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Why is the wireless part of my wireless router so slow?

Do I need to buy a new router? (boring details of really slow wireless performance below the fold) [more inside]
posted by tkerugger on Jan 30, 2012 - 8 answers

beachball in january no good

New Year's edition of "my macbook pro is suddenly slow"... [more inside]
posted by Namlit on Jan 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me speed up my SSD in my MBP!

I installed an SSD into my early-2011 13" MacBook Pro. It's working great, but the benchmark tests don't come close to advertised speeds... [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

i want to wander around and loot properly please.

Please help with my woefully performing installation of Skyrim. Several problems and my Noob-ular cluelessness inside. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Dec 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Why does the pharmacist take so god damn long?

Why does the pharmacist take so god damn long? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Nov 25, 2011 - 21 answers

This is why no one ever lets me pick the movie

I love boring movies. Recommend me your favorites. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Aug 22, 2011 - 118 answers

Slow cooking : science me please!

Can I reuse cooking sauce from last time when slow cooking? [more inside]
posted by travertina on Jul 21, 2011 - 7 answers

You're still not done??

In some way, I'm too slow. It takes me a really long time to do things, especially if they're not interesting. This doesn't apply to all things though. I can move fast, and walk fast, and talk fast. [more inside]
posted by mokeydraws on Jul 8, 2011 - 15 answers

How to fix flaky/slow connection on Windows 7 PC

The wireless internet connection on my PC has been incredibly slow and drops out frequently, even with two totally different adapters. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

My internet connection has slowed to a crawl. Help!

My internet is all wacky: I can torrent at full speed (Around 1.1 mb/s), but both direct downloads and regular http:// web requests are crawling at around 10 to 20 kpbs, even when I'm not torrenting. I've robooted and reconfigured. I suspect Port 80, but I have almost 0 experience in diagnosing and solving network issues. Thoughts?
posted by GilloD on Jun 7, 2011 - 24 answers


I have a pound of ground beef and a slow cooker... give me your best chili recipes! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on May 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Why, when brought out of sleep, are our Macs unusably slow when Safari was left running before they went into sleep mode?

Why, when brought out of sleep, are our Macs unusably slow when Safari was left running before they went into sleep mode? [more inside]
posted by pandemic on May 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Zombie Political Science

Once upon a time on the Blue, I remember reading an article that went into great analytical detail about the social significance of slow versus fast zombies, even citing philosophers like Hume to make its point. However, I can't find the article for the life of me! Help me, MeFites!
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 9, 2011 - 3 answers

YouTube? Sucks?

Why does YouTube suck so much? [more inside]
posted by bendy on Apr 10, 2011 - 19 answers

rustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive.

Frustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Slow songs are great and all, but not if they're supposed to be fast songs.

Some songs on my iPod and through iTunes seem to be running slow - just enough to be noticeable and to drive me crazy. Songs that I've downloaded recently seem fine until I play them enough, and then it's almost like they wear out - what gives? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jan 22, 2011 - 7 answers

How to copy and paste quickly in Excel 2011 for Mac.

In Excel 2011 for Mac, everything slows to a crawl if I cut or copy a large number of cells. Is there any way to fix this? If not, is there a different spreadsheet program that could do this quickly? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me fix a slow Mac!

How do I fix a slow iMac? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jan 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Apache went boom. Diagnosis?

What the heck just happened to my Apache server? [more inside]
posted by bhance on Dec 14, 2010 - 7 answers

speeding up facebook

Are there any tools for blocking out useless & slow "features" on facebook? I'm unsure the last time I actually appreciated any facebook popup. In particular, I've no need for facebook's toolbar because Adium and my N900 log into facebook's chat directly. Bonus if it'll work under MicroB on a Nokia N900. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Nov 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Keyboard Input Suddenly Slow

Why is my laptop's keyboard input suddenly extremely slow? [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits on Sep 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Laggy Volume Control

Volume control on my computer is laggy and slow and crashy. To the point where it's unusable. This has happened on every Windows computer I have ever owned. Is my volume control program allergic to me or is this a common problem? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 19, 2010 - 20 answers

Broadband shmroadband -- how do I track how slow my laptop runs?

How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Why does my Hard drive spin for ages at startup?

XP Hard-Drive Filter: When I turn my computer on, after it being off overnight, it starts up fine but the hard disk light is on for several minutes. Start-up time is normal, and desktop loads and computer is usable, can click on icons and open folders/start programs but they take ages to load/open - hard drive stays on at this point. When I use FF it slows it waaaay down. What could be causing this and how can I stop it please? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Aug 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Make my next Mac fast!

Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Flash? More like Strobe.

Help me play YouTube and Hulu videos on my PowerBook. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Brand new computer slower than older one?

