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After PC optimization internet speed is sloooooow!

Nov 30, 2018 9:31AM PST

I now realize System Mechanic is trash and uninstalled. I need to manually reconfigure my network/adapter settings but haven't had any success so far.

I have 500 Mbps internet service and 2 Win10 PC's (Dell & HP) that are connected to the same switch. I checked internet speed at Speedtest.net and the Dell was 490 Mbps and the HP 180 Mbps (same test server). I ran SM's Netbooster on the HP and there was no change in speed. I was trying to compare internet settings (there's a report at the end) and ran Netbooster on the Dell and now the Dell slowed down to the same 180 Mbps!!!

I tried resetting to the original network settings and restoring to Windows default through SM and nothing changes...This major pos "Netbooster" did the opposite of what is supposed to do. I did some digging and found that the QoS Packet Scheduler settings may be suspect. I was able to install gpedit.msc and access the Qos settings but that was a dead end.

System Mechanic/Iolo tech support is the worst. The first tech claimed Speedtest.net is unreliable so I requested a different tech. The next tech suggested another program running was causing the problem. The guy spoke broken english and I could tell he was just running down the checklist. I told him he was barking up the wrong tree and then he tried to sell me a premium support plan for $199/yr!

So now I'm kind of stuck and hoping someone here has run into this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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No assurances.
Nov 30, 2018 9:51AM PST
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Thanks... but it didn't work
Nov 30, 2018 12:13PM PST

Reset winsock and IP and still the same. I can usually figure these things out myself but this is a real mystery. I have a Lenovo laptop plugged into the same switch and it's getting 500 Mbps download. I reset all my routers and no help. I looked at the Lenovo's network adapter settings and they're the same as the Dell & HP. I uninstalled and reinstalled the adapters...nothings changed.

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When nothing moves.
Nov 30, 2018 12:52PM PST

I connect with Ethernet and test wired. Keep in mind when I write stock, this means no added antivirus suite. And we have disabled W10's update sharing. W10's defender is more than enough while we work speed issues.

So we move to stock, test with Ethernet and see if that's OK. That link can depend on the link speed so if you have 100 Megabit Ethernet you get 100 or just a little less. I do not see machine, network details here.

Now for WiFi I pull out an 802.11ac WiFi stick and test with that.

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Fixed
Dec 1, 2018 5:57AM PST

I downloaded System Mechanic Pro which is the upgrade from what I was using. I'm on a 30 day trial. I had nothing to lose so I tried Netbooster in the Pro version and it fixed it. I have no idea how or why...all I know is it's fixed.

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In all those boosters.
Dec 1, 2018 8:17AM PST

If they fix it, disable them from updating drivers or doing more boosting.

The more you run into these, the more you think poorly of these.

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