I know my internet connection is normal because on my other computer I get normal speeds. I have cable internet no log on. I'm not downloading anything on the other computer.
I just installed Windows XP SP2 and normally I just have to use automatic settings to connect to the internet with my SP1 installation and I get normal speeds.
Now with SP2 I do the same thing to connect to the internet but my speeds are lowered. I turn off Windows firewall and it is still low.
The computer is connected simply to a network hub. no router. I am running avast antivirus and sygate personal firewall. Scanned the whole computer no virus no spyware.
I have no idea why the speeds are so low?