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Slow DL Speeds- Incorrect Settings?

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  • Laptops
  • Windows 7
  • Desktops
  • Windows Vista
  • Networking
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November 1, 2010 11:24:26 PM

Hello,
I have a laptop (Vista) and a new desktop (Windows 7)connected to my router. The laptop, with the desktop being off, downloads at a consistent 6.7Mb/s. When I turn off the laptop and start the desktop, it downloads at a steady 1.3Mb/s.

There must be something set incorrectly on my desktop to make it d/l so slowly.

Any suggestions where to look & what I should do?

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November 2, 2010 6:22:29 AM

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November 2, 2010 9:17:44 PM

Try disabling your antivirus and then test your download. It is also possible that you have background programs that are eating up some of your bandwidth.

First: If you are not using Norton make sure to totally remove it. Disable your virus protection and test speed and if problem consist continue,
Second: Start in safemode with networking and test speed. If problem goes away then clean up desktop once out of safe mode. If not continue.
Third: Plug your laptop directely into the router and test speed. If speed is still 6.7Mb/s then you confirm your router/network cable is not the issue.
Fourth: Update bios/drivers.
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November 12, 2010 3:11:47 PM

Best answer selected by gscottm.
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November 12, 2010 3:13:05 PM

mf2780,
Thank you. It cleared up.
I appreciate your help.
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