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What happened to my download speed?

I'm using AT&T broadband DSL

I usually can get 160-170 kb/s and for some reason for the life of me I cant get past about 25-35 kb/s. The router has a few other computers hooked up but I've unplugged all of them and nothing has changed. I've run various adware and spyware scanners but it shouldnt be infected anyway, I clean installed a few days ago. I also restarted the router and nothing....this hasn't happened before..help!
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umm. there can be many reasons why, i.e wat site are u trying to DL from? its most likely them lagging u down, and u should also try this tweak:

Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back

A nice little tweak for XP. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

Here's how to get it back:

Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:


Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth


Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab :

"By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO.

This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%
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i'll have to try that...thanks for the tip!

Is there anyway that I could test my dl and upload speeds just to get a baseline..this is really killing me..thanks again guys!
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yes, there are many sites that test ur net speeds, try this one:

Code:
http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html
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http://www.testmyspeed.com/
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http://www.testmyspeed.com/
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ITS FIXED!!!

I ran around the house unplugging things that were connected via phoneline (remember, DSL) because I remember the install guy blabbering about how some devices can cause static on the line and this reduces the quality of the signal..anyway. My mom has a SmartKey something or other used to store info on homes for realty and its updated via phoneline, it was killing my connection.. speeds shot right back up as soon as I unplugged it..

now for that little tweak!

EDIT: The tweak works, wooo!

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Should note that your tweak only works for XP Pro, Home doesn't have gpedit (Group Policy Editor)
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