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Too slow PC for web browsing?

There is a very peculiar problem I've seen on my cousin's PC and I am not 100% sure what's causing that. The problem is, that when browsing every bigger page (with multiple pictures and such) takes ...
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323 views

Why would dropbox cause an increase in Latency

I am trying to figure out why Dropbox seems to be completely disturbing my internet connection and if others may be having the same problem... when Dropbox is idle if i run a speed test I have a ping ...
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What can I do to make my VPN connection faster?

I am using hideman as my VPN, however I found that my internet browsing speed was significantly degraded when I was using VPN. I used speedtest.net without VPN and I got 5Mbps, and when connected to ...
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323 views

Internet is slower than it's suppossed to be, but only on one computer

Ok, this is going to be long. I have a desktop running windows 7 and currently have Time Warner as my provider. I am supposed to have 20mbps down and I'm currently only pulling 9.4mbps. I have a ...
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1answer
158 views

Does Load Balancer Improve Speed To VPN connection

I am planning to setup a load balancer connected with multiple ISP. I will be than that load balanced internet to connect to a Premium VPN service (like purevpn or so) to access youtube and other ...
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1answer
480 views

A brand new Samsung laptop with extremely slow internet connection

I just got a new Samsung laptop with windows 8, and the internet is extremely slow, altough every other computer in the house works fine. My internet connection is supposed to be 100mbps, but in most ...
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487 views

19MB/s Net Speed but Only 2MB/s Usable

Hi so i just got internet a about a month ago and my net speed is 19MB/s, I have tested it on loads of sites they all say the same thing(19MB/s), but it wont use more than around 2MB/s i have tried ...
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542 views

Internet is extremely slow after using VPN (and exiting/restarting)

I'm a student at Penn State, and for my engineering class I use a program called SolidWorks. Penn state provides me with a fully licensed edition of this program, but for it to acquire a license I ...
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Low bandwidth only on Windows XP

Hi I own really old PC and I've 10Mbps/1Mbps Plan. Internet is distibuted with router over whole house. The old PC uses 802.11b (up to 11Mbit/s download) Wifi card and has Windows XP+SP3 installed. ...
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691 views

Windows 8, brand new computer, slow internet

If I close the lid on my new Windows 8 laptop, the internet is sporadic, sometimes it loads fully, most of the time it acts like it looses the wireless connection and wont load anything. I have tried ...
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1answer
378 views

Download speed spikes

My download speeds drop to about 1 kbps then spike to between 200 kbps and 500 kbps then drop to about 1 kbps for about 5 seconds before it spikes again. But if I surf the internet i get speeds ...
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How to bond two different internet connections

I have two internet connection, each with 4mbps bandwidth. I want to join/merge both of them to get 8mbps speed, both routers have WLAN and LAN capability. How to Double my speed using two routers? ...
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612 views

Diagnosing slow upload speed

I have recently moved several hundred meters from my previous residence and I am now experiencing what seems to be, to me at least, some strange performance issues. I would like to know if there is ...
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2k views

Flash stream makes my internet slow and cpu rush

When I try to watch a live Flash stream, my CPU usage goes up to 75% and my Internet speed goes down. If I run a test before the video-stream, my speed is ~40/10Mbps and during the stream it drops to ...
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65 views

Which Windows services and startup programs can I disable/modify to optimize performance/security?

For Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7: I use this stand-alone (no LAN) computer at home exclusively to browse the internet, nothing else!.. I have another computer I use for development and testing ...
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102 views

Laptop is super slow on network

So on our network we have a bunch of wireless macs and window Operating laptops, we have a network setup with 802.11g,b,n. All the laptops seem fine except one which is only getting speeds of 54Mb. I ...
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1answer
522 views

Does there exist a good “mobile browser” for use on a PC?

As many people I guess, I sometimes have to browse the web on a slow computer (in my case, a little netbook) and find it really slow. On the other hand, people can browse the web quite fluently with ...
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345 views

Slow internet on one computer (Ubuntu) but not the other (Windows 7)

I've been having a problem for the past week or so regarding my internet connection. I have a 10MB/s virginmedia broadband that's really fast when I'm the only one to use it (with an Linux machine). ...
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1answer
1k views

Very slow internet on Sony VAIO, Windows 7

I am on a university connection plugged into the wired connection. About 50% of the time I am using my computer, my internet runs very slowly. It takes me ages to buffer any streaming videos online, ...
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2answers
657 views

Why does restarting the modem fix latency?

In the last few days I've noticed poor internet performance. Today I ran a speed test and the results were abysmal... 10mb down and 0.18mb up (which really hurt, because I was trying to RDC from ...
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4answers
251 views

What other factors besides latency and speed influences your internet experience?

I was on the Internet before and my web viewing experience was just shocking. I could barely load the pics on facebook and news paper sites had trouble rendering as the CSS file couldn't load up. It ...
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1answer
45 views

Measuring internet performance

Is there a program that measures the performance (bandwidth, latency) of my internet connection over time? I'm interested in trends, statistics, etc... I suspect that I'm not getting all that I'm ...
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1answer
331 views

Browsing is much slower on one PC wired to the same router - why?

Wife is not happy. It takes about 5 seconds to open a google window, versus about 1 second on the faster computer which is about 3 years old itself. Yes, it is an older computer (5 -6 years old, I'd ...
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1k views

Internet is slow with ANY router

I just signed up for service with Time Warner cable in Dallas, TX. I am supposed to get 7Mbps down w/ bursting to 10Mbps. If I connect the cable modem directly to my PC, I get the advertised speed. If ...
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3answers
806 views

Slow internet on XP pc, but not always

Since a few weeks my pc at home is suffering from slow internet speeds, but not always. 2 out of 7 days the speed is normal, the other days it's very slow (reminds me of my old 56k modem). I'm running ...
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slow internet Problem on kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64

I've recently installed kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64, on an HP 6830s. The installation went smoothly, with only one problem: when I try to use the internet, it's incredibly slow. I couldn't install Firefox or ...
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Firewall and Internet speed?

I have a doubt about my slow internet speed with third party firewall that I am using currently. Is it true that firewall can limit the internet speed ?
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Why is my internet so slow?

Our home has a reasonably fast internet connection, but a while back one of our laptops (running Vista, connecting over wifi) has been suffering from slowed down internet speeds (about 1/3rd of the ...
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4answers
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On Mac OS X how can I monitor what is using my internet connection?

I've got a relatively limited broadband connection (I live miles from the nearest exchange) and from time to time net access (but nothing else) slows to a near crawl. I know from a bit of monitoring ...