Internet connection crashing/extremly slow

November 10, 2010 at 16:34:41
Specs: Windows XP

I Have a cable internet. I am supposed to get a 7.5mbps internet speed but when I connect it to my router, It slows down ALOT, goes from 7.5mbps to about 2.5 mbps and sometimes even to something like 1mbps Also, when I connect it on my router, It will usually run fairly good for about 5 minutes, will crash for about 2 minutes and will run very slow for about 20 minutes and will do always the same thing. When I connect directly to my modem it goes full speed (7-7.5mbps) and will never crash like it does with my router. I don't remember since when it has been happening because it has been doing that for a very good while and we never found why it was doing that

Hope you will help fix this problem because i'm very tired of it to be honest ! XD



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November 10, 2010 at 16:49:37
To find out about your issue, could you tell us a little more, like
[*]What make/model is your router
[*]Are you connecting through LAN or Wifi
[*]Are you running p2p apps like utorrent over it (known to crash some routers)

Hopefully with that sort of info we can more accurately diagnose the issue

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November 11, 2010 at 14:21:35
The model of my router is '' D-link''

My computer is connected through LAN

And for the p2p I have 1 but it's not running (In fact, I never used it XD)

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November 11, 2010 at 16:10:47
D-Link? which model?

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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November 13, 2010 at 14:01:44

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November 14, 2010 at 00:49:40
heders, Slowness is one of the more common complaints heard and it can have a number of causes. I'll enumerate a few of the more common and we'll hope that hits you.

Cable access? The number of folks trying to access the net at once can slow things down. Get up in the middle of the night and see if it's faster. If so, learn to love it (the slowness), it's them not you.

Speed depends on memory and a lot of machines are right on the borderline when it comes to meeting required minimums so any added 'memory hog' has an adverse effect. Add memory?
Sorta along those same lines is your startup menu. Lots of software writers think there's no possible way we could exist without their masterpiece so they put it in the startup menu. That usually only causes slow booting, but ... Take a look at what you have running in the background and be sure there aren't extras.

An overzealous firewall reading each item over and over can significantly slow things. Kinda along those same lines are temporary files. Search for *.tmp,*.chk,~*.*, .chk (c/p so there’re no errors) You should only have 1 file containing your currently active files. Delete any others found (tip: select all and delete. It’ll tell you which is active and can’t be deleted.).

A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: can get rid of it when it’s ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.). May not be your deal at all, but won’t cause any harm to try. I run it often (daily).
There're others, but those are some of the more common. Suggested further reading: http://speedupslowcomputer-shelly.b...
Ed in Texas.

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