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  1. PC Repair

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    I have been told to adjust my throttle to speed my pc and internet up. Can someone tell me where i can find this to do the adjustments
     
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    can you be more specfic

    never heard of this

    maybe someone is having a joke

    anyway

    if you would supply details
    make model of machines, modems, routers etc
    how you are connected
    your ISP
    speed of internet you have purchased

    we can try some online test to see if you are near thespeed
     
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    can't give details of machine as it was built for me using several machines.

    Am connected wireless through a belkin 7000uk router and usb wireless to UKonline (ISP) have signed up for the 8meg package and was told i'd get approx 6.5 - 7 meg which I was happy with. Seemed to run slowly since last nite so I done a speed test (well several to be honest) and they are telling me i'm downloading at between 104 and 107 kbps. i'm trying to update software for windows and printer and its taking several hours.......
     
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    give ukonline a call and see if theres a problem on the line, I'm on ukonline and have found the support service fantastic, and have been lucky enough to get good speeds from them - I have a 2M service

    have you changed anything else on the PC
    do you have secruity enabled on the wireless - take that off see if it makes a difference,

    when you do the test make sure nothing else is downloading
    lots of software download updates in the background

    have you installed anything on the PC recently

    you could try a restore to a previous date, I have found this has fixed my laptop twice in 3 years when it started downloading really slowly
     
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    yeah phoned them. to be honest this is the first problems I have had with them, that they couldn't help. They configered my router even though its not the one they recommend.

    yeah brought the pc back a few days with a system restore. Nothing else has been loaded onto it. Nothing downloaded lately as it takes far too long.

    am really confused now.
     
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    is it possible even to find out another website that would test my speed. maybe the one i'm using just aint making the reading right
     
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    from the email, I asume UKONLINE say the line is fine,
    the router is setup correctly
    Do you have more than one PC on the router at all ?

    try switching off any firewalls

    how are you connected wireless - if so take of the secruity
    also try by connecting with wire via a LAN to the router

    you may have a virus which is using the bandwidth - it may be worth seeing if you are downloading any files when no activity should be taking place

    windows taks manger network

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    just seen your last post

    this is qyite an old list, not sure if they all work-
    I'll test and post again for my speed - cant test family downloading on one PC and watch stream video on another !!!!!!!

    http://www.abeltronica.com/PagRec/uk/01/

    http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest?loc=97

    http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_meter/7004-7254_7-0.html

    http://www.bandwidth.com/tools/speedTest

    http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp

    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    http://9337387.home.icq.com/main37.html

    http://www.wugnet.com/myspeed/speedtest.asp
     
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    getting same speed with an ethernet cable as with wireless. am using mcafee anti virus which ukonline provided me with. only 1 pc connected. will try some of the links and turn off windows firewall
     
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    do you have a seperate modem, or is it an ADSL modem Router ?

    you could try turning off the mcaffeee may leave you a bit vunable

    yoiu may have a virus anyway - have you run mcafee
     
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    this is a copy from one of Johnwills, "one of the networking gurus on the forum", posts

    if you could post the results

    see post number 7 here http://forums.techguy.org/networking/756801-intermittent-wireless.html#post6189923
     
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    its an adsl modum router. yeah mcafee said no virus found
     
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    will try that speedtest soon.
     
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