I have a problem. I have a 5000 kbps D/ 768 kbps U connection but download speed on this computer fluctuates between 760 and 1400 kbps with a steady upload of about 470 kbps. However, another computer on my home network gets 4800 kbps/ 750 kbps. I have no firewall enabled on this computer (hardware or software) and both computers are coming out of the same router. I talked to tech support at my ISP and when pinging my modem alone they get a ping of 40 ms, but when I plug this computer directly into the modem they get a ping of 160 ms. I don't have any superfluous applications running nor do I have any viruses/trojans/spyware running in memory. I have used an IP traffic monitor to see if some application is robbing me of bandwidth, but no programs are using my internet protocol that I don't know about. I tried using cablenut tweaks with no result. Does this mean I need a new network card? I haven't a clue.
PS this is a recent occurence.
Thank you in advanced!