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i have a huge problem

Ace321

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Sep 7, 2006
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#1
ok i have a cable connnection that usally down loads from 700kb-1mb but now it downloads at a sluggish 16kb per second but surfing is the same!!!no one is downlaoding anything on the newtwork i had a hub i switched to a router that diddint fix it i disable my firewalls and everything
 

Ace321

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#2
the other weird thing is it donlaods from steam at a fairly high rate about 500kb but it used to downlaod at a steady 800kb and i still dont lag when i play counterstrike i usally ping at a bout 25-35
 

kthdsn

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Jan 21, 2006
Messages
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Location
UK
#3
I had a similar problem once caused by malware on my machine. In the end I had to reformat the drive and change my IP address to fix it.

Before you do anything so drastic though try scanning for malware, restarting all your equipment and calling your cable company.

I would also suggest turning your firewall back on, otherwise you are asking for trouble.
 

PriceChild

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Jan 22, 2006
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Upon a Chair
#6
I definately think that you should do a VERY thorough spyware scan.

Try something like "Ad-aware" from download.com Its free :D

You may also like to know that windows xp reserves 20% of your bandwidth for QoS services. I've lost the program to help turn this off now though after switching to linux.
 

Jamey

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Jan 21, 2006
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Telford, UK
#7
You can disable QoS (quality of service) by going into Network Connections and selecting Properties of your LAN. Untick and remove Quality of Service.

Another possibility is that your ISP's DNS servers (where it translates google.com into a machine IP address like 123.123.123.123) are being slow. You could try using alternative DNS servers, such as those of OpenDNS: Changing DNS on Windows XP.

You will have to close your browser and reopen it for the changes to take effect.
 

Brains1983

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Oct 12, 2006
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#8
Hi, from a non technical person, I found this topic quite interesting!

Is the figure of 20% for QOS accurate?

And is it safe to change the DNS Servers?

Rgds,
Brian