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Not getting internet speeds provided on an Asus G73SW through Charter

Question: Not getting internet speeds provided on an Asus G73SW through Charter

Thanks in advance for any help.

I'm here due to a long standing issue of not getting the reported speeds by Charter in my household. Basically I'm paying for a 30mb plan and I'm only getting around 10-15mb verified through Ookla. The hitch is that while the computers in our household report only 10-15mb (2 separate laptops, and even the first tech Charter sent out), the final techs came out with their laptop and were able to get a 50mb connection with no troubleshooting. This leads me to believe that either a wireless card or driver is having problems but I'm just not sure where the problem truly lies due to multiple computers having the issue and the problem occuring both hardwired into the modem and through wifi. I actually get 15mbps through wifi and only 10 hardwired to the modem for some reason.

Here's my rundown.

1. Wired and Wireless issue

2. ISP - Charter

3. Connection - Cable

4. Router - DLink WBR-1310 Firmware 1.04 , Modem - Motorola SB6121 (has been switched out by techs)

5. No antivirus installed. Malware bytes as a cleaner. (has been run, I'm clean)

6. See 3 attached files.

I am unsure of my wireless card's serial number but the only driver I had found to kick start my wireless after reinstalling windows was an Atheros driver. It shows Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter but that may be due to installing that driver. I'm unsure on that side of things due to Asus having different wireless LAN downloads on their site here.

There was also an older thread mentioning this same problem that was left unresolved found here.

Vastly inconsistent bandwidths across multiple Windows 7 machines

Any help with getting up to the speed that last tech reported would be great. While this is milled over and answers come through I'm going to verify my wireless card and try running through some of the separate drivers again on the Asus website. I personally think it may be an issue with some software throttling the connection in the laptops but I can't pinpoint what. Thanks.


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Preferred Solution: Not getting internet speeds provided on an Asus G73SW through Charter

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Answer: Not getting internet speeds provided on an Asus G73SW through Charter

Ok, using outdated wireless G will be like a bottle neck on the connection speed. You should really try measuring with a wired connection to get a true reading. If you don't have a wireless N router then consider upgrading the router as it's the only way to improve the connection speeds for the wireless.

If you want better speeds get an N router set to 802.11N only and not mixed using WPA2 personal security with AES encryption. The mixed wireless settings will hold you back on connection speeds limiting you to 54Mbps "network speeds not ISP".

This old router is a relic and using WEP security is not reliable, fast or safe.

With this nice of a laptop you really are holding it back with this old router. I'm surprised the connection even works with a router this old and the LAN speeds being slower than the wireless just isn't right and I doubt it's a problem with the Asus laptop. You should only need to update the laptop via Windows Update Center, this will fix most every problem if there is one.

If you want better speeds you need to update your router/hardware.

Other than that it's all on the ISP and everyone complains they aren't getting the advertised speed. Too many variables to mention here and there isn't a single solution that can fix this but updating that router would be my first move.

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Blue screen memory dump when playing WoW. Thanks in advance

64bit Win 7 Home
Full Retail, purchased 3/15
ProcessorIntel? Core? i7 2630QM

Operating System
Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium ChipsetIntel? HM65 Express ChipsetMemory 8 G SDRAM (Dual Core), Display17.3" 16:9 HD+ (1600x900)/Full HD (1920x1080)/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) LED backlight GraphicNVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.GB GDDR5 VRAM Storage2.5" SATA
750GB 7200rpm

Answer:New Asus G73SW crashing

Remove PCTools - known cause of BSOD on some Windows 7 Systems.
Use MSE as replacement:

iaStor.sys is the cause, the driver for Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Update it in safe mode with networking Intel? Driver Update Utility

Update to SP1 as well: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 406f8, fffff880012a6bae}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys ( iaStor+3bae )

Followup: MachineOwner

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Hey guys,

I need some hellppppppp. I have an Asus G73SW Laptop and the network connection has been spotty as of late.

Readers Digest Version: Worked fine yesterday nothing has change in my connection settings, router settings or server settings. (Computer is located at work in an AD setup, I am first level IT Support here) Router shows as it is getting a connection from the network card which is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller with latest drivers right from realtek (and asus version tried too). But is not connecting at 10/100 or 1000. (Have two connection sources to test to).

What I have tried:
- Tried it on a 10/100 router and a gigabyte switch
- Multiple cat5's
- Performing a clean uninstall of the driver and reinstall both from the Asus and Realtek websites of both drivers.
- Disabling the lan rebooting, enabling he lan and trying to connect.
- Disabling power save multiple times.
- Checking bios for any lan options (which there was surprisingly very little options)
- Latest bios firmware
- Tried changing the duplex to 10/100 for the hell of it!

May try:
- Reinstalling windows. *sigh*

I had this problem a couple weeks ago, I went into the bios and enabled PXE boot when into windows and it was suddenly working as usual again. Went back to bios disabled PXE and it was still working fine. I did it again today to no avail....

I think I am running out of options and may possibly be facing a failing network card?

Please assist! =)

Answer:Asus G73SW No LAN Connection

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? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? Age of system: 4 -5 months
? Age of OS installation - one week (re-installed five times)
? CPU Core I7-2630QM, 2.0 GHz
? Video Card GERGORCE GTX 460M 1.5GB
? MotherBoard ASUS G73SW
? Power Supply ASUS G73SW

This BSOD display even while i'm surfing websites or watching videos :((

Answer:ASUS G73SW Windows 7 BSOD

Hi -

Update NVIDIA video drivers -

nvlddmkm.sys Sun Mar 06 06:58:06 2011 (4D7376CE)
nvBridge.kmd Sun Mar 06 06:48:09 2011 (4D737479)

Regards. . .





Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\102111-14664-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Fri Oct 21 11:54:46.343 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:35:29.295
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7b1a3c )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Bugcheck code 00000116
Arguments fffffa80`0b5f53d0 fffff880`0fa00a3c ffffffff`c000009a 00000000`00000004
BiosVersion = G73Sw.205
BiosReleaseDate = 02/10/2011
SystemManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
SystemProductName = G73Sw
MaxSpeed: 2000
CurrentSpeed: 1995
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\102111-15054-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Fri Oct 21 07:17:46.803 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:37:50.755
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timest... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

Got my Asus G73SW notebook about a week ago but it keeps throwing up BSODs randomly. I don't have to run some resource intensive programs, sometimes it even occurs when being idle on my desktop or starting up windows. I hoped SP1 would fix it but to no avail so you are my last hope.

System specs:

Model: Asus G73SW-TZ083V
OS: W7 Home Premium 64 OEM (SP1 installed)
CPU: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Memory: Samsung DDR3 1333
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Sound: Intel? High Definition Audio Support
Display: 17.3" 1920x1080
Hard Drives: 2x SATA 500 GB 7200rpm

System health report + Dump file attached, let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks a lot,
John M.

Answer:Asus G73SW Notebook BSODs

anybody wants to help?

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I've had my laptop for about 2 months and it recently started shutting down. I'm pretty sure its not over heating because it sometimes happen when I'm not using it and it just on the desktop although i have checked the fans/vents and only the top right one seems to pumping out air.

Oh and about 5 minutes before it shuts down it starts to run extremely slow.

Answer:Asus G73sw shuts down unexpectedly

At risk of being obvious, it sounds a bit like malware - have you had chance to scan it? (or is it off too much)

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HI, i had near 1 month trying to resolve the problem of my new G73sw, hope here i can solve it or at least know what is the problem

i bought this laptop in past march 23 2011, come with 2730QM processor, 8gb ram ddr3, Kingston ssd 256gb and momentum sansung 500gb. gforce gtx 460m cuda nvidea, windows 7 64 bit home edition.

work fine for the first 4 days but i was getting various error messages that said: "nvidia controller stop working but windows recover sucefully" after some days it reset and give me blue screen i had to restore system to factory default installing again win 7.

