What's the Usual Cause of Internet's Slow Connection?

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
September 21, 2009 10:52pm CST
Hello All. Please inform me on this; what's really the usual cause of an internet connection to slow down? I have been told that it all depends on the type of connection one has but i'm having a dsl connection but from time to time,i'm still experiencing this poor connection..if you know something about this please be generous and share. thanks a lot!
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@kurtaxl (110)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
In my experienced here are the list: 1. ISP - sometimes ISP have timeouts 2. virus - if you have hit of a virus if will slow down your system 3. PC spec - sometime we need to meet some requirement (ex. if you are browsing a site with a lot of high resolution graphics it will slow down the loading of a site cause you need more RAM and a higher VC) this is just base to my experience, hope it will help.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
Thanks for the information...i truly appreciate!
• China
22 Sep 09
Network, a port of the bottleneck leading to the formation of slow speed In fact, the router WAN port and LAN ports, switch ports, hub ports and the server network card and so may become network bottlenecks. When the slow speed, we can use the peak hours in the network, using network management software, view the routers, switches, server port data traffic; can also be used in various ports Netstat command data traffic statistics. Accordingly, to confirm the location of network data flow bottlenecks and try to increase their bandwidth. Many specific methods, such as the replacement of the server network card for the 100M or 1000M, install multiple network cards, divided into multiple VLAN, changing the router configuration to increase the bandwidth, and so on, can effectively alleviate the network bottlenecks that can maximize data transmission speed.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
thanks for the information...good day!
@PLCuevas (17)
• Philippines
24 Sep 10
Perhaps the most common situations that can result in slow internet service is the present of a virus on your hard drive. computer viruses can be transmitted in variety of ways, most commonly through an attachment to an email.
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
For me No matter how fast your Internet connection is, there are times when things will slow down to a crawl.This article will help you sort out what kinds of things can go wrong, learn what you can do about them, and and discover how to get the most from your Internet connection.
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Maybe loosing of signals or viruses in ur pc. Or overload because a lot of people will connect around the world at the same time and same day it can cause slowing of internet.
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
Perhaps the most common situations that can result in slow Internet service is the present of a virus on your hard drive. Computer viruses can be transmitted in a variety of ways, most commonly through an attachment to an email. The computer virus will integrate into key programs on the hard drive and silently use up a great deal of resources. By diverting some of the resources to running the virus, an Internet service slow down is inevitable. Fortunately, installing virus protection and removal software will help to remove viruses from the hard drive, as well as prevent new ones from infecting the system. As part of the task of preventing slow Internet service from occurring, it is important to make sure the antivirus software is updated regularly. Along with viruses, there is a wide range of programs created to grab control of software on the hard drive and use it without the knowledge of the system owner. Programs of this type are often referred to as Trojans, since they can creep in before they are ever detected. Along with worm viruses, Trojans use up resources and create an Internet slow down that will be noticeable. The typical Trojan is acquired by opening email attachments, allowing the program to grab the address book and begin to send out more infected attachments to every email address on the hard drive. Antivirus software updates usually identify new Trojans and viruses, and can remove them from the system, provided that the Trojan is not configured to shut down the system if removal is attempted. Spyware and Adware are relatively innocuous programs that silently download when web sites are visited and are used to track the Internet activity of the user. The collected data is normally used in developing marketing campaigns and creating email texts. Unfortunately, spyware and adware also use up resources that can slow the system down a great deal. Removing the programs will reverse the incidence of slow Internet service, and make it easier to enjoy a more robust speed. Not all reasons for slow Internet service are due to clandestine programs and viruses infecting the hard drive. In some cases, the ISP is the origin of the Internet slow down. Routers and servers used to provide the service may be overloaded or experience a technical issue that temporarily slows down the speeds provided by the Internet Service Provider. This is true for high-speed solutions as well as for dialup service providers. At other times, the origin of the slow Internet service may be the local phone connection. Depending on the number of connections that the local phone company multiplexes on the wires that make up the system, there may simply not be many resources available to establish the connection. This is often the case in rural areas, where there are limited options when it comes to Internet connectivity.
@EliteUser (3968)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
Hey, I don't really know why it is so slow, I have no idea. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer your question better than I have done, in a really good way so you can actually benefit from it. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I believe everything you mentioned and then some can be the reasons. Another reason would be how many people are online at that particular time. So many people can overburden a server. I don't know exactly how that works, but, it does seem to have an influence. I know there are somedays when my computer is running slowly and most other days it's running normally. I could be wrong, but, it makes sense to me. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@hartha (10)
• Myanmar
23 Sep 09
Depends on your ISP, and Your Countries' rule. My Country (Burma/Myanmar) Internet connection is very very slow.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
22 Sep 09
when there is huge traffic or when some work is being done by internet peope itself,the internet will be very slow.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I think it has alot to do with the type of connection you have also and the time of day that you are trying to connect. Alot of people will connect around the same time of the day and it will cause a server overload.
@AniruS (258)
• United States
22 Sep 09
The most typical reason for slow internet connection is because of smaller bandwidth. For example people using dial up will have the max speed of 56kbps. Not that this is the max possible speed and not necessarily average speed. Avg speeds tends to be much lower. This is because of the small bandwidth, that is less number of bytes can be transferred per unit time. With the higher bandwidth internet connections the speeds are faster. Cable connection is such high bandwidth connection. If you feel that your speed as fast earlier but now has slowed down, try to reboot your router and/or clean your computer of temporary files