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High Speed tests but low connection speed

Q: High Speed tests but low connection speed

We recently got SBC DSL and a router shared between two computers. All of the online speed tests that I have run said my download rate was around 315 kbpsand the 2Wire site for my router site also returned a download connection of 384 kbs, but web browsing and downloads max out at 40 kbs. How do I get my browser up to speed? I am using XP and firefox.

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A: High Speed tests but low connection speed

315 Kbps kilo bits per second = 39.4 KBps kilobytes per second.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941817 MB, Free - 891511 MB; D: Total - 11753 MB, Free - 1432 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Disabled

Hi, Anyone!

I am running an HP Pavilion p6540f. Two weeks ago, I started up my computer, and suddenly my cooling fans (all 3 of them) started up at high speed and never ratcheted down to their normal or lower speeds. I have already done the following to no avail:

1. I ran System Tests to try and determine if I had a software or hardware problem. All tests results PASSED.
2. I downloaded and ran SpeedFan 4.47 and received what appeared to be a High temperature reading on one of the fans at 127 degrees C. It's the CPU fan.
3. I called HP Tech Support to get help and found out that I'm out of warranty, but they were happy to tell me that my PC probably only needed tweaking from one of their techs they wanted to schedule to come out and service the machine for $200.00. But if the problem was a hardware issue, it would then cost more on top of the $200.00. I told them I'd get back to them.
4. I downloaded and ran PC Wizard and on checking the Thermal Tests run by that program it gave me back a report result saying my AMD Phenom II x4 pr... Read more

A:Help! Fan Speed Suddenly Running High Tests All Pass

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I have a 2Mb/s connection. At least that is what online speed test shows. But why are my downloads much lower? I mean less than 1Mb/s

A:High Speed Connection - Low Speed Download?

Your connection is 2 megabits per second I assume....that comes out to about 256KB/sec in a browser.

Are you saying you only get 128KB/sec in your browser?

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Good day to all. I am using AT&T(sbcglobal) dsl. My plan is for the speed of 1mb and under. Now, I realize I am not going to get 1mb, the speed will be under. But the tests I am running are showing speeds around or under 1/4 of a mb. All these tests were run one right after another, at 5 different times of the day, from 8am to 11pm for 3 consecutive days. I have 2 computers running XP that I ran the tests on, and there are no problems with either computer, other than the internet speed. Here are the results.

Speedtest.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

Speakeasy.net: download: 0.24mbps / upload: 0.32mbps

McAfee Internet connection speedometer: 200kbps

CNet Bandwidth Meter: line speed 224kbps

Now, when I run my ISPs speed test AT&T Speedtest, the test shows my speed is: download: 1.58mbps / upload: 0.31mbps. I don`t understand the large difference in speeds I am getting from independent speed tests, and the speedtest from my ISP. Now if I am to believe my ISPs speedtest, they are going to try to tell me I am receiving more download speed than I am paying for. I find that very hard to believe.

Since this is the first time I have looked into this, I am kind of in the dark about how much speed is expected exactly, but 0.24 seems on the low side to me. I know I will have to contact my ISP to look indepth into this problem, and that is why I came here first. I don`t want to sound like a complete idiot when I contact them. Hopefully someone can look at my speed... Read more

A:Solved: My internet speed, and the various speed tests

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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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Hello, I just got this x360 Spectre i7 15.6" laptop and I love it, except for the speed at which things load on the browsers. I have high speed internet and ran a speed test and the speed is as it should. I've tried multiple browsers, and even though I have a very strong connection to my high speed internet, it takes forever to open up even a single website. I regularly wait anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes for the site to load. I just got this computer so haven't even saved any files or installed any programs onto it besides anti virus software. How can I resolve this very slow loading time? I'd hate to have to return this computer, but cannot stand to have to deal with these frustrations with a computer I paid $1300 for!! Please help! Katy

A:HP Spectre x360 - Slow browsing speed even with high speed i...

