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Husk

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Why is my internet speed so slow?
« on: November 13, 2009, 03:36:38 PM »
My internet has been going slowly lately.

I average 160kbs, but now its always around 40kbs. Im not capped or anything but why the sudden slowness?

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 04:02:16 PM »
Do you use LAN?
Or something else?

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 04:04:45 PM »
rebooting your modem/router might help.

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 05:03:52 PM »
Reason(s) may be:

1 You have a P2P application installed that runs on startup.
2 Malware activity
3 Internet Traffic
Windows 7 (64-bit) Home Premium SP1
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Husk

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 11:22:57 PM »
I use WLAN (I think buts it wireless)

ill try a reboot. And my mum has Bit torrent setup on her comp but she never uses it at all.

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 12:05:28 AM »
My internet has been going slowly lately.

I average 160kbs, but now its always around 40kbs. Im not capped or anything but why the sudden slowness?

What firewall are you using?

Outpost & Sunbelt firewalls drastically slowdown my internet. :'( >:(

Husk

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 12:09:29 AM »
I think I only have avast on

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 07:51:36 AM »
Better turn on (or install) a firewall then, immediately if not sooner.
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 09:56:38 AM »
Have you moved your laptop or computer?
If the distance is farer than before then the speed will be lower!
Or maybe there is lots of people using a LAN service same to you but they can also not use the WLAN!
This will cause a sort of traffic like L'arc just said!

Husk

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009, 02:17:45 PM »
Well this is on my desktop so that hasnt moved. And the rest of the family should be doing anything other than playing zuma on the computer.

Ok I take it Avast doesnt have a firewall then but Windows Firewall is on, Although I doubt how good it is :p

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2009, 11:11:17 PM »
Windows (XP SP1+) firewall is excellent, but protects inbound only, which leaves a significant security void.
Windows Vista has two-way functionality, but from what I understand can be difficult to set the outbound control easily.
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2009, 05:21:08 AM »
Windows (XP SP1+) firewall is excellent, but protects inbound only, which leaves a significant security void.
Windows Vista has two-way functionality, but from what I understand can be difficult to set the outbound control easily.

Windows 7 & Vista Firewall Control makes outbound easy to use.

I use the free version on my Vista 64bit laptop. :)

I was planning to switch to Online Armor when their 64bit version is released, but I don't know if I will as I've gotten to really like Windows 7 & Vista Firewall Control.

I do use Online Armor on my XPsp3 machine & am very pleased with it.

normishmael

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Re: Why is my internet speed so slow?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 08:07:54 AM »
Hi Husk!!

In addition to all of the suggestions already offered,
Have you checked with you Internet Service Provider?

I cant tell you how many times I went "Eliminate with Extreme Prejudice",
on programs on my system,only to find my slowdown was the product of
a "bottleneck" on the ISP side.
If there have been no major changes on my system,or overt signs of
infection,that is now my first area to suspect.