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Solved: a lot slower internet!!!

Discussion in 'General Security' started by danielstoops, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. danielstoops

    danielstoops Thread Starter

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    hi,

    i accidentally disabled my wifi yesterday and enabled it today. Now it is a lot slower!!! Yesterday my download speed was around 87 to 120kb/sec . Now it is around 5 to 10 kb/sec . Is there anything i can do to speed it up like before? Also, now all the pages load slowly and when i watch youtube, instead of loading the whole thing really quickly, it takes a few minutes.

    thanks
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Did you renable encryption with a preshared key? Maybe someone has attached to your network and is consuming your bandwidth.
     
  3. danielstoops

    danielstoops Thread Starter

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    it is working again fine now.

    but how do you put on a password on your network so only people who know the password can get onto it?
     
  4. alisongrey

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    You can enable WPA encryption which should go a considerable way to making your network more secure from outside people attaching on to it. WPA support is built in to XP

    Worth setting up just to ensure that you don't get leeched from again.
     
  5. danielstoops

    danielstoops Thread Starter

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    sorry, but i don't understand what you are talking about.

    also, it has happened again, the internet is slow again!!!
     
  6. lunarlander

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    On your router's setup web-page, there should be some mention of 'encryption' or security. There are several levels of encryption, WEP, WPA and WPA2. WPA2 being the newest kind. To turn encryption on, you need to specify a passphrase, which they call a "pre-shared key". Make this passphrase a phrase that is long and use alphabets and numbers and symbols. This same pre-shared key will then have to be typed into all computers that connect to the router, or else they won't be able to connect. This will keep out intruders who don't know the passphrase.

    Do not select WEP if at all possible. That first generation of encryption is easily broken into. Only use that if all your equiptment is old and doesn't offer WPA or WPA2.
     
  7. TRISH-HICKS

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    is this on the black screen whenyou clcik on f8.that you can go to to fix somethings.
    trish
     
  8. new tech guy

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    No usually you have to log onto the router (by default it is somthing like 192.168.1.1). You would go to that by typing in the ip of the router into a web browser, log on with the router login credentials, then you can set security (do this while wired into the router)
     
  9. TRISH-HICKS

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    i do believe you sent this to the wrong person i didn't need to know anything about the routers
     
  10. new tech guy

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    I was replying to the OP, if you need assistance, you are welcome to start your own thread. But to answer your question, no. I beleive you are thinking about the windows boot options.
     
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