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Troubleshooting my superslow Comcast connection


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Hello. I have been using Comcast for about 2 years and had ligthning fast download times. Now various speed tests tell me that I am clocking in around 56 Kbps download, about 44 Kbps upload. There have no changes in my setup to have cause this change.

My setup:
Mac Book Pro
DLink Modem
Airport Express Router

Are there trouble shooting things/apps I can do prior to calling in a Comcast tech? They will charge me $50 and they are totally clueless about Macs.

One strange thing I notice on Activity Monitor is that I am sending out a lot more data than I am receiving, and I'm not sure how this is happening. Is something fishy going on, and is this a possible reason for my slow download speeds?

thanks much.
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Hello. I have been using Comcast for about 2 years and had ligthning fast download times. Now various speed tests tell me that I am clocking in around 56 Kbps download, about 44 Kbps upload. There have no changes in my setup to have cause this change.

My setup:
Mac Book Pro
DLink Modem
Airport Express Router

Are there trouble shooting things/apps I can do prior to calling in a Comcast tech? They will charge me $50 and they are totally clueless about Macs.

One strange thing I notice on Activity Monitor is that I am sending out a lot more data than I am receiving, and I'm not sure how this is happening. Is something fishy going on, and is this a possible reason for my slow download speeds?

thanks much.
We had another user with similar symptoms. Changing from WPA to WPA2 security corrected the problem.
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