Extreme speed decrease...

I have noticed an extreme speed decrease in my adsl connection in the past 2 weeks or so...I have a PC upstairs hooked to an external 3com adsl modem, and a linksys router that I run my laptop off of (Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN that came built in)...on the PC upstairs, when I am using the net the lights on the router blink as well as the 3com modem (shouldn't just the modem blink since its hooked straight to it?)...i just wonder if my firewall settings or speed settings have got changed...i've ran a few online speed test but wuz' wondering if there is a test or program to make sure all my IP settings etc.. are set right...
MonkeyrodAsked:
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pseudocyberCommented:
Yeah.

Network Connections - Local Area Network, right click - properties.  Select the NIC at the top and click configure.  On the advanced tab - link speed & duplex.  Should be auto.
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pseudocyberCommented:
Why do you have a modem connected directly to a PC with a Linksys Router for laptop?  Why isn't your modem connected to the router?  This would offer you far greater security.

On your PC, is your NIC set to autonegotiate?  It should be.  

Your PC could be infected with spyware or a virus which is slowing you down - get a hold of the latest .dat for antivirus and two or three different spyware programs - such as spybot and adaware and run full scans of your system.
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MonkeyrodAuthor Commented:
lemme' check my connections, i can't remember how it's hooked up i've had it for so long (that router is really old)...

one question "On your PC, is your NIC set to autonegotiate", how would I check this...

i'm running virus and spyware scans, but I don't think that's what it is because i regularly do this...

I'll check my connections and get back 2 you....
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MonkeyrodAuthor Commented:
Linksys Wireless Accress Point Router 4 port switch

WAN(on the router) connected to LAN on modem

Port 1 connected to Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection

Norton found no viruses, Microsoft Defender found nothing, ad-ware found 17 criticals but they are just tracking cookies...
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MonkeyrodAuthor Commented:
so does the way I've got it connected look right?
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pseudocyberCommented:
I guess that fixed it?  :)
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MonkeyrodAuthor Commented:
nah still the same speed...i called my ISP a week ago to make sure they weren't doing any mainetenece or anything and they said they werrn't, so I don't know where to go from here..
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MonkeyrodAuthor Commented:
but I don't think there's much else you guys can do on your end, thanks for the effort though!!!

I aprreciate it,

Monkeyrod
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