Slow DSL Download Speed on WinMe System, Fast on Win2K System

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Cistan Jones, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Cistan Jones

    Cistan Jones Guest

    I have two computers on the same network that have a 2X difference in DSL
    download speeds

    A 640kbps DSL line/modem feeding a D-Link router that is connected to
    two PCs. Each PC has a different OS and hardware set-up. Each has
    considerably different DSL download speeds (as verified by DSL Reports, PC
    Pitstop, McAfee Speedometer, etc.,).

    PC #1 HP Pavilion: DSL Download Speed: 320kbps
    Set-up: 600MHz Celeron, 256MB SDRAM, WinMe OS
    PC #2 HomeBuilt: DSL Download Speed: 570kbps
    Set-up: 1.33Mhz Athlon, 512MB SDRAM, Win2K OS

    Both systems:
    a) use the same type of D-Link Ethernet card, cable, etc.,
    b) have been virus scanned (Norton AntiVirus) and spyware eradicated
    (Ad-aware 6.0 and Spybot S&D)
    c) have had their temporary Internet cookies and files cleared
    d) per DSL Reports' Tweak Utility, are configured adequately for DSL
    e) have all their OS's Microsoft updates installed

    I'm not sure where the bottleneck on the WinMe system is. Any suggestions
    are appreciated.

    Cistan Jones
    Cistan Jones, Jan 1, 2004
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  2. Carey Holzman, Jan 1, 2004
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    Bob P Guest

    Bob P, Jan 2, 2004
  4. Cistan Jones

    Cistan Jones Guest

    It worked! I increased the RWIN from ~8000 to ~17000 (an even multiple of
    the MMS). Now my downloads average over 550kbps.

    Thanks, Carey, Bob, for the help!!

    Best regards,
    Cistan Jones, Jan 3, 2004
  5. You're very welcome! Thanks for letting us know!

    Carey Holzman, Jan 3, 2004
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