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Ridiculously slow download speed

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    Ridiculously slow download speed


    I recently built my own pc and everything has been working perfectly since i built it about 2 weeks ago. for the past 2 days my internet download speed has been abnormally low. I should be getting more than 20mbps down, and yet im getting around 0.30 mbps down. i am on a wireless connection but i dont think that is the problem since other devices on the network get the 20mbps just fine. I am running windows 8 and i am thinking the issue is with that. i have looked through some solutions people have posted online with no success if anyone has any suggestion i would really appreciate the help.
    Last edited by Zenshai; 16 Apr 2013 at 20:59.

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    Upgrade the drivers for your network adapter? If the adapter isn't built in to the motherboard, have you tried a different adapter just to rule out it isn't just a piece of hardware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenshai View Post
    I recently built my own pc and everything has been working perfectly since i built it about 2 weeks ago. for the past 2 days my internet download speed has been abnormally low. I should be getting more than 20mbps down, and yet im getting around 0.30 mbps down. i am on a wireless connection but i dont think that is the problem since other devices on the network get the 20mbps just fine. I am running windows 8 and i am thinking the issue is with that. i have looked through some solutions people have posted online with no success if anyone has any suggestion i would really appreciate the help.
    The last complaint about wireless suddenly getting very slow was because the adaptor was loose in the PCI-e slot and needed to be tightened up. I have no idea if this is a PCI-e NIC, USB or built into the board NIC, I would think homebuilt would either be PCI-e or USB.

    Thanks for rep Zenshai,
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    good help
    Last edited by chev65; 20 Apr 2013 at 10:38.
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Ridiculously slow download speed
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