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OnTheWarpath58
07-04-2010, 10:46 AM
Any help would be appreciated.

I was getting 6mbps when I was running Vista, but now pages are loading slow and in some cases timing out. I ran Speedtest and was only getting 4.1mbps.

What gives?

I've used Google to try to solve the issue - but it seems every time the question is asked, the topic gets hijacked.

FTR, I have a Dell XPS420 desktop running W7 Professional 32 bit, hardwired to a 2Wire 2701HG-B router, and an Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection card

Bearcat
07-04-2010, 11:00 AM
If you use IE, go to Tools -> Connections -> LAN Settings, and uncheck Automatically Detect Settings (and if Use a proxy is checked, uncheck that, too).... restart IE.

OnTheWarpath58
07-04-2010, 11:38 AM
If you use IE, go to Tools -> Connections -> LAN Settings, and uncheck Automatically Detect Settings (and if Use a proxy is checked, uncheck that, too).... restart IE.

Firefox?

Bearcat
07-04-2010, 11:49 AM
Firefox?

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Settings... should be set to No Proxy

I think that's the only easily accessible option in Firefox that might speed up things.... if you Google something like 'speed up firefox' you can find advance configuration that helps...

http://www.blogsdna.com/6522/how-to-speed-up-your-firefox-browser.htm

The stuff like pipelining and max requests can help quite a bit.

OnTheWarpath58
07-04-2010, 11:55 AM
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Settings... should be set to No Proxy

I think that's the only easily accessible option in Firefox that might speed up things.... if you Google something like 'speed up firefox' you can find advance configuration that helps...

http://www.blogsdna.com/6522/how-to-speed-up-your-firefox-browser.htm

The stuff like pipelining and max requests can help quite a bit.

The "no proxy" setting looks like it helped. I'm going to run Speedtest and see what's up.

OnTheWarpath58
07-04-2010, 11:57 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/868827481.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Better, but still not the 5.8-5.9 I was getting.

I'll check on those other options later.

Bearcat
07-04-2010, 12:20 PM
Just fyi on speedtest.net... the Chicago server (hosted by Towerstream) seems to have really good upload speeds, so it'll give you a better idea of the true download speed.


For example...

http://www.speedtest.net/result/868837287.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

vs

http://www.speedtest.net/result/868834136.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

(and for those who use KCMO, don't, it sucks... Overland Park is much better)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/868840713.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Of course, slower is slower regardless of the actual number, but the higher numbers make me feel better about TWC. :)

Bearcat
07-04-2010, 12:25 PM
And while we're on the subject, I'll never have a bad thing to say about TWC again.... we were told we would get 10mbps with CTC Wireless and not only was it far from true, it was horribly unreliable.


Worst ISP ever...
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/bearcat2002/813940798.png


TWC... (wired, in the middle of a weekday, but still) :drool:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/bearcat2002/speed.png

OnTheWarpath58
07-04-2010, 01:00 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/868875741.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Exact same numbers out of Chicago, except the ping was much better.