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New computer, download speed is slow.

Q: New computer, download speed is slow.


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

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

Computer Specs:

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

Router: Linksys WRT150N


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A: New computer, download speed is slow.

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

A:Slow download speed on new computer

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

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

A:Slow Download speed on new computer

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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

I have done virus and malware scans.

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

PC Tools AV
Zone Alarm Pro

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

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

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

Are all the computers wired connections?

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

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

Hello summersa,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:fast download speed but browseing speed slow.

Hi, welcome to this forum!

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

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

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

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

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

A:Very slow download speed, upload speed is fine

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

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

A:Slow Download speed, Upload speed fine

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

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hello everyone,

I am really confused to why even with this down load speed I can download with full speed in some places like uplay! but in anywhere else like: IDM, regular download and even on websites such as youtube, I get only about a 100-150kb/s. (even torrent is stuck at 100kb/s).

please if anyone can it would be greatly appreciated.


A:high download speed but slow download

What speed are you paying for ? Wired or wireless connection ? What Network card is in the computer ?

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hiya guys,

I am experiencing slow download speeds lately, and it tends to be my pc more than anything (the laptops og the girls here are fine).
I spoke to Sky tech support, and they asked me to run the netstat command, which returns 50+ lines. The girl said it sould be less than 10.
How do I lower this number?

Anyone of you guys got an idea?

Thanks for reading!


A:slow download speed

I'm assuming it was netstat -a they had you run?
This shows current connections, so if you have a browser open with multiple tabs you can have quite a few.
Checking right after boot I have 14 items.
Open IE 6 and go to www.google.com and that jumps to 17. Three TCP connections to google, and one UDP.
If I open Firefox and open three tabs to the forum, it's 43.

So you want to check this right after booting before you open a browser.
If you have more than 10-20 right after booting, it's quite possible your system is infected, or you have a bunch of programs checking online for updates right at startup. Let the system sit at least 5 minutes and check again once the startup programs have done their checks. It should drop back down under 20

You can run netstat -a -b to see the name of the program associated with each connection. This can take several minutes to complete, and can be quite lengthy.

This will capture the output into a text file on your desktop, might be easier to go though, and by renaming them you can compare connections at different times.
Copy and paste this line into the Command Prompt, then press Enter

>"%Userprofile%\Desktop\CurCon.txt" netstat -a -b
To paste into the Command Prompt, right click the Window, click Paste. If Quick Edit is enabled, the right click will paste immediately.
You can copy and paste the results here if you wish. Be aware that your PC name will appear in the file, and possibly your User Name and/or U... Read more

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Hi, I'm new here and I've had a look around. I did a search, and couldn't find anybody with a similar problem. I believe this is the right thread but if its not just tell me.

Ok. I am using TalkTalk 8mb broadband, and have set it up for wireless internet around my house. Everything used to work fine, and I had download speeds of 400kb/s + consistantly. Recently (Over the past 2 or 3 months) my download speeds have drop to a fairly consistant, yet annoying, 55-56kb/s. I'm clueless as to what the problem is. If anybody can help me out, it will be much appreciated.

Thanks, Kudos

EDIT : Oh Yeah! I'm on Windows XP, um... I have the same download speed on all 5/6 computers and laptops connected to the Wi-Fi. I have tried using download accelerators but they literally only add 2/3 kb/s to the speed. The actual Internet browsing speed seems fine. It's only a problem with actual downloads. Thanks Again!

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Linux Mint 10 Julia x64

Both tests are taken from the same machine, same everything, besides OS.

Why is there such a difference in download speed?

My windows is fully up to date, correct drivers installed ect ect.
I've tried just about everything I can think of without any success.

Now this is not a major issue. None the less, it would be interesting to find out the cause of it.

Thanks in advance for any answers!

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Quote: Originally Posted by SadLarry

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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Linux Mint 10 Julia x64

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Both tests are taken from the same machine, same everything, besides OS.

Why is there such a difference in download speed?

