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My download speed randomly spikes causing my internet to lag and giving me a few mbytes to use

DGND3700 is my router modem I am on a desktop with these specs: Windows 7, 16 GB of ram, Intel i7 3.40ghz, Asus P8Z68-M PRO motherboard. Using an ethernet cable (not wireless) I have a gadget that shows my download speed. Some times during the day and night it goes up to 1.5-2mbps which causes me to only be able to use a miniscule amount of megabytes, I can barely load a Youtube video, my latency/ping goes into the 300-700's and I can barely play any games online. I am sick of this happening and need a solution to fix this! So basically the random spikes are hogging the amount of usable internet which I very much need.

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Well, First I have to ask what is your ISP and what is your internet speed supposed to be? If it is in fact 1.5 Mbps then you may need to upgrade your internet speed to say 5-10 Mbps.

Also, What applications are you running? Such as Internet Explorer or Firefox? Internet explorer can be nuisance. Things such as Anti Virus Software can hose up your internet speed if you have only 1.5Mbps as well. Hope this helps. If you have other questions don't hesitate.

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  • Carl Laity Oct 29, 2012

    I have called them numerous times and they have found no faults in our lines. The max speed I can get in my area is around 2mbps, even though when I do a speedtest I get 20 mpbs (only because of my area) I thought Chrome was the cause of the random lag spikes, but it wasn;t. So I moved ot FireFox and it is still the same. I even swapped antivirus and with no luck, still spiking like crazy.

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