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Loss of Broadband speed!?!? How?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by opack, Oct 12, 2004.

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  1. opack

    opack Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2003
    I just re-installed Windows XP home, and I put in all the new patches; SP2, and the like. Before I installed Norton AV, and Zone Alarm, I noticed that my test scores from Broadbandreports.com were hovering around the 5300kpbs-7000kbps.. I have a 7meg download cable modem hook up. So, now that I am up and running to how I should be, I check my test scores are now back down to what I was getting BEFORE I reinstalled windows of around 2500-2600kbps, tested on different servers, different times of the day. What is making it so slow? What program did I install is making my connection so slow?!? I tried disabling NAV, and ZoneAlarm independently, and then together, but I'm still getting the slow speeds. Could it be some other program running somewhere that I dont know of (Or one I think is 'harmless?')

    I have a XP 1600+ AMD,
    512 PC3200 RAM
    Windows XP home SP2

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  2. uniquename


    Oct 11, 2004
    Don't forget to factor in the 'contention'. Any chance that you have a near neighbour hogging any bandwidth. Happened to me.
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
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