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Laptop slow as molasses..

Discussion in 'Technology' started by ABA180, May 31, 2014.

  1. May 31, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 [OP] It burns when I pee....

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    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.
     
  2. May 31, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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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
     
  3. May 31, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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    ABA180 [OP] It burns when I pee....

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    OK it says:

    Ping: 49ms
    Download speed: .32 mbps
    Upload speed: .71 mbps
     
  4. May 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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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?
     
  5. May 31, 2014 at 8:02 PM
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    that is slow....and thats with a fresh reformat?
     
  6. May 31, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    ABA180 [OP] It burns when I pee....

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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..
     
  7. May 31, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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  8. May 31, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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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.

    Good luck!
     
  9. May 31, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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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.
     
  10. May 31, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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    ^^^ yes...and
    defragment
    clean your registry
    delete unnecessary progams
    download Malwarebytes
     
  11. May 31, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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    Give me a shout if I can help.
     
  12. May 31, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    other than that, I don't know how slow your computer is or why
     
  13. May 31, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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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?
     
  14. May 31, 2014 at 8:13 PM
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    I agree....I would start with this. But the other wont hurt either.
     
  15. May 31, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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    It should run at the same speed.......good ir bad. That will prove it to be the isp.
     
  16. May 31, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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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?
     
  17. Jun 1, 2014 at 6:27 AM
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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.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    Cycled and re-pinged, same result..grrrr
     
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    Check your router settings as well . Some routers allow the host computer faster service than the others . Its a matter of changing your settings in the router giving the wireless service a faster connection
     
  20. Jun 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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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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