Solved My internet is slow, and IRQ 17 used by two devices

March 14, 2013 at 15:10:28
Specs: Windows XP sp2, Celeron 897 MHz / 192 MB
Slow internet, and i've looked at many issues, including only having 192 MB of RAM, but the IRQ list shows that the modem is sharing IRQ 17 with an audio controller. Could this be a problem? I'm open to suggestions, and thank you for your time! Modem is HSP56 MR, and an Intel audio controller.

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March 17, 2013 at 15:51:44
If you are using Ethernet to connect to the Internet, why do you have a Modem using an interrupt. With an Ethernet connection the computer has no need for a Modem interrupt. The HSP56 MR is a dial-up Modem,.

What speed are you getting and what speed are you expecting.

Some information as to ho you connect to the Internet. Modem/Rouer model number

Stuart



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March 14, 2013 at 16:08:41
Internet speed is dictated by the internet connection. If you're using dial-up, of course it's going to be slow. Not only that, but you have way too little RAM for XP. And why are you still running SP2? It's either time to upgrade or replace your computer, or switch to Linux.

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March 14, 2013 at 19:01:59
The shared interrupt is not the problem but the lack of memory is.

If you are using dial up, anything above 40 kbs is going to be good.

Stuart


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March 17, 2013 at 13:09:10
Sigh, It's lack of money. Can i add some RAM? Or how much for a better machine?

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March 17, 2013 at 13:11:21
But i'm not using dial-up; i've got a good ethernet connection here, and its still slow.

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March 17, 2013 at 15:51:44
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If you are using Ethernet to connect to the Internet, why do you have a Modem using an interrupt. With an Ethernet connection the computer has no need for a Modem interrupt. The HSP56 MR is a dial-up Modem,.

What speed are you getting and what speed are you expecting.

Some information as to ho you connect to the Internet. Modem/Rouer model number

Stuart


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April 5, 2013 at 12:00:22
"The HSP56 MR is a dial-up Modem"!? What!? No WONDER my good fast internet in this building is so slow...!
Can i replace the modem and see a significant speed increase, leaving everything else the same?

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April 5, 2013 at 12:30:22
You are giving us conflicting information here.

You say you have Ethernet but are using a dial up Modem.

Broadband Modems which use Ethernet do not use an interrupt and Dial up Modems do not use Ethernet.

So what is the Ethernet cable connected to?

To replace a dial up modem with a broadband Modem you need in to register with an ISP

Stuart


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