Skip to comments.WINDOWS XP SLOWWWWWWWWWW INTERNET DOWNLOADS ARE "KILLING" ME!!! (UPLOADS STILL FAST)
Posted on 03/07/2009 1:33:14 PM PST by Chi-townChief
About two weeks ago, it seems after a windows update, my internet download speed slowed to a crawl. Speakeasy speed tests show me only in the 100-150 kbs download speed range although upload speeds are generally 2000-3000 kbs - high-speed cable connection.
When I'm not on the web, just doing spreadsheet work or disk burning, for example, I'm fine but web browsing is like purgatory.
I've tried everything I can think of including going back and forth between IE 6 and IE 7, reformating and reloading my hard drive, deleting and repeating windows updates, but nothing seems to work.
My final effort right now is going from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail to see what happens. After that I may toss this computer out the window.
Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!!! - I know I should be on the other forum but this one seems to get the most views.
Turn away from that S#!+ and don’t look back. Get Firefox.
Probably your downloads are slow because Obama and the NSA are monitoring ever data bit coming over your bandwidth. LOL! Project Eschelon.
I have Vista 64-sp 1 and I have no trouble. (knock on wood)
Ccleaner,then look at what is left. First.
Maybe it’s your service provider. Do you have another computer online to compare with?
It’s bizarre to have your upload speed so much faster than your download speed like that. Is it possible you have something continually downloading? Possibly a virus or just a program you always keep running?
Verify that no one’s stealing your bandwidth, first.
Maybe check your system monitor and see if you have a lot of incoming packets even when you aren’t browsing the internet.
It doesn't sound as if that's the trouble you're having, though.
Router - wired or wireless?
Test results from a web-based speedtest - exact download results.
Have you tried any other browsers?
Tried that - Firefox is slow as well.
Prolly have to wait til Moday for an appointment but call the cable company - last time I saw a mystery like this it was the cable modem failing ... Good luck! ;-)
Did that - also run McAfee clean-up but still doesn’t help.
How do I do that???
The easiest way to proceed, divide the problem.
There are enough brosers available that you can download and speed test. Once you do that you should know if it’s IE or your system.
If it’s the browser, switch. If the browser changes does not restore the speed, it’s WinXP, back out the last changes-updates.
Yeah - I bitched to them. The guy ran all sorts of little checks for 25 minutes and then said I looked good from their end.
It’s an issue, sounds like theft or misrepresentation. Sorry Chief, I tried.
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