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Try clearing the cache and cookies in your web browser. To see how to do this click the link below:

https://youtu.be/wXiPodeuGMg

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Have you gone on to your internet providers website to find out if there are any problems to the moment?
Also is it just the internet thats slow or is your computer running slow too?

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My computer seems to disconnect the internet


Wireless or Hard Wired internet connection ?

When you set up a dial-up Internet service connection on your Windows computer, it comes automatically configured to disconnect itself after a predetermined period of inactivity.


This means that if you walk away from your computer and forget that you're online, your internet connection will automatically shut itself down.


If this feature isn't as helpful as you assumed it would be, you can turn it off using the Network and Sharing Center.

Click "Start."


Click "Control Panel."

Click "Network and Sharing Center."


Click "Change Adapter Settings."


Right-click on your dial-up Internet service icon.

Click "Properties."


Clear the check box next to the "Auto Disconnect" listing on screen.

Click "Apply."


The auto disconnect on your computer Internet service connection is now turned off.


also if its running slow


Slow computers that persistently disconnect from Internet access may have issues with the wireless setup or if on a wired connection, there may be a problem with the Ethernet cable or port.

Troubleshooting connection and speed issues can save money rather than taking the computer to a technician or repair shop.


Additionally, some firewalls and security features can make it difficult to access certain types of websites.


Before spending money to have the computer diagnosed, try running through the most common, basic causes of connection issues.


Consider the type of site you are trying to access.

High-traffic sites such as gaming sites can sometimes be affected by high volumes of users accessing or attempting to access the site at once.


Test this by attempting to access the site at different times during the day and evening; peak hours for games that typically appeal to children may be during the afternoons on weekdays while games for older or more mature audiences will see high traffic at night.


Check your Internet connectivity and determine whether you are using a wired or wireless connection.

In the lower right side of the computer screen there should be an icon displaying the Internet or network connection.


Wireless connections are displayed with connection bars similar to those seen on cell phones while wired connections may show the end of a plug next to a monitor icon.


Reset the router if using a wireless connection.


For most home routers you simply unplug the power cord from the router box, wait a moment and plug it back in.


You may have to restart your computer to reestablish a secure connection.


Access the router through the computer and check for updates. Some routers offer firmware updates that fix some connectivity issues.


While updating the router, check for Internet browser updates as well as any critical updates for your computer's operating system.

Verify the computer uses the most up-to-date version of the Web browser available.


Try a different browser. Internet Explorer is the most commonly used Web browser, but not always the best for every site.


Try downloading another Web browser such as Firefox, Opera, or Google Chrome and test the sites there.


If the connections are still disconnected and the Internet speed seems slow, it may be an Internet issue.


Wired Connections


Trace the Ethernet cable from the Internet modem to the computer if using a wired connection.


Unplug the end of the Ethernet cable and check that the plastic head is secure and that there is a click when you return the plug to the modem; do the same on the computer end.


Inspect the Ethernet cable carefully as it runs from the modem to the computer.

If the cable was tacked down with a staple gun or other attachment, check the cable to verify it wasn't accidentally pierced.


Additionally, check for bends, twists or worn areas along the cable.

Measure the length of the Ethernet cable.


In general, cables longer than 100 feet tend to receive poorer signal transmission.


If the cable is longer than 100 feet, replacing with a higher quality cable or moving the computer or Internet modem may resolve connection issues.



Hope this helps.




Nov 28, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Outside factors that affect connection speeds Unfortunately, there are events...


Outside factors that affect connection speeds <p>Unfortunately, there are events and conditions that are outside your control. Even with a fast connection, external factors, such as busy websites or spreading computer viruses, can slow the entire web. Popular websites can become overwhelmed with users. For example, when a television commercial mentions a website, many people might try to visit the site at the same time. If the website isn't prepared to handle the traffic, you might encounter delays.<br /> <p>During times of heavy computer virus outbreaks, the Internet can slow down. Many viruses spread by causing computers to send out hundreds or thousands of copies of the virus. This can slow the Internet by sheer volume. You can see what major outbreaks are currently happening by visiting your antivirus vendor's website, or the <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=42641">Security at Home</a> website.<br /> <p>Local Internet congestion can also result in slower-than-normal connection speeds. These slowdowns occur when many people try to connect to the Internet at the same time, and they occur most often at peak activity times, such as after school hours when students get home and connect to the web.<br /> <p>If you're on a corporate network, general network and proxy server use can affect your Internet performance. Most network administrators monitor Internet use, and will try to keep people from doing things like downloading large files during peak hours. If you find that your Internet access is slow at times, you might discuss it with your network administrator.<br />

on Dec 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Fix my toolbar


What's wrong with your toolbar? Which Toolbar? Your problem might be you have too many toolbars. Toolbars slow your browser down and clog up your screen.

