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My internet s running slow

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  1. kwanzah

    kwanzah Thread Starter

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    So just recently my internet started going really slow. Im at college right now, and my roommates connection is just fine, theres no issues with it, but for some reason, mine is running much slower.

    Im running a laptop with vista sp1 i've already run adaware and virus scans on it, and it came back clean. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Specsnow

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    Hi there,

    Through my experiences, I'd say that it is a problem with internet Explorer, particularly some add-ons. Go to Tools>Manage Add-ons>Enable or Disable Add-ons. From there, disable any add-ons that obviously do not belong (e.g., random numbers or symbols or letters, or words that do not exist). Also, uninstall and reinstall your network adapter, to refresh the TCP/IP stacks.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. kwanzah

    kwanzah Thread Starter

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    Hey,
    Thanks for the advice, but I already did all of that. But the connection is still slow. Sometimes it's faster for a while,but then it goes back to being slow again
     
  4. Pollex

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    Run a speed test to see what your current speeds are... www.speedtest.net
    Make sure you are definatly below range where you are supposed to be.

    Then you could try running a selective startup from your msconfig (open "msconfig" with the "run" application) which is on the general tab when you first open msconfig.
    Then click on the startup tab and choose "Disable all". Apply and OK, restart is required.
    Click ok on the message when you reboot.
    Attempt your connection and check speed again.
    If it is fixed, some startup app is affecting you, and you should re-enable them a few at a time to figure out which program is the culprit.
    If not, go back into msconfig and re-check the "Normal Startup" box, under the General tab, and click ok to restart again back in normal mode.

    Then, if the previous doesn't work try clearing your dns cache. To do this you would:
    - Goto your Command Prompt < Start - type cmd in the search field - right click the cmd with a black box next to it, and choose "Run as administrator". Aggree to the Windows prompt.
    - Type: ipconfig /flushdns
    - Type: ipconfig /registerdns
    - Close the Command Prompt box.

    Re-open browser and test your speed again.

    Hope you are soon taken care of.
     
  5. kwanzah

    kwanzah Thread Starter

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    Yeah, my download speed is like 300. It should be way faster.

    And I tried doing all of those things, but none of them worked. Its still being really slow.
     
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