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Why is my high-speed Internet so slow on this computer?

#1HarmonicWavePosted 11/10/2013 2:48:42 PM
I have a gaming desktop computer, a new laptop, and an Android phone. The Comcast cable modem is connected to a Wireless-N router and the desktop PC is hard wired to the router... so why are my download speeds around 4Mbps, while the laptop and smartphone both have speeds over 15Mbps over Wifi? I thought hard wired would be the fastest. What's wrong with my desktop PC?
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#2Black_Zero_XPosted 11/10/2013 2:50:20 PM
It is very simple to check.

Swap the cable to your laptop and re-test the issue. If it's still 4 Mbps there's something wrong with your router/cable.
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#3HarmonicWave(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 3:03:49 PM
When I connected the laptop with the same network cable it was about 30MBps compared to 4Mbps for the desktop (it's that much faster even over Wifi). Either my settings are messed up or my desktop networking hardware is that outdated. My motherboard is from 2008 and has built-in networking (ASUS P5K)
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#4Killah PriestPosted 11/10/2013 3:11:02 PM
remove and reinstall drivers
flush DNS cache
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#5HarmonicWave(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 3:14:09 PM
Do you mean my network drivers? Where do I do that?
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#6thedeadman568Posted 11/10/2013 4:01:36 PM
HarmonicWave posted...
Do you mean my network drivers? Where do I do that?


Sorry but your sig is the most obnoxious thing I've read all week. I can almost smell your Fedora.
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#7mycousinvinniePosted 11/10/2013 5:40:52 PM
thedeadman568 posted...
HarmonicWave posted...
Do you mean my network drivers? Where do I do that?


Sorry but your sig is the most obnoxious thing I've read all week. I can almost smell your Fedora.


it's absolutely euphoric
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#8HarmonicWave(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 5:59:35 PM
Sorry but your sig is the most obnoxious thing I've read all week. I can almost smell your Fedora.


Too bad this site doesn't have profile pics, then you could see it too. Anyway, maybe it's time for a new sig that won't be totally misunderstood to mean the opposite of it's intent.
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#9HarmonicWave(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 6:12:13 PM
There, how's that?
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#10TimePharaohPosted 11/10/2013 6:22:45 PM
Now I can smell your fedora through your macbook
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