If you are using Internet Explorer you get to the toolbars by clicking View on the menu bar, then click Toolbars. You can check and uncheck the ones you want to appear or not appear on your browser. If you menubar is not at the top of your Internet Explorer browser, look over to the right and see if you see Tools or the Tools icon and click it, then click toolbars.

If you are running Windows 7 press and hold the ALT key for the toolbar to appear at the top of the screen. If you want it to stay there Click View/Toolbars then select Menu bar.

Apr 05, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Graphics of yahoo pages are not appearing properly, it means cannot load any images what can i do pls help me


This because of your internet connection is very slow.
Try wireless broadband connection .
+ OR TRY THIS IF YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT SLOW +
DISCONNECT TO INTERNET AND RE CONNECT TO THE IN TERNET
OR Restart your computer and re connect to the internet.

Mar 24, 2011 | PC Desktops

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One of my fans are broken and my internet running slow


check the lead/s that attach to the fan make sure the connection is good and the lead/s are not faulty. you might have to replace the fan if its bad/faulty
as for the slow internet you might have a virus slowing it down or another program accessing it
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you will select task manager, applications and processes you will see whats running on your computer also users you will see who is using your computer

hope this helps

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Choppy playback, keeps stopping to load


Your Internet connection is too slow.
So, your media-player is getting "starved", and thus must "wait" for more content to be downloaded.
Upgrade the speed of your Internet connection, or connect to higher-speed web-servers, such as YouTube.

Dec 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Runs slow on video downloads


Hello Sir,

downloading speed depends on internet connection not on PC specification.

If your transfer is low then downloading will also be low.

Take note that source from which you are downloading also must have reliable connection.


cheers,
Mike

May 08, 2010 | Gateway 832GM PC Desktop

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Hi, im using a brand new acer asprire x1800 desktop..and i can HARDLY connect to the internet using SUN BROADBAND (lan connection already disabled). i have been using the broadband for a few months now....


There could be several possibilities for your internet connection to slow, or stop functioning. Here is a small list of things to check:

1) Run Spybot Search & destroy:
This is a program that will help you find, and eliminate malware, it's free from Here. It also helps speed your PC up by removing unwanted malware that can drain your system's resources.

2) Check your scheduled tasks to determine nothing is set to run during these " down " times.

3) Check to make sure any wireless connections are secured using WEP or other such wifi security. It's a little known fact that people will " pigy-back " on someone's wifi connection to use the internet and download. this can cause internet instability.

4) Call your Internet Service Provider. Your ISP can usually help you determine if the problem is with your computer or their connection.

5) Check your network settings. Your ISP can help you determine the best settings for your connection, as well you may check to see if the network device has an updated driver from the manufacturer.

6) If all else fails, you may wish to take your PC to a licensed technician, or replace the network device if you feel it is faulty.

In my experience most internet instability that happens on a regular basis during a set amount of time is due to malware, or scheduled downloads.

Nov 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Not getting web pages, why and how does this happen for no reason? Also, why do I always get disconnected?


it appears that you are using dial up connection...you,ll get disconnected if someone is calling you or it is caused by slow speed connection try contacting your local internet provider and get connections through dsl

Aug 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Speeding up internet


Here are a few suggestions on how to speed connection:

- Move router or pc location if possible. Closer = better connection usually

- Try changing the channel your router is broadcasting on. Sometimes there are slower channels and faster channels in heavy traffic area

- If you have any toolbars in your browser (i.e., yahoo or google), remove them. Those toolbars use up resources that can slow you down.

- Delete cookies and internet files

If these don't work, post a comment on here with your operating systems on laptop and desktop and router type.

May 14, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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