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this may sound like a stupid question, but why do i have such slow download speeds (around 8kb/sec) when i am connected to 6mbps broadband. i used to have speeds around 100mbps is there a problem with my system
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There are many factors which affect DL/UP speeds and having malware on your PC is one of the biggest speed slowdowns in a PC. Not using the Disk Cleanup and Defragmentation programs on a decent schedule can also affect speeds. I've even had a poorly connected ethernet cable once and a poorly connected coax cable from modem to cable service slow me down.

Do you periodically check your speeds at a broadband speed test site? This is one I use: http://www.speedtest.net/. I keep the link on an html document with the date I ran the test. I can monitor changes better this way.

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Edited by Major Payne, 20 August 2007 - 12:17 PM.

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just tried that site and it said that the download speed was 485kb/sec. but when i down load music it is no where near that does this mean that i have a virus issue/
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It may be the server you are DLing from being popular and the bandwidth is not sufficient to handle the DL traffic. You could try a DL Accelerator app. Don't recommend these, but some people like them.

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think you could b onto something with the busy service provider. dont think i'll try the dl accelerater if you dont rate them sounds like more trouble than its worth thanks for your help. guess i'll have to set the downs to go in the early morning when the line is empty
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Also, it could be your own service provider. Mine, CableOne.net, has in their TOS that they have the right to limited the bandwidth to any customer depending on many factors. They usually reset sometimes after midnight if they have done this. Apparently, they have bandwidth problems during certain hours that peak and I have noticed changes at those times.

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