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Web Browser Slow Downloads

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#1 arblargan


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:49 PM

Last night, I reformatted my computer and just installed Windows 7 before I went to bed. Before the reformat, my download speeds in Chrome were maximum, as well as firefox. However, after the reformat, I cannot get either browser to download any files past 50 kB/s, and my ping is never lower than 160. The part that throws me for a loop is my download speed while I'm downloading from Newsleecher, a Newsgroup client, is maximum (1.35 MB/s, 12 Mb ISP). Also, Steam has my ping at 160, just the same as my speedtest results.

I usually can figure these things out on my own, but after I couldn't find an answer regarding Chrome's slow download speed, I tried going back to FireFox. Unfortunately, FireFox is the same story as Chrome. I've scoured google, but cannot find anything that has been able to help me out. I also know it isn't my anti-virus because even when it's disable, all of the above happens, still.

Here's my speedtest SS:
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My CMD ping of Google.com:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\TJ Computer>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=418ms TTL=54
Reply from bytes=32 time=800ms TTL=54
Reply from bytes=32 time=581ms TTL=54
Reply from bytes=32 time=192ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 192ms, Maximum = 800ms, Average = 497ms

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#2 jmtjet


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:11 AM

Just a guess, but did you update the driver for your NIC card? Windows 7 comes with a load of drivers, but sometimes the manufacturers will have updated versions of drivers that MS does not include.

#3 Grimmbly


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:31 AM

If you were to remove any cables from the computer and or unplug your PC a few things you might want to check. First, is your LAN cable. Try using a different one. Often times I have found is cables go bad. Also check and make sure you have the most recent drivers. Windows 7 likes to install Plug and Play drivers right from the get go and they sometimes do not always work. Most importantly check the date set on your machine. Setting your date 1 year ahead by accident will mess up your internet speed a lot, especially with secure HTTPS sites. Finally, check your firewall and internet settings.

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