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Networks Internet woes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by death_star, 22 Apr 2005.

  1. death_star

    death_star What's a Dremel?

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    Alright, I've been getting really slow internet speeds lately (100-300kb/sec) down from about 450kb/sec after installing a router (dlink di-604). I called my isp about it and we came to the conclusion that it isnt the router but instead he said there is something sending massage amounts of data from a range of IP's. Can I get some insight on this? Also, wiggiling the cable coming in from my tower seems to make the speeds go up/down, could loose/mis-touching wires be the cause if theres no program or something sending data?

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  2. ColD_FusSioN

    ColD_FusSioN What's a Dremel?

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    If you suspect that some programs are sending huge amounts of data, check for spyware, or maybe some software that you install with the router... or you could get some network traffic annalyzer to scan your connections... maybe the problem isn't really in your "side".
     
  3. ColD_FusSioN

    ColD_FusSioN What's a Dremel?

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    how many computers do you have connected to your router??
     
  4. death_star

    death_star What's a Dremel?

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    I have 2 computers connected to the router. Even with 1 turned off its still slow. I have scanned for viruses, spyware, malware, everything.
     
  5. bobmister

    bobmister What's a Dremel?

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    Dumb Q: So even when nobody is doing nuthing, the activity LED on the broadband modem is flashing furiously?
     
  6. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    That is not a stupid question, but if it flashes still when computers are not doing , then i say some program that might not be considered spyware or adware or a virus could still be send out packets. If you have a linksys router you can view the traffic and see what port it is being sent from and then please post that port and we might be able to further diagonise your problem.
     
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