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Internet speed fractured in Vista!

djmorgan

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#1
Right now I have XP Pro SP3 on 1 laptop and Vista Ultimate on another I have an ADSL 2+ Internet connection

With the XP machine I get 28000+kbs down and 750+ up, using the same connection just swapping the net cable Vista does 9000+ down and 750+ up.

I have tried every "Netsh" combo detailed here and elsewhere with nil result what can be wrong with Vista? :cry:
 

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#2
Get a newer NIC driver. Disable IPv6 in the NIC settings.
 

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    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
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    16GB DDR667
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#4
Try setting the speed to 100 Mbps / full duplex instead of auto. Try disabling your firewall and anti-virus and see if they are causing problems with downloading.
 

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    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
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    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
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    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

djmorgan

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Yes full power option, ESS disables native firewall as for defender it's not the easiest to turn off! I've removed it from the registry run, it does not appear in msconfig and or any running services or processes so I think I nailed that sucker too!

MY XP system is nearly the same as the Vista system in terms of AV and firewall, I can rule out the modem as I only swapped the net cable from one to the other.

Google produces a lot of complaints about internet speed with Vista, now I have to say that my system with the internet does not seem slow! but this could be due to the processor power
 

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#8
Do you have a non-Vista computer to test the internet speed with?

My Vista x64 Ultimate network performance is the same as XP x64.

Cabling
NIC drivers
NIC settings
router problems
Firewire and anti-virus interference

Your CPU is GHz and your network is Mhz. I doubt the CPU performance is the problem unless your CPU is running at 100%. Turn on the gadget with CPU/RAM usage.

Are you using a CAT 5, 5e or 6 cable. I use on CAT 6 for 1 Gbps. The backbone from second floor to basement is CAT 6 plenum grade solid core shielded. 5e is minimum for 1 Gbps.

Firewall and anti-virus can cause issues. Make sure they are disabled.

Did you try directly to the modem? Bypass your router. Maybe the router has issues.
 

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    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID
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#10
XP on same computer rules out cabling and router issues. I would check speed, duplexing, and drivers.
 

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  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

dmex

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Yes! my XP machine conected to the same cat cable and same route does over 28000+ kbs down and 700+ up.
This is why I know it must be a bottle neck in Vista
I'll check the other items you mention
Hey DJMorgan,
Try out this tutorial, It should help you increase the network speed.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/72308-auto-tuning-tcp-ip-receive-level.html?ltr=ASteven
Just for fun I tried the tutorial. It crippled me. I was not broke so I didn't need it I guess. It took my Gigabit Ethernet connection down to 100. Reversed and all is well.

My details:
No TCP tweaking, bone stock.
Screaming comcast here on an Arris cable modem.
Vista 32 and 64 bit machines.
Trendnet's latest Draft-N router.
 

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    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 G0
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
    Memory
    Corsair 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 215TW
    Screen Resolution
    1600
    Hard Drives
    2X WD 750GB RE3 RAID-1
    PSU
    610W CORSAIR Modular
    Case
    Cheapo Rosewell
    Cooling
    Rosewell Fans and CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech Access Keyboard 600
    Internet Speed
    15962

johngalt

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#13
Try swapping the cables ans see if the speeds change....
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Insider Preview current build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Classified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA II
    Seagate ST1500DL001 7200 RPM SATA II
    Intel SSDSA2M080G2GC SATA II SSD
    PSU
    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    300+ Mbps downstream / 30+ Mbps upstream
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Insider Preview (current)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1007U @ 1.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio | Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Inspiron 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSDSC2CW180A
    PSU
    Dell
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    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    300+ Mbps downstream | 30+ Mbps upstream

djmorgan

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#15
I really appreciate all your help and thoughts on this matter.

I have tried every Netsh comand known to man and then some! first placed i looked was the tweak tutorial.

I have swapped out every cable even though XP worked great using them.
I have the latest nic drivers, they are actually the only drivers available so I can't roll back

But keep the thoughts and suggestions coming please :p
 

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dmex

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I really appreciate all your help and thoughts on this matter.

I have tried every Netsh comand known to man and then some! first placed i looked was the tweak tutorial.

I have swapped out every cable even though XP worked great using them.
I have the latest nic drivers, they are actually the only drivers available so I can't roll back

But keep the thoughts and suggestions coming please :p


The latest driver for this NIC can be found at one of the links below, Give one of them a try and let us know if there is any improvement.


Driver Last updated: 21/May/2008

Mirror 1: ftp://66.104.77.130/cn/nic/Install_Vista_6206_0520.zip

Mirror 2: ftp://61.56.86.122/cn/nic/Install_Vista_6206_0520.zip

Mirror 3: ftp://210.51.181.211/cn/nic/Install_Vista_6206_0520.zip


Steven
 

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#20
What is your speed and duplex set to? Try 100 Mbps /full duplex. See if that helps.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

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