Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Someone may have hacked into your router and is using up your bandwidth.
go into the router and change (or enable) the security settings.
If you don't require wireless, DISABLE it.
unplug and reconnect the modem/router
reset the computer.
PS - don't think that just because your wireless security is configured that someone can't hop onto it.
I have an old P-III laptop that can crack a 128 bit WEP key in 8 minutes!
Disable the wireless if you don't need it or change to WPA/WPA2 personal.
It may even be that someone hasn't hacked in to your system YET but was attempting to...one of the tricks to hacking a WEP key is to inject signals at a high rate of speed which would bring your router to a crawl.
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