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Vista Slow downloads

  1. #1


    thkorah Guest

    Vista Slow downloads

    I just got an Inspiron 530 from Dell with Vista Home Premium installed.
    Everything seems fine except that the network downloads seem terribly slow.
    On my XP laptop using the same connection, speeds are at around 1000 kbps. On
    Vista download speeds are more like 100kbps even though uploads are at
    800kbps.

    I have tried updating drivers, disabling auto-tuning, etc. I don't have any
    anti-virus s/w like Mcafee or Norton. Vista's network diaganostics doesn't
    seem to detect any problem, but did change TCP/IP MTU settings. If anybody
    can help, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Thommen

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Vista Slow downloads

    thkorah wrote:

    > I just got an Inspiron 530 from Dell with Vista Home Premium installed.
    > Everything seems fine except that the network downloads seem terribly slow.
    > On my XP laptop using the same connection, speeds are at around 1000 kbps. On
    > Vista download speeds are more like 100kbps even though uploads are at
    > 800kbps.
    >
    > I have tried updating drivers, disabling auto-tuning, etc. I don't have any
    > anti-virus s/w like Mcafee or Norton. Vista's network diaganostics doesn't
    > seem to detect any problem, but did change TCP/IP MTU settings. If anybody
    > can help, I'd really appreciate it.
    You left out how you connect to the Internet and since you presumably
    have a router, the make/model of same. Check on the router mftr.'s
    website for a firmware update.


    Malke
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  3. #3


    thkorah Guest

    Re: Vista Slow downloads

    My apartment is wired and I have directly connected the PC to the Ethernet
    port. As I mentioned when I plug the cable into the XP laptop, it is fine,
    which makes me think there is some vista-specific setting. I didn't want to
    introduce additional variables with a router.

    Thommen

    "Malke" wrote:

    > thkorah wrote:

    > > I just got an Inspiron 530 from Dell with Vista Home Premium installed.
    > > Everything seems fine except that the network downloads seem terribly slow.
    > > On my XP laptop using the same connection, speeds are at around 1000 kbps. On
    > > Vista download speeds are more like 100kbps even though uploads are at
    > > 800kbps.
    > >
    > > I have tried updating drivers, disabling auto-tuning, etc. I don't have any
    > > anti-virus s/w like Mcafee or Norton. Vista's network diaganostics doesn't
    > > seem to detect any problem, but did change TCP/IP MTU settings. If anybody
    > > can help, I'd really appreciate it.
    >
    > You left out how you connect to the Internet and since you presumably
    > have a router, the make/model of same. Check on the router mftr.'s
    > website for a firmware update.
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

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  4. #4


    Malke Guest

    Re: Vista Slow downloads

    thkorah wrote:

    > My apartment is wired and I have directly connected the PC to the Ethernet
    > port. As I mentioned when I plug the cable into the XP laptop, it is fine,
    > which makes me think there is some vista-specific setting. I didn't want to
    > introduce additional variables with a router.
    Then check with the cable/dsl modem mftr. for a firmware update. I
    haven't seen your issue on other laptops/machines running Vista, wired
    or otherwise, so I'd look to something specific to your situation -
    starting with your Internet equipment.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

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  5. #5


    Quaoar Guest

    Re: Vista Slow downloads

    thkorah wrote:

    > I just got an Inspiron 530 from Dell with Vista Home Premium installed.
    > Everything seems fine except that the network downloads seem terribly slow.
    > On my XP laptop using the same connection, speeds are at around 1000 kbps. On
    > Vista download speeds are more like 100kbps even though uploads are at
    > 800kbps.
    >
    Changing a DSL MTU: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/5793 Many DSL modems
    are, in fact, routers, and changing the computer's MTU from default is
    usually not a good idea since the router will control the transfers
    through its MTU setting. Check DSL reports on your modem for particulars.

    You can try disabling IPV6 and QoS in your TCP/IP settings. This helped
    my Vista cable connection.

    You can compare your two computer's settings by running ipconfig /all
    from a command prompt on XP, or from a command prompt with administrator
    privilege on Vista. Compare the two and note any differences.

    If you have static IP addresses for the two machines, try setting to
    automatic (DHCP) and see if there is a performance change.

    Q




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  6. #6


    JOE-REX Guest

    RE: Vista Slow downloads



    "thkorah" wrote:

    > I just got an Inspiron 530 from Dell with Vista Home Premium installed.
    > Everything seems fine except that the network downloads seem terribly slow.
    > On my XP laptop using the same connection, speeds are at around 1000 kbps. On
    > Vista download speeds are more like 100kbps even though uploads are at
    > 800kbps.
    >
    > I have tried updating drivers, disabling auto-tuning, etc. I don't have any
    > anti-virus s/w like Mcafee or Norton. Vista's network diaganostics doesn't
    > seem to detect any problem, but did change TCP/IP MTU settings. If anybody
    > can help, I'd really appreciate it.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Thommen

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Pasi, Finland Guest

    RE: Vista Slow downloads


    Hi!

    First sorry mt bad english!
    I having same slow download transfer speed with my 64bit ultimate.
    download speed is XP about 1000kb/s and vista 170kb/s.
    i notice when i put some youtube page open in background in other browser or
    just open my netradio (screamer radio) software in background the download
    speed will be OK!!
    This is quite funny thing... enyone can help me what to do?


    "JOE-REX" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "thkorah" wrote:
    >

    > > I just got an Inspiron 530 from Dell with Vista Home Premium installed.
    > > Everything seems fine except that the network downloads seem terribly slow.
    > > On my XP laptop using the same connection, speeds are at around 1000 kbps. On
    > > Vista download speeds are more like 100kbps even though uploads are at
    > > 800kbps.
    > >
    > > I have tried updating drivers, disabling auto-tuning, etc. I don't have any
    > > anti-virus s/w like Mcafee or Norton. Vista's network diaganostics doesn't
    > > seem to detect any problem, but did change TCP/IP MTU settings. If anybody
    > > can help, I'd really appreciate it.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Thommen

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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