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Slow download speed on 1 computer fast on others?

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

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

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

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

I have done virus and malware scans.

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

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Preferred Solution: Slow download speed on 1 computer fast on others?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are all the computers wired connections?

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

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

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

A:fast download speed but browseing speed slow.

Hi, welcome to this forum!

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

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

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


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

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

A:Stream and download speed fast to slow

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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you

A:Solved: Download Speed Fast One Laptop Slow Other

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Slow download speed under Win7/Fast under MacOsX

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

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

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A:lenovo U510 low download speed fast upload speed

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

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

Then check the Speed again.
Let me know your findings

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Hi Tech Guys,

I received a new Windows 7 computer yesterday and am having major performance problems surfing and downloading from the web.

I have 3 other boxes, XP, Vista and Windows 7 and they have no problem only the new box.

I hardwired the box to the router and saw throughput of 40Mbps. I connected a USB network adapter to the box and was also able to get speeds of 40Mbps when I was close to the router. Being close or far from the router using the on board wireless made no difference throughput was only 250Kbps.

I've download and installed the latest driver for the network card and upgraded to the latest firmware on the router but the problem still persists.

The router is a Linksys WRT160N V1.0
The network card is an Ralink RT3090 WLAN card

The box is an Acer AX3400.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:New Computer: Slow wireless download fast upload

Very odd! Here is the number for Cisco: 800-553-6387 Call them and there might be a defect in your router!

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Greetings all, hope you are doing fine.


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

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

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

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

Set the MTU in the router itself to 1492

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

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

Manually set {1472 or 1464} in the router.

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


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

see this article to set SackOpts=1

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Last night we bought a brand new HP Pavillion a6838f with vista and began downloading different programs. Well we began to notice that although the internet works at a perfectly fine speed downloads go excessivly slow. I have read that Nortan antivirus is a potential cause but I was just wondering if there are any other possibilities that could be causing the problem. We recieve internet via cable. Also, plugging our previous computer in right next to us and trying to download the same program, the speed is considerably faster, noting that the second computer is using windows XP.

A:Slow Download speed on new computer

What speeds are you getting with it? Visit http://www.speakeasy.net and run their speed test. What should you be getting?

Are you using a router? Try it with the router and with your computer connected directly to your modem.

Could be the related drivers for your system. Visit the HP site and install all driver updates related to your specific model.

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I've recently bought a new computer but for some reason I'm getting only about 10-60 KB/sec. When on my old computer(which is now broken) I would get around 1 - 3 MB/sec. I've tested it on my mom's computer and her download speed is fine. My ping is fine, such as when I play online video games and such I have no lag or problems. And I can upload things at my normal rate as well. But my download speed just won't keep up. things that use to take seconds now take several minutes or even hours.

I don't know what the problem is and I've tried a few different solutions that I've found, some even on this site, but none have worked. So please if anyone can help I would gladly appreciate it, and I will give more information that is needed.

Computer Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8126 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6490M , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 692609 MB, Free - 603485 MB; E: Total - 17370 MB, Free - 2631 MB; F: Total - 5103 MB, Free - 2178 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 167C, KBC Version 22.1A, PCCBQ00QE0Y1AA
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Router: Linksys WRT150N


A:New computer, download speed is slow.

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Hi guys,

I'm not as tech savvy as I could be, and I've been all over the internet looking for answers. Here's the situation-- I'm paying for 250 MB/s internet speeds. My phone gets these speeds, my laptop gets these speeds, everything gets 250 except for my desktop computer which is annoying. My desktop is consistently around 10 MB/s. I'm running the most recent drivers, etc... I'm wondering if I need to replace a specific part of my computer but I don't know what that would be. Anything helps! Thanks!

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Hello 7forums,
I recently purchased a new computer, and everything is running perfect except the download speed is very slow.
My old computer would average 1Mb d/l speed where as my new one hovers around 50-90kb. My brother is using my old computer on the same network and i got him to d/l the latest wow patch (so we were downloading from the same source) and it still averaged at 1Mb.
However when playing WoW i average anywhere between 30-60ms and my browing speed is perfect.
So to summarize:
My old computer's d/l speed is 1Mb, where as my new on is around 90kb,
After downloading from the same source the result was still the same,
Browsing speed and in-game pings are fine.
Speed test:

A:Slow download speed on new computer

Don't mean to bump but, this problem is really annoying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm baffled by something though.

