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Extremely slow internet speed after reinstall

I have recently had a hard drive failure so I was forced to reinstall my OS (Windows 7). After a fresh install, I noticed the internet speed became extremely slow (~15 minutes for downloading a 20MB ...
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Connection speed fast once I start Fiddler

I have two laptops, one of them has no problems whatsoever when it comes to browsing the internet, everything is speedy and pages load as expected. The other one however, is a nightmare. Pages load ...
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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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Internet is unbearably & abnormally slow on one PC after recovery using sony recovery partition

I recently restored a laptop, a custom SONY VPCF1390X, using the built-in recovery partition. Everything went about as well as I expected, but I noticed that download speeds were much lower than what ...
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How can I determine the minimum theoretical internet speed needed for smooth streaming in each Youtube video quality?

How can I determine the minimum constant internet bandwidth that is theoretically needed for smooth streaming in each video quality levels for Youtube: 480p, 720p and 1080p?
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How do i use a specific dns on my wifi connection in Ubuntu?

I read a few articles which stated that my isp(BSNL) has weak dns servers and using a different faster dns like opendns or google will increase the speed. I use a wifi connection through the router. ...
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I can't reach the download speed result of speedtest [closed]

I'm from the Philippines. I have a PLDT connection. My download speed at speedtest goes up to 1183kB/s but my download speed only reaches 300kB/s. Is there something wrong with my internet connection? ...
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Is it possible to break IP address based network speed restriction?

My company restricted the network speed by IP as 200K. That mean my maximum download speed is 200K per second. However, since the restriction is IP based, I can install a virtual machine and set its ...
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What could be causing two different laptops both with Wireless-N adapters to have very different speeds?

My dad recently bought a Dell XPS 14 laptop that had an integrated Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235 wireless adapter, but it appears to be known to drop connections a lot. He'll suddenly get ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller its stays at 100mbps

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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A desktop application that capture internet speed over a period of time [closed]

We can check the internet connection speed by using speedtest.net. This is an invaluable tool to check whether your ISP is really delivering its promise. However, we can only use speedtest.net by ...
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Does Internet speed affected when connecting by Bluetooth or USB cable?

I'm curious about this. My friends told me that there is difference between the speed of internet connection when you connect your PC/Laptop with Bluetooth or USB cable. They said that the internet ...
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Why do wireless routers claim speeds of 300 mbps but then ISP's only provide a fraction of that?

I am having quite a difficult time trying to understand internet speeds. I have xfinity internet with a 50 mbps service, I also have a 300 mbps netgear router. Why is there a massive difference ...
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How do I calculate maximum video size to be streamed smoothly on a limited bandwidth

I mean, I'm gonna put up a video on my website, but the target audience will probably have slow internet connections (500kbps to 2mbps). So my video editor allows me to tweak the video's quality in ...
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How does distance from the source (router) affect wireless transmissions?

As I move away from my wireless router my download speed decreases. However, I have read some conflicting arguments where they claim that, at least theoretically, the download speed should not be ...
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Closing the laptop lid makes my Wifi download slow

I have windows 8 on a HP Laptop. When I close the lid while downloading "peer to peer" the speed decreases dramatically. The laptop is not sleeping nor hibernating (I disabled those options), and the ...
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Internet connection really slow

For a while now, my internet connection has been seriously slow. I have changed ISP and there is still no difference. My main problem is when I play games, and it is literally unplayable. For example, ...
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Slow/restricted internet speed on Ubuntu 14 (driver/hardare issue?)?

I recently built my own desktop and I have noticed that it consistently gets ~ .8 mbps download speed when on the ethernet and slightly better when using wifi. I have run several tests that can ...
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How to benchmark internet connection speed, but not just top download speed of one big file?

I'm not sure if there's a term for what I'm looking for, but I'm not talking about just connectivity or just testing speed here. When I was on cable, webpages virtually always loaded very quickly. A ...
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Slow transfers on localhost

On my page, I have a HTML5 video tag with one .mp4 source. I've noticed that even though it's loading from the same physical machine, transfer speed is about 300kb/s. Even when loaded correctly the ...
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WiFi - slow download, fast upload. Affects only one device

My desktop computer is getting terrible download speeds, while other devices work just fine on the same network. Here are speedtest.net results from my devices, Mbps: Nexus 4: 24.9 down / 26.8 up ...
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How come my internet speed is not constant?

