My internet is slow how can I speed it up?

  Internetwhizzkid 23:44 24 Feb 2007

My internet has started to become very slow and downloads are slow as well, considerings its a 6Mb wireless connection. Before anyone might ask I have no viruses spyware or popups so no worries there.

But because it is slow does anyone know of any suggestions that might optimize and speed it up a bit.

For example downloads rang between 20 to 60 kbps thats on a 6MB connection


  [email protected] 23:51 24 Feb 2007

As it is wireless (I presume you mean wireless to a router) then are you getting a good signal? Try it closer to the router if not.

Have you set a network key to stop strangers connecting to it and using up your bandwidth?

Finally, run a speed test click here and see what you get. Downloading files is a 2 way process. If the server you are downloading from is overloaded then you will only receive a slow download no matter how fast your actual connection is.

  Dipso 23:51 24 Feb 2007

Which ISP?

Take this test click here and post back with the results.

  Internetwhizzkid 23:59 24 Feb 2007

I am on wanadoo wireless and talk ( or orange as it is now called)

My results are

345 kbps download 165 kbps

this is according to the dublin server at click here

  [email protected] 00:04 25 Feb 2007

Are you the only one connected to your network?

If you are sure that nothing else is using up your bandwidth then perhaps a call to Wanadoo is in order. I would also double check your speed on the speed test I posted. I've tried it several times throughout the day and had consistent readings of 20-25 meg so it should have no trouble coping with your connection.

  Internetwhizzkid 00:06 25 Feb 2007

there is 1 more computer connected ( the main one that is needed for router to work) But thats it and the main one isnt doing nothing at the moment is connected but idle

  Dipso 00:25 25 Feb 2007

You don't need to have a PC on for the router to work?

Orange/Wanadoo/Freeserve whatever you want to call them don't have a good rep currently click here# I think they are suffering from over capacity issues.

Are you tied into a contract with them?

  Internetwhizzkid 00:28 25 Feb 2007


yes I think we are, sadly I am only 15 so I cant do nothing about it Mum pays the Bill lol


  wee eddie 08:22 25 Feb 2007

You may have covered yourself with Up-yo-date AV, Firewall, and Spy-ware, but is the other PC in the system equally well protected?

  Internetwhizzkid 09:43 25 Feb 2007

No lol
was seriously infected with spyware and viruses

650 spywares according to spyware doctor

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