After that i upgrade windows and nvidia drivers and all other drivers to latest and again i get the problem, just now i was getting a black screen when i turn on the laptop, in one occasion I was able to enter in windows and hear all but only see a black screen, inclusive I could shut down windows with alt f4 but always seeing a black screen.

Again have to reinstall windows but this time i reinstall with one original win 7 64 bit ultimate that i had. After 2 days working fine and then suddenly when i was browsing in internet it give me again the message: "nvidia controller stop working but windows recover sucefully" 3 times in 10 minutes then reset and get the blue screen.

Now i can not enter to windows only i can enter in safe mode or after disable the nvidia drivers. with the windows default video drivers the laptop seen to work fine, i dont get more errors in that form b... Read more



Try downloading the latest GeForce package from here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Extract the drivers, but when the installer starts up, just cancel out of it. Then manually install the drivers via Device Manager: Driver Install - Device Manager

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Apr 22 17:27:19.925 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:18.986
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+164314 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
SystemProductName = G73Sw
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Apr 22 17:25:09.379 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:18.440
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+164314 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
SystemProductName = G73Sw
Built by: 760... Read more

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I have an Asus G73sw laptop with some BSOD problems after a fresh installation of windows. The BCC's are listed as follows 7E, 0, C4, 24, 124, A, 109, 24, D1, 7F, F4, and 50. I have yet to have any crash while in safe mode. The hdd has passed Seatools HDD test long and short as well as 14 rounds of memtest. CHKDSK finds no errors. Sometimes I'll have the PC lock up and show no activity on the HDD LED.

Answer:Asus G73SW BSOD after windows installation

"I have yet to have any crash while in safe mode"Which points to a driver problem.Copy & paste the dump (.dmp ) file onto your desktop & then upload it to a site of your choosing or use Image Uploader. Post the link please.Minidump file is located in C:\Windows\MinidumpKernel memory dump is located in C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMPStartup and Recovery Settings the folders are empty > Right click on My Computer and select Properties. Then select Advanced system settings Tab on the left menu. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click on Settings. Make sure "Write an event to the system log" is checked and "Automatically Restart" is unchecked. In the drop down menu under "Write Debugging Information," select Small memory dump (64KB or 128 KB) press OK and OK again.Now next time the comp has a problem, get the EXACT error message off the screen & see if there is a .dmp file in the Minidump folder.If it is still empty, repeat the process, but change > Small memory dump to > Kernel memory dump.How to Enable Kernel Memory Dumps have Windows Create a Small memory dump (Minidump) File on BSODA) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 7)wmic RECOVEROS set DebugInfoType = 3Close the elevated command prompt.Restart the computer to apply.Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windo... Read more

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Hi, I was just wondering if it's normal for my laptop to slow down when it's running on battery. When I play Mass Effect 2 using AC, everything runs smoothly, bu when I am running on batter, it's a little laggy.

Answer:Asus G73SW slows down when running on Battery

I wouldn't suggest trying to play high requirement games on batteries.
Most laptops are set to throttle themselves in order to save battery life when unplugged.
These settings can be found in the control panel.
Under power options.
You can probably fix the problem but battery life could be cut down to as little as 20 or 30 minutes if left on full blast.

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My computer has been getting a lot of BSOD's. i have a ASUS G73sw. Message that pops up with the blue screens is IRQL not less than equal. if anyone could give me any assistance, i would be much appreciated. Attached are 5 Most recent Minidumps in order from 1 to 5.

Answer:BSODs, IRQL error on Asus G73sw

What version of Windows, and what are you doing when the BSOD's happen? BATTC.sys is in the minidumps. Is the laptops battery in good condition?

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Can anyone tell me the difference between the ASUS gaming laptops G73SW-XT1 and G73SW-XN2?

Thinking about buying one, and appreciate any info!


links to the two are here

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Hi there,
I need help deciphering the cause of the BSOD in my laptop. The circumstances are not always the same when it happens. Mostly what's open at that time is Outlook 2010, Firefix browser (Typo3 website updates), Pandora (not necessarily playing).

I have done exhaustive hardware tests and no matter how hard or long I stressed it I could not replicate BSOD this way. My suspicion is a driver. I am attaching SF Diagnostic Tool output folder zipped. Please see if you can kindly help!

Answer:BSOD ~weekly while using Outlook,etc unclear cause (Asus G73SW/W7)

Hi jap.

You need to update the USB3 driver.

The one available with ASUS is even older that the installed one.

Get it from FRESCO LOGIC INC.===Leap into SuperSpeed===

Let us know the situation after updating the driver.

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 10D, {8, 57ff15c3ed8, 3, fffffa8007a7aa40}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for FLxHCIc.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for FLxHCIc.sys
Probably caused by : FLxHCIc.sys ( FLxHCIc+17db7 )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
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The Kernel-Mode Driver Framework was ... Read more

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Hi all,

I just purchased my new ASUS G73sw about two weeks ago. Performed a clean installation of Windows 7 64bit, and all of my software (All legal).

I have received 4 crashes at random times, each time my PC has been asleep for an extended period of time.

The .dmp file is saying the probably cause is: ntoskrnl.exe

No clue what to do here. I would prefer NOT to do a clean installation just because reinstalling and resetting everything takes forever. Is there an easy update/fix here?

Thank you in advance for your help.


Answer:New ASUS G73sw - Windows64, BSOD crash while in sleep mode


Try installing the latest chipset drivers from Intel; while you're at it, you might as well install the other drivers the utility shows: Intel? Driver Update Utility

Install SP1: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

If the BSODs persist, run driver verifier: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

After Verifier has caused a BSOD, please post up a full jcgriff2 report:

...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Tue Apr 26 11:16:41.020 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 1 days 23:53:46.444
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for GEARAspiWDM.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for GEARAspiWDM.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_IMAGE_iaStor.sys
SystemProductName = G73Sw

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I am really curious about speeds from ISPs. If you get a 3mbps plan max dl speed that can be achieved is around 400kbps(this is what i get not including partnering websites with the ISP)

If another guy owns a 100mbps connection, (again same condition as above)max dl speed achieved is around 10mbps~20mbps

So does this mean that whatever connection you buy, your dldin speed will be 10 times lower but maybe a lil more(ratio depends)??

I know other factors affects like which server you are downloading from but lets say its from a file hosting website that allows you to download at your max capped speed.

EDIT: Also, does downloading at a low speed means you're more likely to timeout with the server?

Answer:Solved: Ques: About ISP provided speeds

Remember, the downloads are in bytes, and the ISP speeds are in bits. Each byte has 8 bits.

3mbit/sec / 8bits = 375kbites/sec, assuming you are using 100% of the bandwidth.

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I will have about two days out of a whole week that my internet is actually fast but usually It's so slow that the task manager says that I'm using 0% of my network. The internet bill is roughly $100 a month and I get a poor connection, what can I do?

Modem is by Netgear
Service provider is Charter

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Answer:Charter Internet very slow

i have modified your post for any words with *** in

I will have about two days out of a whole week that my internet is actually fastClick to expand...

anything change in the house at all which might explain why the 2 days is fine

what have Charter said and have you tried to get them to do a line test when you have a poor connection

I'm not from US - but just for internet that seems a very high price, unless something special

have you tried a powercycle when its a poor connection

How to power cycle

&#8220;power cycle&#8221; process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes,
Plug the power cords back in, but don&#8217;t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a seperate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.

