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dknyc1@rcn.com
04-29-08, 04:10 AM
On my home computer I have Time Warner Cable modem. For the past 6-8
months it has been slow as hell - a dialup connection would be faster.

The weird thing is when I use my laptop with my wireless router it is
not so slow - no bad at all.

I called Time Warner & spent time on tech support & after numerous
tests they said everything shows fine.

I installed new virus software & cleaned up the PC & still no better.

Anyone have any ideas?

Should I just replace the PC? It is a Pentium 4 maybe 2 years old.

$Bill
04-29-08, 05:41 AM
dknyc1@rcn.com wrote:
> On my home computer I have Time Warner Cable modem. For the past 6-8
> months it has been slow as hell - a dialup connection would be faster.
>
> The weird thing is when I use my laptop with my wireless router it is
> not so slow - no bad at all.
>
> I called Time Warner & spent time on tech support & after numerous
> tests they said everything shows fine.
>
> I installed new virus software & cleaned up the PC & still no better.
>
> Anyone have any ideas?
>
> Should I just replace the PC? It is a Pentium 4 maybe 2 years old.

Router type/model ?

Are you wired to the router or wireless from the PC ?

What results do you get from a speed test ?
http://speedtest.net/
http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest

What do your neighbors report for TWC speed ?

Have you borrowed a computer and tried it on your LAN ?

Have you powered everything off and brought them back up one by one ?
Modem/router/PC.

Have you tried connecting PC direct to modem bypassing the router ?

Have you surfed a broadband troubleshooting site ?

Agent_C
04-29-08, 01:57 PM
On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 01:10:11 -0700 (PDT), dknyc1@rcn.com wrote:

>The weird thing is when I use my laptop with my wireless router it is
>not so slow - no bad at all.

Than it's not a Time Warner issue.

A_C

f/fgeorge
04-30-08, 05:57 AM
>On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 01:10:11 -0700 (PDT), dknyc1@rcn.com wrote:
>
>The weird thing is when I use my laptop with my wireless router it is
>not so slow - no bad at all.
>
Compare the two machines for us, the laptop is x ghz with y meg of ram
while the desktop is w ghz and has z meg of ram, etc. Also which
machine do you use most of the time?