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slow internet with eggtimer problem


bexley42

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I have really slow internet connection and egg timer constantly comes on. What can I get rid of on Windows 2000/Firefox. Please help, but basic please.

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Terry Brown

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Bexley42

Adobe is always on the internet looking for updates, Flickr is an internet based program, as is DMAC and Microsoft .Net.

However I think the problem may be your operating system.

All these programs are meant to run on a modern computer and as you have a 'Very old win 2000' system, I'm guessing you do not have enough processing power to process the downloads fast enough which is why you are getting bottlenecks.

Secret-Squirrel

What the speed test does is measure the total bandwidth being downloaded, not where it is going to.

Sorry for delay- Work gets in the way

Terry

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Secret-Squirrel

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"What the speed test does is measure the total bandwidth being downloaded, not where it is going to."

Not sure I'm following you Terry.

That speedtest is unable to tell if other programs are using the OP's broadband connection. It did however tell us that Firefox managed a download speed of 5.6Mbps.

As I hinted at previously, that download speed is more than quick enough for all Internet activities.

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bexley42

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Secret-Squirrel and ALL - I am going to give up for now. I am getting a tower at the weekend from my nephew with WinXP . Perhaps that will work. Thank you all for your help. Regards.

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spuds

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I would suggest that when you get the replacement computer, you download CCleaner, SuperAntiSpyware or Malawarebytes, all obtained for free from http://www.majorgeeks.com and then run them to check and clean-up the computer. Don't forget to check to see if you have anti-virus protection installed. If not, you can get that from the above link.

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