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Windows 7: Troubles with slowness.

23 Jul 2011   #31
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

internet speed is seldom a factor in problems we encounter with Win 7.

Nevertheless, you can:
Control Panel | be sure that Small Icons is selected |
Network and Sharing Center | Change adapter settings
(left-hand column) |
From the conections listed, right-click on the connection you are using |
click on Status | Speed will be one of the items llisted


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23 Jul 2011   #32
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@karlsnooks - that just tells you your Network speed, not Internet Speed.

@Sarah - You don't need to fill in the internet speed in the System Spec, that's optional, but if you still want to check it, then go here. Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

That might be a problem, Symantec would probably refuse to give you a refund, and instead offer to 'help' you with their crappy tech support, being the cheapskates they are.

Slasher
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23 Jul 2011   #33
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Slasher,
SpeedTest will give you the effective throughput speed which is a great variable. The other speed is the actual connect speed for the adapter selected.

My speedtest value will jump all over the place depending upon where I am. Plus for people like me who are quite frequently in a coffee house, then the local router performance, load, configuration have a dominant impact on the performance.


I also use speedtest when I want to get a general idea of the performance that I can expect at the time of the speed test.
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23 Jul 2011   #34
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@karlsnooks, yup I know that. Speedtest gives internet speed, what you suggested shows how fast you are connection is to the network. For example, connecting through wireless to a Wi-Fi Router with 802.11g, will give top speeds of 54mbps/s.

Slasher
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24 Jul 2011   #35
Shinra

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok not sure why or how, but now i only get slowness some of the time, when i first open internet explorer or a new tab it is pretty quick, but when i type what i am searching for and hit enter the speed is verging on slow, then it is even slower to open the page.
I am very greatful for all the advice, but i wanna make sure it is not any thing else and is 100% Norton before i remove it, and from what you guys have said, for sure when the year is up i won't be renewing my subscription.
And well i did the speed test and this is what it said
PING - 35ms
DOWNLOAD SPEED - 1.52mbps
UPLOAD SPEED - 0.66 Mbps
I don't have no clue if this is good or not, could some one tell me?

Sarah.
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24 Jul 2011   #36
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shinra,
Speeds are good.

Uninstall Norton.
Install and use Microsoft Security Essentials which is free and excellent.

MSE is the only AV is use, the only AV I install and always my first recommendation.

Link for MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) in my sig.
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24 Jul 2011   #37
Shinra

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok, thank you very much. I appreciate all the help every one has given me.
I shall just cut my losses and remove Norton.

Sarah.
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24 Jul 2011   #38
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Sigh, what a waste of money they stole off you... There is no need for paid AV, it is just a false sense of protection... Marketing scams...
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25 Jul 2011   #39
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

My personal view to these AV programs are, that the only company that is interested to eliminate viruses and malwares and protect the customers, are the operative system manufactures like Microsoft. The reason is, if they can get a good reputation from users like you and I, then they will become more popular among those who are suspicious about the security that Windows has.
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25 Jul 2011   #40
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Yup, Microsoft is offering a bounty of I think 500,000 bucks to someone who knows anything about where some bot-net is located or something like that, can't remember, I read it in an article .
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