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Windows 7: Slow downloads

08 Oct 2010   #1
Manster

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Slow downloads

Hi,
I have recently started using a Windows 7 laptop and I am increasingly concerned by the slow download speeds I am experiencing.
I have a 20MB broadband package and speed testers on my laptop confirm that I am getting close to this. However, when I download anything (e.g. games, drivers etc.) the downloads are very slow with an average transfer rate of approx 60 kbps.

I also have an i-mac on my network and downloads from the same sites are considerably faster.

Is this a Windows 7 problem - or can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks


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08 Oct 2010   #2
lorddenis

 

how is the laptop connected ? trugh wire or wireless ?
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08 Oct 2010   #3
smythotech

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

It depends on the connection like the poster above has said. If you have Wireless, check your signal indicated by the 4 green bars. If you are using wired then the problem would most likely stem from your ISP (internet service provider).
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09 Oct 2010   #4
Manster

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi - thanks for the replies.

It is a wireless connection - with all (five) bars showing. The i-mac which gets downloads at a good speed is also on wireless on the same network. They are never used for downloading at the same time as I am the only user.

Thanks
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09 Oct 2010   #5
lorddenis

 

maybe your settings in your download program arent alowing you faster downloads. i think that you can select the download spead you want in those programs. check those setings.
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09 Oct 2010   #6
Manster

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi - I'm not sure what you mean by setting download speeds within the programme. The downloads are coming through Internet Explorer and not any other programme. I don't think there is anywhere in the options for Internet Explorer 8 that allow you to set download speeds?
Thanks
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09 Oct 2010   #7
lorddenis

 

oh i thot you are using programs to download.
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09 Oct 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manster View Post
Hi,
I have recently started using a Windows 7 laptop and I am increasingly concerned by the slow download speeds I am experiencing.
I have a 20MB broadband package and speed testers on my laptop confirm that I am getting close to this. However, when I download anything (e.g. games, drivers etc.) the downloads are very slow with an average transfer rate of approx 60 kbps.

I also have an i-mac on my network and downloads from the same sites are considerably faster.

Is this a Windows 7 problem - or can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks
What model of router are you using for this Manster? Have you attempted to update the firmware yet?
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