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Poor connection until I change my MAC Address?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Cdseasholtz, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. Cdseasholtz

    Cdseasholtz Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    I have been having considerably slow internet compared to the other guys I live with and decided to investigate. I have run the speedtest.net on a good chunk of their computer and they all get around 40 mb/s while I am getting 2 mb/s. I have figured out that when I go in and change my MAC Address, I am able to get the same speed that they do for a short amount of time, but after a while(I haven't figured out a time interval) my speeds go back to the 2 mb/s. I can then go back in and change the address again and the same thing happens. I thought I might have a virus, but the different scan that I have tried running show nothing and when I do netstat from the command prompt, nothing abnormal shows up.

    Does anyone have any idea on what this might be or what might be happening to my computer? And I am sure it has something to do with my computer, because I booted from an old hard drive and the same thing happens.

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. hpb

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    I'm assuming you are connected through a WiFi connection. Are you sure there isnt a bandwidth monitoring app installed on your machine? Try resetting your TCPIP settings too.
     
  3. Cdseasholtz

    Cdseasholtz Thread Starter

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    I am not on wifi and I am sure there is no monitoring software on my computer, nobody has access to my computer except myself.

    Edit: I used Microsofts fix it for me thing and that seem to have fixed the problem for now. I will check again after a while to see if the problem persists. Thank you for the help about the resetting tcpip
     
  4. Cdseasholtz

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    After leaving my computer on overnight, the problem still persists.
     
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