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Old 03-25-2008, 12:03 AM   #46
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Sorry mon; couldn't get that exact result, but lookie my download speed from across the world:



I thought fer sure it'd be 0/0.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:52 PM   #47
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What the hell? Verizon dsl is lame tonight.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:22 PM   #48
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It says Level 3... did you grab onto somebody else's wireless by accident?
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:13 AM   #49
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What the hell? Verizon dsl is lame tonight.
Your speed is a function of a chain that includes your computer, computer's ethernet or WiFi interface, router, other 'neighborhood' users, DSL/cable signal strength, DSLAM, etc. With numbers that low, then I would looking at each chain link; suspect some serious hardware failures exist.

Those numbers mean little to nothing without first knowing a maximum theoretical speed numbers. A DSL rated to download 768,000 bits per second and measuring 70,000 bytes per second is far superior to cable rated at 4,000,000 bps and only operating at 130,000 bytes.

One important number found in the modem (interface between your network and the fiber, coax, DSL wire) is its signal to noise ratio. For DSL, this should be somewhere around 20 dB. Cable companies do not let you see this critical number. What could explain those low download and upload numbers? Signal strength or S/N ratios at 10 or lower.

Same also applies to WiFi signal strength. If approaching -80 dB, then that WiFi signal (not the ISP hardware) is reason for low data transfer numbers.

When the upload speed is higher than a download speed and upload speeds are close to a theoretical maximum, then another good suspect is multiple users downloading large files or broadcasts.

These numbers are often a first symptom of a hardware problem even when the numbers don't always stay that low.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:27 AM   #50
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:41 AM   #51
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:42 AM   #52
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One more...it's pretty consistent:

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Old 04-02-2008, 08:49 AM   #53
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It says Level 3... did you grab onto somebody else's wireless by accident?
Yeah, well, I said Verizon, but our dsl is actually provided to us through CTI Networks, who I think re-sells the Verizon dsl service. We went with CTI years ago when we had a Mac, and Verizon told us they wouldn't support a Mac. Their DSL modems only worked with PCs. CTI would give us an actual router, so we went with them instead. Now that we have a PC, we're staying with CTI due primarily to inertia.

Can't be the neighbor's signal either because we use Ethernet cables, not WiFi.

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Your speed is a function of a chain that includes your computer, computer's ethernet or WiFi interface, router, other 'neighborhood' users, DSL/cable signal strength, DSLAM, etc. With numbers that low, then I would looking at each chain link; suspect some serious hardware failures exist.
Well, the download speed was one tenth what it normally is, and the upload speed was about normal. Our setup hasn't changed, although I did run Windows update the day before, and I also installed the new version of the Avast antivirus software. I'm assuming that it's the ISP's fault and that everything will be fine when I try it tonight.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #55
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Well thank Fucck somebody revived this thread. Whatever happened to Drax, anyway?
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:30 PM   #60
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I LOVE my FIOS. This isn't even the fastest they offer. Such an improvement over my old DSL and is the same price.



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bleh. I should consider upgrading my DSL to FIOS.

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