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Windows 7: Internet Spiking, no suggested solutions have worked

08 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Internet Spiking, no suggested solutions have worked

I just found this forums, hello to all!

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.

I also have DSL. I am wired directly to the modem to my motherboard.

When I press CTRL+DEL to view the task manager, and go to networking, my network graph is constantly between 1.9 and 2.5 usage.

My internet speed tests are also atrocious, 500kbps-ish

We have 3 PCs in the house, none are downloading anything or are in use. My PC, when connected, bogs the entire internet connection down so its barely usable. When it is disconnected, the internet connection is fine for all other PCs.

Our wireless is password protected as well.

I have reset the modem, tried several different cables.

I had the house completely rewired by Frontier, our DSL company. Got a new modem.

I have run Norton, eset, and AVG. Nothing serious to fix.

I have updated all my drivers for my motherboard.

There are 2 Ethernet ports on my motherboard, either one does the same thing.

I have disabled one or the other as well.

This happens frequently, sometimes for days my internet will be fine, but loose connection, and I have to unplug my Ethernet cord and plug it back in. Sometimes it will be fine after I do this.

Sometimes it spikes like this for days. It is completely random.

I have no clue what to do. Can you help me?


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08 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Have you tried loading the failsafe/default BIOS settings? Downloaded the drivers from Gigabyte instead of Microsoft? Requested a different model modem from your ISP?

What's the model of your modem anyway?
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08 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Power cycle the Modem: Unplug the power from the modem for 10-15 seconds and plug it back in and wait for it to reboot, Modems and Routers have on board RAM like PC's and also need to be cleared from there cache ever now and again.
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08 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit

Its not a modem reset issue, I've done that a thousand times. And I said I got a new modem^^

I may have just fixed this. I went to the task manager, then went to the performance tab, then I clicked the resource button monitor. Then I found out that Windows Media Center is running in the backround, destroying my processor too. 50% usage. I NEVER USE WMC, EVER! I have no idea how it got open, or what it was even doing. I ended the process though, and I watched the networking graph and it went flatline like it should be.

Thanks though.
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