Hi @khealy23,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with slow download from internet. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Are you Wireless connected or Ethernet wired conneted? Please get back to me and I will help you

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I keep getting a pop up when I am on logged into internet explorer tha says Local area connection "A network cable is unplugged" firewall Realtek RTL8139/810X FAMILY FAST then it goes off and says Connected firewall Realtek RTL8139/810 FAMILY FAST.
and I can continue with what I am doing.

It keeps interrupting the connection.

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Everything Opens up very slow, web pages etc.
I have XP sp1. It's an HP Pavillion. I'd greatly appreciate
it if someone could examine my "HijackThis" file log below
and tell me why is causing my computer to run slow as
molassis. Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to hearing from someone real soon.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:22:48 AM, on 10/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

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I have a cable modem hooked up to a Celeron 400 running Win98. I usually leave the computer on all the time, so I can access data from it as I am mobile, using remote access programs.

However, I have been noticing that after 1 - 2 days of the computer being on, the internet no longer works. It must be rebooted before I can use it. This creates a hassle when I am away from the computer for a few days and can no longer access information.

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks

A:High-Speed Connection Cutting Out

Check your PowerManagement setings and be sure the hard drive isn't powering down when the PCs idle.

Click on Start>Settings>ControlPanel>Power Management. Under "Power Schemes", locate the box at the bottom titled "Turn Off Hard Disks". Click on it's drop down box and select "Never". Click on Apply.

Let us know what happens.

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The American network equipment specialist group Cisco has unveiled a super powerful router. The Cisco CRS-3 is twelve times more powerful than current routers, capable of handling up to 322 terabits of data per second, which, as the American group indicates, is the equivalent of managing video calls for everyone person in China, children included.

Cisco CRS-3: a monster router for the future of Web

My apologies if this is a repost.

A:High speed connection not fast enough, try this...

Cool, just what I need for my home computer system.

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I live in Interlachen, FL and for years I've been using 56k dial-up. DSL or Cable does not run in my area and I would be very grateful if I could have any satelite/wireless connection suggestions that are NOT WildBlue or HughesNet. If anyone knows any websites where I can type in my phone # and see if a connection is available in my area, that would help me so much. Thanks!

A:Finding a High-Speed Connection

This site should give you some info: http://www.dslreports.com/

But, I looked up satellite in Fla and all that came up was WildBlue or HughesNet.

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I have been using WINMX for 3 months via a dial up. I now have high speed capability via a wireless network. On the initial page of WINMX you have two buttons to choose from. One for dial up and one for high speed. When I select the high speed one it says I can't do that. How can I make WINMX work with my high speed connection now? Thanks.

A:WINMX and High Speed Connection

Unfortunately, we aren't allowed to help with that here. If you go Google or WinMX's site, you will find someone that is able to help.

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my high speed cable connection drops after a few minutes online - using IE6 winwp home 512 ram - amd 1800 -80gig hd - any suggestions would be appreciated..thanks in advance.

A:dropped high speed connection

First please get Spybot S&D to clear out most of the spyware.

Short tutorial and download link here:

Fix everything SpybotSD labels in red.

Then after reboot:
Download 'Hijack This to its own folder http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

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I have a laptop running XP home.I have plugged my new CD burner into the USB port and I am now getting the above message.I may be nuts,but I don't think I was getting this message 2 days ago when I first plugged the device in.
Device manager shows the followingno problems with devices)

USB root hub driver M/S 7/1/2001 V 5.1.2600.0
VIA rev5 or later USB universal host controller VIA technologies with same driver info

USB Mass storage device(cd burner)

Everything seems to be working fine.I am using the on board XP burning software with no problems.
If this is something that I can easily correct,I'd like to.

Have made no hardware or software changes after adding the burner.
Thanks for any info.

