Microsoft 7; slow internet connection and download speeds

Posted by on September 6, 2012 at 7:06 am.

The past few weeks I’ve been reacquainting myself with Windows 7 operating system.

The version we have is the Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit operating system. We’ve had this desktop computer for about a year… but it’s not my go to computer. That would be my 17″ MacBook Pro.

So much has changed since I received my MCSE, A+, and N+ certifications several years ago. I won a free N+ book — I figured I might as well study and take the cert.  All the certifications, I did for personal enrichment.

Anyway what caused the increased attention with this desktop computer is the sudden change in the computers internet and download speeds (down to about 26kbps), it’s moving at a snails pace. Yeah… definitely not fun for someone who’s used to screaming fast speeds. At least I’m not alone, from my online research it seems that some other Windows 7 users have experienced a sudden drop in their speeds also. I tried a lot of the suggestions but they didn’t work. I even tried reinstalling… nope that didn’t work either. Connecting the modem directly to the computer saw a jump in speeds, so I do think it might be the router.

The upside of this is I’ve ordered a few Windows 7 books… who knows I might update my Windows certifications. 😉


  • DragonLady says:

    I’m going to do some study over the next couple of months for Server 2008 since at some point were are supposed to upgrade our systems from 2003. Since it actually is for work I’ll be doing CBTs at work. But since they are available, I’ll probably do the Windows 7 ones since most of our workstations were upgraded to 7, and most of the computers at home are running 7. 🙂

    I’ve had my MCSE since 2005, but I have still mostly worked with Solaris Unix & RedHat Linux since ’99. 😉
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    Opal Reply:

    One of my friends introduced me to Linux @DragonLady, I can remember writing a few articles about Solaris and Linux for one of the tech sites where I used to write. Of course, in order to write about them I had to spend time working with the OS… always love doing that.

    Years ago, I dated a man that got his MCSE certifications by studying on his own. I stopped taking cert classes after that, since I figured I could do the same… and I did.
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  • Nicky says:

    Errrr … can I tell you that I was a hardware tech in my former life?

    The similarities have now entered the “this is insane” phase!!! LOLOL!!!
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    Opal Reply:

    Yep @Nicky, there are a lot of similarities, I’m no longer surprised when I learn that you do something that I like to do… 😉
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