Solved

Very slow internet connection.

Posted on 2008-09-29
4
462 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
Hi. I've just had my broadband internet service checked by an engineer from my internet provider who reports that it's operating ok at about 3.5mb/s downstream yet downloading is still incredible slow at around 14kb/s or even less! I have tried to download from a variety of sites yet there is no improvement.

My O/S is Windows Vista on a brand new PC.

Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:WEBPLODDER
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:Wes Miller
Wes Miller earned 300 total points
ID: 22595745
What hardware are you using?
 Ehternet Card Brand, Modem Brand? Router?
 Do: Start, Run,Type: compmgmt.msc /s (Ok) , Device Manager, Network Adapters
Click on your Adapter, then Right Click and Left Click on Properties.
Advanced, Make sure flow control is set to generate & respond!
Everything put 3 items should be enabled or on,
The two that should be or or disabled are: QOS Packet Tagging, Wait on link settings.

Wes
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
WEBPLODDER earned 0 total points
ID: 22596803
Hi Wes. I have a British Telecom Home Hub Router.

When I click on Network Adaptors in the Device Manager I get the following:

Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adaptor
Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection

Which one are we interested in?



0
 

Author Comment

by:WEBPLODDER
ID: 22599699
It's ok Wes my internet speed seems to have been restored by my IP at long last, but thank you very much for your expertise.
0
 

Author Comment

by:WEBPLODDER
ID: 22599743
Thanks again.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
If your business is like most, chances are you still need to maintain a fax infrastructure for your staff. It’s hard to believe that a communication technology that was thriving in the mid-80s could still be an essential part of your team’s modern I…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question