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internet download speed is slow, asus p8z77

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December 17, 2013 12:26:45 PM

Hey guys so I've recently got internet finally set up in my apartment. I'm paying for 20mbps down, and 5 up. My internet provider is twc. But for some reason my download speeds are really bad. My top download speed on steam has been 3 mbps, same with updates or downloading anything at all. I contacted them and after a speedtest it seems like the service they are sending me is fine, but somethings seems to be going on at my end of the pc. Can you guys give me a hand fixing this.
December 17, 2013 12:33:15 PM

Are you connecting directly to the modem, and are any other peripherals utilizing the service? Is there a wireless hub built into the modem? If so, do you have security enabled? Try testing at different times of the day - during high usage periods, you won't get full speed....but 3MB out of 20MB seems really low.

I have TWC and usually I am within 10-20% of top speed.
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December 17, 2013 12:35:21 PM

Also - check your Network iControl - I removed the enhanced drivers they had for bandwidth prioritization for my mobo - because it was slowing down my connection.
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December 17, 2013 12:41:04 PM

Im connected directly from my modem into my pc. its just a regular modem nothing special. where did you find your network i control drivers?
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December 17, 2013 12:50:12 PM

Look in the taskbar for anything network related (network boost, etc) - With mine enabled, I was getting 20% of the speed I should have, with it disabled, 100%.
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December 17, 2013 1:13:25 PM

nope Ive tried it still stays on. or something is still throttling it.
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December 17, 2013 1:20:37 PM

Just uninstall for now and test. You can always re-install if need be.
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December 17, 2013 1:24:07 PM

reedo_43 said:
Just uninstall for now and test. You can always re-install if need be.


yea just did that deleted everything, and the problem is still there.
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December 17, 2013 1:56:06 PM

Are there updated drivers for your card? I am running out of ideas...
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December 17, 2013 2:02:14 PM

I'm not using a specific card its part of my mobo.
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December 17, 2013 2:39:25 PM

Do you have the latest drivers for you onboard nic from asus?
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December 17, 2013 3:29:41 PM

i believe so, how do i check that? ive downloaded the latest bios, not sure if that counts
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December 17, 2013 6:37:50 PM

yup i did that still the same.
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December 19, 2013 6:54:46 AM

The network throttling drivers for my ASUS mobo would constantly throw off speedtest.net because 99.9% of the activity I have on the internet isn't related to that application, so the network throttling put it as low priority. It was difficult to get the drivers separated from the network throttling drivers.
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December 19, 2013 12:47:58 PM

So howd you get it to work?
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December 19, 2013 1:05:11 PM

I am not at home - but the network throttling software I uninstalled. (I think it was iControl or something like that). I left the drivers for the hardware. Basically, the software looks at your network usage, and customizes incoming/outgoing traffic in a priority of what you use most. So something that you rarely do like speedtest.net won't do well when compared to watching streaming videos (if that is what you do most of).
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January 11, 2014 5:09:54 PM

Internet service providers will state your internet speeds as Mbps and steam downloads in MB.
8 Mbps = 1MB
3MB x 8 = 24Mbps
Hope that clears up any confusion.
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