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download problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hi to everyone out there. Im having trouble downloading ,im on a 512 shared connection and have a wireless network card in my pc. When i first set this up it worked a treat, but now when i download a song or something of similar size, the transfer rate will decrease to the extent that it will download in bytes rather than kilobytes and i cant think for the life of me why.
    I did however do a virus scan and had a worm called m boa tho this sorted it out for about a minute but again the problem still persists, half of me thinks i should reformat the whole HD but i think it has to be something simple. If anyone has any ideas please forward them to me and thanks for your time

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  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Have you tried a spyware scan?
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Could be some process on your computer is sucking up your pipeline so when you try to do a download, there is other traffic also using the connection, slowing you down. Also, wireless does not have a constant transfer rate. If you move away from your access point, the transfer rate decreases dramatically so you won't get the same speeds 50 meters away as you will get 5 meters away. Just a thought.
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    also downloading from peer to peer networks doesnt ever have a gauranteed throughput, attempt it on a patch from www.microsoft.com or something, see how that pans out

    also do spyware scans etc, use an alternate browser (firefox) et al
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Ad/aware is really good, that to me takes all the crap of my mates computer...
     
  6. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    What ISP you on? I used to be on TalkTalk, and they throttled P2P connections to the point it wasn't worth trying.
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I think this post should be closed down as it orginally started in
    11th April 2005 :blink
     
  8. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Then why did you post to it in the first place? :blink I didn't even look at the date, I just got an email saying this thread had been updated.
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    because like yourself, i never looked at the date, happy now?
     
  10. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    No, I'm sulking :(




    :wink:
     
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  11. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Oh, youz guys...

    Made me look! :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    He started it :x
     
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  13. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I'll Finish it! :ohmy

    Now Now Children, it was an old thread that was mistakenly brought back to life.

    Any more and I'll lock the thread.

    Now, Shake hands and make up!


    (Stands like proud teacher who's just dived in to middle of fight with one kid in each hand! :p )
     
  14. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    (Staring at feet)

    (mumble)sorry :(
     
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  15. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    thats u lot told...haha!! :twisted:
     
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