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Internt running super slow... Bad IP address?


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dwarro

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Ok so I can't find anyone that can help with this problem and figure this site offers me the best chance. Ever since moving to a new apt and having to install internet again (via a cable modem) my internet is running slow. For example, online videos won't even start to play sometimes or when they do they will stop 1/4 of a way through. I also have to frequently hit the "refresh" button in order to ge the page to load correctly.
The guy who installed my internet said I may have a bad IP address. I however really don't know what this means?
At my old house the internet worked just fine. Do IP addresses reset once you have internet sent through a new line to a new house? If so how do I get a IP address that will give my computer the best connection?
Or is it even a IP address problem? I haven't installed anything on my computer since the move that would affect this.

Also sometimes when I restart my computer internet and online video work fine for about an hour or two and then all of a sudden not work when I come back to it.

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated. Thanks

And I used to know how to do this, but how do you stop programs from immediatly opening up when you turn your computer on? I used to know what to type into the "run" screen but have forgotten the word.
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There's no such thing as a "bad" IP address. An IP address is either valid or it isn't, there's no inbetween.

Slow internet connections are usually caused by the internet provider so the best thing to do first is to phone them up and shout at them.

MSCONFIG is the run command you want but if in doubt about whether a program needs to be there or not, leave it.
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Thanks for responding..
I just think that something is wrong if I can't leave my computer on for more than an hour without the internet going bad? For instance, everything was working perfect (videos, internet speed, page loading, etc..) before I left for the library. When I came back (2 hours later) everything is not functioning correctly (internet video not loading, pages not loading fast or correct, etc..)? What could be happening that may be impairing the computers function?

Is there anything I can check like internet setting or anything else to make sure everything is running right? Could it be the router?

Sometimes when I right click on the little wireless computer on the bottom left and click "repair" it does its thing and the internet is back to working properly. Why would that be the case?

Just trying to figure things out. Thanks for the help
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Turn off power saving, a lot of systems that go into standby don't like doing anything when they've been woken up.
You can disable these by right-clicking on an empty area of the desktop -> Properties -> Screen Saver -> Power button.
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