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Did Norton just steal 100Mbps of my data speed?

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Did Norton just steal 100Mbps of my data speed?

I'm in, or used to be in, the 600Mbps tier. And since getting the last free speed upgrade when I would use the Ookla speedtest module my speed registered around 640Mbps. This is on two computers that are hardwired to the modem. Then last night Norton opened a box on my computer #1 saying that their latest update required a reboot. After the reboot I tested the speed and I could never get it above 540Mbps and often lower than that. I tested at various times including the early morning time when no one else in the house was online and I couldn't get my 640 speed back. Computer 2 did not get a Norton update message and it still gets 640+ as usual. All of my Wifi devices still get their normal speeds. But computer 1 won't get above 540. Is there any way to fix this and get my old speed back?.

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Re: Did Norton just steal 100Mbps of my data speed?

Speedtest.net maynot be acurate when testing using browsers. (Chrome, Edge, IE)

 

If using WIN 10 , go to the App store and serch for Speedtest, you should see the Oookla Speedtest App. Download it, its free, and test again.

 

When using chrome, there is a Oookla extention you can add the speedtest.net 

 

Norton may have changed the way your browser reactes to websites.

 

The speedtest.net site has over 200 cookies.

Valued Contributor

Re: Did Norton just steal 100Mbps of my data speed?

Yes thanks. I'm not using a website speedtest. I have downloaded the Ookla module. Using that module for the last couple of years I have pretty accurate test results and my speed changed just after downloading the Norton update. And as I said my other hardwired computer  which didn't get the Norton update yet is still making over 600 Mbps. So the only difference is the Norton update.

 

Does anyone think if I delete the Norton cookies it will help resolve this issue? I don't see how cookies effect the speedtest. I assume it is some addition to the firewall that is causing the problem and I don't want to weaken the firewall but I do want my speed back. (even though I don't do anything that requires the 600+ speed).

Valued Contributor

Re: Did Norton just steal 100Mbps of my data speed?

I can't be the only person this has happened to. I guess I must be the only person who obsessively checks their internet speed every week???

Valued Contributor

Re: Did Norton just steal 100Mbps of my data speed?

So I don't know what happened last night but my problems with my download speeds have disappeared. Prior to the problem my download speeds  were about 640Mbps after the problem appeared I couldn't get a speed faster than 520 but as of this morning I am now getting a speed of 700+. I have tested this speed using the Ookla module against a number of servers and all of them came back at 700+. I have no clue what changed or why but I am now happy again.