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Windows 7: Pls Help- Internet Download Issue


01 Aug 2010   #1

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Pls Help- Internet Download Issue

I have tried reading other threads and i couldn't find the same problem or a solution that has worked. I have a dell studio 17 running windows 7, a linksys wrt610n version 2 running the latest firmware, and an intel centrino advanced n 6200 network card.

I ran an internet speedtest (speedtest.net) right before i posted this and it had me at 2Mbps upload and download. However, when i actually attempt to download something, i am more likely to pulling bytes per second than even Kb. For instance, it took me almost 10 minutes to download firefox. I am able to open simple internet pages without much issue (slow but not unreasonable) however streaming content (i watch baseball online MLB.com) is out of the question.

I should also point out that using my work computer running windows XP i am not having this issue.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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01 Aug 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What is your speed if you use a wired connection?? Are you using Workgroup, or Homegroup??
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01 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I haven't tried direct plugging into my internet (i was told it required a router when they installed it in my condo- i would have no idea why that would be and i could try to it anyway?). I am currently using a homegroup, but i tried using work network without any effect.
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01 Aug 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lets eliminate any problems with software slowing down your connection (it can happen sometimes) .. Enter msconfig/startup and disable all.. reboot and test your connection... If your speed increases, then you know one of your startup programs is to blame.. Let us know the results..
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01 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not sure its perfect, but it's significantly better. Since this is a new dell computer (i haven't loaded anything onto it) it shouldn't be too hard to narrow it down from here. Thank you!!
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01 Aug 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Great!! Now just add the startup programs one by one until you find the culprit
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