Outpost Firewall slowing down my internet speed

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  1. Peter4667

    Peter4667 Registered Member

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    Does anyone who is using Outpost Firewall on Windows XP have experienced slow and intermittent download speed when downloading files with programs like Internet Download Manager and Free Download Manager.

    I have this problem and i don't know how to fix it. I think it is because of the NDIS driver that the program install but if the driver is the problem i don't know if i can do anything about this.
     
  2. The Red Moon

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    Does your download speed improve at all when the download managers are disabled?
     
  3. Seven64

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    Turn off Content Filtering, for the download manager what ever one you use.
    That sped up the downloads for me.
     
  4. Peter4667

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    Turning off content filtering doesn't help, even if i exit Outpost Firewall completely i still have this problem. Only after uninstalling Outpost Firewall the problem with the download speed disappear. That is why i think this is a problem with the network driver that the program installs. May be it doesn't function properly along with the driver for my network card which is Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
     
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    Usually its perfectly safe to remove the shaded out items but if your not certain then disabling them first would be a safe bet.

    I found it fixed a networking issue i experienced.
     
  8. Peter4667

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    I will try to disable some of the network drivers and see what will happen.

    The first screenshot i posted is when Outpost Firewall is not installed. This screenshot is when Outpost Firewall is installed:

    http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9836/695d.png
     
  9. Snoop3

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    i noticed this recently too and i thought it was just my internet connection - i have mobile broadband and a poor connection sometimes. also using Outpost Firewall nad Internet Download Manager. before i installed Outpost FW a few months ago the speeds shown on the IDM GUI would update almost instantly but now they will hang for a few secnds sometimes at the same number. i didnt think it was impacting the speeds too much but now im not so sure. i've been using IDM for at least 5 years and hadn't noticed this behavior before.
     
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