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

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

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

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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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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.

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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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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I just purchased a new Laptop (Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T Signature Edition Laptop) from the Microsoft Store. Everything is fine except the Internet is very slow. Pages loading slowly. Took me like 20 minutes to download Chrome.

On Speedtest I get an verage of 5 Mbps download and 40 Mbps on upload. The upload speed is normal for my tablet and old laptop. The upload speed was at around 1.5 Mbps until I rebooted my router and right after I did that, the next test I did, the upload speed was normal.

I tried rebooting the router a few times after to see if the download speed would be normal, but it remains at around 5 Mbps.

I checked on Device Manager and my network adapter is - Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter

I have Verizon Fios in Brooklyn and my router is an Actiontech M1424WR

Windows says the drivers for the network adapter is up to date.

On my Dell Venue tablet I currently get about 52 Mbps Up and 40 Mbps Down.

When I check my WiFi status in the Control Panel it says Speed: 65 Mbps.

Something is throttling my download speeds, but I have no idea what to do. I am not too savvy w/ this sort of thing. It seems like it should be an easy fix, but I'm lost and could use some help.

A:New Acer Laptop Very Slow Internet/Download Speeds. All othe

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My new HP laptop 15-ac114nx [Intel Core i3 @ 2.00GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD] running Windows 10 64 bit has a serious wifi problem. Ever since I have bought the laptop Wifi internet speeds seem to be comparitively very slow on battery than when plugged in. I have a 20 Mbps connection which provides a reasonable browsing and download speed on all my other devices. The issue with this laptop is that when running on battery and connected using wifi even opening a webpage such as facebook or youtube takes an awfully lot of time lets say like 5 to 10 seconds and sometimes much more, whereas if I do the same with the power cord plugged in, the web pages appear as soon as I click their links(i.e. Vey Fast/Instantaneously).  To add further clarity to the situation I tested the download speed of a particular file while running on battery and with the cord plugged in. I started the download of a file [Java Development Kit ~ 160MB] using chrome with the cord plugged in and navigated to the chrome downloads page to monitor the download progress. The download speed was about 1000-1200 Kbps. Midway through the download I removed the power cord. Immediately the speeds dropped down to 20-30Kbps and sometimes even much lower.  After approximately 10 seconds I plugged the cord back in and wow the download speed went back up to approx a 1000 Kbps. After sometime I removed the cord again and as a result the speed dropped down again. Plugged the cord again and it rose back up. NOw this c... Read more

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So basically got my school laptop yesterady, the internet worked fine at school but when I came home it wouldn't work. When I came to school again today it worked, when I came home again it wouldn't.

The internet connection showed that it was connected () but I don't got internet acess. Some restarts I have internet (pretty slow) just on the beginning, sometimes pages just loads forever or very long without connecting and sometimes it just loads a little bit and says network error.

I've been working with trying to fix it all day yesterday and like one hour today, and now I just want to get it done so I came here to make a thread. My network is fine with the computers/telephones in my house so it's not the router.

I've tried to use the windows network error checking tool, it just says that the strandard gateway isn't available (which is not getting automatically resolved) and it identifies a problem aswell that the connection between the router and internet has disconnected.

I have tried to...

* Restarted
* Changing battery network card settings to high priority
* Disconnecting, reconnecting
* Re-typing wifi password
* Deactivating ipv6
* Using a DNS
* Few CMD commands
* Changing an option called "dulex/rulex someting" or something that tells how much mb/s you should receive (or something like that) from router to automatically detect to 100mb/s, didn't make any difference either
..and more

windows 7 enterprise edition, i5, 4gb ram, 500gb HDD etc, everything n... Read more

A:New laptop, can't connect to wifi at home but can at school

This is quite simple - The School is using a proxy within Internet Explorer. You must have admin rights for this to work.

On Internet Explorer, - Tools - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings - Untick the bottom box (Proxy)

Close and re-open IE, everything should be working.

Make sure you make a note as you will need to re-tick the box when you're next at school.


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Hi i just came back from school using my desktop where i had to run a wireless connection because they had no lan. I used a netgear usb for my wireless. When i came home i plugged in my computer to ethernet and it is telling me that my ip address config is invalid. I've tried a couple things but i'm lost at what to do to get my internet running again now.

