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#1 LJAnderson

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

This is my first time posting, and by no means am I a network pro. 

I am having an issue with my network traffic starting and stopping. I have a 6 mbps DSL connection, and when downloading or streaming, I hit 6 mbps for a few seconds, then drops down to three or so, then nothing. A few seconds later it starts up again. My TCP connection seems consistent. Here is a screen shot from Resource Monitor.

 

Does anyone have an idea what might cause this?

 

  

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

Can you please go to http://www.speedtest.net and perform 4 tests, and post the results and also.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

I always get a good response from SpeedTest. Here are the results:

6.80 dn / .43 up

6.79 / .44

6.72 / .44

6.85 / .43

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

From where are you downloading, and where you located so I can determine distance.

Who is your ISP?

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

My ISP is Earthlink, and I am located in the Atlanta, Ga area. This happens mostly when I am downloading a large file, such as a podcast through iTunes, or when streaming a video through YouTube. I notice it somewhat when accessing a web page, but that 's only a small file. For a test, I download a test file from http://www.thinkbroadband.com



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:27 PM

How many other devices are on the network?

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

Just one computer on the network.

 

Modem - router - PC (all hard wired)



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

Remove the router from the equation, and see if you still have this issue.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:12 AM

I have connected directly to the modem with the same result.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:22 AM

I would now call your ISP, because there is something wrong with their stuff.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

That's what I was thinking, I just wanted a more knowledgeable opinion. Thanks.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:50 PM

Another question: What's the difference between the TCP traffic and Network traffic?






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