Very slow Broadband

By Samputer ยท 4 replies
Jun 26, 2006
  1. Hi Guys
    i have posted this before but i think i did a very bad job at explaining it so here i am again, i would appreciate any help whatsoever you could give me so here goes...

    I have numerous Computers, none of which are networked and i am on 576kbps broadband all of them seem to run the broadband fine and i get good speeds (well as good as i can get in my area:( )

    But when i put it on my laptop it seems to run very slowly the handshake (as on all of them which is confusing is 1.1mbps ) but the speeds i suspect is much much slower because for example something i am downloading this morning (although this is approx the same for all downloads) it took me 20 minutes to download 2 meg.

    Also the modem seems to restart itself, the sagem f@st 800 is my modem and it reintialises the line and disconnects the broadband periodically (it seems to be as i transfer more data)

    I believe it may be a problem with the USB port (i only have 1) as it would disconnect and reconnect my ipod and flash drive etc before, however it says that it is only using 400ma

    Tbh i am pretty unsure about whats going on and any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks all!

    Your friendly neighbourhood Samputer
  2. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Posts: 135

    buy a ethernet card for your notebook.
    They are cheap at fries, if you have one in your area.
    fyi i also have slow broadband
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Yes, its best to run it with an ethernet option if possible. Otherwise, invest in a router and connect via that.

    If you're stuck with the USB, then see if there is any new drivers for the modem

    maybe reinstall your USB drivers by navigating your way to Device manager, and uninstalling everything under "USB", then restarting the pc and let windows find its own drivers..
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Buy wired or (wireless PCMICA 32-bit ethernet card requires wireless router.
  5. Samputer

    Samputer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17


    thx every1 i will do that then thx for your help - atm i have set up a basic peer 2 peer network with anuver pc until i get a router and its working like a dream thanks for all ur help!
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