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Windows 7: Download's consume bandwidth, preventing internet browsing.

29 Nov 2011   #11
gr8guy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I had the exact same issue today. I was in the library at my college downloading a large PowerPoint file from a text book publishers website, and all of my browsing ground to a halt and three of the pages timed out. I don't know the exact network setup as it is the colleges open wireless network. They don't prevent torrent downloads since I was able to download p2p files on my Vista laptop. They do limit sending email via outlook, LOL. The laptop that I am using is less than a month old Toshiba bought from BestBuy running Windows 7 Home. This is the first time I have ever used Windows 7 so I don't know all of the ins and outs like I did in Vista on my older laptop. I really didn't realize this to be a problem until I saw the post from BlackShock. I honestly thought the network was slowing down but since my active download was speeding along, I really didn't complain much.


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30 Nov 2011   #12
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gr8guy View Post
I had the exact same issue today. I was in the library at my college downloading a large PowerPoint file from a text book publishers website, and all of my browsing ground to a halt and three of the pages timed out. I don't know the exact network setup as it is the colleges open wireless network. They don't prevent torrent downloads since I was able to download p2p files on my Vista laptop. They do limit sending email via outlook, LOL. The laptop that I am using is less than a month old Toshiba bought from BestBuy running Windows 7 Home. This is the first time I have ever used Windows 7 so I don't know all of the ins and outs like I did in Vista on my older laptop. I really didn't realize this to be a problem until I saw the post from BlackShock. I honestly thought the network was slowing down but since my active download was speeding along, I really didn't complain much.
gr8guy - Your problem is nothing near BlackShocks... your issue was with a single PC and a network and HW that you do not control (School wifi). His issue is with multiple PC's (devices), his own network, and his own equipment!

BlackShock - Yes, that is a switch, not a hub. So... lets look at each cable connecting everything, perhaps you have a bad cable, or an old cable. Have you recently unplugged or moved anything? If so, look there first! Look for any defects in cable, look at cable ends as well, and look at CAT# printed on cables. These days most cables should be either CAT5, CAT5E, or CAT6. Do you have any other CAT#s?
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