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    I have a Download speed of 140 megs. a upload of 10 megs. and my Internet is as slow a molasses. My computer is a i5-4690 and is 5 years old running Windows 10 so what can I do to fix this?

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    Default Re: Slow Internet

    Contact your ISP if you are not getting what you are meant to. Often its not the computer.

    Please clarify a bit better as well the meaning of "megs" There's Megabytes or Megabits, 140 MB = 1120 Mbit. When ISP's quote speeds its usually in Megabits.

    What do you call "slow a molasses" ?? Could be where you are getting data from, if in NZ it will be faster than say from USA. Also depends on if you are running any VPN's they will also be slower.

    Example, if I want to test my speed I usually download Linux Mint from NZ - Canterbury https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=274 just tried it now (8.00am) took 25 Seconds for 1.9GB , sometimes slower sometimes faster.
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    Default Re: Slow Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
    I have a Download speed of 140 megs. a upload of 10 megs. and my Internet is as slow a molasses. My computer is a i5-4690 and is 5 years old running Windows 10 so what can I do to fix this?
    That is NOT slow .
    Its much faster than my ADSL connection
    At one stage my internet was 5Mbs down . Still 100% usuable .

    You may have other issues if you think that speed is slow as molasses
    Also , what speed did you sign up for.
    Are you on fibre , VDSL or Wireless Internet ?
    How are you testing your speed , OOKLA ?

    Are you connected via wifi , bad wifi is a fairly common cause of internet issues

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    Default Re: Slow Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
    I have a Download speed of 140 megs. My computer is 5 years old
    The main part of mine is 10 years old.
    140mbps is fast, if that's what you meant.

    Slow where? How?
    Over subscribed servers can affect download speed, lag on video playback can be server end....or wifi lag.
    More details....
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    Lately I have been noticing odd speeds from local, literally flatlining at 150 to 200Mbps. The fact that it is a flatline to me means some form of restriction is in place but I would have expected to see more complaints appearing or everyone has just accepted that theres more people at home so it is expected.

    Overseas it seems to need warming up from that flatlining till it reaches around 600Mbps, which is OK but not impressive.

    This slowness is a strange one though but I haven't got the time to be walked through by my ISP yet, also, they going through a takeover process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    warming up from that flatlining till it reaches around 600Mbps, which is OK but not impressive..
    How soon we forget.
    I remember dialling into the bulletin board, the one with 6 phone lines in, oh wow, and walking off for 1/2 a day while things uploaded or downloaded. Or over night....

    And not that long ago, 1mbps adsl before I moved back to the north island.
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