A:Came home froms school, internet not working

Hi this may be of help http://www.networkclue.com/os/Window.../ipconfig.aspx http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

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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 all I am having issues with my latop uploading data to the server at my school. I get my own network drive but I'm geting less thab 500kb a second. And their internet speed is 11mbs. But that's not all I'm getting disconected from it too when I'm trying to transfer data to it. The administrater said it was my side. Also I have tried the twealing online with turning off the compressor and such. Any other sugestions?

Look at laptop specs in my info if u need more information

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Hello I have a lenovo X250 with an SSD and touchscreen and it is great. But I have a problem where if I stay connected to my schools internet (NSWDET) (I live in Australia) for more than 2-5 minutes, my computer gets so slow to where windows explorer crashes and takes more than 3 minutes to fully restart. I'm not sure if anyone can help me as it may be just the school but best to try. Copyed this from settings:  SSID: nswdetProtocol: 802.11nSecurity type: WPA2-EnterpriseType of sign-in info: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)Network band: 5 GHzNetwork channel: 157IPv4 address: DNS suffix: detnsw.winManufacturer: Intel CorporationDescription: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265Driver version: address (MAC): ?18-5E-0F-A6-9A-B4

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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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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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Lately I've been having a problem with my laptop. The internet at home runs very slowly on it. I've tried the home wifi and I've tried direct...still slow. We have several laptops that we've tested and this problem only happens on my laptop and only at home. I've recently tested my laptop on several free public wifi connections and it runs great.

I've tried deleting the home connection and starting over but that hasn't worked either.

Thank you in advance as any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Internet running slow on one laptop at home but not on public wi-fi

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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 all,

First off, I have been searching these forums for several days and have seen a number of people reporting slow wireless connections in Windows 7. Which was comforting, knowing I was not alone - but unfortunately I've yet to find the answer in any of the older posts, so I am hoping that making one of my own will help resolve this. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'm kind of out of ideas. Now for the problem:

Initially my wireless speed in Windows 7 was comparable to what I got under XP - mainly 54mbps but occasionally dropping lower, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, I've recently noticed that I am never going about 18mpbs now on my wireless connection, and the actual speed seems to be bottlenecked even slower than that. Example, here is a speed test I just ran.

Here is the results of my ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jon-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : provenahealth.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Ada
pter for Windows x64
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-9A-3C-7A-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Slow Wireless Speeds - Laptop is fine, Desktop is SLOW

I almost don't believe it, because I could have sworn I had tried this in the past. I changed the broadcast channel from 10 to 1 after doing another WiFi channel search and seeing a new network broadcasting on 8. I was still getting good signal strength, but I figured it couldn't hurt. About 30 seconds later my wireless speed jumped back up to 54mbps and this is the speed test now.

Glad its fixed, but I almost don't trust that this will stay fixed. Going to leave this open for a day or two to see if anyone else has any suggestions that I might want to try.

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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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Hi! I recently installed a ssd on my laptop (asus G751JY). The laptop has 2 slots, first one is occupied by a PCI-E M.2 ssd and the other one is the one which I installed the ssd.Problem is that I only get half the speed(250mb/s read/write) my ssd should have (crucial M500).Anyone knows that's wrong?
Laptop is recent and should support stat 6.0Gps

thanks in advance

A:slow speeds from SSD on laptop

It's possible the slots are not identical. How are you measuring the speed?

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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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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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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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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')
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A:slow internet speeds

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

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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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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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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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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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Ok so I bought a new laptop the other day from Dell, and everything has been fine except the download speed is far slower than it should be. I'd rather not get Dell involved for now as it's usually a huge hassle dealing with customer support and gets nowhere.

It's running Windows Vista 64, Intel 5100 AGN NIC with latest driver, can post other specs if needed. Brand new install of everything. I could tell it was slow just doing typical internet stuff and trying to download game patches and such, so I tried a few speed tests to try to confirm. Download speeds were anywhere from 500kb to max of 1.5MB, upload speed around the same. It didn't matter if it was wireless, through wire, through router or through modem - the speeds were the same.

