Hi ! As a Silver Surfer Newbie i would appreciate some advice on why my laptop has slowed right down to Dial-up style speeds.I tested the speed with an online checker & i should be getting twice the 1.1 Mbs that was found.
I'm using IE8 & together with my slow broadband speed, it's affecting my research work online.IE8 freezes sometimes, the cursor is all over the place & the Vista "circle" that indicates progress or waiting time comes up quite a lot.
It's a year old laptop with no previous problems.There's not a lot of software downloaded & there's no viruses or spyware.I use Norton Internet Security & also used another online checker and everything is clear.
Could comeone please help me out & tell me why my laptop is behaving so oddly & why the speeds of loading pages & my browser are of dial-up standard.I'm using BT Wireless Broadband by the way.
Have these problems only started since IE8 installed. I use BT BB and desperately tried to make IE8 work satisfactorily with Vista, but gave up, just to many weird issues, although I never checked the speed with it. Worth unplugging your HomeHub for 5 minutes and then letting it reconfigure. You shouldn't have to do anything... just pull the plug, wait, reconnect, and give it 10 minutes or so before trying to use.
Speed check.This is the one that Virgin engineers use.click here is advisable to do a speed scan when you are not running any other programs as this will affect the proper speed outcome.So make sure nothing is running.If you should be getting twice the speed the problem is with your ISP. [There's not a lot of software downloaded & there's no viruses or spyware.I use Norton Internet Security] Which is Ok for stopping Virus's but you need something extra to stop Spyware.Superantispyware or Malwarebytes [free].How much memory do you have. Maybe try.Run.Type in cmd.ok.Command prompt will open ,type in ipconfig /flushdns a small space between ipconfig and forward slash or it will not work.Ok. it should tell you dns cache has been flushed if so reboot your computer to see if there is any improvement. Maybe try a defrag if you have not already done that.
I should have pointed out that after downloading IE8 some of your add-ons will no longer work as it empties some of the folders,So they may say enabled but are empty and you have to download them again.And under tools maybe click on compatibility view especially on PCA.
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