very slow internet speed= virus?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joejoebro, May 26, 2008.

  1. joejoebro macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    Very recently my internet connection has slowed down very drastically when changing pages, using either Firefox or Safari.

    I am wondering why it is running so slow on the net, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    My isp seems to be working ok- 1 user is experiencing fast(normal) internet, one using wireless is usual as well. Me and another seems to be slowed down. (they are all windows).

    my comp- G5 dual 2.7power pc, 2.5 g ram, osx10.4.11.

    I have completed a ping test;
    ping has started ...

    PING 192.168.1.254 (192.168.1.254): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=1.246 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.689 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.631 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.696 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.689 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.688 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.657 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=0.650 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.658 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.254: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.660 ms

    --- 192.168.1.254 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.631/0.726/1.246/0.174 ms

    I think this proves the cables are working?

    I have also done a traceroute;
    Traceroute has started ...

    traceroute to www.apple.com.akadns.net (17.112.152.32), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 bebox (192.168.1.254) 7.803 ms 97.145 ms 99.977 ms
    2 unknown-00-90-d0-63-ff-3b (87.194.100.1) 30.307 ms 21.872 ms 21.943 ms
    3 * 213.161.72.69 (213.161.72.69) 21.704 ms *
    4 64.125.28.38 (64.125.28.38) 21.483 ms 31.597 ms 25.096 ms
    5 208.185.188.186 (208.185.188.186) 20.838 ms 21.559 ms 20.907 ms
    6 ae-32-54.ebr2.london1.level3.net (4.68.116.126) 32.653 ms 30.347 ms 21.658 ms
    7 ae-42.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.137.70) 95.108 ms ae-41.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.137.66) 99.112 ms ae-44.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.137.78) 95.816 ms
    8 ae-81-81.csw3.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.134.74) 101.582 ms

    (I'm not sure what these results suggest).

    please can anyone help, I'm not sure what to do and getting very frustrated, cheers.
     
  2. fuzorsilverbolt macrumors member

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    slow internet

    Create a new user profile then logon as the new user. Is the internet still slow?

    If it is slow then some of your preferences in the other profile are corrupted, if it isn't slow then there is another problem.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    I would think the obvious answer is that the available bandwidth is getting chewed up by others. What type of connection to the internet do you have, who's your provider, what locale are you connecting from?

    I wouldn't over-complicate something that likely has a very simple answer (and the info you posted seems perfectly fine), and I certainly wouldn't assume a virus.
     
  4. hunterd macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem a while back and it turned out that my DNS settings were messed up. Pinging was fine but surfing the web was very slow. Hope this helps.
     
  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    AOL was notorious for that.
     
  6. hunterd macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem a while back and it turned out that my DNS settings were messed up. Pinging was fine but surfing the web was very slow. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Eric L macrumors member

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    When my internet slows, I unplug the power from my wireless router for a few seconds, plug it back in and push the reset button (Belkin wireless G) and all is good.
     
  8. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    In some routers the use of DNS relay can cause slowdowns.
    There's a bug in the firmware that is used by several router
    manufacturers.
     
  9. joejoebro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies guys. I think It is something wrong with the dns server. I changed to the bt server address and it seems to be working alot better. I think our router is messed up. Joe
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    One other thing to consider. If you are connecting to your ISP via DHCP, then sometimes a reset/refresh of your DHCP connection can speed things up a bit.
     

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