*Using the same modem, router, line, even IP, my desktop (running XP) hits 6.5MB downloads no problem.* I searched around and some people with similar issues said they uninstalled McAfee and it fixed it, I tried this and no luck. I've also tried with and without TCP autotuning, no difference.

After that I'm stumped, any help appreciated thanks.

A:New laptop, slow download speeds

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Hi, using some applications(if i metion them this thread will be removed) my internet speed stays at 50kbps for like 5 seconds then drops to about 0.2kbps?? my internet download speed is 0.5mbps on speed test.net
Why does my internent drop for no reason at all? by the way this is for all downloaded files.

A:Slow Internet?? Help!! Unstable Speeds??

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So for the past few weeks my internet has been going incredibly slow for the majority of the time. I am with Virgin Media on the L package (up to 4Mb).

Before a few weeks ago my internet speeds tended to be fine and I would regularily get download speeds of 400+ KB/s and upload speeds of around 45 KB/s. But recently I am getting overall download speeds of about 10 KB/s if i'm lucky.

My download speed seems to be affected the most as my upload speed still gets about 50% of what it should be able to do.

I use Opera web browser and most of the time when I actually browse websites the speeds can be around 500 B/s which is just ridiculous.

My Equipment:
WRT54G Linksys router (DD-WRT v23 SP2 firmware)
Sitecom Wireless Network PCI Adapter MiMoXR WL-151
Windows Vista Business 32bit
The driver on my wireless card is up to date (according to Windows Update anyway). My signal strength is usually at least good (3 out of 5 bars). I would try to connect it with a wire but my router is the opposite side of the house.

My router is WEP encrypted.

I have attached a screenshot of a DU Meter Stopwatch for 10 minutes. Show information from a 10 minute session of me simply browsing the web at 11pm which is after the peak times for Virgin Broadband. As you can see the average speed is extremely slow.

Here are my ipconfig /all results:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All r... Read more

A:Incredibly slow internet speeds

Any ideas?

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it could be my key or it could be my laptop but im getting tired of slow internet speeds on my virgin mobile stick - any suggestions in speeding this little white stick up?

A:slow internet speeds virgin

Are you actually getting slower internet speeds than you're paying for? Because you might just not have bought very fast service with it

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Hi all.

ok, this is my first post so hello to all.
i have ther following.

TP link router pre N 150 mbps and a TP link WIFI dongle also 150mbps.
I have a Virgin 50 meg internet connection.

When i download using a newsgroup via ethernet i get around 53mbps constant. no drop outs and very reliable.

Same PC same servers using WIFI dongle and i get MAXIMUM 30mbps. the speed regularly falls down to below 5mbps and then speeds up again.

I recently re-installed windows 7 and on my previous install i had the same problem, i downloaded SG TCP IP optimiser and it worked i got 47 mbps, i tried it again though on this install and it didnt.

The dongle is the TP link WN727N, this has no drivers on TP links website as it says windows 7 will automatically install the driver for it.

Any suggestions on how i can fix this?

A:Slow internet speeds on WIFI

Quote: Originally Posted by steve1978

Hi all.

ok, this is my first post so hello to all.
i have ther following.

TP link router pre N 150 mbps and a TP link WIFI dongle also 150mbps.
I have a Virgin 50 meg internet connection.

When i download using a newsgroup via ethernet i get around 53mbps constant. no drop outs and very reliable.

Same PC same servers using WIFI dongle and i get MAXIMUM 30mbps. the speed regularly falls down to below 5mbps and then speeds up again.

I recently re-installed windows 7 and on my previous install i had the same problem, i downloaded SG TCP IP optimiser and it worked i got 47 mbps, i tried it again though on this install and it didnt.

The dongle is the TP link WN727N, this has no drivers on TP links website as it says windows 7 will automatically install the driver for it.

Any suggestions on how i can fix this?

Hi steve.

I would bet you are using "homegroup" as your network model. homegroup on some systems is flaky. You can test it for yourself by simply creating a new network connection using the workgroup model. If the problem is fixed you can then disable IPv6 and kill homegroup
Let us know if you need help


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To start off im new to this forum and am sorry if this post is in the wrong section.

