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Slow browsing dl speed.. not sure why


Computer Specs:
2gig ram,
2.4 dual core proc,
gigabyte mobo,

Router: Netgear wirless wgsomethingorother
Cable Modem: Rented from Charter
Cable Speed: 5meg (speed tested at about 3.5-4.8

I have tried everything from renewing my ip, resetting my router, but nothing seems to help on my speeds. I really seem to browse extremely slowly (using both mozilla and ie).

Anyone have any suggestions?


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Sorry for the delay.

In reply to: Slow browsing dl speed.. not sure why

What do you mean by slow? And has it ever been faster? If so, what has changed since then?

What do you do about viruses, spyware, adware and trojans?


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Slow Online Speeds

In reply to: Slow browsing dl speed.. not sure why

I would check to see if you're losing any data. This can severely slow down your connection. Click 'Start', then click 'Run'...type cmd into the "Open" box. When the black DOS window pops up, type in the following:

ping -t

This should send a test packet to every second until you cancel the test. Let this run for about 5 minutes, then hit "Ctrl + C" on your keyboard. This will stop the test.

If it lists a 5% packet loss or greater, either your Netgear Router is going bad, or your ISP's Modem is. To test which is having a problem, bypass the Netgear and try the same test while connected directly to the modem.

Hope this helps...

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Spyware/Startup Programs

In reply to: Slow Online Speeds

Sorry...another suggestion. You may also want to look in your system tray, where your "Clock" is. Make sure there are no programs like Limewire, Frostwire, Napster, or Kazaa running. If they are, right click on them, exit out of them, and try to connect again. If you've got a Peer2peer file sharing program running, it could be eating up your bandwidth.

In addition, while your down there, look for any programs that you're not familiar with, or that you don't remember installing. Such programs could be "false" antivirus or spyware programs that mascarade as protection, but eatup bandwidth by turning your computer into a bot server (a computer that has been taken control of by a virus, which uses your computer to increase the hackers bandwidth in his "botnet"). Unless your computer is acting really haywire tho, this probably isn't the case.

I'd run all spyware and antivirus scans tho, just to be sure. If this doesn't resolve the problem, open up your DOS window like you would in the suggestion above, and type in the following commands...

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog

If Vista,
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

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netsh commands

In reply to: Spyware/Startup Programs

These commands require a restart in order to take affect.

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