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any1 heard of this? it comes w/ my cable i wanted to know if it was any good

Answer:charter internet secuirty suite?

My sister's DSL provider gives their customers MacAfee security suite software for free as part of her package, so it's probably a similiar offer. Contact Charter and ask who provides the service to them.

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So at my household, the internet connection fluctuates in how frequently it drops. Yesterday, we could not keep it going for more than 5 minutes without having to restart the router.\ (soon after restarting the router, the same issue happens again) /
Basically, what happens is the internet on our laptops will stop working (it will show as Limited Connectivity) although the router continues to send the signal out.
The only fix to this is to restart the router (using the on/off buttons on the physical router) although the problem isn't with the router itself. Going on my router's settings place ( it shows that the internet is the issue. Im not really sure how to fix this... Ive tried mostly everything but nothing is a permanent fix.

Help would be greatly appreciated!!
Also- if I were to switch service providers, which would be the best near Saint Louis, MO?

Answer:Charter internet constantly dropping

Going on my router's settings place ( it shows that the internet is the issueClick to expand...

how does it show you this ?
Whats the make and model of the router

If its not a router issue and a wireless issue - have you tried connecting a PC directly to the router with a cable and see what happens
What lights are showing on the router when its working OK and what happens to the lights when it stops working

if its showing the status in the router as an internet issue -

then its either a Router issue ( but you say its not the router ???? )
A problem with the telephone cables or filters - if DSL and not Cable service
A problem with the ISP themselves
Have you contacted the ISP and asked them to do a line test

Have you tried disconnecting everything from the telephone lines - except just the router

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So I decided to get back into gaming a couple months after my move. I've never had any problems with gaming on any computers that I have back where I used to live with Comcast. But now that I have charter, for the last 3-4 weeks I've been pretty much unable to play any game on the PC online. I've tried Call Of Duty 1, 2, and 4, and Counter Strike: Source.

When it started out, my Call Of Duty 2 and 4 worked for a few minutes, then just completely stopped. Now it won't even let me go in game. It's the same case with CSS. Occasionally it works, but after a little while it freezes.

Any help?

Answer:PC internet games problem (charter?)

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Been having some weird behavior in the last week or so with my internet(but at the time didn't know what was going on, more on this later). Went to just to mess around and stumbled onto a thread spreading rumors about how charter is bumping their speeds in quarter 4 2011 from 18mb to 30 and from 60mb to 100mb.

So when i got home from work i did a speedtest and got 2dn/2up (usually get 19dn/2up). I reset my modem and now my speed test is hovering around 35mb/1.9up. Real world downloading is displaying 3.6Mb/s

Answer:Charter High speed internet

I'm lucky to get 10...

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   I recently removed my Charter Security Suite (F-Secure) from my computer and tried to reinstall it.  It ended up going into a loop trying to prepare the computer for installation.  After calling Charter, they said that I had Spy Assassin in my hpkey area in regedit.  I'm wondering how to fix the problem and make it so I can have my ISP's security suite installed.   Please help!Thanks!

Answer:Spy assassin issues with charter internet suite

Stephen Greene.....Go into the registry , use the search feature and search for "Spy Assassin "  remove any entries it finds ......( you will probably have to run search more than once as ther are probably multi entries .)Be sure to back up you registry before removing any entries just in case you foul up .dl65  

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So I have a N66 that is used as a wired router with a 150/10 Mb/s comcast connection. When I use Asus' Qos, my speeds on speedtest become 100/10 Mb/s while with Qos off my speeds are 160/10 Mb/s. Should I keep Qos off or is it about time to buy a new router?

Answer:Slow speeds on Asus N66 with Qos

Keep it off if you want the full speed or buy a new router, if you don't need the full speed just use the router

QoS takes quite many systems resources , and thus the router cant handle the packages in the same speed if the QoS was off

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Currently using DDR 3200 RAM in my K8V SE Deluxe and wondered if anybody knows whether or not this mobo will accept higher speed RAM?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Max DDR RAM speeds for Asus K8V SE Deluxe?

Your board supports a max of 3200 ram.

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ok so I purchased this router a bit ago as my old linksys died (wrt-54g)

so I simply put the router in and configured it up.

for 2.4 and 5ghz I used the same SSID
Created a guest virtual and called it the SSID name of the other then added _Guest

life has been working fine. My Galaxy Note 3 connects fine plus 1 iPhone 5s, 1 iPad, 3 iPods...

I just got an HP TouchSmart IQ-507 from a guy at work and it has a N card in it. I set it up with Windows 8.1 and love it but I noticed the speed is 56mb.
I have since named each SSID with a _2.4ghz or _5ghz.

When I go to the network card properties is where it shows this.

so two questions.
1. Should I use the same SSID for both 2.4ghz and 5ghz or keep the naming separate?
2. Should I see a faster connection rating that 56mb?

The HP is in the dining room where the router is in the basement. The router is mounted to the floor boards literally 8 feet away and 4 feet in height (if you want to know the relationship)

Trying to figure out the most optimum network speed connection or do i just leave it and let be as it works?

Answer:Asus RT AC66U and getting N Speeds

TeleFragger said:

sorry I forgot I posted this thread as I just did another...
can anyone help a brotha with N speed?Click to expand...

Is the N client on the 2.4Ghz SSID or the 5Ghz SSID? If you are in a crowded 2.4Ghz area and your N device is on 2.4Ghz, then 56Mbps is typical.

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Hey guys, I would like to upgrade my cpu and I was wondering what speed of cpu's I can go to with my asus meb motherboard.
the specs on the motherboard are as follows:
intel 440BX AGP set.

Now the motherboard manual displays info for "celeron cpu's" for the motherboard only at 66Mhz (and 100Mhz for some reaon) front side bus and multiplier of 7 for a total of 466, I would like to put a pentium3 cpu on the motherboard... is this possible!

The manual states that the bus frequency goes up to 150Mhz and the multiplier goes up to 8. That makes a processor speed of 1.2gig, I want to aim for a 1gig pentium3 processor which is 133Mhz by 8 or there abouts, if you do the math i can potentialy get a cpu speed of 1.2gig that is 150x8=1200mhz, but i dont wanna fry anything in the process.

Sent an email to asus but have yet to get any response.
any info would be appreciated greatly thanks

Answer:Cpu speeds for asus motherboard.

forget the 1.2 Ghz, the FSB's are asynchronous with the AGP and PCI (so you will overclock them massivly at fsb 150, and you don't want to do that knowing the PCI and AGP cards won't handle it).

The FSB 100 is possible and maybe some slight numbers above (up to 110 maybe).

I think a BX chipset can still handle a PIII 800 (and a lill' more if you up the FSB slightly).

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Hello everyone i'm currently experiencing some issues with my new Asus RT-n66u router. When I bypass the router and plug my modem directly into my computer I get consistent speeds of around 20/Mbps. When I have my router set up those speeds drop down to around 8-9 Mbps (wired connection).

The routers firmware has been updated to the newest merlin version.

I understand that connection speed may naturally slow down when going through a router but 50% decrease seems like over kill.


Answer:Slow Speeds With ASUS RT-N66U

Also some clarification. I've tried different ethernet cables all with the same results.

Another odd thing is that when I reset my router (turn off and back on) my speeds come out to be about 20mbps. However if I wait about 10 min the speeds drop down to 8-10 mbps.

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Hello everyone

So yesterday my Asus Quietrack was working fine, able to run any dvd / cd i placed within the drive quickly.

