Trying to increase my download speed

Toshiba / Satellite l755
April 6, 2012 at 16:36:17
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2 GHz / 4043 MB
Ok, I'm new here, so bear with me if I can't do the code right. Anyways, I've been trying to find out how to increase my downloading speed, currently I'm trying to download WOW, digitally, and it's going only at like 50-90KB/s, fluctuating greatly, so the fact that the download is like 10G's makes this an achingly long process that I'd like to speed up.

Now, I've tried to research this stuff myself, I learned about the gpedit.msc, however, I only have the standard windows 7, so I don't have access to that. Then I found this speed test.net thing, and took it, what I found out practically horrified me, since when I saw other people's test mine is well....horrific: http://www.speedtest.net/result/187...

I don't know what's wrong with my computer, I'm plugged in via cable to the internet router, and even though it's not brand new, I highly doubt that the problem is the router itself, considering what I think are extremely low scores on that test thing. So....any suggestions here?

Also, on a side note, if this is of any relevance, I currently have 400G free space, out of 449G


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#1
April 6, 2012 at 17:11:55
You may mis-understand the way they figure speeds. Don't forget to watch out for BITS and BYTES. You can rough guess about 10x difference between the two.

Second is what you actually pay for. You may have paid for speeds up to some number but you will usually never get it. Cable and some other types can share local users so if everyone in your block is online, you get stuck.

Boot a live cd and then go directly to a speed test site and see if it changes.

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#2
April 28, 2012 at 00:19:00
Increase Your Internet Speed By Other Tricks

1: go to ur desktop
2: right click on "My computer"
3: den select "properties"
4: den click on "HARDWARE" tab
5: den click "Device manager"
6: now u see a new window(Device manager window)
7: look down now u can see "Ports(COM & LPT)" ...click on it
8:den double click on "Communication Ports"
9: after open u can see a "Communication Port properties"..
10: now go the "Port Setting"
11: and now change ur "Bits per second" to "128000".
12: and "Flow control" change 2 "Hardware".

apply and see the result.........!
now you can check your speed test results through testers like Ip-Deatils.com,


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#3
April 28, 2012 at 04:54:45
If it is due to a shared connection then it will be much better after say 1AM, possible somewhat better after 11:30PM. The worst time is just after everyone just got home from work through after they eat dinner or between 6PM and 11PM. Try more than one of these tests and look at what it says is normal or average for your ISP.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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