My windows is fully up to date, correct drivers installed ect ect.
I've tried just about everything I can think of without any success.

Now this is not a major issue. None the less, it would be interesting to find out the cause of it.

Thanks in advance for any answers!

Probably a network, or wifi driver. If not are you running win 7 in "homegroup using IPv6?

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My download speed is very slow.
:::.. Download Stats ..:::
Download Connection is:: 341 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 512 kB)
Download Speed is:: 42 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net/ (Main)
Test Time:: 2009/06/25 - 12:29pm
Bottom Line:: 6X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 24.38 sec
Tested from a 512 kB file and took 12.283 seconds to complete
Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 34.55 % of your hosts average (acsalaska.net)
D-Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-L2U4EQ7X1
User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506) [!]

Do you know what I can do to correct this problem?

A:Download speed very slow

Hello alaskajen. Is there anything here that helps.
http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=ytff1-tyc&p=Download speed very slow vista&ei=UTF-8

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for some reason my download speed is ridiculously slow when i use certain applications. for example when i use itunes and try to go on the online music store it takes hours to access it. when i use napster i get a download speed from 0.03KB/s upto a maximum of 5Kb/s. but if i use internet explorer and download a windows update or something like that, i get upto 200Kb/s. i have 2Mb/s broadband, dont have a router or anything. i've tried disabling my firewall to see if that was causin the problem, but it wasn't. any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated


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Hello jamie2006uk and welcome to Bleeping Computer!There are many possible causes for your slow download speeds, but there is an article here that may aid your problem.Hope this helps,Charles

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i do a speed check and it says i can get 1.5mbps download speed but when i do download something i only get 195kbps - 24kbps any help on this matter as to why would be a big help

Thanks Aaron

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I am running XP Home with highspeed lite connected through local cable provider. I have tried downloading movies to watch, it takes approximately 8 hours to stream a 2 hour movie. That's just to watch, I'd hate to have to download one to burn. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to speed this up? Is there some kind of software that I can install to make things go faster?

A:slow download speed

Welcome to BC Forums!
we need more info on your machines hardware.
can you supply us with that? Then maybe we can assist you better.

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I upgraded to Windows 8 yesterday and my download speed has dropped from 6+ Mbps (under windows 7) to .25 Mbps (after the upgrade). My WiFi connection has 5 bars. All other WiFi enabled devices in this house still have a 6+ Mbps download speed. I believe that this is an upgrade issue as I did not have this problem before. Any ideas on how to fix this?

A:Very Slow Download Speed

I change my wifi mode (router) to b/g instead of b/g/n..that help a bit...

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Okay I am having a problem with my wireless download speed. I have a desktop pc that has windows 7 pro installed. I purchased two different wireless pci n cards and both have the same problem. My download speed is terrible. On speedtest.net I get maybe 2 mb/s. My upload speed is normal, hovering around 5 mb/s. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

I have 4 or 5 bars on signal strength and my signal speed varies between 160-270 mb/s. I currently have the Netgear WIRELESS-N 300 PCI ADAPTER WN311B installed. My router is also a Netgear N and the settings are set to 270 mb/s for speed.

My laptop also has windows 7 pro installed but has only a b/g card that runs at 54 mb/s. On speedtest.net I get 20 mb/s down and 5 mb/s.

What gives? The upload speeds are the same but something is throttling the download speed on the desktop. Is there a setting in windows or the mobo that will change the problem. I am using the driver that windows installed for the device. It is a broadcom 802.11n driver. If I connect the desktop with a ethernet cable I get the same speeds as the laptop.

Thanks for the help.

A:Download Speed really slow

open a command prompt and run:

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

re run your speed tests and let me know.

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I ve had an annoying problem for the past few days. I m using DSL, and my downlaod speed doesnt get over 300kb/s for the past few days, and that s in not peak hours. I ve called my ISP, they came and ran tests and get to 4500 kb/s with their own machines, so it must be something from my own computer. I ve ran my antivirus, as well as Ad-aware and Spybot S&D and none of them detects anything.

