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Internet is very, very slow


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SpywareGuard can cause slowdowns...uninstall it... reboot...you can always reinstall it
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Thanks to all of you who have helped, my internet is running a lot faster now only the other two computers downstairs are still just as slow, should I do seperate scans for each of them or could I do to them what I did to this computer?
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Try the same approach with them that you id with this one. If that doesn't work then post back here.
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Ok so although I thought the problem with my slow internet was fixed it appears I was wrong. Web pages are taking sometimes up to half an hour to load still.
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If your internet can make it, go to speedtest.com to see if its your internet speeds or your computer causing the trouble.
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http://www.speedtest...t/269877020.png
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try creating another user account...see if it has problems...
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Yup, same problems. I think my problems occur when the computer downstairs is on which is a vista. Right now my internet is running perfectly but this is the only computer turned on at the moment.
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has anyone there tried controlling the bandwidth for the computers thru the router...info here
people use these kind of things when they share a connection with roommates and one or more are into the P2P thing...
IE..lots of large file downloads...bit torrent...you can throttle their connection speed so they don't/can't hog all the bandwidth...

Edited by happyrck, 16 May 2008 - 09:41 AM.

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We havent tried that but we will. I've realised that I cant pin point my internet problems to any one thing. The other day I put it down to the vista being turned on but now, no computer except this one is turned on and the internet once again is very slow.
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then it has to be your isp...try doing a speedtest here the next time its slow...get a screenshot of your results and post it back here and contact your isp
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Could I use any of those speed tests though since I live in the UK?
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can't hurt to try them...also try here ...its for the UK
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It's typical that when I'm waiting for it to go slow it doesnt lol Now though the internets taken to disconnecting completely, not sure if the problems related or not though.
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I've noticed since I've made these changes that when I turn my computer on, my internet isnt connected and I have to remove the wireless plug in and put it back in again before it connects whereas before I'd turn my computer on and be connected. This is small I know and I can live with it but does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?
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