Brand new 13" MacBook Pro feeling sluggish and occasionally freezing. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 3, 2010 - 15 answers

It's not the will but the ability

How do I go from 65 miles an hour to 10? Until I was recently hospitalized with multiple pulmonary embolisms I was a very active person at 46: ran and cycled a lot, raising two very young kids, cooking, gardening, splitting wood, I love domesticity and productivity. But the clots have left me a shell of what I was. How do I do less? It’s making me crazy and more than a little depressed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Nothing "Karmic"al about my slow computer

Ubuntu 9.10 is running INCREDIBLY slow after a recent reboot. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Jan 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Trying not to make rotten Apple puns

Internet browsing(wifi) painfully slow on a refurbished Macbook Pro. Similar refurbished Macbook Pro(same specs) seems to work just fine. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

SBOA (Spinning Beachball of Annoyance)

My Mac just got very sluggish. Common actions like typing, scrolling, clicking app controls, etc. cause the beachball to appear for 5-10 seconds. This happens across applications. Please help me figure out what's wrong. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Dec 18, 2009 - 18 answers

wireless router SLOW

I just put in a new router (cisco wireless n broadband router wrt160N) and it is totally fast when the ethernet cable is plugged into my computer. When I try to use it wirelessly, it works but is VERY slow. any ideas? thanks!!!!!
posted by cg2 on Dec 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Slow typing in Excel 2008 and unexplained network traffic

Why would Excel 2008 cause a lot of network traffic while typing in a cell? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Nov 27, 2009 - 10 answers

How to deal with "I can't be in a relationship right now"?

How to deal with "I can't be in a relationship right now"? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Oct 31, 2009 - 33 answers

Can I use a rice cooker as a slow cooker?

Slow cooker/rice cooker question. I have a standard Cuisinart rice cooker and I've heard it said that you can cook other things in it as well, so my question is, can I use it as a slow cooker, in other words, will any slow cooker recipes turn out just as well in a rice cooker? If so, please share them with me! [more inside]
posted by Jubey on Oct 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Slow & Steady

Why is my website loading slowly, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 28, 2009 - 21 answers

upgraded to snow leopard, or should that be slow leopard?

Help! I upgraded to snow leopard and now my internet is painfully slow. A quick google search shows i'm not the only one, but the only fix I can find (to do with the firewall) doesn't help me as I don't have firewall on. There seems to be no difference between Safari and Firefox. I'm seriously considering using time machine to get back to Leopard days. As an example, pre snow leopard, a speed test measured at 1.83mb/s download, 0.16mb/s upload and 41ms latency, speed test just now says 0.46mb/s, 0.24mb/s upload and 51ms latency. Therefore it looks like my upload speed has improved by my download has taken a dial up style kicking. As I don't upload anything very often, I don't care about any improvement in this area. Can anyone assist? I'm running a January 2009 macbook if that helps.
posted by nunoidia on Sep 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Computer slowing for no reason!

Why did my laptop (Vista) started slowing down dramatically for no reason? This is after I rebooted (many times), and turned off half the startup programs, ran anti-virus programs and AdAware. [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Aug 21, 2009 - 15 answers

The stuff Dreamweaver's are made of

Dreamweaver CS3 on Vista slows to a halt when typing or adding text. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

What is for Dinner?

I have read conflicting reviews about cooking boneless skinless chicken breast in a slow cooker. I will be making apricot chicken in the crock pot tomorrow. The recipe calls for a chicken cut into serving size pieces. I am using boneless skinless chicken breast instead. How long do you usually cook it on low? The recipe says 3-8 hours. Pretty wide berth there. Any tips?
posted by MayNicholas on Jul 27, 2009 - 11 answers

XP Pro x64 SP2 non-responsive on the domain

Windows XP Pro x64 SP2 on hp dv4-1430us loads and run's slow on the domain but not when I log on locally. [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Can someone please explain random internet slowings which can only be fixed by unplugging router...

What is causing my Qwest DSL internet connection to get slow several times a day. Unplugging the router fixes the problem temporarily. [more inside]
posted by dan g. on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I fix slow network speeds?

What is making the connection between my two computers so slow? [more inside]
posted by mithiirym on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

My 5 year old dell laptop (8600) has suddenly lost processor speed.

My 5 year old dell laptop (8600) has suddenly lost processor speed. Techy details after the break... [more inside]
posted by merocet on May 22, 2009 - 9 answers

How to investigate a slow startup process on Windows XP computers on a medium business domain

Is there software or some automated method to audit the entire startup process of a Windows XP computer to find why startup is slow? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

wirless connection slow down

Can anyone suggest a remedy for a slowed up wireless connection? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Best slow cooker kicking?

What's the best slow cooker out there? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Mar 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Digital videocam capable of slow-motion video?

Can you suggest a video camera for recording slow-motion video? [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Mar 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Slow Down Ricky Bobby!

I go too fast at work. How do I slow down? [more inside]
posted by toaster on Mar 7, 2009 - 11 answers

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