Cable Modem Going Slow

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  1. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    The other day, my computer got messed up (don't know how) and I had to reformat my hard drive. I'm back on Windows 98 (I didn't go back to Windows XP) and I installed my drivers for my ethernet card (D-Link DFE-530TX+) for Windows 98 (along with installing drivers at the same time from the Windows 98 SE CD). When I go online, I can only download from websites around 15 kb/s - 30 kb/s and not at 100 kb/s like I used to before I had to reformat my hard drive. I called cable and I tried DSL Reports, and my connection is the same as usual, but I cannot get a fast connection at all. Anybody have any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  2. Hugh M

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    try searching for "cablenut" software. It does a couple of tweaks to your system according to your cable company you are using.

    it worked well for me to speed my connection up, which maxes out at 2Mb/s, which is somewhere around 256KB/s I think.

    you could also suspect your cable. if the connection is weak then your cable modem service will be crappy as well.

    I had some cable guy put my house on a splitter with a neighbor and I couldn't split the signal after that. When I wanted to watch TV I had to take the cable off of the modem and vice versa. The performance was also very poor when using the cable modem at that time. I called them and they came and found the problem and put my cable on its own spot.
     
  3. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    I'm going to try that cablenut software. This is just so weird. The other day when I had XP, my cable modem was going normal. When I had to reformat my hard drive and install 98, my cable modem doesn't want to go normal. Ugh. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kimmo Jaskari

    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

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    Either a problem with the network card - or else someone else has just moved in to a place that shares the cable modem loop you're on and it's someone who likes to spend his time downloading stuff virtually 24/7...

    (Cable modem users share their bandwidth to the ISP with X amount of people due to the nature of the cable modem hookup, unlike xDSL folks who get a dedicated line much further along up the chain).
     
  5. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    Okay, I got the cable modem going at faster speeds. I hooked it up via USB instead of using an ethernet card (after a friend told me I should do that cause he had the same problems like me). When I did that, my download speeds went from 20 kb/s to 70 kb/s - 200 kb/s. [​IMG]
     
  6. Max Leung

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    Ah, sounds like an ethernet driver problem with Windows 98. Or win98 is just dog slow for ethernet traffic. I notice in XP that surfing is usually 2-3x faster than in Windoze9x.
     
  7. Shayne Lebrun

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    Are you using an ISA ethernet card?
     
  8. ChrisB

    ChrisB Stunt Coordinator

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    I used this place to soup up my cable modem-speed I am getting 165.2 mps. It helps that I am the only one on my switch here(buddy works for cable company) Then I use this site to test my speed-test
     

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