My home internet connection has become very slow.

Posted on 2006-06-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I've called my ISP and Linksys (my router) and they both say everything is fine. What do i need to look for? I have 2 computers and broadband and have up-to-date virus/spyware protection. When i take the router out of the loop it still behaves slowly, much slower than in the past. When i go into the router, it has everything set to automatically assign DNS. i've tried unplugging everything, and i've tried release/renew. Any thoughts?
Question by:ispexpert
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    Who is your ISP? What speed broadband have you ordered with them? What download speed are your achieving?

    Try going to and downloading the large file, what is the transfer rate?
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    You say you have a slow connection and when you take the linksys out of the loop its still slow.
    is the linksys a broadband router or are you using it as an access point?
    when you took it out the loop what modem/router did you use for connection?

    what connection speed are you suppose to have?

    I would try as this will tell you if you are getting the correct inbound and outbound speed on your connection
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    Cable or DSL connection?
    I've had spyware slow my connection to a crawl.  Just because you say it's (virus/spyware protection) up to date doesn't mean it's catching everything.  Try several scanners and look for any other symptoms.

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    bad network card or cable??????? check the processes running and Google search anything that is funky.....
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