Hey guys. A month or so ago there was a thunderstorm and it destroyed 3 phones in my house and my modem box. After a week it was replaced and I've had this problem ever since.
Basically, whenever I'm downloading something off the internet it starts out going alright at about 100 kbs for like 2 seconds then it drops to like 50, then to 20, then to 10, and eventually to like around 5, and sometimes it just stops and doesn't activate again.
Now first I thought the router ports could have been a problem. One of them doesn't work, the other is extremely slow, and the last 2 are the only ones that semi work (one better than the other). So I thought maybe it was that, so I tried to plug directly into the modem, but it still goes very slow.
I have to get my hands on a new cable to see if that may be the problem, but I think it was replaced after the storm, i'm not positive so I'll try it out.
Every other computer in the house works fine with the internet, so could it be that it's the modem box that makes it slow only when directly connected to a computer?
Or could it be the computer port? Is there any way to fix this? How much would it cost?
I'm really desperate for help here
Thanks very much in advance, all help is appreciated.