Really slow download speeds on Windows 8?
Question: I recently got a Toshiba C855-S5350, with Windows 8. My download speeds were fine for about 3-4 days. I'm currently getting about 25kb download speed, when it is usually 1.5mbs. I have tested 2 internet connections and both have the same results. What I find strange is that i can use Skype and play games with fine speed, but downloading anything takes forever.
Best Answers: Really slow download speeds on Windows 8?
Windows has nothing to do with it. It's your router/modem. If your downloading from torrent sites, its because they have very few seeders.
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I have the same problem it is not my modem. All other pcs in the house not using win 8 are working fine....googling and there are a lot of complaints.....blaming the modem is not the answer....I first reset to original factory when it happened thinking it was something I did. I got great speeds again until I update wind 8.
I would assume you are using DSL? If so check for line noise, which has to be done by your carrier, next check you TCP Settings you can download a tool from http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
Dan is correct. Perhaps you should try turning your modem, router, switch, broadband etc off for 10 seconds and then turn them on again. (You might not have all of the above, but do it if you have them all. Otherwise, just do it with the modem and router). And if it is uTorrent, you probably have few seeders.
This problem is symptomatic of an out-of-date driver for the mass storage device that you're using. Windows 7 is a new operating system, but drivers that were shipped with the OS in some categories may be outdated in an "out-of-the-box" install scenario. I'd suggest running Windows Update to update all drivers, or manually updating software drivers related to the device in question by going to the Device Manager, right-clicking the device, and choosing "Update Driver Software..." and then rebooting to see if an update solves your problem. You can also check the Windows Event Log for file system (write) errors to see if any are occurring, and act accordingly once you determine if there's a problem with (for example) the disk or a Windows driver.
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