A:High speed USB device plugged into non high speed USB hub

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Hi everybody,

I have a high speed cable connection at home. It has been working fine.

Recently I took a VoIP(voice over ip) connection for my home. Now my cable connection to my PC is like this ------- the main cable from the cable modem is connected to the WAN port of the VoIP modem. And another cable is connected from the LAN port of the VoIP modem to my PC. Now since I took this connection I cannot connect to some servers. As it feels like that my PC is behind some sort of firewall or something because of the VoIP modem.

I'm just wondering whether this problem can be solved by using a router/hub or not?

Please provide your suggestion.

Thanks for the help.

A:High Speed connection through VoIP modem

You are correct, there is a NAT layer in the VoIP box. What I did to solve this issue with mine is configured the VoIP adapter to put my router in the DMZ of the VoIP NAT layer. That allows full access through to the outside world. You don't need more equipment, just a different configuration inside the VoIP adapter.

The make/model of the VoIP adapter would be a big help here.

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Hope you can assist with this issue.

In order to for my Local Area Connection (high speed internet) connection to load, I need to restart 2 - 3 times. (FYI, my 1394 network connection seems to have no issue loading as it is listed every time)

My motherboard is an Intel D945GPM and I have downloaded the lasted driver from Intel to no avail. I was about to download the latest BIOS but read it's not recommended unless it will repair a "specific" issue. Needless to say, in all my on line searching, I have yet to discover my specific issue mentioned.

I should mention this in fact has happened before but my pc was under warranty. When I returned it for a diagnostic, I was told windows needed to be reinstalled and they charged me (which I wasn't too pleased about) to do it. Whether they did something else at the same time only they will know.

I'm coming to you this time in hope of finding an alternate remedy.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Best Regards

A:High Speed Connection Won't Install at Boot Up

Looks like you're all stumped with this one eh?
Just my luck.


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Hello, hopefully someone can help me with this. I was doing work on a customer's pc, and they have dialup. I brought the pc to my house and I have high speed, and hooked up the ethernet cable to the nic card, and it connected seemingly. But when I go to open IE, the stupid dial up connection always comes up, and it says that I am not connected.

This is all on XP by the way. How do you get the computer to look at the nic for internet connectivity? I tried looking everywhere. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


A:Dial up connection keeps opening when I have High Speed??

You have your Internet Options set to auto-dial.
Goto Tools> Internet Options > Click on the |Connections| tab. Under the: Dial-up and Virtual Private Network settings box, select one of the items listed and and either remove it, or select the radio button: Never dial a connection

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Hi. I am trying to figure out what kind of high speed connection would be the fastest. Would it be DSL, Broadband, Cable, or some other kind of connection? Preferably, I will definitely want it to be fast for downloading web pages and also for downloading any kind of file. Your advice will be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Fastest type of high speed connection?

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Hi guys. I just signed up for this forum because I am having a problem with my internet connection. Im not that good with all of the computer terms so please bare with me lol.

I had been using a router (Belkin Wireless G Router) to share my internet connection for two computers. I dont have a wireless connection the router is just one that can be used to connect wireless. I had both computers/modems connected with this router.

Now I have taken one computer away and only have one computer, a RCA Model DCM245R modem, and my Belkin Router. Since I dont need the router anymore I unhooked it and have only my modem and computer. I cant get online now when back in the day I was able to with this connection with no problems. I keep getting a limited or no connectivity message. I try to repair the connection but I cant renew my IP Address for some reason.

So I had to rehook my router to get online to type this. I know with this modem and pc I should be able to get on without the router but i cant figure out why.

Im using Windows XP, my PC is a Dell Dimension 3000, my modem is a RCA modem Model # DCM245R, my internet connection is Cox High Speed Internet and my router is a Belkin Wireless G Router.

Can someone please help me figure out why I cant renew my IP Address and get online with the modem and PC?

