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Old 02-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, long time no see but I need your help.

I just helped my friend and upgraded a few components on his machine, we did it at my house so that the internet speeds for drivers and such would be much faster. This wasn't true.

His machine has painfully slow dl speeds and I first thought this was his internet at home causing this. At my house the speeds are no faster and they are on my network and a 300N usb adapter compared to his ethernet and lesser internet service.

None of it adds up. The drivers have all be updated and the circumstances are completely different. What is wrong and how can I fix it?

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Compaq GM442AA-ABA SR5125CL
Athlon x2
3gb ram
W7 32-bit

The wireless card is a NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600

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Default Re: Slow download speeds.

Haven't Seen you around, Abstract. I take the reason you posted in here.

I'd try getting a PCI network card. I had an onboard Ethernet port go bad on me once. It worked, but it couldn't connect to the network, only limited access.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-402 LAN Card 10/ 100Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45

or if you want USB:

Newegg.com - SYBA SY-ADA24024 USB to RJ-45 10/100Mbs Base-T Mini Ethernet Adapter for Travelers
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I get what you're saying but it doesn't make sense why the usb adapter would be slowed too BUT your answer made me think.

There was a 56k pci modem in this machine. I pulled it out. Everything works to full capacity.

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That can sometimes do it. Take out whatever you don't need when running into problems. (mostly)
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Does he have any anti-virus programs running a firewall? I just recently had an issue with McAfee's firewall blocking my internet use, so eventually I just turned it off.
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This was due to the modem, not the AV. So, I guess not?
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