I use Adelphia's Powerlink Premier service (supposed to be 3Mbit) and am getting quite different results from the Bandwidth Test on different workstations:
Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook, 1.8Ghz, 1Gb RAM, Win2K Pro SP4 - consistently get about 1800 Kb/s.
HP Pavilion zd7000 notebook, 3.4GHz P4 HT, 1Gb RAM, Win XP Pro SP1a - consistently get about 2600 Kb/s.
IBM NetVista desktop, 3.06GHz P4, 640Mb RAM, Win2K Pro SP4 - consistently get about 3400 Kb/s
All three workstations are on the same LAN, connected to the same router and cable modem.
I just bought Optimizer to try on the Inspiron and it made no difference. I then checked the registry settings it had made and none of the keys are even present on the IBM, so I couldn't compare them.
Any idea why there is such a difference between these workstations and how I can speed up the slow ones?