dsl speeds, is this all i'm going to get?
I just moved from San Diego where I had @home cable internet, to a small town where they just got dsl, the best i'm getting on some bandwidth tests i've run is 124.2 kbps and 15.2 k bytes/sec download speeds. I was getting 200 kb/sec before.Could it be the server or is this topped out cause it sure doesn't look like much faster than 56k. I have been to speedguide.net and the registry hacks helped a bit but this is definately not worth 45 dollars a month like this.Does anyone have any ideas or can someone tell me if these speeds sound about right.Also forgot to mention the web pages load slow and napster times out because it is so slow. Thanks
System specs:P3 500, 256 mb pc 133, win 2000,
3com etherlink nic card and other stuff
[This message has been edited by Kookstick (edited 09-19-2000).]
Have ya tried asking your ISP or the actual DSL provider? (GTE PacBell whoever etc) if its a new system maybe they are "working on it" still, maybe you got a funky line?, have it tested by the phone co. providing the line...whats it supposed to be speedwise, for 45$ should it be a 768dwn128up?? Maybe it wont be at speed, but it should be close...
Sounds like your small town DSL is only 128/128 at best.
The speed looks more like a ISDN line than DSL. Perhaps they just need some more time to get it squared away since you say they just got it.
I would definitly call and have them come and check the lines.
Personally I bet Comtech is on the right course. What SPEED did you order? I have DSL and there was different levels of service that you can order. Such as 128/128, 256/128, 256/256, 512/128, 512/256, 512/512, 640/256 ect ect.
Check out the package that you ordered. I have a 768/128 package, and if I open up three or four downloads at once, I can get a bit over 700kbps, which is about as good as you can expect after losing some bandwidth to TCP/IP overhead and such.
You may also be in a "fringe" area, or have bad line conditions. That's where the phone company thinks that you are close enough for XXX speed, but due to some condition or other, you can only get a slower speed. A DSL connection is basically a really high-tech modem, and things like line noise, poor quality or old wiring, or being just a few feet of cable further away from the telco office can cause the modem/DSLAM combo to negotiate for a slower, but more reliable connection, just as a modem would do over a noisy line.
I saw a news article where a guy got DSL, but it didn't work after the installation. It turns out that his house was about 10 feet farther away than the phone company's data showed. It happens all the time, so in a way you should feel lucky if you can even get DSL in the first place!
I called the company today and I did in fact have the 128/128 service. I wasn't familiar with how this worked since cable was so different and when I went from 200 kb/sec downloads to 14 I was a bit disapointed.I have since told them to upgrade me to their next higher which is 512/256. I will be paying 59 bucks a month for it but oh well.Hopefully this will seem alot better, anyone know what my download speeds should be with the 512/256? Thanks everyone
You'll be lucky to get 500kbps, and probably closer to 400kbps.
Cable runs around 2000kbps.
Shame you have to pay so much for so little.
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