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I just built my computer last night, which was the first time that I have ever built one. I've been trying to download drivers and software all day, but for some reason they won't download any faster than about 110KB/s. I tested my internet speed and I get about 20mb/s Down and about 5 UP. I've tried different web browsers, and still downloading off of any website is under 150KB/s. Is there a driver or something I should install that I probably haven't? I'm wired CAT6 BTW. I remember downloading a lot faster on my old computer. I also tried restarting my PC and no effect.

Thanks!
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test your speed at www.speedtest.net
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Even if you had no ethernet driver installed I would assume you would still get your 20mbps, it could be the web site youre downloading from
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Like I said, I've tried downloading a bunch of things from different websites. All under 150Kb/s and I even tried different browsers and tried saving them to different hard-drives and SSDs.

And my avg. Download right now is 18.25 and Upload is 3.6
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Originally Posted by Sfdpiggy1 View Post

I just built my computer last night, which was the first time that I have ever built one. I've been trying to download drivers and software all day, but for some reason they won't download any faster than about 110KB/s. I tested my internet speed and I get about 20mb/s Down and about 5 UP. I've tried different web browsers, and still downloading off of any website is under 150KB/s. Is there a driver or something I should install that I probably haven't? I'm wired CAT6 BTW. I remember downloading a lot faster on my old computer. I also tried restarting my PC and no effect.

Thanks!

No matter how fast your bandwidth is, you will be limited by the bandwidth of whoever is hosting the files.

Additionally, you may have some QoS settings on your router.
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And ideas what I should do?
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What motherboard are you using?
Have you tried a different Browser?
I am asking questions to help only smile.gif
Edited by hyperkite - 2/16/13 at 8:46pm
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What motherboard are you using?

ASUS P8B75
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I've tried different web browsers, and still downloading off of any website is under 150KB/s. Is there a driver or something I should install that I probably haven't? I'm wired CAT6 BTW.

Try different Ethernet cables.

I also noticed that there were 2 different Lan drivers on 1-28-2013

Version 5.790&7.65&8.7 - older
Version 5.796&7.65&8.7 - newer
Install latest driver with USB Flash drive, maybe another computer available so download is faster.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P8B75V/#support_Download_30

The Lan update uses a windows installer package, so just run.

"Even if you had no ethernet driver installed"


Do not rule out anything...
Sorry about missed multiple browsers that you tried smile.gif
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post #10 of 13
Go to techpower.com up and DL Futuremark 2013. It should max out your speed.

Or DL Ubuntu using torrent, it will max your speed as well.


If you still getting slow speeds, then its possible you hit your DL limit with your ISP thus they are throttling you.



Also run this command in CMD as admin, then reboot. netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
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