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Internet Speeds Slow One One Computer in Network

Q: Internet Speeds Slow One One Computer in Network

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



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

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

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

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

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


go to start > run > type : ipconfig /all

please paste the information into this thread

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

A:slow internet computer laptop bringing down internet speeds

cg131 said:

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

How have you confirmed that?

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

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


A:Slow Network Speeds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


A:LAN Network Slow speeds

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

Originally Posted by liqetsia911

This seemed to work for me:

Disabling “Large Send Offload (LSO)”

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

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

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

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

Now that sending of files worked as it should, also checked speed for receivi... Read more

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

A:slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network

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

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Ok, I have 5 computers on a home network, 4 Windows XP and one Redhat Linux Fedora Core 4. About a month ago, one of the windows boxes suddenly went from about 550Kb/s download to 100Kb/s download from various newsgroups. Also, when trying to pull AND push files to that same box, it is a very slow file transfer.

I didn't load any new software in that time and I waited so long because at the time, the newsgroup server that I am using reported problems associated with Hurricane Rita. This of course doesn't explain the network speed.

I've run speed tests on all the other computers, and they all report download speeds of about 550Kb/s and upload speeds of about 45Kb/s except the one, and it has download speeds of about 100Kb/s and upload speeds the same, about 45Kb/s.

After I noticed the speed reduction, I loaded a firewall, ** Protowall ** and I downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Anti-Spyware and ran it. Also, I have Norton with the latest updates and it reports no problems.

Please, let me know if you need more info or if someone had any general tips to try. I am about at the end of my rope and reformatting looks like the only other option to me.


Mike in Ohio

Edit: Forgot to say, I went to 3 differnt speed testing web sites, and they all report the download speed the same on that one box, about 100Kb/s and the others are around 500Kb/s

A:1 computer on a network suddenly now has slow file transfer on internet and network

Are all the computers wired similarly? All run to the same router/switch?

You should check the cable of the problematic machine, try using ping to the router with 1400 byte packets. Also, boot up some CD Linux or equivalent and see what speeds you get from there - helps to rule out any problems with the operating system.

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


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A:Slow D/L Speeds on 5Ghz Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks :S

A:Slow Transfer Speeds over Network

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

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

A:Slow speeds on PC which shares wireless network

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Solved: Slow-ish transfer speeds over network

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

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

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

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

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

A:Yoga 930 Slow Network Transfer Speeds

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

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

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

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

maybe I’m just not googleing the right thing

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

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

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

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

A:Slow Network Transfer Speeds on Local LAN

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

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

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

This is theoretical maximum speeds.

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

I hope this helps.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Help - Internet and Network speeds

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

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

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

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

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

Now, here are my current speeds.

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

A:Slow File Transfer Speeds over Home Network

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

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

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.

A:Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

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

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

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

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

Well thanks to anyone who can help!!

A:Slow internet speeds. slow web browsing.

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

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

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

A:slow dsl internet speeds

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

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

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

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Dear all,

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

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

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

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

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

Many Thanks,

A:Slow Internet Speeds

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

A:Slow internet speeds

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

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

Thanks a Billion, any help is appreciated,


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

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

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

i have run hijack this and have produced this

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

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

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


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

A:Internet DL Speeds SLOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Slow internet speeds throughout the day

You have cable internet service?

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

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ok folks.......i am begging someone on here to help me - on the verge of going back to windows 7. Tried everything.
help me. please.

i have an x99 chipset pc, i7 5820k, 16gb ram, gtx nvidia 970 - its a good pc (meant to be anyway............).
it's connected directly to my router, as are a few other pc's in the house including a laptop - all via lan cable, as is my NAS drive.

a few weeks ago i noticed file transfer speeds had dropped, really slow. I've tried all sorts, including 2 fresh formats trying a combination of things. Different slots on the router, different cables, the whole 'large send offload' disabled thing, everything.
None of it works.
I've been doing side by side tests, vs my Asus laptop (also on windows 10, and the last thing i'd expect in the house to work properly) - transferring the same file, from the same location on my NAS, to a local drive (ssd drives both on laptop and on pc).
With the laptop i get average transfer speeds of this 9gb file of 50-70 mb/s, every time, consistently, No problem at all.
With the PC, one time it will start at 55-60 and slow right down. Other times it'll start at 30 and again slow down.
Or it'll stay at 30.
More often than not, it starts at 30-40 then will slow to 15-20.
On the laptop its a consistent 55-65 and stays there for the entire file.

What the hell is wrong with my pc?
I've done the exact same tests on my little shuttle pc in the lounge, a crappy thing with a simple i3 cpu, no graphics card. No issues ... Read more

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

A:Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

Quote: Originally Posted by Altay

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

Need a ton more info

Are you using "homegroup"

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

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


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Hi all, and thanks for this great forum.

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

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

Im using win 7 on a dell XPS430 computer.

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

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

C:\Users\Eirik>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP-konfigurasjon

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

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling 2:

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

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling:

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

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Hey guys, I've been having some issues with my download/upload speeds lately after upgrading mobo/processor and OS to 7 x64 and I haven't been able to track it. My average wired on other computers are around: 25 (download), 7 (upload) and wireless I generally see: 13 (download), 4 (upload).

This particular setup was okay before, and I have another wireless router set up on the other side of my wall giving me full service. I don't have wireless problems with any other devices other then this one.

Current connect speed: 54 mb/s.
Wireless adapter: Tenda W311U 11N
Desktop Wireless:
Laptop Wireless:

A:Deadly Slow Network Speeds, software or hardware related?

Another forgotten detail is that everyone once in a while, the Windows networking service will crash, and a lot of my visual settings will change to basic until I run the troubleshooter which starts the networking service back up again. I'm sure they're related.

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

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

Any help appreciated, thanks.

A:Desperately slow internet speeds

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

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

Can someone please help me fix this problem.

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

Note: I usually get very low ping.

A:Getting very slow internet speeds through wifi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Slow internet speeds/downloads

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Hi guys,

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


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

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

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

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

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

My router is WEP encrypted.

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

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

A:Incredibly slow internet speeds

Any ideas?

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

A:slow internet speeds virgin

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

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

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

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

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

i also did the useless vista network diagnosis thing.

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

thanks in advance for any suggestions

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

A:Slow internet speeds behind a proxy

Try this

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

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

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

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

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

Then restart, and test browsing the Internet again

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

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

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

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

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

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