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adsl slowing down

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by number, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. number

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    Hi,

    for some reasons, since I've done a partition of my HD, putting both windows and linux, my adsl connection drastically decreased the speed. I don't know if it can depend on that, however, I know there is a website with all the directions to test and speed up your adsl connection, does anyone know this site?
    thanks
     
  2. mtown_onsite

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    For a speed test, try http://performance.toast.net/

    Try this in both your windows and linux modes. If its the same speed with both, its likely your dsl connection (or something local interfering with the dsl signal).

    Give the dsl modem a long powercycle (leave it off for several minutes). This will cause it to make a new connection...sometimes at a faster rate.

    Things on your machine that can slow your dsl: network settings, router, firewall, antivirus. (the last several are good to have, but depending on settings can cause slowness) If you are using a router, remove it for a bit, test speed again. Try temporarily disabling firewall/AV and running the speed test again. If the speed goes up, reconfig your firewall/AV.

    Things in your house that can affect dsl speed... Anything major electronic near the dsl modem or the phone line that runs from it. (monitor, fridge, microwave, halogen lamps, 900mhz/2ghz phones, etc) If you have anything like this near the dsl, turn them off, powercycle modem and run annother speed test.

    hope this helps....
     
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