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Installing a router?

Seriously, the net is flying now. Is it just fluke luck, or?

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My guess is that you had a bunch of garbage traffic coming in and/or out of your computer. The router eliminated this "noise" and now you've got your full connection speed to work with.
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Were you using firewall software on your computer? If not then maybe you were letting in a bunch of traffic that the router's internal firewall has now put a stop to. Can't think of another reason why a router would speed things up really.
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Or someone was connecting to your computer through an open port, and they now can't get to it.

You may want to check your system for rootkits, trojans, and spyware.



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Well, there are people here who know this stuff better than I do, but I once had a virus which did this. Turns out that it had changed some mp3s into hidden files.
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