|19 Jun 2011||#1|
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Bandwidth capped at 175k on 1.44mbps cable
I'm really hoping someone can help me out with this very unusual problem. I recently moved. I had cable Internet at the previous location where I routinely downloaded at 750k to 1mb. Moved, and now the best I can do is 175k down, even though all speed tests show me at 1.44mbps.
I've been struggling with this for a week now.
Basically, this problem persists no matter what OS I use. I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 setup. It also doesn't matter if I am connected wired or wireless.
Doesn't matter if I am connected directly cable modem to PC or through my brand new router.
And the oddest part is, I have Vonage. It goes through the router, so the PC is removed from situation. Yet, if I am downloading at my max, 175k, Vonage is unusable. As if I am using all my bandwidth.
I have tested my speed on 3 different sites, all show me at 1.44mbps down. I have also run diagnostics on my NIC and everything passed. The diagnostic tool shows throughput(receive) at 1.44mbps.
I'm going to try a new NIC tomorrow on the assumption that something happened to my PC during the move. It seems unlikely, but it's the only thing I can think to do at this point.
I realize this isn't exactly a Windows 7 issue since the problem happens with Linux as well, but I thought I'd give someone who is more technical than me a crack at it.
Any input/help would be appreciated.
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