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My broadband on pc is all over the place with broadband speed. It can read anything from 60kps to 600kps and changes for no apparent reason.
I don't believe its the isp (AOL) as my laptop runs consistently fast (600kps is fast for my house) but I need to use xp on the pc for certain online progs.(laptop has vista)
I've checked for anti spy and virus and all appears clean.
Any suggestions? The pc does not sound like its under any heavy processing when the speeds are low either.
my pc is running so slow that it wouldn't carry out the test! I performed one about 20 mins ago and it was showing 27 kps. It's taking an age to load anything.
My laptop runs off the same netgear router and seems to be running fine.
I'm at a loss to explain it. Oddly, it appears that the problem occurs in the evenings as morning use has shown no probs, (but I couldn't state that as a definite fact.
Try flushing your DNS cache.
Start / Run and type
Now type or copy and paste
(Note the space between g and /)
You should now see;
Successfully flushed dns resolver cache
Others things you could try;
Is changing the routers MTU
Change the current channel,lets say your on 6,change this to 11.
Post back the routers make and model and we can check the configuration.
tried the flush, sadly no effect.
changing channels is something I haven't tried before, not sure how to.
the isp is aol
pc running on xp
router is nergear D834G
wirles adapter is WG111 v3
signal strength is excellent
the only thing I've noticed is the icon for the wireless signal in the address tray at the bottom of the screen is blinking between green and yellow (though it may always have done this)
Any help, eternally grateful
on closer inspection it's actually blinking between green and grey not yellow
ok I've had a breakthrough
I'm currently on the using internet explorer with aol downsized and the speed is great (for me)
still don't understand why aol works well on the laptop and not the pc but it's irrelevant as ie will do for me. thanks to those kind enough to reply!
Hope I`m not too late to add my tuppenceworth.
I think this is an AOL problem. My line speed (AOL Silver) is only 2 Mbps at the best of times but at certain times of day it can be so slow that I get the timed-out page.
This happens on the BBC site and on PC Advisor after 10pm daily. Yet when I switch to IE, normal speed is restored.
I`d be most interested to know if this could be due to AOL servers being overloaded at those times.
XP Sp2 and wireless router.
every time you experince slow speed aolwant you to upgrade the broadband, i thinks its a sales ploy becasue if you had the origanl broadband over a year surley the isp would love your money on an upgrade
i was on silver but i cancelled becaaue of problems setting it up and i reverted to dial up. Oddly a year later i dial up sand iwas geting aol gold out of theblue and the speed was very high and yet to this day i dont know what happaned, evenually i logged of and use the dial up and it just stayed on dial up
I`ve been on AOL Silver (broadband) for more than a year and in that time speeds have varied quite a bit during the course of the day.
What`s new in the past two weeks is that the usual 12.30 to 1.30 and 9.30 to 10.30 slow-downs have been starting earlier, lasting longer and slowing down more.
I don`t even try to access certain sites now during those times because I know I will get timed out unless I switch to IE 7 and ethernet and the speed timers don`t even register at all using the AOL browser.
Whether this is a problem only on AOL or with other ISPs too, I would really like to know.
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