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DSL Internet Connection Runs Rediculously Slow


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#1 SethK

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:59 PM

Hello. I have a problem that is killing me.

Problem:
The internet speed on my laptop runs rediculously slow.


Details:
I have a laptop that runs Windows Vista, and I use Internet Explorer.

I have a DSL wireless router (Actiontec GT704WG). Whenever I try to run the internet connection from that router on my lap top, it connects, but it runs unbearably slow. For most sites, as slow or slower than Dial up.

My usual method is connecting wireless, but I have tried to connect both wired and wireless, each time it runs at the same speed.

Now the real frustrating and confusing part is that the speed is fine when I connect to other wirelss connections. And the connection in question runs perfectly fine on the desktop computer it is wired to. It has also run fine on other people's wireless laptops.

Things I have tried:
Again, I have connected my laptop directly to the router, and tried it wirelessly with excellent signal strength.
I have tried all that I could with any known firewalls. Disabling, what have you.
I have completely cleared all cookies and cached files, even setting IE back to it's default settings.


SO. Basically it seems that the connection specific to my home router is unusually slow specifically with my laptop.


It's incredibly frustrating and confusing.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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