Internet horribly slow

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Decapad, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Decapad

    Decapad Registered Member

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    Hi. Over the past few years my internet connection has slowed to a crawl. Here are 4 examples:


    https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=gillette sensor

    35 seconds to fully load where you can navigate sort price drop down box



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-sxfW_6h8M

    12 seconds to fully load



    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...tte sensor.TRS0&_nkw=gillette sensor&_sacat=0

    9 seconds to fully load


    https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    40 seconds to fully load


    When I say fully load - I mean when the arrows stop spinning so you can navigate the page.
    If I have 2 windows open - whoa - SUPER slow then!!! (maybe double)

    I have a cable modem (with latest hardware, from Cablevision) - it shows 81 Mbps download, So it appears to have good speed based on the spec. The pc has 4 GB of RAM & is well maintained without many background programs on. I am using Mozilla, E is slower. Have a netgear router, recently switched from a Cisco router - no difference.

    OK - so can you kindly check how long these URL's take you to load & if much shorter - what do you suggest I do to help this "slow as dial up" connection.

    Thanks ever so much!

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  2. gambla

    gambla Registered Member

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    Hey,
    just download "Netbalancer" (free trial) and/or use "Currports" to check what's eating up your bandwith. I just used them myself to see what on my system is unknowingly connected and downloading stuff.
    (Win 10 Privacy)
     
  3. Decapad

    Decapad Registered Member

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    Hi - Thank you. I installed the Netbalancer. I have no idea what it means. Can you help me use this?
     
  4. gambla

    gambla Registered Member

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    Basically it's simply listing every process (of windows/programs) that connects to the internet and is up- and downloading anything. You can sort by total amount / rate of Kb/Mb to see which processes are using up most of your bandwith.

    There are many good howtos on the internet, like this one: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4371...width-consumption-of-individual-applications/

    Check it out, it's not as complicated for beginners as it might look at the first glance. There should also be a manual from the vendor. If you're not very into computers, it would make more sense to call a friend to have a look on site.
     
  5. ltsnow

    ltsnow Registered Member

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    I think that one of the main reasons that pages take so long to load is all of the graphics and scripts that load. I now use Adblock Plus and NoScript with Firefox. The pages load much faster although you don't get access to everything because the scripts aren't loading. You can then allow just which scripts you want to run on a particular site.
     
  6. haakon

    haakon Registered Member

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    Those four render in less than 2 seconds.

    In addition to the advice already given, another thing to check is your choice of DNS servers. This is one of the better tools available:
    https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
    While DNS might not be the weakest link in the chain dragging down your networking problems, it may well be a contributor.

    Or maybe if you didn't shave? :D
     
  7. IvoShoen

    IvoShoen Registered Member

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