Here s my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:23:02, on 14/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\backweb\4476822\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\backweb\4476822\Program\fspex.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\LightScribe\LSSrvc.ex... Read more

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IP 60 Mbps modem to n600 wireless router to n600 USB adapter on each of two computers, side by side. 300 Mbps connection on both computers. download speed on the Dell 1545 win 7 home premium 64 bit laptop is 50 Mbps (good). download speed on the Gateway LT2802u win 7 home premium 32 bit netbook is 5 Mbps (bad).
any suggestions ?

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Lately my download speeds on my computer have been going sooo slow! im getting around 50 - 300 kbps in utorrent when I normally should be getting at least 10 megabytes per second. My ISP is comcast My router is D-Link DIR 825 and my modem is Arris tm502g. I Have tried hooking it up directly to the modem and the problem continues. i have reset the modem and router. I have 3 wireless computers and one other wired. and all of them are expirencing the slow internet

any ideas

Thanks Dan

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I've run download test and they are coming back anywhere between 180 and 200Kbps, however when I actually download something it is downloading much, much, much slower. As an example I just tried to download Adobe version 9 and it dowloading in the 23 to 25 kbps range. Anyone have any idea why my system is testing at a much higher rate than the actual download speed?

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Windows Vista. Mr speed is 2MB my download speed is around the 7KB/s mark
what is wrong . A speed test says packet loss. help [please. My server says it must be computor, but it is only 3 months old . I have cleared it and gone back to factory settings but still the same

A:Slow download speed

Register at DSLReports and run their line quality tests. Post a link to the results here.

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Recently, i have been having very slow download speeds(somewhere between 100 kbs and 600 kbs). I have Internet through fiber and i should be having 10 mb+ at downloading stuff. I ran some speed tests from my city, Bucharest(romania) on speedtest.net and i get around 1mbs bandwidth(that's below 150 kbs download speed) and around 40-60 mbs bandwidth at upload(5-7 mbs actual upload speed). My current download speed applies both to using torrents, download managers or anything else. Also, i am having slow online video streaming(Youtube, bet365 etc...). I have ran some virus scans with NOD, Spybot S&D, Malware Bytes and Super AntiSpyware. I have also cleaned up my registries with CCleaner and also create a new profile for my Firefox(it's completely fresh). I will attach a HiJackThis logfile to tell me whether i have a virus or not. PS: This slow speed also affects my online gaming experience a lot...

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Hi there
I'm having serious problems with downloading files of the net. I just got a new internet connection with 8Mbps download speed but when I try to download something of the net the download speed drops to as low as 200Kbps and a file that took me about 3 min to download before is taking me over an hour now. I tested the internet connection and there is nothing wrong with it. My operating system is Microsoft Vista. Please help.

A:Very slow download speed

Have you tried downloading a large file at some other sites to see if the download speed improves?

The site you were at may have been experiencing heavy traffic or a problem.


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hi chaps when i download stuff 2my pc its only doin it at 15 kb/s and it takes ages 4 a download how can i increase the speed if possible

A:slow download speed

What is it you are trying to download and from which site?

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I am paying for 3Mbps, speedtest.net consistently saying I am getting around 0.45 Mbps download speed. Have had ISP tech here several times. They consistently get good speeds (2.5) on their own laptop.
I have a PC and a laptop. 2 different operating systems, 2 different browsers, 2 different virus protection programs....SAME DOWNLOAD SPEED PROBLEM.

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I installed vista and before loading any programs on I am unable to get any sort of realistic connection speed. When i boot to XP i get download speeds of about 250kb/s but when in vista im downloading at speed between 500 bytes/s and 4kb/s. I have done the windows update (took forever) and this is still a problem. I seem to be able to access all sites although some take longer than usual to load.

I've also tryed turning off phishing filter, using firefox, turning off ipv6. Updated drivers for network card also.

