First we need to determine what speed you should be running at. What speed are you supposed to be getting from your Internet Service provider?
For example I have Road Runner turbo which has advertised speeds of 15mb and I get
You state you are getting 156.6 kbps which is dial up speed (Its less then 1MB/S). Are you supposed to have High speed internet or are you on Dial up? Do you connect with a special external modem that is either connected to the Cable Television (Broad Band Cable) or the Telephone line (DSL)? You can test your actual connection speed at Speedtest.net
Lastly the issues you are having could be related to a problem with your computer, however I need the above answered first.
Edited by Sneakycyber, 27 February 2011 - 07:04 AM.
Systems and Network Engineer
Certified CompTia Network +, A +