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#1 Surma

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:57 AM

My brand-new computer has a problem.

It can best be described as a sudden drop in connection speed. I have a stable 256 kB/s (note byte, not bit) which works flawlessly on every machine besides this one. The connection can drop to about 40-10, go up, go down, slowly settling for the lower one. Rebooting temporarily fixes the problem until it drops again. I have installed a number of programs since purchase last Tuesday (two days ago from moment of writing), including 30 day trial AVG (first thing i dl-ed) as well as a free mbam which is currently running a scan. No other programs seem in any way related to networking. I have disabled a number of startups, though none of them seemed to be related to networking either. I have also tested plugging it into different ports to make sure that it neither the port nor the cable that was the problem.

System specs:
Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Aspire 5742G
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
Cpu: Intel I5 460M
Ram: 4 GB DDR3
Motherboard: Acer Aspire 5742G
Graphic: NVIDIA Geforce GT 420M
HDD: 750GB
---My computer---
Manufacturer:HP Pavilion 061 CPU:Intel Pentium 4 640, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) RAM: 1024MB Motherboard:Asus PTGD1-LA Chipset:Intel Grantsdale i915P HDD:Main256GB Ext512GB Video:Radeon X600 Series Internet:DSL 2mb/s OS:Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Firefox+IExplorer AVG Internet Security

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:15 AM

I may have solved it. Apparently, a game i downloaded, league of legends, installed a piece of software called pando media booster, a tool for rapid p2p file transfer, which i think it uses to fetch updates. This software starts upon boot and seemed to consantly use connection, about 50kbit/s. My guess is that, maybe due to incompatibility with win 7 or with my a/v it caused my network to become unstable. I disabled it and yesterday i could run a full game in league of legends without losing connection.

I found out using win 7's resource monitor. It seemed like a good tool, but if there are any other better (freeware) pieces of software for diagnosing network problems i would be glad if someone could provide me with a link
---My computer---
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:49 AM

I don't have a link, but, you can use microsoft security essentials for your anti-virus when your trial runs out, it's free from microsoft.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:39 AM

I would suggest using Avast. MSE is ok as far as it goes, but from what I've read it isn't as affective as Avast.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 04:55 PM

Actually, i was going to buy AVG...
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:38 PM

AVG is getting a bad reputation for not only beginning to resemble the bad features of Norton, basically doesn't play well with others, but doesn't catch as many problems as Avast does. I used AVG for years until the last couple of updates which put it over the top for me.

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