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

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

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

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

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

This is one that downloads fast ; A game demo

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

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

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

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I have an HP laptop and am running XP Service pack 3, default browser is Firefox which is up to date.
My computer becomes very slow when I connect and download from the internet.
When using Process Hacker and clicking on the Network Tab, I find up to a dozen Firefox entries. I am able to close most of these entries, but they then just open up immediately, repeatedly.
In addition, when using Task manager, my CPU graph will show usage of say 50%, but when I look at the processes and the cpu usage there, it cold be as low as 2%.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Intenet connection being hijacked & my computer & download speed slow

Hello summersa,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
   If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
   Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

   Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
  I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them ... Read more

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

A:Fast Browsing, Download Speed but low ping.

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Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results

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

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

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

network card is installed into mb correctly,

I have a strong signal with 144mbps

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

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

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

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.
Downloading MiniToolBox

Checkmark following boxes:

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

Click Go and post the result.

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

A:CPU fan speed, better fast or slow?

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Lets first try this:

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

Try if this works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Slow Download speed, Upload speed fine

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

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

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

A:Very slow download speed, upload speed is fine

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

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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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Processor Count: 2
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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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I've been having this problem for 3 days now. I have a 5Mbps downstream 768kbps upstream dsl connection and noticed that webpages were opening noticeably slower and streaming video took ages to load. All speed tests I run show that I get around 300-400 kbps downstream even though my upstream is normal at around 600 kbps.
I know it is not my computer or browser since I've tried the tests on other computers in my house. I contacted my isp and they tested my phone line and said it was ok. They even changed the modem but it didn't help. I tried to connect using my isp's modem with router functionality and also as a bridge with my own router but I get the same results. The problem started happening overnight without any changes to any configuration in my home computers or the network. Today I noticed that I get much higher speeds (almost full bandwidth) when downloading torrents but as I said videos take forever to load and all speedtests show a very low downstream speed.
Anybody know what could be causing this? I suspect that it is a problem with my isp (perhaps with port 80?) but they say that everything shows up as normal on their side.

A:Torrents fast speed tests slow

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

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

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

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

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

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Could someone please help me?

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

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

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

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

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

A:Youtube slow, Internet speed very fast

how about tryinf it on another browser

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

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

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

It's driving me nuts.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Fast speed, slow browsing

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

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

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

What can I do to resolve this?

A:Slow speed, fast speed, slow speed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.

A:Fast Internet Speed - Slow Page Loads

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

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

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

A:HP Minis-slow browsing but fast internet speed

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

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

Any clue?

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

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

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I have internet problems for the past few days. Downloading in my PC is very fast but browsing is very slow.
I will take ages before a website opens. I am connected to a router together with another PC. However, the other PC
connected to the router has no problems, only my PC. What could be the problem? Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:22:13 PM, on 12/6/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
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A:Browsing is too Slow but download is fast

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I have dsl modem, and can download files at regular dsl speeds, about 150-160 kbps, but just browsing the web, sites load extremley slow, and this is new, i used to get excellent speeds its just started. i posted a HJT log but no problem was found, does anyone know what i can do to regain my browse speed? PLEASE HELP...also when i log onto my computer i started getting a NT-Scan error message, i think this may be realted to slow browse speeds.

A:fast download, slow internet

Could you post the exact error message?

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I downloaded a 302 MB file, which was a driver update.. It downloaded at almost 3 MB per second. I then downloaded a 160 MB YouTube file. It started downloading 1 MB per second, but proceeded to drop to 150 KB per second and didn't go any higher than that for the remainder of the download. Why? I completely reset my laptop because of this but it didn't do anything. I've reset and unplugged my router. Is it my laptop? Or my ISP?

I've re downloaded both files multiple times just to see if it was a fluke, but I get the same speeds.

I've also flushed the DNS. It did nothing. I get great speed when I'm doing anything other than downloading certain things. I just don't get why a larger download downloaded quickly when a smaller one takes so long.

A:Fast Download on Certain Files, Slow on Others

Many factors go into speed. The server can be busy and thus everything is slower. The driver update server may not have been busy plus they may have a high speed internet link.

YouTube has a lot of users at any one time, the servers are always busy and the same with their internet links.

Some sites are always slow and others always fast.

Another scenario, you can download something from a site, and be fast. Then download something else from the same site and be slow due loading on lines.

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I just got dsl access. My download speed is fine, but my web browsing has been slower than when I had dialup. The installer tried it out on his computer and it works fine. Any ideas?

A:Fast Download, Slow Browsing

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Hello, this is my first forum post. I was wondering why this is happening to me:
After moving houses, I changed modem and internet connection.

My new modem is a NETGEAR20. It is brand new.

