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Why is my High speed connection going slower than dial up

By sw123
Nov 10, 2006
  1. Hello

    My connection is really slow, im getting 1 KB per second, and like, thats a lot slower than dial up. Can someone help me? PC specs in profile. Networking card onboard. Using SBC Yahoo! DSL

    Thank you

    sw123
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    There's a lot of possible variables. Have you tried eliminating some of them? Perhaps try connecting directly to your modem (if you are currently using a router) and/or use a different computer (if possible) to rule out your PC.

    Do some investigation and give us what you find.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Where are you getting that 1KB/s from? Surely you won't get full speed while downloading from a Warez site in China :p

    Try a speed test from www.dslreports.com (under Tools).
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    i agree with Rick.. here's some suggestions to add:

    - directly to modem
    - Look for bandwidth hogging programs, like P2P, games, downloaders, other PCs/devices taxing bandwidth etc
    - check for virii and nasties http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    - another PCs connected to your modem
    - ISP problems.. including any friends that have the same ISP in the area if they have the problem..
     
  5. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,051

    how about checking to see how many processes are running, and stopping the ones not needed, or by using 'msconfig' and stop some programmes from loading, and defragging.
    if none of the above works, or what anyone else has offered, look for adware and viruses.
     
  6. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    I doubt this is ccaused by processes on the computer... You would be best off calling your ISP and asking them to run through setting it all up. Has the internet been so slow since you first got it?
     
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