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Slow download speed

by mark_mc123 / December 24, 2008 5:31 AM PST

Experiencing slow download speeds on my wireless home laptop. Laptop is Acer Aspire 3630, Celeron M Processor 1.6Ghz, 512MB DDR, 802.11b/g wireless lan. And have a linksys 2.4Ghz wireless broadband router.

Any reccommended solutions?

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what is the speed
by B123456H / December 24, 2008 6:09 AM PST
In reply to: Slow download speed

whats your rated isp speed?

what is the speed you get over wifi?

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Speed
by mark_mc123 / December 29, 2008 9:10 PM PST
In reply to: what is the speed

ISP speed is 8MB i think, it might have been upgraded lately
and wifi connection speed is 54Mpbs

sorry about late reply, havent been able to get online much

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um
by B123456H / December 30, 2008 1:20 AM PST
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you can't think, we need to know

go here- www.speedtest.net
and report back with the speeds (up and down)

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Speed test
by mark_mc123 / December 30, 2008 4:15 AM PST
In reply to: um

Download= 15300kb/s
Upload= 661kb/s

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aha
by B123456H / December 30, 2008 4:27 AM PST
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ok, your internet connection speed is very very fast

what web browser are you using?
if you aren't using Firefox, thats probably part of the problem. IE is too slow to be usable.

is your computer fast in basic functions- word processing, programs, startup, etc. If not, your computer might be infected with something...

is the hdd light always on? If so, that might be part of the reason why webpages take forever to load up.

have you defragged recently?

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I'll try
by mark_mc123 / December 30, 2008 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: aha

Using Firefox as i was using IE

i reguarly defrag and scan so i doubt it will be that

i'll have a go with Firefoz and let you know how it goes

Thanks

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How do we know what it's supposed to be?
by Coryphaeus / December 24, 2008 6:48 AM PST
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Since you didn't tell us.

In reality you'll never get advertised speeds.

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need more info
by jzou / December 24, 2008 11:34 AM PST
In reply to: Slow download speed

Slow download speed can be a number of things.
Listed in no particular order:

Maybe someone is stealing your bandwidth.

Maybe you have adware and spyware and all that other internet goodies that we can't seem to live without.

Maybe the website you are downloading from is experiencing higher then usual traffic.

Maybe the website you are downloading from just moved to a server in another country.

Maybe you have an defective router, like getting near retirement age.

Maybe your ISP is doing maintainence on their servers.

Maybe your computer is striking, or router is striking.

Not all items on this list are to be taken 100% seriously.

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