November 19th, 2001, 02:56 PM
i own a dell system (poor me) that is connected to the net via a cable modem. lately i have noticed that it is considerably slower than when I first got hooked up. At first I thought it was due to so much info in the hard drive that when i tried to access a web page the computer was serching it's memory for recent info from that page. After dumping all stored info, it was still slow. A friend told me that it is real easy to hack a cable connected system, and i should disconnect the modem power source at night, having done this and reconnecting in the morning, wow what a difference. for about two or three minutes, then right back to crazy slow. any ideas? I feel like Im back to a dial up connection again. Is there anyway to find out who (if any) has been into my system?