A lot of factors can play into a slow internet connection but here are some things you need to check which you may have forgotten.
Make sure you don’t have a load of programs running in the background, particularly ones that use an Internet connection. P2P programs like Limewire and Kazaa often cause extreme bogging and slowness. Right click you task bar and choose task manager – here look at your performance and research each item listed under the processes tab on google killing anything you are advised to kill via the search engine. If you are unsure then leave it alone.
Delete any temporary Internet files and perhaps increase the cache sizes. Also you could try firefox I think it’s faster!
Purchase and/or re-seat another cat5 cable and try that out. Bad connections will cause slow connection speed.
Run a tracert to several websites to determine the latency – you will find the latency to be different between different sites etc you can use this to judge where the bogging it taking place. – click start – run – type CMD – then type at the command prompt “tracert yahoo.com” and hit enter.. no quotes of course.
Last but not lease check the duplex and speed setting of your PC. If you are connected to a hub you need to set it to half duplex 10 mpbs – you are connected to a switch or modem you want full duplex 100 mbps
Here is how you check –
- Clickon the Startbutton.
- Right Clickon My Computer.
- Clickon Properties.
- Clickon the Hardwaretab.
- Then Clickon the Device Managerbutton.
- Clickon the Plus signnext to Network Adapters.
- Right Clickon your ethernet card. Then Clickon Properties.
- Clickon the Advanced tab – if you don’t have one then you are SOL
- In the advanced panel there will be a list of settings look for something like connection type, line speed, or duplex mode. Remember that you’re trying to change the speed setting to 100 mbps and full duplex