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I recently installed a Sygate 5.6 firewall on my laptop;Ialready had a hardware firewall(Netgear router) and since then my connection speeds increased about 500 kbps.I thought firewalls slowed down a pc.I prev:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 9961 Kbps about 10 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1216 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server2)

Test Time:: Thu Feb 2 05:27:20 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 178X faster than 56K 1MB download in 0.84 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 51.02 % faster than the average for host (optonline.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LCVW73KP2

iously had Zone Alarm and my machine slowed to a crawl.

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:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 958 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 117 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1)

Test Time:: Thu Feb 2 05:38:42 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 8.75 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 51.58 % faster than the average for host (optonline.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-N1EYBJK89

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