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Old 05-31-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Laptop slow as molasses..

I'm on DSL internet..I know, not the fastest, but does what I need it to do.

Past couple of weeks my laptop seems to be running slower than usual. I've done a restore to 4 wks ago, got rid of some old crap in the disk cleanup, defragmented, and no real change. Using anything streaming like Youtube is always a problem in particular.

How can I check my connection speed? And what should it be? I'm using Verizon DSL with a Cisco router.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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Im not sure what your speeds should be as it depends on what you pay for, at least with my isp, but you can check your connection speed by using www.speedtest.net
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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OK it says:

Ping: 49ms
Download speed: .32 mbps
Upload speed: .71 mbps
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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Okay well the ping seems fine but your download and upload speeds are really really slow. Maybe someone with a little more knowledge can chime in to help. Have you tried resetting your router?
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:02 PM   #5
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that is slow....and thats with a fresh reformat?
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:06 PM   #6
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Haven't reformatted, just tried to clean out some crap like Temp Internet files. Doesn't seem that I have a virus..
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:07 PM   #7
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Porn viewing linked to slow speed in laptops. Sorry.

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Old 05-31-2014, 08:09 PM   #8
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Google Bleeping Computer....download and run "AdwCleaner".

Download and run...."Hitman Pro".

Download and run "Malwarebytes".

It is best to download these free programs, then reboot to "safe mode" to run them.

Comodo free security will let you run your pc / programs in a "sandbox" which will keep everything safe.

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Old 05-31-2014, 08:11 PM   #9
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OK it says:

Ping: 49ms
Download speed: .32 mbps
Upload speed: .71 mbps
lol, THIS RIGHT HERE would be part of your problem. That download speed is absolutely horrid. I'm on cable with the basic package and my download speed is around 16 mbps. I would call your ISP and find out what your speeds should be because that download is really bad. The basic package on DSL I thought was around at least 3 mbps.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:11 PM   #10
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^^^ yes...and
defragment
clean your registry
delete unnecessary progams
download Malwarebytes
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Give me a shout if I can help.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:12 PM   #12
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other than that, I don't know how slow your computer is or why
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:12 PM   #13
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I have a desktop as well that I rarely use except to print stuff. I'll try the test on that PC later.

If it's slow or faster, what do I do next?
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lol, THIS RIGHT HERE would be part of your problem. That download speed is absolutely horrid. I'm on cable with the basic package and my download speed is around 16 mbps. I would call your ISP and find out what your speeds should be because that download is really bad. The basic package on DSL I thought was around at least 3 mbps.
I agree....I would start with this. But the other wont hurt either.
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I have a desktop as well that I rarely use except to print stuff. I'll try the test on that PC later.

If it's slow or faster, what do I do next?
It should run at the same speed.......good ir bad. That will prove it to be the isp.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:16 PM   #16
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Assuming the PC runs faster, that would mean my router or laptop I'm guessing.

Would it help if I tie the laptop right in with the Ethernet cable and test it again?
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Cycle the power on your DSL modem, then your router. Sometimes the wireless can slow down or acts funny. If your Internet runs faster over Ethernet than Wi-Fi, it could be a router issue. If your Internet is slow over Ethernet on both PC and laptop, than it could be something on Verizon's end.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:21 AM   #18
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Cycled and re-pinged, same result..grrrr
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When you cycle the power on the DSL modem and Router remove the power cord from the device, do not just hit the power button, keep devices disconnected from power for 1 minute. Reattach power to DSL modem first wait for indictaion light to show normal operation, then reattach power to the router.

If you still have low speeds contact the provider.
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