I've had this PC for 4 years now, and I've always been having this same problem. For some reason, roughly once every minute, my internet connection will freeze, then resume. Not long enough to ...
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odd wifi speed issue - after reset runs at 10mb+, after 5 minutes back to 0.5mb

i our office we are running 4 computers all using wifi - 2 macs, 2 pcs and a couple of smart phones (not that they are using the wifi all that much) the internet is really slow, so if we reset the ...
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Cable modem ping times go to thousands of milliseconds after 10 minutes of use

I have a wireless router (NetGear WNDR4500) which has a wired connection to a cable modem (Thompson DCM275). My connection to the wireless router seems to be working fine and the traceroute and ping ...
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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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Not getting expected download speeds

I am using Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on a desktop computer. My internet provider is BT since it is the best ISP in my area. The speed test says I should expect speeds of 4-5 Mb/s, but my ...
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Speed difference between cat6 and cat5

At what speed am I likely to see a real difference between Cat6 and Cat5 Ethernet cables? From what I know, there is little difference speed wise when the connection is slow, so what is the minimum ...
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Why maximum 1.0 Gbit Ethernet connection an old notebook, and only 100 Mbit on newer faster computer

Strange problem about Ethernet speed: recently we bought an i7 core computer running Win7 64 bit with an onboard Gigabit Ethernet controller (Realtek PCIe Gbit Ethernet Family controller). ...
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Internet Traffic counter and current speed for my laptop with Windows 7

I'm looking for a free software that shows me total traffic during the last connection to the Internet and the current speed. I don't care about what program connects to the Internet. I want to know ...
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Override speed limit per PC of a public wifi in Windows

I have a public wifi in my hostel but it never provide download speed more 1mbps. I am sure it has a speed limit of 1mbps per P.C because it always give download speed of 1mbps. If I connect two or ...
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A torrent client which automatically detects http and related activity from the web browser and reduces its upload/download speed

When my torrent client(transmission on ubuntu) is on, I can barely browse the web. Manually closing the torrent client or reducing its speed every time I use the browser and then bringing it back to ...
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WiFi device speed priority

I am having a weird issue. I have a high speed internet at home and a WiFi router. I have two computers - my Sony laptop (win8) and my girlfriends Macbook. Somewhy when I am downloading something - ...
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Different low uplink machines hold the same data, how to speed up rsync to machine with faster connection?

Two different machines hold the same data (10G+), both with relatively slow upload. I want to transfer the data to a machine that can receive with a much faster speed. Now to speed up transfer of ...
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Internet speed is slower than other PC/Laptop on my LAN

I have subscribed for 40Mbps Internet connection. But in my PC I have just 10Mbps (with CAT 6 Ethernet cable and Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection). I have also tested the internet speed ...
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Checking network speed through a program

I am sending some packets of data to some server and I want to estimate how much time its going to take sending 100 packets of data. So, can someone help me calculating network speed through a ...
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Torrent slow download speed

I am having problems download torrents after my ISP implemented something to slowdown the torrent downloads. I am searched some solutions regarding. One possible solution was to use of proxy IP ...
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Home router with NAT makes internet much slower than with bridged-IP

I have a BeWAN iBox A5100 wireless router and a 100 Mbps direct internet connection (non-DSL). When I use the bridged IP option, speedtest.net reports downlink speed as 85mbps which is quite OK. When ...
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Is using ngrok cuts connection speed?

I want to expose my file-accept server running on a Windows machine to the Web using ngrok service. The average filesize to upload to the server is about 5-6 MB. So speed is crucial. I'm no pro in ...
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Is there any way I can find mac updates location and downlad them manually?

I have a very slow internet connection that gives me lost signal every few minutes and it get's even worse when it comes to update my mac. Apple only allows you to download updates using its stupid ...
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Is there any way to check Internet connection speed through terminal? [duplicate]

How can I test my Internet connection speed through Linux terminal? Usually, I use websites for testing my speed, but since here there is no access to GUI, is there any way to test speed through my ...
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Two wired computers on the router

My husband and I both have gaming computers hard wired into the same router. His computer is significantly faster than mine in terms of downloading and browsing. My computer is newer than his -- ...
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Two machines, same wireless adapters, different speeds

I have two machines next to each other (within 5ft), with the same wireless adapter installed (TP/LINK USB Wireless N adapter) in each. The wireless router is in another room. Connecting directly to ...
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Dlink DIR-600 significantly slowing connection speed

Mode Download speed ------------------------ Wired 1.3 Mbps DIR600 15 Kbps I don't understand this network thing well, just configured my router: I also don't think there's a channel ...
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How can I diagnose strange (and bad) internet browsing performance on a single machine?

I'm having a very annoying internet issue with my Macbook Pro. The typical scenario goes like this: I attempt to browse to a website I don't visit very often and the browser just waits forever and ...
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Low download Mbps and high upload Mbps

I am currently working on a java project for a client that is based in Shanghai. They're a school and they have a central based network and multiple smaller LANs attached to that network. They have ...
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Gigabit router only using 100mbit

I have the following configuration: a 100mbit router connected to a gigabit router(TP-Link WR1043ND) in a LAN port (WAN ports are empty). DHCP is disabled on the gigabit router so it is just making a ...
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Orbit Download Manager massive send packets (no torrent)

recently I've noticed my internet connection speed is low even my modem console was opening very slow , after troubleshooting using Wireshark I've found massive packets send to "sg.ilovewebgame.co.kr" ...
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Slow browsing but fast torrent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download I know this has been already asked, but still I can't fix this. Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast ...
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Wired internet connection via router slower than direct

I am using cable internet. When I am connecting LAN cable directly to PC download speed is 20 Mbps (this is my Internet connection speed according to the agreement with provider) When I am using ...
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How to turn off things that use Internet on mac (OSX 10.8) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X I've recently received MacBook Air with OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and i'm not so into ...