Does it slow down in patches?
You can monitor this as you go to an extent and see if what your seeing is the router or the internet.
Give this a shot...
Click on the start menu
Down the bottom where it says search programs? Type 'cmd' (without the quotes) and press enter.
A Black screen comes up!
In the black screen, type ipconfig
you'll see you have a default gateway, it will be a number, something like 192.168.0.1 or 10.1.1.1 or something random.
In the black box, type 'ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xx -t' (without the quotes)
xxx.xxx.xxx.xx = your default gateway number
It should look something like this
Every second or so it will keep adding a new line to what you see..
time column is the milliseconds it took to talk to your default gateway (your netgear router)
When your network slows down, or seems like it does, look at this number. if this number is fluctuating up and down, then from your PC to your Netgear
router is struggling.
Click on your start menu again and type in cmd in that same box
you’ll now have two up
in the new one, type in:
ping 126.96.36.199 -t
then press enter
you now have two black screens they look the same, and they both keep jumping down
the idea being
the one on the right is the time to talk to the netgear router
the one on the left is the time talk to talk to google (188.8.131.52)
when it all slows down you'll be able to see who's taking the time, google or your netgear router.
you can go to
and they'll tell you how fast your going on the internet.