Anyway, at home we are with Tiscali (now Talk Talk i believe) and pay for broadband speeds up to 8meg. Untill yesterday the internet was fine and i was getting around 5-6meg in my room (connected via net plugs). Yesterday i came on my pc and noticed that web pages were loading very slowly and the internet would often disconnect. I ran a speed test and found that my download speed was around 0.19 and my upload speed was 0.05. I ran the test again today and the results were very similar. Is there anything i can do about this or is it down to Tiscali?

Any help appreciated, thanks.

A:Desperately slow internet speeds

It's almost surely the modem, interior wiring, or your ISP. If nothing changed on your end, the top suspect would indeed be the ISP.

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I live in a townhouse in a college campus which means we all have the same ISP. I checked the channels and checked wifi stumbler. They both look good. For the last few days I have been getting really slow internet speeds after 7 pm till 1 am. I am paying for 25 mbps but around that time I get 0.5 mbps. I have the latest firmware for the router. I talked to customer support twice and all they did was reset my router and tell me to power cycle it. It can't be range of the router because my laptop is right next to it.

Can someone please help me fix this problem.

P.S: Here is my speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1759174150.png

Note: I usually get very low ping.

A:Getting very slow internet speeds through wifi

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After buyed a new computer, my internet speed was gone down only in my computer not other devices.
Computer connected by Cable to the router and Modem settings doesnt changed.
Please help. Other topics didint work.
Ty ( Bad english sorry ).

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Okay, so, on my phone, my speeds are what I expect and pay for (90 Mbps down and 11 Mbps up); however, on my PC, my download speed is crazy low (~5 Mpbs down and 11 Mpbs up). I just currently moved; I did not have this issue at my other home. Also, on all my other devices, like my phone and Xbox, I do not have this issue. I have read similar fixes about this, but none of this works. I am intrigued why it's only the download speed, but I mostly just want my speeds back. Please help; I would appreciate it very much.

A:Strangely Slow Internet Speeds

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First post here, i have been using forums quite a bit just browsing though to help my self with any problems i come across, but i have come to a dead end.

I have been running Windows 7 Home Premium since the 18th December first installation there was no problems every thing went fine.
Then last week i had to reinstall WoW as i was getting alot of BSOD "Memory Management" errors which i linked to the game as it was the only time i got it as has a couple of my friends.

When i came to reinstall WoW it wouldnt let me, kept arising with "installer has stopped working" every time, so i decided to format and start again wish a fresh install, seens as i didnt have much on pc to loose.

With he installation problem now fixed, i cannot get my internet to work, I have a Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) ethernet adapter, it has the most recent driver (which i used on the first installation of windows).

Yet when i first load up the pc it works with the full 10mb (Virgin Media) connection i have, after about 5 mins of being online i notice a massive reduction in performance and run an isp speed test and this confirmed i was only running at 1.98mb connection....

I have tryed several of the ideas that are around disable IPv6 etc to no avail.

I have also ran the pc in safe mode with networking and i get the same results, 5 mins of full connection then a drop in line speed.

Does any one have any ideas as to what could be the cause of this?

Thanks in Advance
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A:Slow internet speeds/downloads

The latest driver came out a few days after your first installation. Maybe this one is newer than the one you tried before. It's dated 12/22/10. version 7.011

Maybe try one of the alternate download sites. There are many complaints about the Realtek RTL8168 dropping connections with Windows 7, they all seem to point at the driver as the source of the problem. Maybe try one of the older Vista drivers.

It also might work if you just uninstall the old driver you have now and let Windows automatically install a new one. People have reported that to work for them.

Also make sure that the adaptor isn't going to sleep by checking in the Advanced Power Options control panel.


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Hi there! I have been using F-secure (total internet security package) for a few years now and have put up with this issue because, well I don't know why. I have tried getting help from F-secure, but the best advice they were able to offer was to uninstall and reinstall their software........thanks for nothing. I finally found some hope by just doing a search and came across this site where it seems as you folks have dealt with this issue before so I am asking for your help. I have followed the preperation instructions already.Issues:1. fssm32.exe using all of available CPU2. Slow internet speedsI assume the 2 are related to the same issue(s). I am paying for 10 meg service from Charter and have achieved a a reading of at least 9meg in the past using various speed tests. I have unplugged my VOIP box and removed the 3rd rate splitter I put on the cable line so the only things between the wall and my computer are a Lynksys BEFCMU10 and a Netgear WPN824. I have not been able to achieve anything over 3.5meg.Please Help me.Thanks,Slapster.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:26:40 PM, on 3/16/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS&... Read more

