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Internet slow all of a sudden

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by abutrflykiss, Mar 18, 2006.

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  1. abutrflykiss

    abutrflykiss Thread Starter

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    I have cable internet access and my laptop is wireless. It's been working great for the past few months and now all of a sudden it takes a very long time to bring up any web page. Even when I get on a certain site it takes a long time to browse around. It shows that i'm still connected but it seems as if it's not. My main computer works fine it's just the laptop. The operating system is Windows XP. Anybody have any suggestions on why my internet is acting this way? Thanks. :confused:
     
  2. 1069

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    Hi and welcome to TSG :)

    Do you have a cordless phone in the house - these can often conflict with the wireless connection.
     
  3. abutrflykiss

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    I do not have a cordless phone. I just use a cell phone as my home phone.
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    Have you scanned for spyware on the laptop?
     
  5. abutrflykiss

    abutrflykiss Thread Starter

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    i downloaded ad-aware se yesterday and did a scan. it found some things but it didn't seem to help my problem.
     
  6. yesdavy

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    Disconnect the wireless and connect via cat5e directly to your cable modem. If you still have the slowness it is in your laptop. If not, it is in your wireless, in which case you should contact your provider support team.
     
  7. abutrflykiss

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    I just unistalled my norton anti virus and it's running fine now. Does this make any sense?
     
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