ok i have no idea what the problem is. my internet is slower than it should be.
-- i have a linksys WRT54G router. i am directly connected to it
-- i have two other computers in my house connected to the router. their internet connection is fast and normal
-- it can't be a virus or to much stuff on my computer because i did a reformat and it didn't help
-- i tried getting more ram. it didn't help.
-- it can't be my virus protection using up resources because another computer has the same virus protection - no problems
-- i tired resetting the router, unplugging the router, modem, both, for 5 minutes. didn't help
-- my desktop is a 2001 model, so not too old.
-- had windows xp home, now have windows xp professional, didn't really make a difference
-- when i brought it in the computer repair shop we plugged the internet into it there. it seemed fast but that's probably because all the normal sites are blocked at school. plus when i remember, my mail (yahoo) was just as slow as it is at home. and is faster on the other computers in the shop. some sites i checked were fast but they're fast at home too. my shop teacher suggested doing a throughput test. i did, and got better than average results so he thought it was fine and to try just changing wires at home. i got home, did that, but my internet was still slower than normal. i tried the throughput test and it still showed better-than-average results. so it was stupid
i have no idea what to do now. help?