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Windows 7: Downloads and Uploads slow

19 Oct 2009   #1
Madog

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Downloads and Uploads slow

Hi,

For some reason i haven't been able to break past the 300 kb/s(download(32 kb's file download)) when im browsing and 150 when browsing kb/s(upload(16 kb/s file upload)). This started happening a couple of days again. Usually i get 1MB download and 500 kb/s upload.

I did what every knowledgeable person would do and i checked my drivers and updated all of them(even the BIOS). But nothing worked.. So i just went ahead and did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and installed all the latest drivers and I'm still having the same problem.

The odd thing is, my laptop gets the max speed when its connected wirelessly. Its running Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit.

I even checked the firmware on the router and its up to date. I even went as far to check the CAT5 cable that is connected to my router and computer. It has no signs of damage.

I'm at a complete loss on what to do to fix this problem. So, if anyone has any ideas or solution to my problem, please let me know.

Thank You,
Vince


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20 Oct 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

What speeds do you get if you test in [safe mode + net]?

Slower-than-expected throughput is usually caused either by abnormal configuration settings or interference from "security" software such as anti-virus utilities and 3rd-party firewalls. You might want to try uninstalling anything like that for testing purposes (disabling services is not a valid test).
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20 Oct 2009   #3
Madog

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

How do i make Windows 7 boot in safe mode?

I had no firewall on my last install of Windows 7, i even turned off windows firewall to see if that was the problem but it didn't change any. In my new install of Window 7 I'm running NOD32.
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20 Oct 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Press F8 during boot up ... select safe mode with networking... Hope this helps...
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20 Oct 2009   #5
Madog

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Okayy, thank you.
I will try it when i get home

Edit:
I just tried that and my speeds are still slow.
Any other ideas?
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20 Oct 2009   #6
Madog

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Bump..
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21 Oct 2009   #7
Iomegaman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

How valuable is the installation on your laptop to you? Could you reinstall quite easily without loosing a lot of data or time?

If so, I would try installing W7 x86 and see if that makes any difference. Although you mentioned checking all of your drivers were up to date - a lot of Manufacturers x64 drivers are still far from perfect so this could be the problem.

Also, going into the properties of your WLAN card in computer management, check through the options such as "Transmit Power", "Wireless Mode" etc, to ensure that everything is set to a high value - and matches the settings on your wireless router/access point.

Tom
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21 Oct 2009   #8
Madog

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Its not the laptop that is having the problem, its my desktop.
The laptop uses the full bandwidth but the desktop seems to be capped for some reason and i don't know who or why.

The thing is, i had the same drivers when my computer was using the full connection speed. But then one day it wouldn't use the full connection speed. I didn't change or install any thing the day the speed changed.
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21 Oct 2009   #9
Iomegaman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

When you say downloading, what exactly do you mean? "Normal" downloading or P2P stuff?

If it's P2P/torrent stuff then you may need to NAT a port open to your desktop from your router.

Tom
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21 Oct 2009   #10
Madog

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Normal downloading, say downloading from rapidshare or fileplanet. Its even like this when im just browsing the internet. I have tried firefox and IE.
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