Dan Conner

A:Problems with my Cox High Speed Internet Connection

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My connection is really slow, im getting 1 KB per second, and like, thats a lot slower than dial up. Can someone help me? PC specs in profile. Networking card onboard. Using SBC Yahoo! DSL

Thank you


A:Why is my High speed connection going slower than dial up

Where are you getting that 1KB/s from? Surely you won't get full speed while downloading from a Warez site in China

Try a speed test from www.dslreports.com (under Tools).

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I recently signed up to a high speed (actually a high speed lite) account with my local cable provider. I'm running XP pro on a 1 gig AMD with 526 Meg Ram. I don't have a network card, so they provided me with a cable modem that hooks up to one of my USB ports (the Terayon TJ615). My problem is ... I keep losing connectivity on a regular basis. The modem seems to be working okay .. the "online" and "link" lights are shining. I've disabled all of the power setting in windows. I can't find anything in the BIOS that would be causing the problem. I've made several calls to the company help line ... we've tried a few things, but nothing seems to be working. They point out that the modem seems to be working fine, and there's not a lot more thay can suggest (other than buying a network card & seeing if that helps).

Can someone please help????

A:Loss of connectivity on high speed connection

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My motherboard has a usb 2.0 in it and when I put my thumbstick into it this ballon comes up saying High speed USB plugged into Slow speed usb hub how can I fix this?

A:High speed USB plugged into Slow speed usb hub

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after dealing with PCI usb hub. i went and got external usb hubs and yes it worked on windows 7, but only FULL speed, my cam went from fast to laggie, iphone connect to usb hub had a message " it can perform faster if connect to a high speed port" , i check under device manager and it says " the device is operating on FULL SPEED "

i have check online, full speed = 12 mb/s , high speed = 480 mb/s

are there any ways to change this?

A:HIGH speed USB hub running at FULL speed.H

Quote: Originally Posted by wr332

after dealing with PCI usb hub. i went and got external usb hubs and yes it worked on windows 7, but only FULL speed, my cam went from fast to laggie, iphone connect to usb hub had a message " it can perform faster if connect to a high speed port" , i check under device manager and it says " the device is operating on FULL SPEED "

i have check online, full speed = 12 mb/s , high speed = 480 mb/s

are there any ways to change this?

First question... Are they high speed hubs?
I have an older 4 port Dlink here that's never run 480... looking into the chip on the internal circuit board, it turns out to be a 12mbps chip... you can slow them down, but you can't scare them into running faster.

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Dear friends

Could you help me figure out why it is that I have trouble browsing in high speed despite the fact that the wireless adapter receives data at 1 Mbps minimum? I haven't been able to watch videos on Youtube, read the news etc because the browser takes ages to load the full page. I checked which applications are connected and they haven't exchanged much data as you can see below:

Excuse my English!

Thank you.

A:Low speed internet despite high speed provided by ISP

Any ideas?
Thank you!

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Hi there.

I've a canon a480 digital camera and I'm connecting it to an asus m2n mx se motherboard. Both devices are high speed but the camera is recognized as a full speed device.

I'm running windows xp service pack 2. I checked the device manager and the enhanced usb host controller is listed and seems to be working OK.

So...I'm stuck...Any hints will be greatly appreciated!

A:USB high speed working only as full speed.

anyone ?

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i tried to plug in my ipod and something pops up that says this: Hi Speed USB plugged into a non high speed port. and it transfers the songs real slow into my ipod. i dont have the driver discs. what should i do.

A:Hi Speed USB plugged into a non high speed port

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Hi All,

I have an Adaptec USB 2 Connect 4000 B in my PC and just realized that two of the ports are not recognized as high speed. I was running off of the windows default driver so I went and updated the driver and after all ports were "optimized" I thought the problem was solved. However, now the computer does not recognize anything that is plugged into the card. I can roll back to the windows default but was curious if anyone has any thoughts as to why only 2 ports would come up as high-speed.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Hi-Speed USB ports not registering as high speed

Some hardware have USB 2.0 and 1.1 backward compability un seperate USB ports. It can also come from the device you connect and also the USB card's speed compared to your PC.

