Internet speeds bad in 1 room but amazing in others?

By timmayjns ·

I have a small network n my house. One room on the main floor has my cable modem, and router. My basement (Less than 75ft away) the download speeds are HORRIBLE 60 k/s max, BUT the main computer next to the router is getting the full 20mb/s that it should be? It's connected with Cat5 cable and total wiring is far less than the 328ft max. Any Ideas?

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some checkups to do

by eduardo (PT) In reply to Internet speeds bad in 1 ...

Well, that could be a lot of things... Try to check for spyware/malware and virus on that slow connection computer.
After that, check if the network cable is far from lamps or any other source of electro-magnetic interference sources.
Also try to check if the network driver for the network card is working properly.
At last, try to switch the network cards to see if the slowliness goes to somewhere else.

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I think Eduaro hit it

by mjd420nova In reply to Internet speeds bad in 1 ...

Most likely suspect is the network card and then the cable itself. A network log might help if you could view the logs for that MAC address an see what the real slow down is. You could also change the card out if needed for a WIFI and see a big increase in speed you're looking for.

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Forget it

by timmayjns In reply to Internet speeds bad in 1 ...

ugh I have found the problem it IS my laptop I ran speed tests on all other computers on the network with no issue.

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your laptop?

by eduardo (PT) In reply to Forget it

You say that the problem is in your laptop? How's that? Is it the network card that is damaged or something?
Well, try to see if the "local area connection" appears as "Connected" or "limited/non existing" (something like that). If it appears as "connected" then the IP configuration is OK. If it appears as "limited", then you have an IP configuration issue, and you need to configure it correctly. Having an IP configuration issue, will cause the computer to run the network very slowly, or not at all, so check that possibility.

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