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Dsl 3mb downloading so slow..

By Crick
Sep 19, 2005
  1. Ok... i got 2 pc. one i just reformated and it downloads let say gunbound at 300 kbs plus a sec, but with my other computer no matter what i download it downloads at 20-50 kbs max... why is that?? and i tried using both Usb and Ethernet but still the same dl speed.
     
  2. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    im not sure but 512k downloads 52kb/per second

    so this means 3MBit does same for 320kb/per second

    U have two computer one has 300kb/per sec other has 20kb/per sec

    Cumulatif of both is 320 kb/per sec

    and this means no problem
     
  3. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i checked the network speed for the other computer and it says 100.0 Mbps

    and for the computer im using now it says 12.0 Mbps..... it just happended today also i called up Qwest.. but they dont know whats the problem so yeah =/
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The network speed has nothing to do with your internet connection speed.

    If you download something with computer A at 300KB/s and you have 320KB/s internet capacity then it is pretty obvious that computer B can download only at 20KB/s.

    I you get slow speeds even when there are no other computrs using the internet bandwidth then you should look or possible bottlenecks in software. Disable any Norton products. If that doesn't help, turn off all firewalls and antivirus (it's relatively safe since you have a router) and see if there is any improvement. Update the network card drivers.
     
  5. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did all that .... same thing. 2 days ago both were download at the same rate 300kbs plus.... and now its just 1 pc.. this has never happen before.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    First, there's always the question of Which Tool Got these numbers?
    I highly recommend http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and choose a test host nearest to you.

    Second, I have Norton AV and Internet Security and get numbers like
    4834kb down and 431kb up, so these are not an issue when testing the
    bandwidth correctly. HOWEVER, everything is suspect when diagnosing a problem.

    You do not describe the network config, just '2 pc'.
    ..Is this a Star Network, eg: modem--router--(pc-1 and pc-2)?
    ..or a serial lan, eg: modem--pc1--pc2 (if so, which pc are you testing?)
    What OS are you running?
     
  7. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Pc 1-USB-Xp Home Edition.

    Download Speed: 489 kbps (61.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 406 kbps (50.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Pc 2-Ethernet- Xp Home Edition.

    Download Speed: 2477 kbps (309.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 525 kbps (65.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    and i disable my AVP and Firewall... just to make sure.

    im on qwest dsl..
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    but you do not address
     
  9. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im not pc illiterate .. what does that mean.. =[
     
  10. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    err i mean i am... =P
     
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Please tell us exactly what boxes are connected to what using what. A la your DSL modem connects to ... using a ... cable. PC1 is connected to ... and ... using ... and ...
     
  12. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got only 1 box.. one is using the USB and one is using the ethernet
     
  13. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    So you have one PC with an USB cable dangling out of it and another PC with a loose ethernet cable?

    We know that you have two computers and you are doing something with USB and something with ethernet. The question is how is everything connected.

    Take that USB cable and go see what is in the other end. Tell us what it is. Then take that ethernet cable and go see what is at the other end of that..
     
  14. Crick

    Crick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i just reformated my pc and everything is back to normal ^^, thanx anyways
     
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