Windows 7 Slow Download Speeds?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Epsilan, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Epsilan

    Epsilan MDL Novice

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    I have a 3mb connection and in my OEM copy of Vista I download at 300-380kb/s and now I am downloading Dead Space and I am only getting 60-80kb/s can somebody please help me out?
     
  2. tommiy

    tommiy MDL Member

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    had similar issues on a DS3 with win7 and latest vendor drivers etc for win 7. Try enabling congestion control and DCA on the adapter. Fixed my issue.
     
  3. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Are those torrents ? Could it be they are not uploading that fast ?
     
  4. 4D696B65

    4D696B65 MDL Member

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    My thoughts exactly. You can not compare one dl to an other.
     
  5. Epsilan

    Epsilan MDL Novice

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    How do you enable those things? and no I have tried multiple torrents and they all result in the same speed.
     
  6. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Had exactly the same problem. When you install Windows 7 it sometimes resets the Network Card default in the BIOS. When you first run Windows XP + it updates the BIOS to show a 10/100MB Connection yet Windows 7 isn't compatible with some network cards fully so it is reset on first run to 1/10MB. I investigated and it seems a reinstallation of Windows 7 corrects the fault.
     
  7. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Re-install is maybe premature. Could check/change the network adapter properties

    Control Panel > Network And Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Right Click "Local Area Connection" Properties > Configure > Advanced > Speed and Duplex Setting.

    My guess is you prolly have ISP that is blocking your torrent protocol. Comcast was sued for bandwidth shaping, but that doesn't mean the still don't do it.
     
  8. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    I got a credit note from Virgin Media for £30 after they capped me twice at 25kb/s for installing BitTorrent....
     
  9. 4D696B65

    4D696B65 MDL Member

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    My ISP has been shaping for a few years now. ED2K is targeted worse, bit torrent has been not effected as much.
     
  10. tomorrow

    tomorrow MDL Addicted

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    Just use uTorrent + Outbound traffic encryption ;)
     
  11. studio

    studio MDL Member

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    i have a 50/7 connection and get everything out of it on win7
     
  12. autobahnscott

    autobahnscott MDL Novice

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    a solution for slow Windows 7 download speeds

    I had installed earlier RC versions of Windows 7 on a couple of machines. I started to notice some very slow download speeds. I ran across this solution in another forum and it worked. Don't know what it does but internet speed improved dramatically.

    Run following command from Admin-level command line prompt:

    netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
     
  13. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Yeah it does work, but don't try setting it on high lol firefox crashed out on me like 5 times.:D
     
  14. amdmannen

    amdmannen MDL Novice

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    I dont think the problem is with win7 but the seeders/site or a bad isp.
    Downloading latest nvidia drivers gives me 11MB/s, so my 100Mbit is working and win7 for sure is allright, gives me ~80MB/s on lan too my filserver.
     
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  15. gamemaniac

    gamemaniac MDL Novice

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    Please make sure that slow download speed is the problem of the operating system or are some other factors involved? Windows 7 is a new launch and do you think that there could be such a bug that couldn't be fixed?
     
  16. Epsilan

    Epsilan MDL Novice

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    Nope it wasn't the torrent, went to speedtest and checked I get 0.18-0.50Mbps. I get 3Mbps on Vista.
     
  17. 1clicc

    1clicc MDL Member

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    Speedtest and other bandwidth test is not always accurate. To be forsure you got to use Torrent with good seeding and Usenet to test out your maximum bandwidth speed.
     
  18. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Do you have a wireless connection or router in use ? and is that one protected so others cant download from it ?
     
  19. pepsiduo

    pepsiduo MDL Novice

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