Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Internet super sloooww. Need help making it faster.

23 Jan 2011   #1
DBrown0738

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Internet super sloooww. Need help making it faster.

Alrighty so is there anyway to speed it up for free?



I really dont know what to do. Please help meh.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Jan 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

First Question: How fast do you expect it to be (what speed are you paying for?)
The Ping itself is not all that bad for 50miles.
Second Question: Has it always be that slow or is that a more recent thing?

BTW: please go here and run this test and post the results

Pingtest.net - The Global Broadband Quality Test

-DG
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2011   #3
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBrown0738 View Post
Alrighty so is there anyway to speed it up for free?



I really dont know what to do. Please help meh.
Interesting, I am on cable broadband and getting 2.032 Mbps and I thought that was ok

I recently had a dlink router and was getting 30 kbps. The router was faulty. I'm now using a netgear wnr3500 and getting 2.032mbps. A couple of days ago I had a DLINK DGL4100 extreme gamer and was getting 2.450 mbps. When my DIR-655 was working I was getting around the same.

Do routers really affect speed? Or is the answer to both questions "configuration"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jan 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBrown0738 View Post
Alrighty so is there anyway to speed it up for free?



I really dont know what to do. Please help meh.
Interesting, I am on cable broadband and getting 2.032 Mbps and I thought that was ok

I recently had a dlink router and was getting 30 kbps. The router was faulty. I'm now using a netgear wnr3500 and getting 2.032mbps. A couple of days ago I had a DLINK DGL4100 extreme gamer and was getting 2.450 mbps. When my DIR-655 was working I was getting around the same.

Do routers really affect speed? Or is the answer to both questions "configuration"
The difference in speed is negligible (18%) and can simply be caused by different conditions @ your ISP. Before I would go tinkering I would get a history of what the router does under various conditons.


What does your ISP rate your service as? If it is a 3 Mb service you are fine if a 30Mb service you would have a problem.


Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2011   #5
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

As Ken says...it mostly matters, what speed you're charged for. If it differs too much from your expectancy, it's time to call your ISP (to rule out their part of the equation
If you do 10 Speed tests with the same conditions, you most likely getting 10 different results which are all independent from your configuration. Not that there is terribly much to configure anyways...usually W7 takes relatively good care of it on its own. In rare cases you can squeeze out a few more bps by adjusting the packet size (like if there is a miss configured server somewhere down the line)
If you want to know more about your actual condition, do the this test, which actually gives you a somewhat "surfacy" analysis of the usability of your current connection.
If you get a high value for Jitter or high packet loss, then it's time to look at your configuration/hardware condition.
Pingtest.net - The Global Broadband Quality Test

-DG
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2011   #6
Tecumseh

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

. It appears it is time to contact your ISP. Your readings are showing Mb/s (megabits per second) and should be reading MB/s (Megabytes per second).

The above readings are from my system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Internet super sloooww. Need help making it faster.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Making VirtualBox 4.3.16 r95972 faster?
I am currently using VirtualBox 4.3.16 r95972 to use different Operating Systems, and I would like to know how to make it run faster, as when I am using Ubuntu through it, it is extremely slow.
Virtualization
My Internet is Super Slow and Sometime ..
and Sometimes it connects so good and later it's not connected then it reconnect but no good it's like that again :( Please Somebody Help Me :D :D
Network & Sharing
Internet super slow, for no apparent reason
For the past 4 weeks, my internet has been stupidly slow, and with slow I mean it feels like I'm browsing with dial-up. I first noticed this in my computer, but when I told my roommates, they tought it was just my computer, because everything was fine with theirs. Two weeks later, they also...
Network & Sharing
Super slow Internet Browsing - Suddenly!
It took about 1 minute to even load this window.... And here is what has happened: Yesterday... i was just doing the normal things, i also downloaded the Opera 10.10 beta, loved it, defragged my computer. And shut down... On restart(about 12 hrs frm last restart) I wanted to really download...
Browsers & Mail
Making Computer Faster
Hey people, just a curious question. I know there are tons of tips and ways to improve your computer speed. Im wondering what some of them may be. I dont want to upgrade processer, ram, none of that. Just wanting to know some handy tricks to improve my PC speed. It runs fine, but you know faster...
Performance & Maintenance
Making PCs Run Faster And Longer
More...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App