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Roadrunner - fast wireless sloww ethernet

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February 14, 2012 3:38:11 PM

I just got bright house because I moved and they do not offer xfinity out in my area. I have the road runner 7 down 2 up or close the problem I am having is my laptop and ipad connect fine and are fast on loading webpages or whatever. The desktop on the other hand is incredibly slow.

Speed test on desktop:
Down: 6.8m (847kb/sec)
Up: .5m (61kb/sec)


Setup:
Amd Athlon II x4 635 @ 3.2 ghz
MB: Asus m4a785td-m evo
2x1 gb kingston hyperx
windows 7 home premium
any suggestions?
February 14, 2012 5:49:44 PM

It looks like your dl speed is pretty much spot on there, and the RoadRunner connections in my area are 7Mbit/512kbit which puts your download speed where it should be as well.

If your download speed is supposed to be 2Mbit you could try calling them. Try running speedtest.net on the other devices to see how they compare.
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February 14, 2012 5:51:36 PM

hmmm...download sped looks good ut you are missing 1.5m from upload, and if you do the speedtest from the laptop, you get full 2mb?

either way, .5m should not cause the delays you are speaking of, does windows run slow atall?

do all browsere give the same speed?

have you tried chrome?
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February 14, 2012 11:31:45 PM

Windows operates fine, I have hardly anything on there all my programs open fast etc. My other devices have same speeds but pages load much faster. I can not connect to steam or anything else so I am suspect of what is going on with my modem.
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February 14, 2012 11:37:53 PM

Also, my cell phone (HTC Inspire) is faster on the wifi than my desktop. If it helps, it takes about 12 - 15 seconds to open up this webpage, and takes me about 6 on my phone, and less than a sec on my labtops.
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February 15, 2012 12:08:31 AM

and the browsers? how many have you tried?
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February 15, 2012 4:35:13 PM

i have tried chrome, ff, ie, etc.
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February 15, 2012 6:15:23 PM

ok, go to speedtest.net, take the test and report all results including ping, do the same from a laptop and let me see the difference
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February 17, 2012 11:09:05 AM

Are you running any ad-blockers on your web browsers, or running some local firewall software other then Windows default one. If you have any third party firewalls try disabling them temporarily to see if it helps.
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February 17, 2012 1:28:26 PM

I do have pop up blockers and just the windows firewall, I have turned it off even and it is still the same, I have booted the pc in safe mode with networking and it is still doing the same thing.
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February 26, 2012 11:44:32 PM

tomatthe said:
Is accessing an ip rather then a domain name any faster?

Try http://74.125.47.104/ which is one of googles.



no it is not :/  I believe it to be a hardware issue maybe a really old modem/router
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March 8, 2012 1:35:51 PM

it was the modem x2 lol
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