I seem to have messed something up over here and I'm not quite sure how I did it, but this machine has had problems with Windows installs and updates since I bought it a couple of years ago.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update made its way onto my laptop a few nights ago, which is when I first noticed the buggy browsing. I've since reverted to the previous build but the problem has persisted.
The laptop is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, along with my cell phone and work computer. I've experienced no problems with the latter two devices which continue to run just as well as they did before. I've scanned with Avast and Malwarebytes with no results. I made sure that the drivers were updated and the browsers were permitted to go through the firewall (Firefox is as slow as Chrome) and everything seems to be fine there. I also Googled the problem and tried fiddling with the Auto-Tuning and Windows Update Delivery Optimization features to no avail. I don't have an ethernet cable to test the direct connection.
I'm not really sure what to try next - could someone please help me out? I'm not especially tech savvy either so I might have a lot of questions, sorry. I feel like I'm suffocating with such slow internet speed and it's even keeping me from successfully running a speed test...
EDIT: I managed to run a few speed tests. Results were:
PING DL UL
54ms 0.07mps 6.32mps
45ms 0.05mps 0.01mps
47ms 0.47mps 4.59mps (after I'd stopped a torrent that was running)
Whereas my work computer in the same room gets:
PING DL UL
45ms 26.46mps 10.17mps
The torrent d/l speed was completely erratic as well, occasionally jumping as high as 500 kb/s, but running mostly around 20.
Edited by GPyrenees, 30 September 2016 - 02:46 PM.