Try rolling back to the Windows default settings. If nothing can be detected still, that can be a presence of hardware defect. Return and exchange.

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Hi, i'm trying to download a torrent, and it says my download speed is 0.1 or 0.2 kbps, so it says it will take a year to download it... Thing is, i have high speed, so i need some help because i don't know what to do.

A:Download speed 0.2kbps, i have high speed!

Hi kendoka15, and welcome to TSG.

You may want to read our site rules about requesting help for any P2P software or torrent applications.

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I installed Windows 7 on a new build about a month and a half ago. I downloaded many programs during the first week, but have not made many changes since. I started noticing the problem in the last week or two.
My browser speeds are getting increasingly slow. I use Firefox, but tried iExplorer once the problem started. The same issues exist one iE. It?s especially noticeable on various shopping sites that load a lot of small product pictures. The images will be extremely slow to load or the site my say loading for 10 minutes and never completely load. Opening gmail is getting slower or won?t load at all. Things that would load in a second now take minutes or fail to load completely at all.

This was happening off and on I think, but it is now a continuous problem. I have run speed test several times, but my connection speeds are consistently high. I haven?t had any connection issues with any online gaming. The issue seems to be restricted to internet browsers. I have another computer connected to the same network that loads the same pages extremely fast that this computer can?t load in minutes now.

I didn?t have any AV software or anti-spyware running when the problem began. I have tried some programs after the fact. AVG full scan came back clean. Malwarebytes full scan detected and removed one trojan in a bit torrent P2P download folder. Threat Fire hasn?t detected anything.

I appreciate any guidance.

A:Extremely slow browsers despite high connection speed

Something I forgot to note. I have noticed that when it is slowest, closing tabs in Firefox is not instant. I have also noticed that switching to private browsing on Firefox can eliminate at times, but the problem still exists other times.

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All right, this one might be a doozy, but I'm confident that you guys can help me out. I just spent a good 30-45 minutes reading some of the threads here and I think I've found the right place to take my problem. I've seen some threads with problems similar to mine, but I wanted to ask my own question so that any advice I get is specifically based on my problem. So here goes...

About a month and a half ago, we finally moved into the present and got a high-speed internet connection through Comcast (who also gives us cable television). For the first several days, the connection worked fine with no problems, but then it started to happen...the modem started to lose the connection intermittently. The lights on the modem (a Motorola SURFboard) would start to flash. Usually, the ONLINE light goes off, and the SEND light flashes, but sometimes both of them go off and the RECEIVE light flashes. The POWER and PC/ACTIVITY lights wouldn't change. Sometimes, the connection problems would happen with all of the lights working properly. When it first started to happen, I just jiggled the cable wire a little bit (the wire connected to the modem is an extremely long one that connects the modem to a splitter which connects to the main cable line [the other wire that runs from the splitter goes to my TV]) and the connection would back. After that worked a couple of times, though, the problem would return and then my method wouldn't work that well anymore. It got to be... Read more

A:frequent connection loss (comcast high-speed)

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i have recently gone from having 2mbps broadband to nearly 7mbps broadband but the web pages seem to take alot longer to load especially if they are new pages that i have not visited before. i was wondering what the reason for this could be?? i thought that if the internet connection was faster then webpages would load faster too. could it be something to do with IE7 although i had no problems with it when i had the slower connection. any help with this would be welcomed.

A:high speed internet connection slow website loading IE7

have u scanned 4 any viruses/spyware?