However, today when i decided to load up a program, and install it using the dvd, the speed in which it installed dropped suddenly. The spinning sound of the disc drive also disappeared, which is very strange. The sound was always there when i added discs before.
It is now very, very quiet, but the speed in which it installs anything has dropped dramatically.

Any methods i can use to speed it up?


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Sometime ago, someone, somewhere gave a fix to change the "Microsoft internet Explorer provided by.... etc. to anything you wanted. Can that person post a response again please. My IE is provided by "Mickey Mouse" at the moment. But I would like to change it.

Answer:Internet Explorer provided by??????

I've posted it in the past. Close IE and OU and type the below into run rundll32.exe iedkcs32.dll,Clear. Chris

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Answer:Internet Explorer provided by?

Anybody tell me how to change the provider name at the top of the internet explorer bar. Mine tells me it is still provided by an ISP I no longer use. Any ideas?.

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I used to have Verizon Fiber Optic Internet service. I moved and switched to Comcast. I usually do not use IE however, I noticed when I did open IE, it still says "Micorsoft Internet Explorer Provided By Verizon Online." As I said Verizon is no longer my ISP. Is there a way to get rid of that?

Answer:Internet Explore Provided by...


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Hi i changed ISP's from wanadoo to Virgin a while back but IE says it is still supplied by wanadoo rather than Virgin. I can remember seeing a fix for this in the mag but i can't remember which issue it was in. Also the little rotating Wanadoo icon is still in the top-right corner of the screen. Nothing against Wanadoo but can someone provide assitance so i can correct this??ThanksFF

Answer:Internet Explorer provided by............

Start, Run, type inrundll32 iedkcs32.dll,Clearexactly as written and click OK.

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I am running Asus DRW-2014L1T under Windows Vista Home Premium X64 with the latest firmware update v1.02, recently I am experiencing slow copy speeds of DVD medias. A single layer DVD takes minimum 15 mins to copy .
I am running a Intel Q6600 on MSI P35-Platinum Combo with 4GB RAM. Please do help guys

Answer:Asus DRW-2014L1T - Slow copying speeds

Hi, ragsbava, and welcome to the forums.

Did you read the sticky at the top of these very forums? The exactsame burner is listed *in the title*.

Please search before just posting away.

I won't close this (yet) *just in case* none of those fixes work.

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Hi. my internet has been running slow for a week now i called the company and they said that there might have been a problem with the line. They sent someone to check and he told us the line is fine now and that i should probably do a spyware/virus scan. I used SUPERANTISPYWARE and found nothing. I ran Hijackthis and received this log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:24:24 PM, on 9/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee&#... Read more

Answer:Sloooow Internet - HijackThis Log provided. Please help!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Pleaseinclude a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner o... Read more

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My daughter is in Disney's College Program, and living in Disney-provided housing, which includes Disney-provided cable.

Much like a college dorm though, the wi-fi is controlled by Disney, shared throughout the building (versus specific to the apartment), and horrible.

She has already contacted the housing people about improving this, but I am not optimistic that she will get a sustained improvement.

What are some easy (she's not an IT whiz by any means) and affordable (not making a ton of money) ways for her to improve the in-apartment wi-fi? Is it possible in such a situation to just provide their own modem and router to have their own wifi?

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I KNOW this is a silly question, but a colleague of mine wants to remove the "provided by..." part of the "Internet Explorer provided by..". in the top blue bar on her browser. It's something she signed up to some time ago and the branding is apparently very irritating.

Any help please?


Answer:Solved: Internet Explorer provided by...

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I am having some odd issues with my wired setup behind a router.

I get sub 500kb/s when downloading one thing. However if I download like 6 files at once, my total bandwidth jumps to over 2mb/s, with a couple files going up to 1mb/s.

When I called the ISP they had me run tests and they all showed the line and modem at good specs, and speedtests show perfect results. But actually downloading anything is quite slow with the router installed.

I tried a few things so far like turning off QoS, trying old and new firmware, testing ethernet cables, factory resets, trying openDNS. The router has pretty much all default settings at the moment

This is especially weird being wired to the router.

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(I'm not sure I put this in the correct category - feel free to move it!)

I Just realized that my two and a half year old gamer computer did not have its three chassis fans connected... Now they are, and the sound change is quite... notable!

I have AI Suite II, but I can only find fan speed monitor, not control. Is there anyway I can control these fan speeds?

Answer:Control fan speeds ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Windows 10

Yes, page 3-24 of the motherboard manual. Enable QFan chassis control. This allows the mb to control the fan speed in relation to load.

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Has anybody had problems with CA, which I think stands for Computer Associates, the internet security service provided free by Road Runner?When I first signed up with Road Runner I had Norton security, but when my subscription ran out I decided to try the free CA, since Road Runner promised it was just as good, and free.  I had nothing but trouble with it.  Among other problems, my personal files would take ages to load, even if I'd just shut them, and every website I visited I would get a message from Google telling me the site had become unresponsive.Someone told me to uninstall it and and use Microsoft Essentials instead, and my computer's been zipping along at proper speed since.This is a true account of my experience, and I do not work for Microsoft.

Answer:CA Internet Security Provided by Road Runner

Good move. MSE is not a resource hog unlike some other AV's

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Hi, A long time ago I read instructions on how to remove the logo 'Provided by freeserve' but cant remember where. Anyone point me in the right direction?. Cheers, Bill

Answer:Removing Internet Explorer Logo ie. provided by.

Go to Start, choose Run, and type or paste "rundll32 iedkcs32.dll,Clear" without the quotes.Then enter, should be gone.

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Hello,I'm trying to get rid of the yahoo software that is adding "...provided by Yahoo!" to the title bar of the windows internet explorer.I understand that in removing that, I may lose some other aspect/function that is provided by this software from "Yahoo!".Please let me know if this is insufficient information... Below are the HijackThis logs. The Kaspersky log is below them.Thanks for any assistance you can offer.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Chris Lewis on 2008-05-11 18:54:37Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --119: 2008-05-11 23:55:34 UTC - RP401 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point118: 2008-05-11 22:24:17 UTC - RP400 - Installed Windows Installer Clean Up117: 2008-05-11 22:19:29 UTC - RP399 - Removed Windows Installer Clean Up116: 2008-05-11 22:00:51 UTC - RP398 - Installed Tweakui Powertoy for Windows XP115: 2008-05-11 17:50:39 UTC - RP397 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-15 11:25:55 UTC - RP283 - Installed Windows IDNMitigationAPIs.Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Chris Lewis.exe) -----------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:01:28 PM, on 5/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (... Read more

Answer:"windows Internet Exploerer Provided By Yahoo!"

Hello mplsmtl,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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HI there, I have a problem and need some help with it. I have setup AD and added the option where the internet explorer got the new message " Internet Explorer provided by our company Name" IT work on all computers except mine, the other computer have ie6 and 7 and 8 on , mine got Ie8b2 on and I can get rid of the Your Internet explorer provided by Yahoo" I don?t mind the message but even after iI upgraded it remain on my ie8b2

How can I get rid of it, Please help.

Answer:Windows Internet Explorer provided by Yahoo

IE7 provided by Yahoo is just a branded version -

Read this

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Hey guys,

It seems this problem has been annoying me for quite some time now but I have never really bothered to fix it simply because I really don't use the drive to install my games and stuff.

But NOW the time has come for me to install a game from a disc (GTAIV) it's taking FOREVER! I mean it barely moves.

I have the ASUS DRW-2014L1T and I have updated to the latest firmware 1.02 already.

the drive is in sata mode.

