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slow internet computer laptop bringing down internet speeds

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cg131, Mar 22, 2019.

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  1. cg131

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    when I connect my computer (laptop) to our router we cant do anything like Netflix videos or sky related stuff. the laptop doesn't even seem to get a fast speed takes ages to load a page. when my laptop is turned off everything seems to run fine in the house. it isn't as if I am downloading huge files it is just sitting there
     
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    How have you confirmed that?

    What OS? How connected to router? Latest correct network driver installed?
     
  3. lunarlander

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    If your laptop is using a freshly installed Win 10, then first things it would do is Activate your Windows, then the 2nd thing it would do is do Windows Update. Windows Updates which could last 30+ mins if your the internet plan bought from your ISP is low grade. All this happens in the background automatically.
     
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