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Slow Internet Connection

by TuneUp / May 18, 2005 4:53 PM PDT

I am running a windows me system with a linksys wireless-b broadband router and a comcast cable modem i am getting an unusual slow time of around 50.7kb or lower per second when I should be getting around 1MB or so it's been like this for a couple of days and wondering if I should call my ISP the pages load slow and the downloads

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Slow internet connection
by woody B / May 20, 2005 12:35 PM PDT

Have you tried rebooting the comcast cable modem and the linksys wireless-b broadband router? I would try the reboot of the comcast first

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RE: Slow internet connection
by TuneUp / May 20, 2005 4:20 PM PDT

Yeah! tried rebooting both of them still no help

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Try connecting the modem...
by Michael Geist / May 20, 2005 9:15 PM PDT

directly to the PC. If your speed does not pick up then the router is not to blame.

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I'm having the same issues
by ksthayer / June 9, 2005 3:19 AM PDT

I have the same problem. I have a Viewsonic wireless router, but I have wired connections. I have two computers setup and normally have speeds of nearly 4 mbps. All of a sudden (over night) my speed on one, and only one, of my computers dropped to 768 kbps. I've tried rebooting the computer,router and modem, setting my router back to default settings and starting over, running 4 different antispyware programs on the effected computer, running an antivirus scan, booting in safe mode, switching router ports, and nothing seems to work. My other computer is running just fine off the same router.

I think it's got to be either a computer hardware or software issue, since the other computer is fine off the same modem and router. Everything was fine when I went to work in the morning and the computer seems to run OK, but IE and Firefox are excruciatingly slow.

Could it be my network card?

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Having the same problem
by ksauer1 / June 12, 2005 11:43 AM PDT

At least for a number of days my cable connection is considerably slower than it should be. I use RoadRunner with up to 5MB Kbps. Lately around 500k or less. eTrust PestControl seems to have found 12 spyware items. But I think it is mistaken for the most part. The files it flagged I believe are legitimate parts of programs downloaded.

I use Win XP Pro(the OEM) and XP Home dual OS setup
Dell 8300
Toshiba PCX1000 cable modem
Intel PRO/100 VE Network adapter
eTrust EZ Armor(Provided by RoadRunner)
Microsoft Antispyware
System Mechanic Pro(use with XP Pro)
Partition Magic

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