The rest of my pc specs are:

Intel Core i7 920
4gb ddr3 ram
Asus P6T
WD 500gb Hd

I don't know what the problem but it is incredibly annoying when it takes like 2 hrs to install a game on my PC from a disc...

Please help! Thank you!

Answer:Ridiculously slow copy and read speeds on my Asus Dvd drive..Help!

Nothing you can do about it unless ASUS decides to provide a windows 7 firmware update.

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Yes I got an asus s500ca ultrabook and it comes with 4gb onboard ram and has a slot for 4 more. So I installed a stick of kingston system specific ram and my wifi speeds dropped for like 2 days I thought it was the internet being a douche. Then I tested it using my phone desktop and brothers laptop and it was fine I was getting less then 1mbps when I should be getting 30mbps. I opened it up took the ram stick out booted back up ran a speed test got 32mbps lol So I put the ram chip back in same process got less then 1mbps. Did this 3 times.. Does anyone know what would cause this? It dont compute to me lol

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Having multiple problems with signing in to Windows Internet Explore 7 but listed as McAfee stops my signing in by doing the virus scan and find long delays waiting for McAfee Virus scan to complete. Comcast tells me that it is a problem with Windows Internet Explorer, windows internet explorer tells me that it is Comcast. All in all it is very hard for me to sign in with all the crap being surveryed and keeps me from my wanted tasks. Wher and whom to I shout at???????

Answer:Problems with Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast

Hello, you are not the only one with this problem. If you do an internet search for the address you will find a deal of related material. A few quick links for you are here:

Many of the fixes suggest things like resetting your router, updating your browser, using a different comcast link, tooling with your firewall/s, or checking DNS settings. As this seems like a new problem with a wide set of variables, maybe some of this info could help you pinpoint the specifics causing your issue. If you use the comcast site for things like news, info, or email then you could try some of those fixes. If you don't need the comcast site, you could always just uninstall their software, and then change your hompage.

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I need a internet service, similar to Dropbox in nature except that instead of just storing data I need the service to provide software to download as well as pass data. For example, I have an excel sheet saved in the services database and I want to access the excel sheet from a computer that does not have an excel program on it. So I access the service, and it provides both an excel program and the stored excel sheet.

Any help to point me in the right direction would be most helpful.
Thank you

Answer:Solved: Internet Provided Service that passes software and information

Is GoogleDocs (free) the type of thing you're after?


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Question: X8100 or G73SW?

I'm looking to buy myself a new laptop since i blew up my old computer.
I'm looking for something thats considerably powerful for around $2500.

I've come down to a choice between a clevo X8100 and an asus G73SW-A1 both of which i want to modify a little by putting an SSD in and extending the warranty to 3 years on the one I buy.

I've never even heard of clevo before so despite a review I read MALIBAL VEDA Series Performance, Benchmarks and Conclusion
I'm still skeptical about it. Also the Clevo I'm looking at is different to the one in this review.

I live in Australia so I have to deal with gst and other junk if i buy overseas

So This is the place that I have found to buy them.
ASUS G73SW laptop notebook - G73SW-FHD-TZ016V - G73SW-A1 - 17.3 inch gaming laptop with GTX 460M

Metabox X8100 - Clevo X8100 laptop notebook - CrossFire ATi HD 5870 graphics - 18.4 inch Gaming laptop

Which way should I go?
each one will wind up being roughly $2500-$2600 after SSD
Also are there any trustworth reviews on the Clevo?

Answer:X8100 or G73SW?

Never heard of Clevo. ASUS is #1 in my book.

For reviews, Google is your friend.

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Recently, while browsing the internet, it has been running slow, streaming video files is taking longer to load and search engines like yahoo and Google every time i click on a web page that i was looking for ether brings me to a totally different page or win anti virus pro or some porn site, i don't know what is going on i did a virus scan using CA internet suit, even scanned for adware and spyware using trend micro anti-spyware and still nothing so my last alternative is this site i came acrossed. here is my HJT logg. i also use mozilla firefox browser as an alt for internet explorer 7 to stream my video files.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:42:46 PM, on 6/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
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I recently built a new PC, cannibalizing the old one for some parts in the process. Once completed and set up the internet had seemed fine, though I was busy installing everything so it's possible I just didn't notice at first. Since completion my internet connection has gone from previously 100% speedy to a sort off, stuttering lag. The connection itself remains on, there's no indication of losing connection to the actual internet, but sometimes it feels like I have.

It's particularly noticeable when directing to a new webpage. It now seems to stutter; taking a few seconds to register that I've redirected it, a few seconds of white screen, and then slowly everything loads in, with even thumbnail images loading choppily (it sorta reminds me of how things used to load on a modem a little bit at a time). This occurs in all browsers I've tried, including Steam.

Steam will regularly lose connection as well, which never happened previously except when it's servers were down.

I also work from home using which has not been able to establish a connection to my work pc - it can connect to the network, activate the encryption, but fails with the error "your connection to the remote computer has been lost."

Streaming sites like youtube, twitch and livestream lag at first loadup, like everything else, but the videos stream perfectly fine with no hiccups.

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Answer:Unstable internet speeds and program connections, but stable internet

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Question: Internet Speeds

Hi folks, just looking for some information here.

I have been a long-time Virgin Media customer and never really had cause to complain before. When we moved house back in May they had to do a fresh installation as they couldn't find the cable that came into the property despite at least four previous owners being VM customers. I have their 200Mbps Internet service and at the last house (a whole 3 miles away) regularly obtained full, or even a bit over, speed. In fact I never saw much below 195Mbps when checking on - connected via Ethernet cable.

Since moving to the new house I have been seeing speeds of 75-90Mbps - never more than 100, no matter what time of day I checked it. The computers are the same (1xdesktop PC, 2xlaptop PCs all running W10 plus 2xAndroid tablets and 1xAndroid phone and 1xiPhone). Today is the first time I have been at home with some time to investigate this issue so I called VM and their tech support did some tests before pronouncing the system healthy. They are firmly of the opinion that the computers aren't compatible with 200Mbps even though they were working fine before the move.

In addition to installing a new access cable VM provided a new set top box and modem when we moved in. The modem re-boots itself randomly and I have used that as an excuse to get a technician to visit and check the whole system out. They are supposedly sending an Internet specialist ... whatever one of those is.

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Unfortunately I closed of my last go at this subject when I thought I'd got somewhere.I received a lot of advise on how to check the speed of my Internet connection, for which I am grateful. However, I am now confused with the various speeds that I have found and really I cannot interpret them.McFee tells me that my speed is 471.12Kbps (58.89KBps)and the actual speedometer shows 200KBPS. I am being careful with my capital letters here!My PC shows the Local Area Connection Speed 100Mbps.The ASDL BB Speed Test shows:-Actual Speed - - Downstream 459Kbps(57.4KB/sec) - - Upstream 241Kbps(30.1KB/sec)True Speed - - - Downstream Estimate 495Kbps - - - Upstream Estimate 260KbpsI'm sure that all this stuff will be perfectly clear to everybody else, but remembering that I am now supposed to be on what Tiscali calls x10 speed (512 somethings), could someone please attempt to explain to an old idiot like me, what all these figures might mean.

Answer:Internet Speeds again

click here click here and click here should help. Local Area Connection Speed 100Mbps is the speed of the network/ethernet card in your PC.

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Question: Internet Speeds

Anybody getting slow speed tonight? I am with TalkTalk, Upload is faster than download I normaly get just under 7mb down but down to about 234kb

Answer:Internet Speeds

16913 kbps here - no problem.

