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Slow download speeds

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dbcollien, Mar 26, 2006.

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  1. dbcollien

    dbcollien Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2006
    I have a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 (If you need me to be more specific I can be but it doesnt have much to do with the problem). Windows XP. Now, in my area we have a cable company that gives out a lot of internet so I have the same connection as many of my family and friends. My problem is that my computer downloads files from the internet much slower than friends and family that have the exact same internet connection and worse computers.
    For an example I've seen friends download songs at 150 kb/s and with only one song downloading on mine im lucky if i max at 40 kb/s. And it's not just the downloader, wmv files download slower on my computer also. I don't know if there's a setting somewhere I need to change or what.
    Not sure if this is the problem but McAfee security Firewall is 7.1.113. Maybe that's what is slowing it down? Modem reads SB 4100 Cable Modem, could it be I need to mesh the Modem with my computer?
  2. wilson44512


    Mar 25, 2006
    go to pcpitstop.com or internetfrog.com an test your speed an see what it says. an then find out from your internet service what speed you have. if they aint close to being the same tell them how slow your speed is. it might be on there end why your slow. plus scan for spyware
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