> 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
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.