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Hi all I live in a really bad area for broadband where i'm with sky broadband connect i'm actually paying for the 8mb service but only ever achieving 0.5kbps.Sky tell me this is because of the nearest telephone exchange box being 4 miles away.So is there anything i can do to speed up my connection and are sky allowed to get away with this seeing as i'm not getting the service i pay for. Pete


Can you post your full line stats up from the router if you can please?

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Question: Internet speeds

How can I conduct an internet speed check please?

Answer:Internet speeds

click hereclick here

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Question: Internet Speeds!!

HiI got a 57 modem. At my old house it worked at 55.3 kmp (whatever the speed thing is) But I have moved and it has gone down. Can i sort this out.

Answer:Internet Speeds!!

How much have you dropped on your 56K modem?

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Question: Internet speeds

Thinking about switching to AT&T DSL from Charter cable. We use wireless in the house for a laptop and for an XBox360. I also have a desktop.

Answer:Internet speeds

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I have 2 pc's hooked up to the internet, they normally run seperatly .. the ISP I use offers 20mb broadband .. however, one PC will give me 16mb, another will clock only 10mb and my macbook will give me 20mb .. why are there such variations?

Answer:Why Different Internet Speeds ??

Low speed USB?

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Question: Internet speeds

Has anyone else here noticed a considerable drop in internet speeds when a win10 machine logs onto thier network? I have slow Internet at 6mbps but it is fine with the 2 win7, 2 android and 2 linux boxes. I have 3 win10 machines and no matter which of the 3 i boot the network crawls on any other machine thats logged in. I have isolated to just the 3 win 10 machines. It is very frustrating.

Answer:Internet speeds

I can't say I've noticed anything, its at its usual speeds. Did you do an inplace upgrade install for those machines from older versions of Windows?

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Question: Internet Speeds

What speed are you getting ?


Answer:Internet Speeds

there is a thread here already, if you look towards the top of the page there is a few more threads there. here is where you should be posting this

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Question: internet speeds

i use bt broadband and am paying for 2 mbs i have just tested speed with a test that was posted on a thread and its only 1.1 // anyway of resolving this..

Answer:internet speeds

Telephone or email your ISP and tell them.

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Question: Internet Speeds

Any tips on improving your internet Speeds, especially keeping lagg minimal (for online gaming)

Thanks, John.

Answer:Internet Speeds

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Iam a little confused as what internet speeds actually mean? Iam currently on a 150kb/s modem, which should mean that I can download 1mb in less than 10 seconds, but obviously this isn't the case. Iam going to upgrade to a 1mb connection in a few weeks, so if anyone could explain what I can expect from that it would be helpful.

Answer:What Do Internet Speeds Actually Mean?

The kbs means kiloBITS not kiloBYTES so no you can't download 1Mb in 10 seconds....150 kb/s is 150 kiloBITS per second.

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This is my internet speeds. How are they? I know download and ping are pretty decent/good but how is upload?

Answer:How are my internet speeds ?

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Question: Internet speeds???

So I have 25Mbs download from xfinity. I do a speed test I get 22 ( by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test). No big deal. My question is why if I have 20-25Mbs, when I download a program to run 40.8MB why does it take 10 minutes? It should take literally 2 seconds correct? I'm downloading the Netgear Genie. So not a big file at all.

Thanks for looking and the help.

Answer:Internet speeds???

is it just that file?

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Howdy, One and All!

Hopefully I'll get all the info correct the first time out, lol

Internet speeds (surfing, etc.) fluxuate. Sometimes, great, mostly though...creeping along, pages loading slowly or incompletely.

ISP: Joink (only horse in town)
Wireless INTO the house to black box
Black box connected to linksys befsr41v.2 Firmware: 1.46.2 (latest version)

PC1: win xp (jacked up old gaming pc ....more, but its not mine, so will have to edit ) - LOL
PC2: Linux 5.0
PC3: (on KVM switch w/PC2) linux 4.5

PC1 : usually uses Firefox as browser
PC2 : Opera
PC3 : default

Unhooking everything and taking the wan into PC1 will result in 'normal speeds'
reconnecting the linksys, slows everything down..........

It is my assumption that the linksys is having trouble "talking to" the joink service somehow, or something is not configured right within the linksys itself
Please, save my sanity,

Upon asking questions for something I may have missed, please note I am not a PC Wizard, rather wet behind the ears in fact...........


Answer:Internet speeds come & go

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Question: Internet speeds?

My question is this. I live in small remote town and am a pastor of a church. We need to upgrade our internet to be able to run 5-7 video streams at once, about once a week. is there a difference between 10mb x 10mb and 15mb x 5mb? I understand the the upload and download speeds. But someone here said the 10x10 would be much more stable and allow for more bandwidth because the speeds are matched. Is that a concern? We only upload one or two 20 minute videos a week so we don't really need a lot of upload speed.

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Question: Internet speeds???

Ok.... I need help. I don't know if I am evaluating this wrong or not. Right not my boyfriend and I get online via his sister's wireless router. I am looking to connect service to our house. Here is the problem right this moment Windows says we are getting 36.0 Mbps. I'm looking at paying for internet that ranges in speeds from 1.0Mbps up to like 25 Mbps. I'm looking at minimum of 32.99 for 3 Mbps. Isn't the 36.0 Mbps I'm already getting for free better? Thank in advanced for your help.

Answer:Internet speeds???

The 36mbps youre seeing is likely your LAN speed via wireless. If you were to plug your computer in, youd see that go up to 100mbps, or 1gbps if you have it. the way to check your internet speed is by going to a site like, clicking on the server closest to you, and itll tell you an accurate download and upload speed or obviously asking your ISP what you have.

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Question: Internet Speeds

ok i have a question for someone who might know !

i want to get my connection to go faster is their anything i can do at my system end to increase performace i've already noticed an increased perfomace when using a desktop from a laptop on the same connection so it stands to reason that their might be something else i can do to get it to run faster still.

thanks for any tips i can get

Answer:Internet Speeds

is it dictated by your provider?

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My download speed is very good, however my upload speed is very slow. Any clue as to cause of problem??


ISP's deliberately throttle back upload speeds...Check with them if you need more and pull out the wallet...

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Question: Internet speeds

I am experiencing a slow internet connection using my new desktop
(Specs: i7 2600 Intel core , ram 8GB, 1TB Hardrive
In comparison to my currently overall much faster laptop (2.10ghz)
Internet speeds using BBC connection speed test being as follows:
Laptop (built in wi-if)- 8334 kbps - when both desktop and laptop on and using internet
Laptop (built in wi-fi)- 8374 kbps - when desktop off and only laptop connected to internet
Desktop - -448 kbps - when laptop on and using internet
Desktop - 438 kbps - when laptop off and only desktop using internet
As an example it took me two hours on my desktop to download 221MB and with other downloads it was still as slow
I am using a TEXET wireless 802.11b/g/n USB adapter with advertised connection speed of 150 mbps
and I use a BT wireless hub
I don't think it could be the hub as the desktop runs slow whether in competition with my laptop for internet connection or not
Also if it was the hub why would it always give such a fastest rate to the laptop when both are on.?
According to the Realtek 11n USB software which came with TEXET wireless adapter it shows signal strength 67% and link quality
99% - I would expect a faster connection if these are correct.
Anyone have any ideas how I might go about fixing this issue?

Answer:Internet speeds

Duplicate Thread. All responses on Other Thread please.
adambucky, Please tick this one as resolved. Click on big grey tick at the right of post and it will turn green and next time you refresh the page thread will be marked as resolved.

