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Windows 7: Download speed cut in half

31 May 2010   #11
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That can't be the cause. My laptop, which has XP, still downloads at 2.9 out of 3 Mbs bandwidth, and it's wireless. So this is either in W 7 somewhere or my computer won't handle it. According to the minimum specs to run 7, I have more than enough mem. hd space, and processor etc. I still load pages pretty fast, most of the time. It's just the download speeds that are slow.


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31 May 2010   #12
kucing13

 

hurm..have you try disabling IPv6?

and don't forget about malware or other parasite that might contribute to the issues
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31 May 2010   #13
deluxcd

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
That can't be the cause. My laptop, which has XP, still downloads at 2.9 out of 3 Mbs bandwidth, and it's wireless. So this is either in W 7 somewhere or my computer won't handle it. According to the minimum specs to run 7, I have more than enough mem. hd space, and processor etc. I still load pages pretty fast, most of the time. It's just the download speeds that are slow.
That funny you mention this,i also had a laptop presario c500 all intel based with win vista HP,my ping times were around 100-112mls,then when i went to amd based pc with win 7 64 bit my ping was 200-400,My downloads also slowed.
I just purchased a NIC from newegg to see if it helps,after that im all outa ideas.
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31 May 2010   #14
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

How do I disable ipv6? Don't I need this?
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31 May 2010   #15
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

jsmoline, do you connect to the internet through a router or directly? If you connect through a router, you should find the speeds it gets from the ISP in its network interface.

Btw, disabling ipv6 won't make a difference, looking for updated drivers for your network card might.

Can you check whether Windows 7 is using 802.11g, not a or b?
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31 May 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You only need ipv6 if you are running a home group network. Ipv6 is a newer protocol and is not widely used. You can disable it in services. If you need help with this, let us know.
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31 May 2010   #17
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I found this in LAN settings. Could any of this be the problem?


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31 May 2010   #18
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

What about that bandwidth controller?

Compare:
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All is normal here speedwise.


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31 May 2010   #19
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

BINGO!!!!! Unchecked the bandwidth controller and tested my speed at global. 311 Mbs download speed. Life is good again. Thanks for all your help.
John
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31 May 2010   #20
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

With a name that suspicious, I wonder how you didn't think of killing it before ever coming here.

Now go for the full kill, uninstall that criminal! (to be on the safe side, if you decide to do that, go to Programs and Features to do it)
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