs to both upload and download speeds. A reboot of the sDSL connection corrects the slowness.

Is some user hogging the bandwidth with some nasty app, malware infection or is it some faulty hardware. I've check the firewall logs and nothing has really come up.

If anyone can help me with a possible cause or help in locating the fault it would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks,

A:Slow Internet Speeds

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I'm unable to get good speeds with torrents
current network config

internet to netopia 2241n to wrt54g linksys router with dd-wrt installed, to desktop vista.

I here that placing netopia in bridge mode will help. What is bridge mode and two how is the done?
Also what is the soho method?

A:slow dsl internet speeds

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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My y550 is having really slow download speeds for some reason ever since i have opened it from the box, i can only get a max download speed of about 0.81 megabits per second and when i try plug the internet directly into the ethernet port it says i have limited activity and i cant use the internet, i dont think its my ISP since my mom's laptop is having no problem reaching a download speed of around 8~9 megabits which what we are paying for from comcast and same with my sisters laptop, any help?

A:Slow internet speeds

- if readycom installed, remove it.- selecting "high performance" for your computer may help you.- if you have mcaffe, disable the firewall and/or phishing filters, or just un-install it.- disable ipv6 connection protocol.- run command prompt with admin privileges and type "netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled" enter.- open the internet connections troubleshooter by clicking the start button , and then clicking control panel. in the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click troubleshooting. under network and internet, click connect to the internet

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The issue im having started around march this year, basically my internet speeds will randomly just drop by 70-100%. This happens on all my devices. When im playing games or watching streams, the game will do 2 things, either i would rubber band or my game would just disconnect me, same with watching stuff online, it will buffer, go into lower quality and then just stop, even when im just browsing the net, pages will load slow.

I have 1 pc connected wired to the router, the rest of the devices are wireless on 5ghz connection.

Things ive done,
- Reset modem/router
- ive been giving 3 new modems and routers from my isp since the issue has been happening.
- i had 5 techs come out to try to fix it, nothing happened.
- had the wires replaced
- got a new amp for my wires

I believe this issue started to happen after i got a new router due to my old one having a faulty power cord. but ive gotten 2 new modems and routers since so idk.

I did have a tech say it could be due to me only having 1 tv connected to a box, the rest are just connected to cable. but i doubt this is the issue

Can someone please give me anymore ideas or things to try to fix this issue please.

A:Slow internet speeds throughout the day

You have cable internet service?

I infer from your thread title that your bandwidth is considerably greater during the evening/night than during the day. Is this correct? If so, does the slow down and speed up happen rather suddenly or slowly? Also, if so, about what time does the slow period begin and end?

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I have a Pipex Max account which gives me up to an 8 meg line with unlimited downloads. However most of the time I am running at close to or less than dial up. Pipex tell me I'm at the end of the pipe furthest from the exchange so my access is affected by the number of clients online. This I understand, but shouldn't the ISP's have to assure a minimum bandwidth to their users. If not I might as well be back on dial up.

Please can anyone shed some light on this rather tedious problem.

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Hi Folks,
I work for a cable internet service provider and we have ran into some trouble with MAC computers...they are not connecting at the speed they should be!! We send a service tech to the house and he connects his laptop to their modem and speeds are above average..then connects the MAC and the speed is half if not worse of what it should be....any ideas????? Not sure if this is the write board, i will post in the MACboard as well..

Thanks a Billion, any help is appreciated,


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I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

A:Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

Quote: Originally Posted by Altay

I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

Need a ton more info

Are you using "homegroup"

How is the folder set up? is it a simple share. or more advanced

Do you have a win 7dvd to do a repair install?


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