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    Need suggestions on how to increase download speeds thereby decreasing download times of videos. I already have most non essential programs turned off. I am using Kickasstorrents with Limewire Pirate Edition to download the movies.

    This is running on Windows7 64 bit edition with 8 gigs memory
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    increase your bandwith by calling your ISP (internet provider) and having them bump it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    increase your bandwith by calling your ISP (internet provider) and having them bump it up.

    ^ This.

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    Also consider resetting the modem and the router ... if you havent done it already. If youve never done it, one way is to unplug the power from both of them for a few (about 3-5 minutes is best) minutes, then plug them back in.

    After that it sometimes helps to unplug (unscrew) the cable from the modem for a few minutes, then plug it back in.

    Resetting these items once in a while can make a big diff sometimes.

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    http://www.opendns.com/

    change your DNS in your router to one that they provide, should help as well
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    Do a download speed test of your internet connection.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    http://speedtest.net/

    it's entirely possible there is a problem that is causing your internet to lag, I had that issue with Comcast for almost a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    http://speedtest.net/

    it's entirely possible there is a problem that is causing your internet to lag, I had that issue with Comcast for almost a year.
    Yep I use speedtest regularly. I'm on Clear wireless and my download speeds vary from a high of almost 10 gb to a low of 1.5. they have been known to throttle down users they deem using to much band with of their " unlimited bandwith " service. When that happens sometimes I call them up and threaten to cancel my service unless they release the bandwith. I do believe they need a call





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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    Yep I use speedtest regularly. I'm on Clear wireless and my download speeds vary from a high of almost 10 gb to a low of 1.5.
    Wait, you're on wireless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Wait, you're on wireless?
    yep,welcome to mobile computing

    not to worry I didn't laugh at the check your router, jiggle the cables remarks. Smiled but didn't laugh.
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