Internet speed at dorm is Ridiculous

February 1, 2010 at 19:57:13
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Since coming to my dorm after a month break, i noticed that i had RIDICULOUS lag spikes while playing online games, so i did speed tests and found i kept getting these kind of results:
latency: 3-4 ms
DL speed: .6 - 1.1 mbps
UL speed: 11-13 mbps

Thinking something was wrong with the ethernet port in my room or the cable - i tried connecting with the exact same cable and port on my laptop that is also running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. However, on my laptop there was absolutely no problems (latency was same but upload speeds were slightly higher and the download speed was a consistent 5-6 mbps)

Right now i am using a usb wireless to use my internet (the speed is good -- very little lag while online gaming)but wireless can go out without notice and i really want to use wired lan again...

btw -- i am 100% there is no virus/spyware/malware on my desktop and my antivirus things are definitely not causing the problem. Also, all my drivers are up to date.

i am using an IntelĀ® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter

ANY help is very much appreciated...

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February 2, 2010 at 13:01:38
All your pals computers at the dorm are full of malware and spyware and downloading illegal movies and songs would be my first guess.

Might try a linux live cd just to compare.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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February 2, 2010 at 13:10:00
What is your usual wired connection speed? 100mb?

Sometimes autonegociation does not work.

Consider going into your nics properties/advanced and link speed and duplex. You will note its set to auto now. Change it to 100mb full duplex.

You should try another rooms jack to check the cable.

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February 2, 2010 at 13:48:46
wow -- tat was really simple -- i just changed from auto neg to 100mb full duplex and my dl speed went up to 6-7mbps and my games are lag free.

THANKS a lot for helping me

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