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    Junior Member MacDre's Avatar
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    Dec 2008

    Why is my internet slow when I am surfing, but fast when I do a speedtest?

    I have Comcast as my ISP, and a Netgear 802.11g router. When I run speed tests from, I have a download speed of around 9000 kb/s and an upload speed of around 2500kbs, both of which I assume to be rather fast. However, when I go to websites, download files, etc., the speed seems to be much slower than these speed tests would suggest. I go to school in another part of the country, and when I run speed tests from my apartment there I get around 7500kbs, but surfing the internet is MUCH faster. Any help out there?

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    Senior Member Shalma's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    could be many things, but lets try this step by step, unplug your modem for about 5 minutes this will reset it. check background programs, don't have a lot of programs running while downloading. do a disk cleanup, disk defrag and download cc cleaner its free and will clean up junk files etc, is your hard drive almost full? delete programs you don't use. use cc cleaners registry cleaner, then go to tools, click startup disable unneeded programs. and do a restart. good luck.

    Deleting everything may not be a good solution for this,
    have u deleted all unwanted stuff ??
    ,if not,
    First of all delete temporary junk files files from your computer .
    Run > temp > Delete all the temporary files from your computer .
    Run > %temp% > Delete all the temporary files from your computer Run > prefetch > Delete all junk files from your computer .

    1Run disk cleaup Run defragmention
    . uninstall programs you don't need or use.
    2. delete all files that you don't need.
    3. download a free registry cleaner (type "registry cleaner" in browser search bar and take your pick from the countless choices) and clean your registry.
    4. Right click Drive C and click on Properties. Choose Tools, choose Check for Errors, choose defragment, choose Remove junk files.
    5. Do all of these at least once a week
    6. look for further help on how to disable unnecessary services and autostart/autorun programs
    7. about getting someone to reformat your disk and reinstall your programs? sounds like your pc has been slowed down from regular usage
    8. reduce unnecessary desktop features such as shadows and such--choose the classic theme, perhaps

    Download CCleaner
    Good Registry Cleaner which can extremely will improve your computer and Internet performance dramatically! Do all these and Perform speed here once it will sounds better ...

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