Jump to content

Slow speeds since formatting pc and upgrading internet speeds


Recommended Posts

Hi all,

This is my first post in the forum so please bear with me. I've been using utorrent for a year with no problems but ever since formatting my pc and upping my internet connection I've had lousy speeds, both downloading and uploading. I've tried everything in Ultima's sticky; "IF YOU HAVE SPEED ISSUES READ HERE FIRST" with no success. Here's my system info:

Windows xp Home Edition Version 2002 service pack 2

AMD Duron processor 130.GHz, 256 MB of RAM

No firewall (I disabled windows firewall), no antivirus, antispyware or antiadware.

I don't use a router, modem model is: USB ADSL ALE 150 (the same one I've been using with no problems).

Connection type: ADSL, 2.5 MB download, 256 kbps upload

Results obtained from the speed test (from dslreports.com): 1762/260 kbps

ISP: 012 (Israel)

Utorrent specifications:

utorrent 1.6 (latest)

Network setting:

Upload limit: 22 Upload slots: 3

Connection(per-torrent): 70 Connections (global): 130

Max active torrents: 2 Max active downloads: 1

Port: 63501 - tested open with no problem

Tried downloading a torrent from OpenOffice.org as suggested, I hit 10 KB\sec download at best. On some private trackers I use I hit 30 KB\sec down on torrents with 700+ seeders and 40 peers. My upload speed also tops at around 10 KB\sec. I also even tried Azures (out of desperation) with the same results. Since installing windows, I haven't made any changes to it besides disabling the firewall and patching the TCPIP.sys as suggested

My ISP isn't listed among the throttlers, and I'm almost 100% sure they're not the cause of my troubles.

If anybody has any suggestions I'd appreciate it. Thanx in advance and sorry for the long email.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tried those settings with no success. I didn't mention earlier the reason why I decided to format my pc. It was because I started having these slow speeds, in combination with a problem of "This page cannot be displayed" when trying to open web sites. I called my isp and they helped with that problem (by using a DNS server address instead of "Obtain DNS server address automatically" in Internet Protocol (TCP/IP Properties). So up to two weeks ago, I was getting maxed-out speeds (on well seeded torrents; 185 KB/sec down), and then one day speeds went down (way down for p2p clients) and somewhat down for "straight from the net downloading" (130 KB/sec instead of 185). Do you think it could be my modem? (Iv'e been using the same one for 3-4 years). I used windows xp sp1 before formatting. Any ideas?


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...