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OK.. my computer went from stupidly fast to very slow- when browsing. I have the following...
dual core CPU on ASUS MB (800 M FSB)

Win XP sp2 - all current
XP networking, 2 computers on 'home' net sharing-
Comcast Hi-Speed
AVG Firewall and anti-virus
Network Magic
use Firefox v

Main complaint is that Firefox got very slow..BUT.. same thing with IE 6. I suspect that something is slowing down the stream quite a lot. What happens is this... (perhaps a clue) images only partially load on an image intense screen. But, if I hit 'reload' it will usually finish the image load. I did tweak Firefox to allow more handlers but that was way before the slow-down. Here is another note- the other 'home' computer is NOT slowing down. Seems normal, so router is probably OK. I did suspect AVG firewall, but when running "allow all", the speed stays the same- slow.
I have run AVG's virus and malware scans. Were OK. Also ran a RegCure scan... the speed issue got worse after than scan.

Any ideas ???

I do have a Hijack log ready but won't post unless asked to...

Just added this... DOS tracert command... this is weird


Tracing route to geekstogo.com []

over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms

2 2129 ms 1849 ms 1241 ms c-67-181-192-1.hsd1.ca.comcast.net []

3 1485 ms 2213 ms 1421 ms ge-3-2-ur01.fresno.ca.fresno.comcast.net []

4 806 ms * 1293 ms te-9-4-ar01.fresno.ca.fresno.comcast.net []

5 2049 ms 1388 ms 60 ms te-8-3-ar02.fresno.ca.fresno.comcast.net []

6 1908 ms * 2690 ms te-8-4-ar02.stockton.ca.stockton.comcast.net []

7 573 ms * 630 ms te-8-3-ar01.stockton.ca.stockton.comcast.net []

8 2404 ms 1502 ms 2279 ms pos-0-4-0-0-ar01.sfsutro.ca.sfba.comcast.net []

9 2075 ms 1049 ms * te-0-1-0-7-cr01.sanjose.ca.ibone.comcast.net []

10 1026 ms 1518 ms 1536 ms te-1-1-pr01.11greatoaks.ca.ibone.comcast.net []

11 942 ms 1568 ms 2350 ms

12 1959 ms 1846 ms 873 ms hagg-03-ge-0-0-0-460.dlfw.twtelecom.net []

13 1995 ms 2097 ms 2089 ms 63.164.96.databank.com []

14 2155 ms 2111 ms 2249 ms lt-pod2a.lt.com []

15 * * * Request timed out.

16 2074 ms 1905 ms 994 ms geek13.geekstogo.com []

Trace complete.


seems slow to me..............

Edited by Woofer58, 21 April 2008 - 11:18 AM.

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It might be because of your TCP configuration wasnt optimized.
Then I'd recommend you to download this free no-install program: TCP OPTIMIZER

To Use TCP Optimizer:
Choose your connection speed.
click Optimal Settings.
You will be asked to create backup. Click yes.

Presto! You're internet settings have been optimized! Browsing,downloading and uploading should
increase dramatically! Please post a reply for the results.
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As an added note, every so often when my Firefox slows down, I go to 'Tools' and clear private data and then to the 'Yahoo!' toolbar and run Ccleaner(both options I downloaded from FireFox add-ons) and speed picks up again.

Also you can download a freeware program - cports- from www.nirsoft.net and it wll let you see what tcpip ports are open, in case something in the backround is talking to your PC
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Wow...TCP Optimizer did help some. Images still only partially load-in.
But speed is up some.
Yeah, I was doing speed tests and they kept coming back in the area of 3 Mbits, which is fine, but some Pings were timed-out at 10 seconds. Needless to say, I was getting a tad confused by all of this. I still don't think it's all solved, but there is improvement for sure.
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Your ping should've improved after using TCP Optimizer.
Have you tried cleaning cache and cookies?
Download: http://majorgeeks.co...aner_d4949.html

After cleaning your browsers cache and cookies. try to turn off the internet and reboot.
then turn it on. Run TCPOptimizer once again and optimize your settings.

You should try to Maximize the connection speed, I did it on my Home PC and it
surely boost up my internet speed :)
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