I am a medium level computer user so if you suggest sumthing quite complicated you may need to explain yourself a bit more than for an advanced user.


A:Very slow download speed

I am a bit lost on what could cause this type of problem in any version of windows, the LAN either works or it doesnt it cant give you really slow speeds unless something else was using the bandwidth or your internet speed was cut-down.

I can suggest downloading a file from your ISP it will give you a very good idea if there are any bottlenecks or errors somewhere between you and the ISP`s servers, the other thing to check would be the adapter itself in device manager and making sure the correct duplex configuration for your cables and router.

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dell latitude d630 vista 32bit. hi can anyone tell me why my download speed is very slow on wireless
i had 2 laptops running speedtest together my friends showed 13.5 mps mine was woefully slower at
1.3 mps, sometimes it shows high speed but then it runs that slow it stops internet running any one help

A:slow download speed

What is your signal level? Could just be a difference in connection quality or a failing/faulty network card...among other things.

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Before I was having problems with my upload speeds... Then those just randomly fixed themselves and I could use my internet fine...

But now my internet is having problems again. It was running slow, So I took a speed test:

594 KBPS Download
539 KBPS Upload

My upload speed is relatively where it should be, But my Download speed is extremely slow, as you can see. It is supposed to be like 4-5000... So I am running at about 1/10 the speed I should be at right now...

Any Suggestions?

Thanks for any help!
-Big Al760

A:Download Speed SLOW.

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im using sky broadband and have a 8meg connection usually. but when im downloading things like game patches its only downloads at like 20k - 40k why is this so slow when i have a fast connection ive tried disabling security utilites makes no difference. wondering why this happens any help would be helpful


A:slow download speed

Easy. Your connection speed is only as fast as the slowest link. If you had an OC 192 connection to the Internet, but the server you were downloading from is overloaded, or just slow, your download speed is still going to crawl.

This is something they don't tell you when you pay extra for that high-speed connection.

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hello guys,
My internet is really slow, im looking for any help to speed it up. When watching videos on 4 OD or similar sites where the video needs to buffer it takes so long that i usually give up. Even on youtube i have to wait for very short videos to load. I have downloaded and ran spybot search and destroy, ad-aware and auslogics registry cleaner, this has not resolved the problem. I have 8mb Bt broadband and my system is:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: G: Total - 232997 MB, Free - 212596 MB;
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
In the task manager there are 44 processes running when the computer starts up, could this affect my internet speed? I use Firefox as my browser. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance

A:download speed very slow

Okay, download ccleaner and run the normal scan.
and download a hijackthis log and post the results here.
both download links below.

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I think it a cute name. Brighthouse has been to my house 4 times this past week trying to fix my internet. They check the same thing over and over again and say my wifi is picking up 102Mbps. Which is fine. BUT my pc is receiving 9.28 Mbps download speed. So I sent my pc to a pc repair shop. He fixed it for me. He showed me in his shop that my internet connection was at 87Mbps on his. But when I got back home. I was still at 9.28 Mbps. My upload was 11.25. I know it isn't my pc now. But BH still is saying it is not on their end. I bought a new Ethernet cord, a new surge protector and had an electrician come out and make sure the actual plug I was using was ok. (& it was) Nothing has fixed this issue. And frankly I'm tired of spending money on so-called solutions that are not the solution at all. I'm so frustrated

A:slow download speed on PC

I have "Bright House Networks Roadrunner 90" internet service.

With a wired connection, my desktops get upload speeds of 10 - 11 Mbps and download speeds of 90 - 100 Mbps.

With a wireless connection, my laptop gets the same upload speeds, but much lower download speeds.

You didn't say if your computer(s) has a 10/100 Mbps or a Gigabit ethernet device and has a 802.11b/g or 802.11n wireless device.

You may need to check the settings in the Device Manager properties for those devices and make some adjustments.


TerryNet or etaf or one of the other networking experts here may be able to help you.


