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Windows 7: Slow Internet Speed

08 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Slow Internet Speed

i have a cable connection that can push 20mbps; its connected to a router; pc has windows 7 and laptop has XP; laptop gives me 11 to 20+mbps downloads; PC gives me 3 to 5 mbps downloads; when I run connection from cable modem (emta/comcast) to PC (without router) I still get same download speed......what have I done wrong or how can i fix this........can it be fixed?

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08 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

There are a couple of solutions you could try.

1. Update the ethernet driver for your PC.
2. Reset the modem.
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08 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chino194 View Post
i have a cable connection that can push 20mbps; its connected to a router; pc has windows 7 and laptop has XP; laptop gives me 11 to 20+mbps downloads; PC gives me 3 to 5 mbps downloads; when I run connection from cable modem (emta/comcast) to PC (without router) I still get same download speed......what have I done wrong or how can i fix this........can it be fixed?
Is this with speedtest.net or a download?
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09 Jun 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

the tests are with speedtest.net; as for reseting the modem still same issue. this stinks, this is a Windows 7 issue, right? because on my laptop which is on XP it is 4X as fast......
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09 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like KazeNoKoe23 said, do you have the latest drivers for your network card installed? Do you have any firewall or software that would cause problems?
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09 Jun 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

kurahk7, you are not alone...I have the same problem. Fast internet with a good pc, with a celeron pc, with a laptop pc (all with xp) and the Eee Box B1012 with windows 7 slow....
Good luck!
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09 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Blaming Windows 7 for a slow network problem is like blaming the Sun for shining, it's just not possible. If you want to blame something blame the driver or the router or the modem, update your hardware accordingly. I have five completely different Win 7 machines with no such problems. Don't you think that if it was a Win 7 problem that I and everyone else would be having the same problem?
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10 Jun 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

1st and foremost, i am not the only one having this problem.

2nd, drivers and firmware are updated; however, if you read my original post, when I connect the modem directly to my win 7 PC i still get same "slow internet," not a "slow network"

3rd, if it isn't win 7 then why does my internet downloads run at 24 mbps on my XP Laptop vs 4 mbps on my win 7 PC? and my laptop is older than my PC......
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11 Jun 2010   #9

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mission View Post
kurahk7, you are not alone...I have the same problem. Fast internet with a good pc, with a celeron pc, with a laptop pc (all with xp) and the Eee Box B1012 with windows 7 slow....
Good luck!
I feel your pain as i suffer from this too, be glad when microsoft fixes it.
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15 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I also have the same problem,,,I used to get upto 20Mb/sec and now im lucky if i get 1 Mb/sec.
I wish someone could help me solve this problem as it is driving me mad.
I have checked for spy/malware and virii and is all clean as far as I can tell.
My wired connection is still reaching 20Mb/sec but for seemingly no reason my wireless pc has decided it doesnt do fast anymore.
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