A:Fssm32.exe Using All Of Available Cpu & Slow Internet Speeds

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer. My name is Charles and I will be dealing with your log today. As you can probably see our HijackThis Team is incredibly busy at the moment, but I apologise for the delay you have experienced. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A HijackThis LogThanks,Charles

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Over the past month or so my internet and computer speeds have been rapidly declining. I have a 20mb download speed usually, but I am not getting only 3, while another computer on the network is getting around 18. I will post my logs, and any help would be useful. I have no idea what is causing this issue, but I am lead to believe it is a virus.


GMER 2.1.19163 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-04-16 11:50:23
Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000063 Hitachi_ rev.MS2O 931.51GB
Running: lrnqzi4u.exe; Driver: C:\Users\Derp\AppData\Local\Temp\kxldiaob.sys

---- Threads - GMER 2.1 ----

Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:1292] 000007fefac759a0
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3504] 000007fefd881a70
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3508] 000007fef85020c0
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3516] 000007fef85026a8
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3528] 000007fef7a514a0
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3532] 000007fef85029dc
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3536] 000007fef85029dc
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3624] 000007fef762a2b0
Thread C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe [332:3076] 000007fef9d488f8
Thread C:\Windows\system32\s... Read more

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Hi guys,

Over the past week or so I've been experiencing some ridiculously slow net speeds. I've run speed tests on 3 different sites. The site that my provider (Optus) recommended, speedtest.net, showed a completely normal speed of 30mbs down and 1mbs up. The google speed test showed a much different reading of 0.5 down and 0.03 up. This was also the case on the 3rd site i used. Now I'm not very tech savvy, so I usually check my ping by looking at a steam game servers ping, which under normal circumstances is about 20ms. At the moment its sitting at 700-1000ms. Another option I use is looking at my 'discords' latency, its currrently sitting between 1000-2000. My friend also told me use the cmd prompt option and to see the ping for google. The readings were consistently between 1300-1800 ping.
I've called Optus and they've told me that they cant see any faults in line from their end.
Finally, I've reset the modem numerous times to no avail. If anyone has any idea what might be causing this issue, it'd be much appreciated.


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Im at university and in the halls the internet works via a proxy.

I have set up my browser settings etc. correctly (auto detect) and it has been working properly the majority of the time.

Lately it has loaded pages extremely slowly and downloads have gone down from their usual 100kb/s + to 5kb/s or worse!

So far I have tried the following:
tried a different cat cable
tried a different wall socket from another persons room (ruling out the port)
resetting the VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
reinstalling VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
updating VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter to latest version
tweaked the driver settings (although not sure what im doing, just experimented !)
temporarily disabled firewall
temporarily disabled anti virus

i also did the useless vista network diagnosis thing.

it has happened once before and i think i fixed it by doing a system restore, but now for some reason there is no restore points there.

thanks in advance for any suggestions

[edit] LAN gaming still seems to work fine if that makes any difference

A:Slow internet speeds behind a proxy

Try this

update to a more secure Hosts file
There's lots of important info on that here: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
As it's difficult to see the actual download, here it is: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip
Important! Windows Vista requires special instructions: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsvista.htm

Simply download the hosts.zip file, extract, then run mvps.bat, then restart

[Important Notice - 2K/XP/Vista Users]
In most cases a large HOSTS file (over 135 kb) tends to slow down the machine. This only occurs
in W2000 and XP. Windows 98 and Windows ME are not affected.

To resolve this issue (manually) open the "Services Editor"

Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
Select: Manual, click Apply/Ok and restart.Click to expand...

Then restart, and test browsing the Internet again

Also which Antivirus do you have? (not Norton or AVG8 or McAfee, I hope :suspiciou)
Because it's very strange (I know) but disabling your Antivirus is not the same as uninstalling it fully
Therefore, if you still have issues, this time try uninstalling your Antivirus
And depending upon which one you had, the free Avira Antivirus is preferred
Also try this...

