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Internet very slow in new place... what's the problem?

I recently moved and have had a miserable time setting up my dsl connection and wireless network. I had it working for a short while but now every computer on the network is bogged down with a 'sending request' message in their browsers every I try to load a page.

Eventually the page does load(no timeouts) but it's extremely sluggish and frustrating. I called my ISP who said there is no problem on their end.

Could this be a modem problem? Is there a way I could configure it to be more efficient? I doubt that it's the router now, since the wireless signal is good, the firewall is off, and accessing the router page is instant (where as the modem page takes forever).


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Not many yet.

I read your post twice and found little to work with. Tell more.

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The connection itself is not slow (a download can reach it's proper 5mbps), but browsing the web is.

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I can only think it's what changed since it worked. Since I can't find that in your posts I can only offer this idea.

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make sure your wires connecting are rj-45 at least cat5-e or cat 6, not more than 10'.
this can degrade the signal also

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