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Tips - Slow DSL Speeds

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Molucky, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. Molucky

    Molucky Thread Starter

    Nov 18, 2006
    Are you experiencing slow speeds?

    Check the following :

    Running through any extension cable can cause the quality of the DSL signal to drop. Remember the difference between getting an 8Mb service and a 4Mb service is 200 metres, so a cheap extension cable from the market can effect the speed.

    Other equipment using the computers external bus may be the cause of slowness

    A fax on the line can interfere with the DSL signal, even if its filtered.

    A Trojan virus on your computer will run in the background scanning for other computers to infect, this will cause a major drain on bandwidth

    Most current software keeps itseslf up-to-date by downloading updates, this of course includes Windows itself which can be downloading updates in the background that run into 100's Megabytes

    If you are experiencing packet loss when pinging your router the fault is more likely to be internal rather than the line.

    Is so, you need to download this update from Apple: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/broadbandtuner10.html

    Netstat displays a list of the active TCP connections the computer is managing. The local address will be the computers 192.168.0.x IP address, with the foreign address being the IP address they are connecting to. The foreign address also lists the port or protocol it is communicating on.

    If all the above has been checked please run the command 'netstat' in the command prompt.
    Win 9x, ME: Start, Run, type in 'Command' click OK
    Win NT, 2K, XP: Start, Run, type in 'cmd' click OK
    This will list all open connections running on this machine. If the list is long then the problem is likely to be Trojan virus related and you should do a scan for viruses and spyware.

    The more open connections the more bandwidth will be taken up slowing the connection.

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