I check my download speed:

600kb/s - 900kb/s - This is good, because at my old house I was used to around 100kb/s.

I check my download speed:

20kb/s - 150kb/s - This is terrible. I have trouble uploading videos, cannot stream and have lagg in games due to the slow upload speed.

Any information is appreciated, thank you for reading.

A:Fast Download, Slow Upload.

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated

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After posting a previous thread i went out and exchanged my router, but that didn't fix my problem, there is six computers on a network to a cable modem, last week the modem broke and when they brought a different one(different model too, could that be a problem?) the internet was affected. The downloads for pages and downloading files from sites are slow, however P2P filesharing e.g. ares, is still very fast as well as uploading. All computers are like this, yet if you remove the router and just plug in any computer to the router it is still fast for everything. I know its supposed to be slower but it is consistantly at 5Kb/s and even if just two computers are hooked up its that slow. Any help would be huge i've spent many hours trying to fix this!

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First to get you up to speed.

I purchased cable broadband 3 days ago after being without internet for 2 months. It's a 25/2.5 Mbps connection and we have two laptops that are working on it wirelessly, without issue.
The desktop I'm typing this on has reasonable latency and download speed (30-50 ms, 14-21 Mb's down), but it's uploading incredibly slowly. So slowly that I can't even get an online speedtest to read it.
Speedtest.net, Shaw.speedtest.ca, and dslreports tell me that my latency and down speed are all consistent, but none of them can tell me my upload speed. They all just continue loading endlessly or spit
out an error.

Yesterday I was able to get utorrent to read my upload speed (12 kilobytes/s it said). But after reformatting and re-installing Windows 7 in an attempt to fix the issue, Utorrent now just tells me it has timed
out when I try to use it to diagnose my connection speed. When I attempt to play WoW, it tells me that my local latency is fine, but the server latency jumps rapidly until I'm finally disconnected. Even if
I'm not disconnected it's still mostly unplayable.

The web is surfable, but webpages can often take awhile to load. Once I'm able to navigate to a video though, I can stream it at 1080p without issue. I can torrent and download files very quickly as well.

I spent 40 minutes on the phone with a service representative and feel fairly certain that the problem is not on their end, or with the modem... Read more

A:Fast download - Slow upload

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I've recently got a new laptop because my old one broke. the internet speed on my old one was completely fine, but my new laptop is ridiculously slow. it barely loads youtube videos or facebook photos and takes a long time to go from page to page. i have a wireless connection with virgin broadband, paying for 100mb speed, so i dont see why it would run slow. all my flatmates laptops are running as normal and im the closest to the router! its a new laptop, samsung with an intel core i5 processor and windows 7.

any help appreciated. its so frustrating have an older laptop thats internet speed was faster than a new one!!

ive taken it into and its the same there. very slow loading, half the time the pages wont. ive tried streaming things at like 4 in the morning but same story. sometimes it loads, sometimes it doesnt.

my flatmate in the next room has a perfectly fast running internet connection

i have no apps running apart from google chrome

A:why is my internet speed so slow when i have full signal and flatmates is fast?

How does it work with an ethernet connection?

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver. If it is an integrated adapter get the driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

What security application(s)?

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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I just bought a new modem to replace the one I am renting from Comcast (Motorola SB6120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122009). I have been using an Encore (EHH-WI-G) 802.11g 54Mbps router.

I got everything hooked up last night and I noticed that when I was hooked up directly to the modem (ethernet), my internet was super fast. When I hooked up the wireless router and accessed the internet through it, my speed was noticeably slower. I used speedtest.net to see what my speeds were like:

Wired to modem: download 50+ Mbps (I don't know how in the world it read this high...I'm not even paying for these speeds from Comcast)

Wireless through router: download only around 5 Mbps

Can someone explain this to me? Is there a setting on my router that is restricting the speed in some way?

A:Internet speed - via wireless router (slow) vs. via modem (fast)

Have you tried downloading files in both wireless & wired what speed did u get in both modes.

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I have two Windows 7 Laptops that connect to a Motorola SURFboard eXtreme cable modem SB6121. Suddenlink (cable provider) recently upgraded our network which gives 50 MPS speeds or more. I can only get 50 MPS when I disable wireless on my laptop and connect with a direct cable. Otherwise I get 20 MPS maximum speed. I borrowed a Windows 8 PC this weekend and was getting 51 MPS speed using wireless through the same modem. Any ideas of what could be causing this issue?

A:Windows 7 internet speed slow on wireless, but fast on wired

Maybe that`s all the wireless card can do, post the exact make and model of the windows 7 laptop and we`ll look into it.

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