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Windows 7: New ISP: 4X Faster = 4X Slower

31 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
New ISP: 4X Faster = 4X Slower

CenturyLink upped my bill from $36 for 12Mbps to $58 (tax included). So, I bailed and went to CableOne, which offers 50 Mbps for $50 (tax not included). Now, I have over 4x the speed but everything is so slooooow. I keep checking and it always show 50 +/- Mbps down. Virtually, every web site I visit does NOT pop up instantly but has long pauses ("waiting").

In fact, I downloaded World of Tanks. It cycled the speed from 12 Mbps to 12 Kbps. The 5 GB download took over 2 hours. Is it possible that CableOne is throttling me?

Never had this problem with my "slow" 12Mbps connection.

I'm hoping some of you chime in and tell me the entire internet is slow.

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31 Aug 2013   #2
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

Sounds about right with deceptive advertising. One is bits and one is bytes.
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02 Sep 2013   #3

Win7 & Win8 64bit


Have you tried connecting your computer via wireless and wired? What's the outcome. Any other computers having a similar issue?

You might want to post your Speedtest results on both wired and wireless connection.
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