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By bleakhawk ·
I have a broadband Wireless ISP with the connection going into a D-Link Wireless Router (DI-614+). Then connection 1 is run out to my main computer. The issue is not with the wireless connection to my other computer.

It is with the performance on my main Windows XP-Home computer. Performance is like a slug. I upgraded the firmware. They said to set the MTU down to 1452 per D-Link's product support representative. I have found references to this being a problem elsewhere on the Internet.

Unfortunately, this did not work. I tried a test of some kind at BroadbandReports.com, but didn't really understand it and didn't want to mess up my settings doing something that I don't understand that well.

Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks for any insight into this problem.

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by VinnyD In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

More and more we see people complaining about how slow thier computers work.

You need to test for Adware on your computer.

So many times now we find lots of programs running on computers even when the user has no programs open.

I have seen a windows xp computer just booted up with 67 processes running.

You should have only 20-30 processes running after booting. Any more is a good indication of adware or computer viruses running.

Use Spybot or Ad-ware to check your computer out and verify your antivirus program is running and up to date.

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by bleakhawk In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

Yes, I use adware and Spybot regularly.
The slowdown does not occur if I bypass the router and connect directly to the Wireless ISP connection.

I was hoping someone had encountered this problem of conflict between WISP and a Wireless home network before and solved it.

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by bleakhawk In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

Yes, I use adware and Spybot regularly.
The slowdown does not occur if I bypass the router and connect directly to the Wireless ISP connection.

I was hoping someone had encountered this problem of conflict between WISP and a Wireless home network before and solved it.

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by bleakhawk In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

Yes, I use adware and Spybot regularly.
The slowdown does not occur if I bypass the router and connect directly to the Wireless ISP connection.

I was hoping someone had encountered this problem of conflict between WISP and a Wireless home network before and solved it.

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by bleakhawk In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

Yes, I use adware and Spybot regularly.
The slowdown does not occur if I bypass the router and connect directly to the Wireless ISP connection.

I was hoping someone had encountered this problem of conflict between WISP and a Wireless home network before and solved it.

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by LMon In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

Try this go to start and run type MSCONFIG and hit enter. Go to the tab that reads services. Place a check mark where it says "hide all microsoft services. Your list should have gotten smaller. Now uncheck everything in there except your WAN\LAN connection. Hit the apply button close and restart. Run the internet see if you any imporovements. If you do go back to the services tab and check put a check on one of the processes hit the apply button and restart. Keep doing that until your system lags again. If it starts lagging then uncheck that process and restart another one. If you find any that slow you down you can uninstall them if not needed.

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by LMon In reply to

I run spybot and adaware usually one catches some that the other misses.

If you regularly run spybot then get adaware also from lavasoft. It will sometimes catch things that spybot misses and vice versa.

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by bleakhawk In reply to

I did say that I ran Adware, as well as Spybot. Yes, it is from Lavasoft. I also checked services and there are only 2 that look like they are advertising stuff, but they are connected with Eudora in Sponsored mode, so I don't delete those 2 services. All the rest are Symantac or hardware related things that look for updates or whatever.

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by bleakhawk In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

I've pretty much given up and am trying to figure out how to run an Ethernet Cable from the first floor room to the 2nd floor room on the other side of the house!

There is interference of some kind.

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by bleakhawk In reply to Help Wireless ISP & Wirel ...

I've pretty much given up and am trying to figure out how to run an Ethernet Cable from the first floor room to the 2nd floor room on the other side of the house!

There is interference of some kind.

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