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    Old 11-21-04, 07:19 PM
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    First, I'll introduce myself as a new member to this forum and say hello to everyone.

    About a week ago, I formatted my hardrive and reinstalled Windows XP with Service Pack 2. This is where my problems began. I noticed when I started to re-download all my software, that my transfer rates for my connection were being choked at about 130-150. Now, normally my connections (DSL and Cable, I haven't cancelled the Cable internet service yet) both held at least 350-500 regularly.

    Ever since I formatted and reinstalled XP w/ SP2 on that fateful day, my transfer rates get raped to such a terrible transfer rate that I don't even want to download anything, it aggravates me so much.

    I have tried reinstalling with just Windows XP, then Windows XP with SP1 instead of 2. I had both internet companies come out, just to tell me everything is fine with my lines.

    I have disabled all firewalls, I am not using a router, I have checked for adware, spyware, virii. I have cleared the CMOS, checked for IRQ conflicts, tried changing NIC cards, tried different slots for the different NIC cards. I've updated drivers galore, I've tried older drivers. I've updated my bios, etc. etc. etc. I am basically at the point where I no longer can even think of things to do anymore.

    Has anyone experienced a problem like so? Heard of a problem like so? I'm about ready to start sacrificing sheep to the computer gods for a solution.
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    NIC going bad?
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    I've tried about 6 different NIC cards.
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    Oh.. I see that now. Sorry.
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    Doesn't make sense. It's not the OS. It's not the NIC. Two different broadband connections... Are you plugged straight into the WAN or are you going through a router first? Could it be the router?
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    Are you using VoIP? If you are, have the modem connect through your router and see if that helps. How about the cables, did you try new/other ones?
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    Are you using VoIP? If you are, have the modem connect through your router and see if that helps.


    Haha.. Wouldn't THAT be something? "I used VoIP and forgot that it used up a big chunk of my bandwidth."
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    I'm not connected through a router, no. I tried and I don't believe it made a difference, though I also didn't make much of an effort to try and work with at a router.

    All the cables are new.

    VoIP? I'm not familiar with VoIP. What is it and what should I do to check if it is the problem.
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    Haha... I keep pointing out things that are mention in the first post. "I am not using a router." I need to read more carefully.

    VoIP is Voice Over IP. Which means you're using your braodband connection for telephone.

    Look... If you've tried multiple broadband connections, multiple NIC's, multiple OS installs, then there's not much left other than the cable. You say the cable is new. What's wrong with your old cable? Maybe the new cable is bad. ??? Looked at your post. You didn't say you tried multiple cables.
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    Old 11-22-04, 10:03 AM
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    Yea I don't know what to try anymore either. I could try the old cables, but these cables worked perfect before.
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    What drivers are you using?
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    All my drivers are updated to the newest. I even tried using some of the older drivers in case there was a conflict between newer drivers and Windows XP for some reason. No difference though.
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    Did you run any bandwidth tests? Was it one site you noticed the slow downloading from or several?

    Try out DSL Reports and let us know how you did.
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    take this as some thing to try,

    i have two cable modems, i get what you describe(choaking)

    for somereason my modem and my router choak on each other, and i have to unplug them till they cool down,

    when i fire them back up all works good

    have you tried a another computer
    and also have you changed the pci slot that your nic is in.
    as in the past i have had one slot that was bad when every other one worked


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