I give up....

United States
March 3, 2009 8:03pm CST
Not sure what's going on with my internet connection. Very very slow to route, it is acting as though I am on dial-up. My connection is so slow that my Gmail will not even load in standard view, only basic HTML. I have been on here for over 30 mins and have only managed to respond to one discussion... Here's hoping tomorrow will be better. Btw I know what you all might be thinking, I should contact my ISP. Well here in Egypt that is very laughable, haha. I already know what they are going to say "okay wait 15 days, inshallah(god willing) we will come out and check."
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7 responses
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
Don't give up! We all experienced slow or faulty internet connection at least one time. It's same here. Our internet service provider is pretty slow when it comes to troubleshooting and repair. Just be patient or call a friend who knows something about computers then let hin check yours.
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@arvaster (521)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Awwww, I feel bad for you. That's how I felt when my stepdad would take all my bandwidth on the internet by downloading big movies 24/7. Hope it gets better soon!
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
4 Mar 09
Why don't you try broadband? I am sure this facility must be available in your country too. Dial up sucks, I left that connection way back in 2005. only 56k speed and that too not utlized at its best. Try getting broadband pal
• United States
4 Mar 09
I have DSL 256K(I was just saying the speed I am currently getting is as slow as dial up), it is shared with our entire building. We are not able to afford a private line right now. Usually I find the speed fine, I even DL files as fast as 60+kbps. The past two days something has been off though. Maybe another user is hogging the connection.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
4 Mar 09
if it is 60+kbps then you are getting it faster than even my broadband. Yes, you are right something wrong has happened and you need to wait until the engineers come and rectify those things. Why don't \you take a long sleep while your internet gets up smooth and running again?
• Indonesia
4 Mar 09
60 kbps? are you sure? 60 kbps(kilobit per second) means you are only able to download a file approximately 7,5 KBps(Kilo Byte per second), which in advance means you should be able to download a 1 MB file at about 2~3 minutes. That's pretty slow for a broadband connection. From my experience, broadband connection is pretty vulnerable to nature condition (e.g: rain, many building, weak signal, signal jam, etc).
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
4 Mar 09
Hello angela allen,I just want to know whats your router speed.Yes speed problems are very irritating and we cannot complete our work fast.In my umcles place wireless internet is very slow.Similar to dailup.Have you checked your computer for virus and spyware.There could be connection problems if there is lot of spyware on the computer.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
4 Mar 09
Since it is a shared connection you will have those problems.You have to find a time when no one is using like afternoons or early in the mornings and then surf the net.
• United States
4 Mar 09
I guess that's what it was, it is working fine now. No viruses or spyware thank goodness.
• India
5 Mar 09
Try to delete Junk files like temporay internet files cookies try to reset IE and then check
@eggpoy (133)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
Maybe the server is a little bit down...
• Brazil
4 Mar 09
Hello Angela, the cause of the slowness of the internet can be several things: -Hard disk-full; -Computer-full of viruses, spyware and malware; -His wire-connection can be worn many. In the case of viruses, you can do a scan on your computer using antivirus more worthy of the market which is Avira, download it on his official website the version Avira premium key test will last for 30 days. Install normally, download the updates and make a complete scan on your computer. If case you have any viruses that do not allow install of the antivirus in safe mode pressing F8 right when windows starts.