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firewall gets attacked every few minutes, i have run both spyware and virus scans (symantec), ccleaner, registry cleaner, sfc /scannow, defraged...some pages dont load (i get the internet explorer cant connect to page message constant). It started after i downloaded "regcure" free scan. I have been in contact with them, i am told "It appears that your router is attempting to connect your local machine" while it is a new router i had no problems with it for over a month prior. anyway here are my logs...any help is appreciatedDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Tim on 2008-08-01 21:08:33Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --69: 2008-08-02 01:08:38 UTC - RP781 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point68: 2008-08-02 00:46:10 UTC - RP780 - System Checkpoint67: 2008-07-31 03:03:08 UTC - RP779 - System Checkpoint66: 2008-07-26 13:49:43 UTC - RP778 - System Checkpoint65: 2008-07-25 00:47:46 UTC - RP777 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-05-03 22:07:02 UTC - RP713 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Tim.exe) -------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:10:34 PM, on 8/1/2008Platform: Windows... Read more

A:Firewall Attacked Every Few Minutes, High Speed Connection Now A Crawl

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator priv... Read more

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Whenever I am on Internet Explorer and I stop using it for about 7 mins, I will go back to view another page and a box comes up that says


I have a high speed internet connection and I use WinXP Pro. I do have a SMC router connected.

Is there a setting somewhere for IE where I can change the amount of time of inactivity so it stays connected?

I especially find this a problem when I am in a Sun Java chat room. I get booted every 8 mins because IE goes offline........... even though my router says I'm connected?


A:Why does my high speed internet connection stop after about 7 mins? I get IE notice

Have you tried bypassing the router to see if this problem goes away?

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It has been acting up big time in the last couple days. The speed (Mbps) fluncuates up and down, and constantly disconnects me. I have tried resetting the modem, but it will still do it after some time. I have the newest filmware. Why did it just start acting up now?

It has got to be the placement of the router. I have it in its own room on the same floor as my laptop, but its on a desk about 3 ft high. Perhaps on the ceiling?

A:Wireless router unable to hold high speed connection

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I hear alot about performance numbers but where do you get the programs to run these tests to see if changes made help or hurt a systems performance?

A:speed tests

Futurmark's 3dmark 2001se gives a good indication of how your pc wil perform in curent games and 3dmark 2003 wil show you how your card performs in dx9 games.... but dont rely on benchmarks too much if. there are other benchmarks too can't remember any at the moment i've just wokenup

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I am not too clever when it comes to all these numbers on the laptop. But I was downloading a UK program and it's taking forever. I am downloading thru Megaupload via Firefox. I did a speed test and this is what it says. (By the way I am with Cox Cable),

DL = 13.36Mb/s
UL = 1.86Mb/s
Ping = 101ms

Is this okay? I DLd yesterday and it only took about 7 mins for a 30 min show ??? It's saying that this one is gonna be nearly 3 hours!

A:Speed Tests...

Better then what I get thru Road Runner. Pretty much double what I get.

The place you are downloading from could be getting swamped with requests.

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I just did a couple speed tests on my computer.
The first one was 285pc Ping. 2.40mbps Download speed. 0.56 Upload speed.
The second test was 265pc Ping. 2.20mpbs Download speed. 0.60 Upload speed.
Are these numbers good? Thanks Ray ( hope I put this in the right forum)

A:Speed tests

With the exception of ping, they are nearly the same as what I have. Ping is a measure of time it take to get a response from a server. You could try a different server for different response times. However there are numerous reasons for fluctuation ping results, which could simply be a bad day.


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Hi there,

My computer has been running slow for few months now despite having a high speed internet connection. I have tried to fix it by having its set up changed. It didn't fix the problem. It was working fine but one day it suddenly started running slow. At first I thought it must be a problem with the servers of my network provider but that wasn't the case. I've called the cable company to check several times but they said other users were able to use internet in full speed without any problem. I noticed the problem by trying to watch videos from various websites and after this problem occurred, they started loading super, super slowly. It has gotten to a point that I can no longer watch TV shows, movies, and other videos. The only video website that works is YouTube and even that doesn't function completely normally. Only most YouTube videos work without getting stuck too much. Another thing which I must mention is that quite often the internet cuts off in midst of browsing sessions and it doesn't reconnect without restarting the computer. My computer is a Dell laptop pc with Intel core i5 processor. I suspect that maybe my LAN card has worn out and it needs to be replaced. Although, I have been told by some computer technicians to not to do so. But they weren't able to give me any solutions. So here are my questions:

