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i have a dell inspiron 6000, and connect to the internet using m y cox connection. dont have a wireless router. i connect to to the internet using a wireless connection also which i share with my friend. my laptop seems to wrk fine when i connect to the wireless, but it slows down when i connect to the cox using the ethernet connection. any idea whats going on .thanx
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What exactly slows down? Everything reacts slow (non-internet related programs like word) or just stuff like Internet Explorer doesn't show pages as fast as the wireless connection? If that latter it could mean your Cox connection is not healthy. Try doing a speed test when connected to the wireless and then again when connected to Cox.

http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/
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Entire computers can slow down if there is alot of broadcast traffic or your using a hub.

Check if anything is sending out lots of traffic or the link lights on your network card arent flickering continously once you connect to it..
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Are you using USB connection to the modem or are you using CAT5 network cable to connect to the modem?

The computer should not slow down when you use the Internet / Network. Unless the software that handles the traffic is experiencing some sort of problems or similar issues.

Have you looked into Task Manager and see if during those high traffic period, the CPU usage bumps up so high, and which process uses the CPU. Also look at memory usage and corresponding process.

It also pays to check Event Viewer to watch for any responsible events.
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thanx a lot guys. i will luk into it and let you know

and hey jar3817 its the whole system that slows down. all applications seem to run slow. i always have azureus running due you think that could be the problem. but as i said ihave it running even when i am on wireless but that doe snot slow down the traffic.

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