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    Bandwidth drop (5gb) only on one PC?

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      Bandwidth drop (5gb) only on one PC?

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      I have a network of 4 PC's. Two are wireless (laptops) and connect intermittently, one is a wired (Ethernet cable) laptop, one is a wired PC. The wired PC is the main computer in the house and is used constantly. I noticed a month ago a drop off on you-tube video playing and put this down to the kids game consoles etc. But on further investigation, I have found the wired connection upstairs has a connection of 8 meg, the main PC can only get 1.5 meg?

      I have connected the Pc directly to the router, I have disconnected the extension phone line (we dont use it anyway). Scanned with Malaware bytes extensively (safe mode) virus scanned (safe mode).

      Any ideas guys?


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      Re: Bandwidth drop (5gb) only on one PC?

      Try the test of starting in Safe Mode with Networking and check your speed here Sky User - Broadband Speed Tester This will rule out software causing your problem. If you get the same speed, then I would look at uninstalling the Network cards drivers and re-installing with the latest ones from the manufacturers web site. Ignore Windows if it says you have the latest drivers, apart from Windows not always being correct, the drivers may be corrupted.

      If your speed improves, you will need to disable your security, one part at a time until you find the culprit. The problem now with security is that so much is being scanned, it can slow your PC to a crawl.

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      Re: Bandwidth drop (5gb) only on one PC?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Try the test of starting in Safe Mode with Networking and check your speed here Sky User - Broadband Speed Tester This will rule out software causing your problem. If you get the same speed, then I would look at uninstalling the Network cards drivers and re-installing with the latest ones from the manufacturers web site. Ignore Windows if it says you have the latest drivers, apart from Windows not always being correct, the drivers may be corrupted.

      If your speed improves, you will need to disable your security, one part at a time until you find the culprit. The problem now with security is that so much is being scanned, it can slow your PC to a crawl.
      always wondered what the ' ..with networking' bit was about .
      Many thanks for taking the time to reply.

      Have been around PC's for years but never found this problem.

      Regards

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      Re: Bandwidth drop (5gb) only on one PC?

      Worked like a charm .Did update the drivers, that didnt work, (even pointed it to the new driver file).
      Uninstalled the adapter completely, and 'bing' off she went, 7 meg
      Will worry about the other one meg when Im bored, but for now , really chuffed!

      Thanks again!

      Ps, did get a new router from Sky (in post) after asking about this, so bit of a bonus

     

     

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