Try and stop Akami net session just before you start AVA. You will need to stop both Akami links. Check that you are using the full memory installed and no other software is open.
It seems like there may be something running in the background that is disrupting the packets sent and received on the internet connection. Look at your net software and if your generic PC is not running its own QS packet scheduler service as this may slow it down.
Try pingtest.net and see what you get.