1. Should I get my LAN card changed?
2. If I should get my LAN card replaced, what model do I need that's compatible w... Read more

A:Computer running slow despite having a high speed internet connection for some reason

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Help :>

My browser connection speed dropped to about 2kb/second after a power outage.

I just did a full format of the drive and a clean install of XP Pro.

No Antivirus or Firewall loaded yet.

XP Firewall is not enabled.

HiJackThis looks ok

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:57:04 AM, on 2/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3300 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.3300)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

End of file - 1245 bytes

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One of my PC has become very slow. I checked for malware and it was cleaned recently.
The systems is very slow and I checked with comcast they are saying there is no issue from their side. I am getting 1Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload when I did the speedtest.
What could be the problem ?
Can someone help me ?

A:Solved: Speed Tests

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Many of us (me included) are concerned about how "fast" our ISP (Internet Service Provider) is. Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question. To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days.
If your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of, say, 25Mbs and your result is only 14Mbs, that's normal. ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load. More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate.
In my experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active, I have no wireless so have no experience with that.

For best results clear your browser cache, cookies, temp files, etc. before a test.
The farther you are from the test server, the lower your results.

Speedtest.net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with.

Wide Open West

Audit My PC

c|NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know, it has options to check where you are, work, home, etc. and I got widely varying results with each.

SpeakEasy This is what my ISP (Comcast) uses when they are here for a service call, I thought it was because it always gave the best result, but not true after I checked on the other sites.

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A:Broadband Speed Tests

browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"

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Are there any tools out there that can test network speeds between OSes (namely Linux and Windows)?

A:speed tests between OSes

maybe a java app or applet? or maybe a TCP/IP tool/protocol that has extremely low overhead to better gauge transfer speeds between point a to point b?

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speedtest.net - I have pinged about 10 servers tonight, half in France and half in Ireland & UK. Every French server is pathetically slow in download and pings (28ms) and uploads are in the region of 4-5 everywhere, I am supposed to be on 11. Best was Virgin Media Croydon with 125MB (I am on 120MB at present) and 12ms ping (I used to get 7ms) with slow upload again!

A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.

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I'd like to try this line test, but I keep getting a message saying my ip is not pingable. It says "Please disable firewall ping protection." I've turned off my Trend Micro and the Msoft firewall isn't on anyhow....

how do I disable the firewall ping protection so I can run these line tests?

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Since I have installed W 7 my speed test results from DSL Reports are 1.5 Mbs. With XP they were just under 3 Mbs. I have tweaked 7 for high performance and low visual. Could it be because I only have 2 gigs of memory? It really doesn't seem any slower. In fact, it seems to run faster for the most part. Any ideas on this one? Thanks, John

A:Slow speed tests

Do not know what is causing your speed to change, but you may want to read this:

Speed Up Windows 7 – Ultimate Guide To Make Windows 7 Blazing Fast!!!

This from our own surpurb Tut Collection

Optimize Windows 7

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Are there some type of tests that can be ran by a beginner to test how fast the CPU of one's computer is running/performing?  Any other  suggestions of tests of system hardware, computer health would be appreciated also.
I recognize this may be somewhat of a broad question.
Thank you.

A:Are there tests to run to see how well your computer is doing in terms of speed

There is a "Performance Monitor" application built into Windows, that you can access through Administrative tools in the Control Panel. This can generate all sorts of reports and diagnostics on almost every part of your machine. It is a very powerful tool once you understand how to use it.
Some google results for tutorials here.

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