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Hi all, my internet has just started crawling for no reason. the problem is, I use cable, but even if I plug my 3G phone in and use it's modem, surfing is still slow. Anyone got any ideas?
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Check for what is using your internet link. for example google toolbar can spend a lot of time sending your movements etc back and forwards. Or it could be some more serious problem like a trojan etc. Or it coudl be an over active virus checker
Clean out your browser cache, sounds silly but I have one pc with IE6 and it needs to be told to clean itself out. The ones with IE7 never need it.
Is the PC running ok for the other taks. It could be a shortage of memory. Check for disk fragmentation, spare disk space, and also check what is using the CPU power. Have you some new applications loaded?
I'm with Virgin and they have deliberately slowed me down during peak hours for excessive downloading. Spoil sports...
Funnily enpough my connection has seemed a bit slow even though it's showing a 6mbps -I'm with Zen and it usually very good.
Perhaps it's the 'Big Brother' monitoring that I keep reading about in the press.
Been having intermittent problems accessing the internet over the last few days.
Some sites load OK, like my local camera shop but others like epz either load very slowly or tries to load for about 5 minutes then I get a message.
"Firefox" ( or "Safari" )can't find the server @ www.google.co.uk
or something along the lines of "address cannot be found'
I have checked with my ISP and they claim that the connection to the exchange is OK and the fact I can get access sometimes implies that to be the case.
Have also unplugged, rebooted and checked all the cable connections etc.
But, can anyone explain what could be causing the messages I am getting as mentioned above.
I am with Talk Talk and everythi9ng (as always) is hunky dory.
Interesting comment about Google toolbar slowing you down as Google monitor all your activity. We already knew that Gmail users had all their e-mails indexed but this just seems to get more BigBrotherish by the day.
Got rid of Google toolbar yoinks ago.
Have you tried using another browser?
Quote: Have you tried using another browser?
Yes, and like now they sometimes work but it is all "hit & miss "
I did mange to "Google" "Server Not Found" and it appears quite a few other people are having the same issues / messages whilst trying to access websites ! !
It could be your link to the internet or your machine. Do you have other machines on your network link?
You could try a broadband speed tester to check you are getting the link your ISP says. There can be problems with the line or local exchange not just the ISP's parts. Also check that all devices connected to the phone line have the correct filters.
In the machine the browsers can suffer from corrupted cache, so check out in your browser how to clear out old cookies and web pages etc. also if it is a windows machine do clear out the IE stored stuff as well. I use chrome and find it to be a far better browser than FF or Safari.
It does sound like you have some un-wanted toolbars/add on's so have a look at the plug-ins your browser has. Is the google tool bar trying to record everything you do? Sounds like it to me.
Managed to access epz, but only with Firefox, neither Safari nor Camino will work !
But even now there still is some sort of access problem.
Take a look at where the advertisements should be in this screenshot
It's not all bad news then . . . ?
My computer was very slow for 4 or 5 days between last week and this - but it was the desktop only. The laptop was fine.
However, I was reading a couple of days ago that they had a 'leap second' on the terrestrial clock (sort of like Feb 29 in leap years to bring terrestrial time in line with solar time) and this has had a ripple effect across the internet. Whether it is the case here I don' tknow but my computer connection has gradually got back to normal.
Here's a simple little thing you can do to increase your bandwidth by at least 20%.
Ok here we go...
1.) log on as Administrator.
2.) start - run - type gpedit.msc
3.) expand "local computer policy"
4.) then expand "administrative templates"
5.) then expand "network branch"
6.) Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler"
7.) on right window double click "limit reservable bandwidth"
8.) on setting tab check the "enabled"
9.) change "Bandwidth limit %" to 0
You're done.It would be a good idea to reboot after this.
Are there any potential hazards re. doing that?
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