|Hello, my name is Robert and I am currently a victim of a slow internet speed. |
In the beginning, there was a network setup: One modem connected to a router, and then that router connected to 3 computers (all XP). However, recently I bought a new computer (Vista x64) and when I tried plugging the ethernet cable into my vista, I got transfer rates of about 1-2kb/s. Compared to my old XP, that was outrageous.
I tried many things to fix this problem, such as connecting a second router to the first and then plugging my computer only to the new router. This solved the problem, however my speed still didn't compare to my old XP. So now I thought that it was probably that the first router wasn't compatible with vista x64.
Sometime afterward, I decided to use an XP installer and turn my vista into an XP computer, since my old computer used to be XP. This proved to work for the first few hours, however it was a constant decline from there. Today I woke up and could barely access the google homepage. My download speeds reduced to about 4 kb/s.
I tried disconnecting the second router and returning the network to its original 1-router setup, but this proved to be inaffective.
Bottom line: When I plug my computer to the first modem (only 1 modem) I can't even access the internet. When I connect the second modem (2 modems) I can access the internet but on a very limited basis.
PLEASE help me fix this problem!
ps: The other two computers (one XP, and a Vista x32) currently work perfectly.