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Newsleecher very slow download speeds

Posted on 2008-10-21
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Newsleecher worked at speeds of 1.5Mbytes/sec for months, then the network card was swapped out. This worked fine, but then other problems arose. Swapped the card back to the older one (the previously working 1.5Mbytes/sec one) only to find speed dropped to 64kbytes/sec. Other Usenet programs on same network are fine (up to 1.5Mbytes/sec). All ports are forwarded correctly and the firewall is setup correctly. Can something be limiting an SSL connection on a computer, as to cause this sort of dramatic drop?

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Newsleecher very slow download speeds:
There are a number of reasons quoted in this forum that may help>

http://newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9044
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I have no other downloads occuring on the computer. The shared network is between my systems alone. My other computer can download usenet very fast, and this computer has previously been able to do so very fast also - not now.

ISP cannot have put a cap on to NNTP downloads, as they are working fine from the other computer.

Number of connections are the same, as set in Newsleecher.

Considering it is between the same router and the news service provider, there cannot be a bad connection when one computer on the network is fine and the other is not.

Antivirus software is exactly the same as it has been before. That being said, I tried uninstalling it and working without a firewall. Problem still exists.

Thanks for the suggestion, but I have looked at that page before. I have scoured the internet for a fix...
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Ok, thanks for the feedback but from your previous research i don't think i'm going to be able to help further.  Will continue to investigate however ...
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Thanks for the help. It's driving me nuts!
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My only other suggestions at this time would be to first try a 3rd network card, if that's convenient.

Then there's your System File Checker>
Start>Run       .. and then type SFC /scannow
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

The comments in this earlier thread may be useful, particularly the comment on the NIC > 
" ... extremely slow Internet download speed":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23749791.html


Finally, & if still unresolved you may like to consider a repair install>
"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install":
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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I did a complete reinstall, and reset the router. One of them worked... Who knows which.
Cheers for all the help
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Your very welcome.  Thank you.
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