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Dear friends

Could you help me figure out why it is that I have trouble browsing in high speed despite the fact that the wireless adapter receives data at 1 Mbps minimum? I haven't been able to watch videos on Youtube, read the news etc because the browser takes ages to load the full page. I checked which applications are connected and they haven't exchanged much data as you can see below:

Excuse my English!

Thank you.

Answer:Low speed internet despite high speed provided by ISP

Any ideas?
Thank you!

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spyware and internet speeds

Day to day i browse the net to find better ways to get a faster internet connection. Ive bought net accerators and checked out many things. The best raw data accerator is (at least for a 56k modem) is to clear all spyware. I have foun that if i clear all spyware i will find a increase of from 2.50k to a 5.00k data increase in data income ( mesured in downloads), thats double the speed for my connection. However its is very difficult to keep the spys off so that you can keep the same connection. Sometimes the spyware can take half of your internet speed.


1. Are there any programs out there that will display what programs are using the modem data thats coming in.

2. Spyblaster, ad-aware, even spy-sweeper programs fail to keep the spys from coming back. I think that the programs aren't deleting them. When using a spyprogram do you quarientine the infection or do you quarientine and then delete? Does delete, delete from system the infected files or do they delete the quarentined programs thus no longer quarentined (or moved to a quarentine bin)?

3. Do spyware have root installation programs that alot of these modern spyware programs aren't detecting and destroying.

Answer:spyware and internet speeds

Hi, When you use AdAware or SpyBot let's say...the items are quarantined but are removed from the system....the quarantined items can be deleted, once you are sure there is nothing you may have wanted to use, they rarely make any mistakes...

There are things that none of them detect or remove.

We use Hijackthis logfiles to help show any other remaining problems.

If you wish, post a log from HJT. You must create a separate new folder to hold Hijackthis> and run it from there, not the temp folders.

When you start Hijackthis up, after you use the SCAN button, the Save Log button will be available, hit that and save the log as hijackthis.txt which opens with Notepad...get back here to your thread, open a Reply (not a new thread) and copy/paste the entire log into your reply.

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I'm unable to get good speeds with torrents
current network config

internet to netopia 2241n to wrt54g linksys router with dd-wrt installed, to desktop vista.

I here that placing netopia in bridge mode will help. What is bridge mode and two how is the done?
Also what is the soho method?

Answer:slow dsl internet speeds

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Hello,I have a query, I have a Belkin router which is set up on the main pc which has broadband internet and im runnin XP, on another pc it has XP and has a Belkin wireless usb adapter, i have had this set up for about a year and all was well, for the past two days i have noticed that when i tried to send files through msn it was to slow a connection and when i tried to use house call (trend micro online scanner) it kept saying alert slow internet connection but the other pc with the adapter runs perfectly, does anyone know what my problem is?

Answer:slow internet speeds

Are you running that adapter with software or driver-only? Might just need a re-installation.

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I have had BT Broadband for nearly a year and all has been fine, I have just installed winMX on my pc to download files and have found that my downloads still take a fair time to do compared to someone taking files from my pc. I have checked my bandwidth and was amazed to discover that it's only betweeb 160 - 169kps. Is there anything i can do to get this anywhere near the 512kps i'm paying for?

Answer:Broadband Internet Speeds

check your speed click hereuninstall winmx would be my suggestion.will slow down everything else.

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My internet is noticeably faster on my work laptop vs. my personal laptop while on the same wireless network at home. What characteristics of my laptops are most likely to be making my work laptop faster online? I'd thought that 90%+ of your internet speed would be determined by your actual connection, but apparently the specs of a laptop can make a big difference?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Internet Speeds and Laptops

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Pc-cillin detected this on my computer several times but it keeps coming back :ADW_SRV33.A. And i also get this repeating virus : prvdi.exe. I've removed both of them several times but they always re-appear. could that be the problem of my 'loss' ?..

Answer:Slower internet speeds..

IF the Virii/Trojans keep comming back and you have an OS that has System Restore eg. ME, XP then turn System Restore off ( How to turn System Restore Off/On ) > reboot > scan again ( making sure your virus program has latest definition files )

also before turning System Restore back on run one of the online virus checkers likeTrend's Housecall

your system slowdown could also as well as being a virus/trojan be Spyware ... do you use any Anti-Spyware programs if not then follow this superb guide

Note: ONLY post a HijackThis log if specifically asked to do so.

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Can anyone help me here?

I currently have a bog-standard 2.4GB PC.

I have 1MB p\s broadband.

Yet my PC speed won't buffer above 200kb p\s.

Help me anyone.

This is especially when I use MWP.

Answer:Internet speeds\streaming

try this site to check your speed

i dont know what your contention ratio is but in UK we have 50:1 for consumer and 20:1 for business

so consumer 50 people could be sharing that 1MB pipe

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I have 50/5 at home and just looking for ways to get the best out of my internet"z". Last night, I ran a benchmark against my ISP's internet servers and then against Level 3 and a few others. My ISP's DNS servers are slower than frozen molasses compared to Level 3. So, I've since changed my DNS servers.

I run a Netgear 3800 router, with 2 Level 3 DNS servers set statically, and a 3rd set to Google's Public DNS (which is considerably slower - possibly due to distance/location). I have Cat 6a STP (I know, overkill) cables I purchased from Monoprice for pennies on the dollar. I know wireless will vary with signal strength, wireless interference, router/network load. I'm just looking for other ways to be a nerd and get the most out of what is available to me.

Aside from normal PC maintenance (Hard drive defragging, allowing caching for pictures/banners for faster loading), is there/are there any other things which I can do to ensure my wired/wireless internet connections are running top notch?

Answer:Improving Internet Speeds

Try these 2 freewares:
Download DNS Benchmark (DNSBench) | :: TCP Optimizer / Downloads

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So, I just moved in to campus, and my internet speeds in the dorm are aprox 370 kbps, whereas, in other computer labs, the speed is over 15 mbps...

I'm required to use Cisco Clean Access Agent, and I'm using a cat5e cord...

Anyone have a clue what the problem is? or how to speed up my internet?

Thanx in advance

Answer:College internet speeds

They are probably purposely throttling you thanks to everybody filesharing. Most likely no way to speed up.

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Hello everyone, I have an issue that I am hoping that you can help me with. This all started about 2ish weeks ago. I started noticing that my internet speeds were varying all over the place from .4 Mb/s to over 11Mb/s (see link to These speed jumps are with in minutes of each other. I have called my internet provider, suddenlink, many times. They have dispatched a truck to my house and they are baffled with the speed jumps. I have had 2 different cable modems hooked up and it makes no changes to the speeds. If it helps I had a Linksys CM100, then suddenlink provided a cisco 2100. I purchased a motorola surfboard 6121 fron newegg. That one would not even link up to the internet at all (it could be DOA), so I am in the process of doing an RMA on it. The techs I spoke with seem set on that I have spyware that is hogging my connection, even though this is happening on my windows 7 desktop and a Apple MBP Laptop. It does not matter if one device or 10 is connected to the net the speeds still jump from minute to minute. Just to cover my bases ran hijack this on my windows 7 machine. The link is below to the log file.

