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    Unhappy Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    Okay, I have 2 desktop PCs. My main PC is directly connected to a wireless B Linksys router and my kids' PC is connected to it via a wireless usb adapter. Everything was working great for quite sometime(2 years) with this setup and my 1.5 mb dsl connection. Both PCs would consistently test at 1.2-1.3 mbps. Now all of a sudden my main PC has dropped off to 400-900 kbps and the tests are very erratic. All tests I have used show similar results. My kids' PC tests the same good speeds as always. I have tried bypassing my router and going directly to the modem with my same ethernet cable, and also using the usb cable connection from the modem to my PC, and finally I have tried using the same wireless usb adapter, that is being used on my kids' PC, on my main PC. All with the same results: 400-900 kbps and erratic. I have used Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware SE to remove spyware, and have done a complete virus system scan via AVG with no viruses found. Does anyone know or have any idea what might be causing this? Is it a software issue? Thanks so much for any help with this matter. Oh yeah, both PCs are running Windows xp with all updates. Doug...
    Last edited by catdug; 02-23-2008 at 04:59 AM.
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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    Still sounds like some sort of malware, but you might check out the below link and see if there are any glaring problems with your setup:

    http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks/
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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    Here is a link with the results from the tweak test you recommended: http://www.dslreports.com/tweakr/blo...nXP&via=normal What would've caused my connection to change so abruptly without me changing anything in the first place?
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    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    How about a fresh reinstall of windows xp home? Would that take care of any malware/software issues?
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    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
    • SONY 52x12x52 CDRW
    • LG 16x DVD-ROM
    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
    • Hauppauge Win/TV capture card
    • Generic floppy disc drive
    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
    • WIN XP HOME w/SP3 OEM
    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
    • Black Generic Case w/self cut side window w/one 80mm front intake, one 80mm side intake(blue LED), and one 60mm rear exhaust fan

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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    It should. Very few worms can infect the BIOS anymore so a reinstall will usually fix all problems with malware.
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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    Well, I reinstalled Windows from scratch. My download speed is still as slow as it was before. What do I do now? Please help.
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    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
    • SONY 52x12x52 CDRW
    • LG 16x DVD-ROM
    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
    • Hauppauge Win/TV capture card
    • Generic floppy disc drive
    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
    • WIN XP HOME w/SP3 OEM
    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
    • Black Generic Case w/self cut side window w/one 80mm front intake, one 80mm side intake(blue LED), and one 60mm rear exhaust fan

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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    by connecting directly I'm assuming you mean cat5 cable, replace the cable is one thing to try.

    how fast does it copy files between pc's ie is it only download speed affected or is file copy slow as well.

    is there a new firmware for your router? although unless you've played with it - it should be fine.

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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by Kheldar View Post
    by connecting directly I'm assuming you mean cat5 cable, replace the cable is one thing to try.

    how fast does it copy files between pc's ie is it only download speed affected or is file copy slow as well.

    is there a new firmware for your router? although unless you've played with it - it should be fine.
    Yes, I mean cat5 cable. But if you'll notice, I mentioned in my original post that I also connected directly to my modem via usb cable which is an entirely different cable, and there was no change. Concerning firmware updates: I haven't played with it but what would my router have to do with it if I bypassed it completely when I connected my pc directly to the modem? I'm not sure how to copy files between pc's so I don't know if that's affected or not. Thanks for your reply. Anything else someone can come up with? Please help.
    • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
    • SONY 52x12x52 CDRW
    • LG 16x DVD-ROM
    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
    • Hauppauge Win/TV capture card
    • Generic floppy disc drive
    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
    • WIN XP HOME w/SP3 OEM
    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
    • Black Generic Case w/self cut side window w/one 80mm front intake, one 80mm side intake(blue LED), and one 60mm rear exhaust fan

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    Default Re: Slow dsl speed on one of two PCs

    I have the exact same problem. It looks like this one was never resolved here but if catdug ever figured this out, please share! thanks!

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