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Slow cable connection with second computer on

by Dutrie / April 2, 2007 10:14 AM PDT

I am running a two computer home (ethernet not wireless) network with a Lynksys WRT54GS router connected to a Motorola cable modem. My internet provider is Charter, and I subscribe to a 5 meg download speed.
One computer runs Win XP Pro, the other Win XP Home.

My computer is the Win XP Pro, my wife's is the XP Home. When her computer is on, the Bandwidth meter speed test on Cnet is 70-400 kbps. When I shut her computer off, the speed on my computer jumps to 2000-2400 kbps.

Why would there be such a difference even with nothing running on her machine except the screen saver?

Also, with a 5 meg connection, should I expect faster speeds?

Thanks

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Spyware can cause that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2007 10:23 AM PDT
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Anti Spyware and Anti Virus software were run
by Dutrie / April 2, 2007 12:21 PM PDT

I have scanned both machines with Spyware Dr and Adaware. Also ran The Shield Anti Virus on both. When I ran Spyware Dr on my wife's computer, it found 325. These were all removed, but no improvement

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Then a peek under the hood?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2007 12:40 PM PDT

Either post here or email me via my profile a HIJACKTHIS log. I'm not a ninja with that but it could help me see what it could be.

Bob

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