Slow internet speed with Windows 7

July 23, 2012 at 14:16:45
Specs: Windows XP/7, AMD Athlon X2 / 2 gigs
I've got 45mbps internet speed with Windows XP and 0.8 with Windows 7...Any solutions?

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#1
July 23, 2012 at 14:39:45
http://www.speedtest.net/

Network adapter drivers?

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#2
July 24, 2012 at 00:12:44
nVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet. The latest driver is from 12.8.2010.

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#3
July 24, 2012 at 07:15:48
You're testing both the XP and the 7 computers at the same bandwidth testing site?

How about LAN bandwidth? What is your Windows 7 computer getting on the LAN?

If the LAN bandwidth is good, the issue isn't likely to be Windows 7 itself.

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#4
July 24, 2012 at 09:35:46
Yes, I am testing the 2 OS at the same bandwidth testing site. Here are 2 screenshots from speedtest.net
http://www.speedtest.net/result/208... - 7
http://www.speedtest.net/result/208... - XP ...

And I've disabled TCP autotuning, IPv6, installed the latest drivers and still nothing.


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#5
July 24, 2012 at 10:25:33
Those speed tests are not the same. They go to differnet servers. Valid tests use the same server.

ruse <50mile
ragadiru ~50mile

since the win7 supports gig and I would bet the router does not. you should change the speed control from auto to 100mb full duplex

You do this in the advanced tab of the network card.

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#6
July 24, 2012 at 10:29:19
So how about LAN bandwidth? Is there a big difference there?

You can test by moving a big data file. Archive up about 1 GB of data so it's a single file and then do a transfer to the XP machine and another to the Windows 7 machine and compare the amount of time taken to move the same amount of data. If there's no real difference, then there's nothing wrong with the network interface on the Windows 7 machine.

If however there is a big variance then you need to troubleshoot the NIC (network interface) on the 7 machine. As far as troubleshooting goes, I would start by ensuring you have the newest drivers for your NIC. If the ones you have installed right now aren't the most recent, download and install the more recent ones and test.

If that doesn't do the trick, try resetting your TCP/IP stack.

To reset your TCP/IP stack first o pen a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Note If you do not want to specify a directory path for the log file, use the following command:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

Then reboot the computer.

If none of the above does the trick, you may have to remove the interface from device manager and then reboot and let windows "find" and reinstall the interface.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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