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why am i lagging so much?

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I dunno if this belongs here, and feel free to move it if it doesn't, but I've been getting an extreme amount of lag today and yesterday, espeically loading web pages and playing counterstrike

I'm using bell sympatico dsl so I know its not because the "tubes" are clogged because supposedly, i have my own tubes

but any sites takes at least 10 seconds to open [ALOT for me] and I can never get less than 400 ping on any servers, even the ones no more than 100 km from me...

anyone know what the problem is or what I could do to fix it?
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Tried ringing your ISP?

What happens when you ping Google? Open up a Command ( Start > Run > cmd, "OK" ) and type ping google.com - see what responses you get.
    
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ctrl+alt+delete and see if you ahve any programs that might be taking up any internet BW (bitcomet is a internet BW whore)
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turn off your router and dsl modem. after about 20 seconds, turn the modem back on. After another 20 seconds, turn the router (if you have) back on.

That might help, it's helped me in the past, mainly after I ran torrents.
    
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its Christmas time, everyones home and usin the net, Ive been getting the same thing
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He has DSL, everyone getting on the net shouldn't affect his connection.
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well, not to dimean u in any way, but have you cleaned your history/cookies/temp files in the internet explorer options?

did ur router/modem just start doing this one day? see if ur isp will exchange them (say u need more ethernet ports or something dumb like that so they wont say u broke it) and see if that helps. if not, ur isp isnt supplying enough bandwidth to you.

also check if any ethernet cords are bent or in poor shape. if tangled, untangle them.

place your hand on the modem/router. it is very hot to the touch? this slows the chips down (same with proc, cpu, gpu, etc). place the cover of a blank cd kit (the ones that come in packs of 25 or more, u know..) inbetween the router and modem (if u have two separate ones) or place it upside down on the desk ( or whatever) and place the modem over the open end

or cut several rectangular holes across the router, letting it 'breathe'
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