View Full Version : crap downloading speeds

22-04-2009, 08:50 PM
Help please i have a laptop that is really crap at downloading ,on you tube for example it will start but soon catches up to the downloaded content then all i get is that circle thing going round for an eternity. Downloading anything on pc world is just about impossible Aargh so frustating please help:confused

gum digger
22-04-2009, 09:02 PM
topics like these get discussed everyday, search the forum.
check if your laptop is downloading windows updates.

22-04-2009, 09:17 PM
This can be anything from a bad NIC driver to a modem getting too old and not coping.

If this the only laptop in your house experienceing this problem or are all of them like this?

If its just this one then you can try updating the drivers, or it could that this old laptop is using the old wireless b standard, which is quite slow.

If it happens to all PCs then contact you ISP


23-04-2009, 06:05 AM
Some information from you would help people to help you!!!

1. Are you on dial-up internet or ADSL2 internet etc?
2. Who is your ISP?-they might suck
3. What plan are you on?-it might be slow
4. What modem are you using?-it might be not a very good one!!!
5. What is your connection:which wireless standard are you using or are you using usb cabel or ethernet cabel?
6. Are you downloading one thing at a time or more then that?
7. Are you trying to do other tasks as well and your computer cant handal the work load?