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  1. uuddlrlrbast

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    Was at the Dad's place for Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend and took a look at his PC because he mentioned it's been really slow.

    After uninstalling Kazaa and disabling about 20 programs that were loading on start-up, I checked his internet speed.

    He's on cable modem and he's getting about 80 kb/s.

    I traced the ping and everything seems okay (100 to 150 range and no bottleneck anywhere).

    Any tips on what the problem could be? I changed the receive buffer size, but that didn't help.

    He's using Windows ME, if that helps.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response. That site pretty much tells you to tweak the RWIN (as mentioned above, I've done) and check the MTU (done, too - already set at 1500).


    Are those the only tweaks you can do? If so, what could the problem be? Or is it he's just in a bad area for cable?
     
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    I'd definitely call the cable company and ask them about it. Do you know what speed he signed up for? I think there's different price brackets.
     
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    Great link Flavallee, thanks.

    Thanks for your help, too, Aca
     
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