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What happened to my download speed?<br />
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I'm using AT&T broadband DSL<br />
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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:<br />
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Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back <br />
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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..) <br />
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Here's how to get it back: <br />
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Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the " <br />
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This opens the group policy editor. Then go to: <br />
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Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth <br />
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Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab : <br />
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"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." <br />
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So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. <br />
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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!<br />
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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:<br />
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<pre><code>http://www.testmyspeed.com/</code></pre>
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<pre><code>http://www.testmyspeed.com/</code></pre>
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ITS FIXED!!!<br />
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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.. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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now for that little tweak! <br />
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EDIT: The tweak works, wooo!<br />
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