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#1 duey307

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:02 PM

Well first off im running windows XP media center 2005 on a year old HP dv9000 laptop .. I have 10 Mbps cable hard wired .. So last night my computer was running slow so i just wanted to do a quick speed test on it.. I go to speedtest.net .. So usually its around 14 mbps ( 14000 kbps ) down 2 mbps up But it was 900 down and cant remember up, a few hours ago, now the speeds are back up but there is one thing that still confuses and really worries me ... If you look at the site real quick ( for those that dont know it ) to see what im talking about it might be easier to understand.. When u run your speed test it automatically locates your closest server ( which for me is MPLS/ ST PAUL in minnesota, I Live in Superior WI which is right on the MN/WI border then has a man figure that goes to where i am located which is right at the tip of lake superior... But now it says my closest server is in Saginaw Michigan And so am I , and i believe my ip has changed also because when i look at my recently used ip addresses in speedtest.net it gives me two , one says My current ip which has all the michigan results ....

The other ip address has all the minnesota test results ...


So my question is am i at risk or is someone on my computer somehow?? The test obviously says my ip has changed because the main one now is all the michigan results.. Im so confused i hope someone can understand this and help me out .. thanks much

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:22 PM

I'm not that much into internet settings etc but it does sound as if this comes from your actual internet provider, maybe they have changed servers or such. Have you been in cantact with them to see if they have made any changes? Maybe they hold all the answers!

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:28 PM

i did call them and they said that i was getting a far away server line .. like 2 states away.. But it really scares me that someone might be able to be on my computer or getting into my accounts... Now im starting to worry.. my isp said to try and call microsoft but they want 60 bux to talk to me, so my only option is this forum now, since i know there are some very smart computer ppl in here , anyone might have an idea :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:41 PM

i don't really understand the speedtest thing but its not unusual for your ip to change if your internet service provider (ISP) uses dynamic ip's . maybe your ISP is having trouble (since the slow down)
you could call them to find out. maybe speedtest server buggy. if you feel your computer has been compromised , scan for
virus(trojans) ,
rootkits http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-rootkit/
spyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:05 PM

i don't really understand the speedtest thing but its not unusual for your ip to change if your internet service provider (ISP) uses dynamic ip's . maybe your ISP is having trouble (since the slow down)
you could call them to find out. maybe speedtest server buggy. if you feel your computer has been compromised , scan for
virus(trojans) ,
rootkits http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-rootkit/
spyware http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html




Yea i dont know if u did the test, but all it usally does is shows a pic of the us , locates the closest server to you then places a pin on your location which you can see.. Which my location is duluth MN and run on a mpls st paul server ... Now for some reason my server is in michigan and so is MY location.. Which makes me think some one in michigan might be logged onto my acct , computer or something like that .. So at this point its a big privacy scare right now :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

ok i did the test and i see the little man
did you ask ISP why you get "far away server"
is your connection hardwired , wireless, or satelite

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:24 PM

ok i did the test and i see the little man
did you ask ISP why you get "far away server"
is your connection hardwired , wireless, or satelite



i asked them and they had no answer .. all there servers in my location are up and running fine.. I am hard wired ( cable modem ) .. I cant for the life of me figure out why im located so far away.. Im sure when u did your test the little man was standing in what ever city your in not 600 miles away lol

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

The server could have possibly been down. Did you try pinging it?
Ping command
Are you behind a router?
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:34 PM

The server could have possibly been down. Did you try pinging it?
Ping command
Are you behind a router?

i did nt try to ping it yet , and i am not on a router , ( if thats what you were asking ) Sorry guys im terrible w computers.... also what do i type when i want to ping the server in the command prompt

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

i ping d a few sites... www.charter.com ( my isp ) and www.yahoo.com .. all sent and recieved... God i hope noone has access to my acct or computer :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:41 PM

when you do speedtest does it correctly identify your isp
you can also check ip's at
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp
to see if they belong to your isp
it sounds to me like your isp is routing traffic to another server for whatever reason. maybe the server you normally use has been attacked and they don't want to admit it to customers.
put your mind at ease and do a virus scan and run the free rootkit scan

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:51 PM

when you do speedtest does it correctly identify your isp
you can also check ip's at
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp
to see if they belong to your isp
it sounds to me like your isp is routing traffic to another server for whatever reason. maybe the server you normally use has been attacked and they don't want to admit it to customers.
put your mind at ease and do a virus scan and run the free rootkit scan



thank u very much.. I talked to them again and the only thing they said is that ther on a dynamic server and that the ip will change because of that , but no answer as to why im being directed to a server 2 states away with a location there too.. But i ll try a few more tests , thanks again ,matt

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:08 PM

I don't know what I was thinking when I said to ping the address. That's basically what Speed test does. You can
Pathping which will show you how you're being rerouted
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:17 PM

I don't know what I was thinking when I said to ping the address. That's basically what Speed test does. You can
Pathping which will show you how you're being rerouted



god that looks like chinese writing to me :thumbsup: .. I could to it ( i think ) but wouldnt understand a thing ... How bout you tell me what to do and ill do it.. :flowers: .. Thats the only way that im going to get this .. Thanks again guys .. Matt




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