AGGHH!!! Slow internet speed & its driving me mad!

  messyjessy 14:44 02 Aug 07
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Its taking me forever to click on anything on the internet, let alone run one of the speed testers!

The system I am running is:

Dell Laptop Inspiron 6400 -

Intel Dual Core T2080 @ 1.73 GHz
1014MB RAM
Internal Wifi (connected to home Belkin 'g' router)
Windows Vista
100GB Drive
McAffee Security Centre
ISP: NewNet

- laptop is new, only 1 week old

The computer itself doesn't seem super fast but its not slow, it just slows down when i've got a web browser open.

I have tried to check the speed of the connection as i mentioned but I can't even get them to run as they time out or jut hang!!

Please please help!

Rachel

  messyjessy 14:49 02 Aug 07

p.s wifi strength is excellant

  Dipso 15:46 02 Aug 07

Have you tried connecting via a cable to see if the problem lies with the wifi or the internet connection itself.

  messyjessy 19:24 02 Aug 07

i guess thats what i should try, will check that out and get back!

  messyjessy 20:15 02 Aug 07

i plugged in the cable and things sped up a bit, so i re-started the modem and am wireless again and its a little bit faster than before now, not so painstakingly slow! I also moved the aerial thing as it was facing a wall someone must have knocked it and that seems to have helped too??

Its still not overly fast but much better, is there anything else to try?

Rach

  messyjessy 20:17 02 Aug 07

i plugged in the cable and things sped up a bit, so i re-started the modem and am wireless again and its a little bit faster than before now, not so painstakingly slow! I also moved the aerial thing as it was facing a wall someone must have knocked it and that seems to have helped too??

Its still not overly fast but much better, is there anything else to try?

Rach

  STREETWORK 20:43 02 Aug 07

Well, you did that twice. Can you raise the router to a higher level?

  Dipso 21:54 02 Aug 07

I wouldn't think it was the signal as you say you get excellent strength. What speed are you connected at 54 Mbps?

  ambra4 04:24 29 Sep 07

How to fix Vista's network bottlenecks

The problem with Vista's new-fangled network stack

All this automatic tuning of the Vista network stack sounds great in theory

But the problem is that some clients don’t support TCP window scaling

Or don’t have it enabled.

Additionally, some firewall products also don’t support it.

In either scenario, the result is dropped packets, which affects network performance horrendously

Your traffic is literally dropping into a black hole, never to be seen again.

If you’re experiencing excessive network lags on Vista

If using McAffee uninstall and turn off IPV6

Do this opening up an Administrative Command Window

Right-click-Run as Administrator and type in the following command:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

You may also need to type in:

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled

The changes take effect straight away, with no reboot needed.

You can also check this site

click here

  ambra4 12:50 03 Oct 07

You will also need to disable IPv6

How To Disable IPv6 In Vista

Windows Vista contains both the familiar IPv4 stack and the new IPv6 stack.

IPv6, when it's rolled out across the Internet over the next few years, will bring an end to the problem of running out of IP addresses and improve other aspects of TCP/IP operation.

However you do not need IPv6 at present time disable IPv6 on the Windows Vista system.

Check this site on how to disable IPv6

click here

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