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Dowloading Is Very Slow

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#1 Randyg10


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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:57 PM

Downloading has become extremely slow to the point were many times the downloads fails or looks like it stops.
It all started with trouble getting to Web pages. My DSL provider suggested changing my filters, then optimized my browser, then changing out my modem (had a spare so no big deal). Now Web pages seem to be coming up pretty fast but when ever I go to download anything I can't seem to. My ISP says I have too many process's (67) going, my Dell support center says I have plenty of memory and resources available on my PC. These support groups are dirving me crazy.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should look at? Ping times seem to be be alright to several websites.
Any suggestions or direction would be greatly appreciated. I know it may be a pretty broad spectrum of things to look at but I need a new direction at this point.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:16 PM

To start with, what kind and size of downloads are we talking about? Try running Speed Test and see what your numbers are
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#3 Randyg10

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:23 PM

That is a cool test. Dowload tests to NY server to be 137K and Upload 382K. The files trying to download are your typical software updates from microsoft of HP or Dell etc... files sizes any from 2Meg - 8Meg come up to take anywhere from 40 minutes to over 100 minutes. Use to never be that way. ( Transfer rate says 17.1KB/sec down and 47KB/s up).

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 09:07 AM

Agree that it could be too many processes. Could try changing some automatic to manual/ manual to disable.



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