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I just purchased a new hp dv2000 laptop which comes with the new Vista Home Premium and it has Norton Anti- virus. Every time I try to download something from the internet it takes forever (ie. msn messenger). I currently have Verizon DSL and i'm using a wireless router (Linksys G router) I used to have a similar laptop but with windows XP and that was much faster than this new one. What is causing these slow download speeds. Please Help.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I am having some problems with my download rate. I'm getting about a 35kb/s dl rate, which is atrocious. I am on a wireless connection, but previously I was downloading things no problem (game demos, etc.) I tried downloading the new BF2 patch (about 250kb i believe) and got something like 3 hours of dl time. I'm not sure what the problem is, because when i first got the computer (in August) it was downloading off the wireless connection perfectly. I have High speed DSL internet by the way. Thanks in advance.

A:Slow Download Speed

Try downloading TCP/IP Optimizer, it's free and can mutiply your download rates at more than 2 times what it used to in some cases. Just search it in google or yahoo. Also make sure your getting a good signal on your wireless connection, as this may help some speeds.

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ok so i have a DSL connection from Road Runner. I have the connection through my Motorola modem and into my Netgear Wireless Router then into my computer. I am only getting a max download speed of 760 kb/s and max upload of 125 kb/s. this is max and when i start to download it sometimes drops. I dont know why it is this slow can anyone help me or show me in the right direction on how to speed my connection up?

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Yeah i'm having trouble with my dell laptop. My download speed is freakishly slow! On my other laptop, my download speed reaches 100KB/s which is normal for my internet speed (1MB). My new speed reaches 5-15KB/s. I actually upgraded from XP to 7. Could someone at least help me? Thanks

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Dell Latitude D630c

A:Slow download speed on 64 Bit

Try updating your network card drivers and power cycle the router.

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Hello! I hope one of you can help me out of a problem I have been messing with all day. I noticed very slow download speeds today. I have ran Virus scan, and many spyware checkers and still no luck. I have always had good luck posing hijackthis logs. Please let me know if you can help me with my problem.

here is my current log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:40:19 PM, on 4/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SSA\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
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A:Very Slow Download Speed

The log you have there is too outdated. Give us the newer one:

You have an outdated version of HijackThis. Download the newest version at http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe and run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/KRC%...20Analyzer.zip and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in 'y' if you agree. The 'result.txt' file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. You don't need to post the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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I've noticed recently my internet connections has been horrible, so i called my isp to complain. This opened up a whole new can of worms. Every device in the house: my girlfriends laptop, my phone and a few other mobile devices all have a download speed of 30mbps- 40mbps. my laptop, connected to the LAN gets anywhere from 70kbps to 11 mbps. Ive updated my drivers, adjusted my power settings, turned off QoS and even did a reimage.  no change! when I open up the status of the adapter, the speed says 1.0 Gbps. spec below I'm stumped and could use some help!  Thanks in advance! Specs: Asus G73jh I7 Q720 processor, 20gigs ram windows 7 home premium x64, atheros ar8131 pci-e network adapter driver version:, wifi adapter atheros ar9285:, amd redian hd 5800 series video card.Edit: Moved topic from Internal Hardware to the more appropriate forum, due to log requested in post #20 of this thread. ~ Animal

A:G73JH Slow download speed

Minitoolbox scan.
Please download Minitoolbox  and run it.
Checkmark following boxes:
Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)
Click Go and post the result.

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Internet has been fine for months, but has slowly deteriorated the past few days. Now it's just not working, or at least the download speed part of it isn't. The ping and upload speed are normal, but the download is very low. I have powered the modem and router on and off a few times, and have reset the router once but nothing seems to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router

I usually get 20Mbps now it's below 1Mbps

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I bought my laptop last month but its download speed is much slower than my friend's laptop which was bought years ago.
always 50kb/s

my laptop specs
Aspire E1-522
Windows 8.1
AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0Ghz)

Thank you

A:New laptop but slow download speed

What download/upload does your ISP advertize for your level of service?

What results does your friend's laptop get on your network?

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