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Primer: I'm running Windows XP with comcast cable internet, using a surfboard modem and netgear wireless router. my pc is connected through a wireless usb adapter (which has worked flawlessly since the day I bought it) and my xbox is connected to the router directly. I've run as many virus scanners, adware removers, and system updates as I am able to.
I boot up my xbox 360 this morning and quickly note that I'm not connected to xbox live. I sign out and sign back in. I connect. No big deal.
I decide to hop on my computer and open internet explorer. My home page never loads. I go to google. After shuffling it's feet, IE loads google. Some of the assets don't load. I do a random quick search and results pop up quickly enough.
After a few minutes though, I find most web pages either load too slow and incomplete, or don't load at all. Blank white browser. For giggles I power cycle both my modem and my router. My modem takes an unusually long amount of time to secure a signal. My router seems to behave normally. I switch between the xbox 360 and my computer, experiencing varying degrees of unreasonably slow data transfer. In most cases the 360 gives up and keeps my disconnected. World of Warcraft shits out before I can get in game.
Lastly, I decide to simplify the problem and make a direct connection to my pc through a brand new lan cable from my modem right into the back of my pc. I enable my lan connection, power cycle my modem, and reboot. EXACT same internet performance. Penny Arcade requires multiple refreshes before it resembles the web page correctly, and some pages never end up loading.
DSL reports says my DL speed is 52 percent below average and my upload speed is 97 percent below average.