I'm growing more and more tired of these speed jumps. I cant even use netflix, due to the ever chanding speeds. I would change internet providers if I had the choice to, but suddenlink is my only option here. Read more

Answer:Crazy Internet Speeds

Hi -There are many reasons for spikes in Internet access times. At the moment I can only get 1.3 Mbps downloads - -I do not understand why the second link (to a HJT log) has been left here ??If this for a malware problem Please post in the Malware removal or the Am I infected area -Thank You-

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Dear all,

I'm running a small network of around 40 users, 35 users on windows XP & Vista and a further 5 on Mac's OS X. We have an sDSL 1Mb connection, 2 x windows 2000 Servers, 1 PDC with AD, DNS and DHCP, the other with ISA 2000.

wall point-------sdsl Modem------Switch
|_______ ISDN Backup
|_______ ISA External Adaptor

Everything works fine but every so often the Internet grinds to a halt running at approx 10kb/s when it normally runs at around 846 kb/s. This problem occurs to both upload and download speeds. A reboot of the sDSL connection corrects the slowness.

Is some user hogging the bandwidth with some nasty app, malware infection or is it some faulty hardware. I've check the firewall logs and nothing has really come up.

If anyone can help me with a possible cause or help in locating the fault it would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Answer:Slow Internet Speeds

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Got an e-mail from my ISP (Charter) in regards to an FCC plan to measure ISP performance. Information on the program and a signup form if you want to participate at the following link.

Sign up to Shape the Future of Broadband in America


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Already signed up and got a reply from them last year sometime. Now I'm just waiting to see if they selected me or not. Hopefully I will be.

They don't seem to be in any hurry though. LOL

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Ok, so I ended up reinstalling Windows XP on my system with my Compaq QuickRestore CD's. The install didn't reset my computer to the factory presets though. None of the bundled software was installed. And, my internet is still acting strange. Some pages load very quickly, while others just hang, or give me error pages. Is it possible the during the reinstall, certain drivers weren't installed? or does this sound more like a hardware problem, maybe with my network card or hard drive?

I've already done what I can to test my DSL connection, and my ISP says there's nothing wrong with it. I've tested it on and it confirmed that my speeds are excellent. Downloading & uploading are as fast as ever.

Answer:Inconsistent Internet Speeds

Did you download any spyware removal software and check for spyware?


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Hello,I have a query, I have a Belkin router which is set up on the main pc which has broadband internet and im runnin XP, on another pc it has XP and has a Belkin wireless usb adapter, i have had this set up for about a year and all was well, for the past two days i have noticed that when i tried to send files through msn it was to slow a connection and when i tried to use house call (trend micro online scanner) it kept saying alert slow internet connection but the other pc with the adapter runs perfectly, does anyone know what my problem is?

Answer:Slow internet speeds

You may have a virus or a trojan.look at these free programsclick here AVG Free, do an immediate test, update from time to timeclick here SpyBot Search and Destroy, download, update and immunise, update from time to timeclick here Bazooka, run from time to time, update from time to timeclick here Ad-Aware, update from time to timeclick here free scan with Spyware Doctorclick here a-squared free, update from time to timeApologies if you already have these

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I have a Pipex Max account which gives me up to an 8 meg line with unlimited downloads. However most of the time I am running at close to or less than dial up. Pipex tell me I'm at the end of the pipe furthest from the exchange so my access is affected by the number of clients online. This I understand, but shouldn't the ISP's have to assure a minimum bandwidth to their users. If not I might as well be back on dial up.

Please can anyone shed some light on this rather tedious problem.

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Hello there.

My custom built computer, only 4 months old, is right now getting an approximate internet connection of 4 mbps. I'm supposed to be getting 60. (This is mbps down by the way)

Any suggestions on how to get my speed back? I've tried other network adapters but it's not working.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Internet at unacceptable speeds.

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May it be that one router brings a faster Internet connection than another? Or should each router have the fastest speed being possible in one's home?

I have used the Speedport W 700V until today. And now I use the router o2 HomeBox 6641 (because of some technical changes done by o2) . I am not sure, but it appears the Internet speed is a bit slower.

Answer:Different Internet speeds with different routers?

it maybe the router

I thought O2 changed to Sky a while back and nolonger provides broadband

At least in UK
O2 is a mobile telecom company owned by Telefónica

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Hello, i just received my new internet connection today and the first thing i did was try my speed out on some torrent but for some reason i cannot get above 700~kbs even though my max is 1500kbs. At first i though maybe i was being throttled but i used the torrent throttle tester and it says its not being throttled and it was getting the max speeds via torrent:

Is BitTorrent traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* Completed BitTorrent and TCP transfers using the BitTorrent port 6881:

Transfer Speed TCP Speed BitTorrent Conclusion
Download #0 1712 Kbps 1328 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #1 2573 Kbps 2173 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #2 1997 Kbps 1285 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #3 1652 Kbps 1497 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #4 1788 Kbps 1738 Kbps No rate limiting
Is BitTorrent traffic on a non-standard BitTorrent port (10009) throttled?

* Completed BitTorrent and TCP transfers using the non-BitTorrent port 10009:

Transfer Speed TCP Speed BitTorrent Conclusion
Download #0 1712 Kbps 1252 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #1 2104 Kbps 1318 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #2 1439 Kbps 1186 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #3 1720 Kbps 1865 Kbps No rate limiting
Download #4 1417 Kbps 1833 Kbps No rate limiting
Is TCP traffic on a well-known BitTorrent port (6881) throttled?

* Comparing TCP transfers using the well-know BitTorrent port 6881 and the non-BitTorrent port 10009:

TCP Transfer BitTorrent port Non-BitTorrent port Conclusion
Download #0 171... Read more

Answer:Help with internet speeds and torrents.

From the TSG Rules, which you should have read when you joined.

P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit, but information on how to use them will not be provided.

We are aware that there are legal applications for file sharing but we have chosen to take this postion as we cannot determine when the assistance requested is for illegal or legal purposes and the illegal far outweigh the legal in this medium.Click to expand...

This thread is closed.

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This is just a general query - I currently connect to the internet using freeserve broadband, 512kb connection. Now they have been taken over by Wanadoo they are offering alternatives and I was toying with the idea of upgrading to 1mb connection.

What are peoples opinion of the different speeds. It is vastly noticeable or is it just when you are downloading that you notice. Does it make any difference to actually surfing. It will only cost me £7 extra a month, but I was thinking that when I eventually get around to networking the two computers we have it will make them use around the speed I am used to now. Will it be worth the extra outlay?

Answer:internet connection speeds

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BT broadband internet speeds , can i run this by you all , Dowwnstream rate 224 Kbps , up stream 448 Kbps and keeps dropping out every 10 mins any thoughtsPiggy

Answer:BT broadband internet speeds

The best place to ask is the BT Forumclick here

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Need help in deciding whether to go with BT Infinity? Currently with f2s using Netgear DG834 v4 router. Quoted upload and download speeds of 2mbs, but speed testers reveal much less. Opening PC Advisor web page for example takes up to 40 sec and I cannot watch any BBC iPlayer stuff without downloading first or any music videos or film trailers. BT now say I should get 25.8 mbs download and 2mbs upload. This means nothing to me. Will I experience a big improvement?Regards

Answer:BT Infinity - Internet Speeds

click hereI dont think so

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I just recently picked up the Linksys WRT1900AC router and initially, my speeds were fast, meaning that I was getting a connection of around 50 mbps. Just recently however, my speeds have dropped to around 20 mbps. I have thus far tried to use a wireless USB network adapter, a powerline network adapter, and a range extender attached via cat5e cable. The USB network adapter has been giving speeds of around 10 mbps, while the powerline and range extender have been stuck at around 20 mbps. I'm not entirely sure what the issue could be and any information and assistance would be greatly appreciated. The models of the connections I used are below. Thank you in advance.

USB Network Adapter: Lynec Wireless 11AC USB Adapter

Powerline Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-PA4010

Range Extender: RE1000 v1.5

Answer:Internet Speeds Varying...

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