Start computer in safe mode.
logon on to administrator.
Click the start button
Search "cmd.exe"
Select it an... Read more

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My laptop loads pages a moderate speeds but download speeds are abnormally slow. The computer with the Access Point achieves speeds averaging 500 kbps while my laptop goes around 3 kbps. The router a D-Link DI-524. The built-in wireless adapter for my laptop is an Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 BG. There is another computer that is connected to my LAN which has average speeds around 100 kbps, so it's not the router. But when I'm connected to the AP at my work environment the speeds generally are back to normal. Any suggestion?
Thank you,

A:Extremely slow D/L speeds on laptop (3 kbps)

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All of a sudden the wifi on my laptop has been really slow lately. I remember before I could stream 720p videos without any buffer on Youtube. Now I'm lucky if I can somewhat stream a 340p without the occasional stutters/buffers. Sometimes I would be getting 39 Mbps or 52 Mbps (if I'm really lucky) , but most of the times I would get either 26-19 Mbps. On all my other devices (iPod, Family Desktop, iPhone) the internet speed seems just fine as they can stream in 720p and browse without any network problems. Also I am upstairs with the router downstairs in the family room.

My results from Speedtest.net - 25 ms, 2.56 Mbps Download Speed, 0.38 Mbps Upload Speed.

This result is VERY UNSTABLE, sometimes I couldn't even get 1 Mbps download speed (more like 0.8). I would also have like 50 ms. I am running Windows 8 Pro with a Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
DHCP is enabled. IPv6 is not. I made sure everything was updated using Windows Update. And I'm only using the windows defender firewall which I made wasn't blocking anything by disabling it and seeing if it cleared up any problems - which it did not, the same thing happened.

Please help me with this issue, its very annoying and frustrating to have a really slow wifi at times and really good at other times.

A:Solved: Slow Wifi Speeds on Laptop

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I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help with.

I have a Business Network connected to XLN Telecom FTTC Fibre, going through the BT Openreach Modem and a Netgear WNDR4500 Router. The Router then connects to a Netgear ProSafe Switch.
I have about 12 XP Desktops and Notebooks on my network (business so need XP really).

Recently the Microsoft Security Essentials program started crashing the PCs and hanging on the welcome screen, so I just removed it, and all was well.
A few days later ALL the XP PCs have experienced seriously slow UPLOAD Speeds when doign a Speed Test. The Fibre but it has always been slow, around 8mbps download and 2 - 4mpbs upload. On the XP machines I am getting 5mbps download but only 0.01mbps upload, with a ping of about 300ms.

Gmail and most websites work okay, but secure websites such as eBay and my website CP go really slow or time out. Some websites are also very slow, but if you us IE InPrivate or Chrome Incognito they seem to work much faster.

I thought it was the line, so changed router, factory reset modem, bypassed all the network (connecting a PC directly to the modem and router), had the ISP do line checks.
BTOpenreach have been and tested the line and equipment (they said everything seemed fine) but changed the Filter in the socket and the Modem to the latest design.

I have also tried a few virus and malware tools to make sure it is not a virus (which would be strange on ALL the PCs at the same time anyway)

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A:HELP Super Slow Internet Upload Speeds - Mainly on XP

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I am getting very annoyed with this problem. I have spoke to my isp about this problem and they say its my end.

Heres a few of my problems.

1. When using the internet my internet connection can slow to as low as 24.0kb and be as fast as 500kb download. It is never a constant download speed. Also when i am loading websites it takes a very long time to load.

2. When i am on the internet or have windows xp player open listening to music the cpu usage goes to 100% and the computer becomes reallly laggy.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:32 PM, on 8/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Belkin\F5D7051\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\F5D7051\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Very High Cpu Usage + Slow Internet Speeds


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I think I have a browser hijacker and also some spyware on my pc and now its causing my internet to run really slowly. I am supposed to get a 1mb download speed from my ISP but I have run speed checks and there coming back at like 90-120kbsLast time I ran a full check I found a file called Juansearch and I followed steps to delete this but I still get the browser jumping to random web pages instead of the one I clicked onAny help would be appreciated!Cheers,Ash------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:13:25, on 28/09/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1 ... Read more

A:Help! Slow Download/internet Browsing Speeds

This is quite urgent as im not here that often to look into this

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