512k upgrade to 1mb

paul2-0-0-2

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
Just got 1mb and the downloads are wikid, but the web-pages anit got any faster and some sites it loads slower than b4 :eek:

Any1 know if the web-pages spos to load faster??? and why some have slowed down???
 

Alex_is_Axel

.:: FTPAlex ::.
#2
from what i can remember. Web pages can only be loaded as fast as there traffic bandwith can handle (am i right guys?) ive heard about it somewhere but maybe there isnt much difference with page loadings from 512 and 1mb connection. I have 512kb and i agree, some pages are slower than others. So maybe this bandwith traffic is correct :huh: (sorry if im wrong). You can only download from a server at a certain download rate inwhich it is set at... or maybe im talking a load of rubbish of something that keeps me happy when i wonder why my connection is slow. Someone please back me up with this Bandwith Traffic :(

Sincerly Alex:cool:
 

Sazar

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#3
Originally posted by paul2-0-0-2
Just got 1mb and the downloads are wikid, but the web-pages anit got any faster and some sites it loads slower than b4 :eek:

Any1 know if the web-pages spos to load faster??? and why some have slowed down???
what are the rest of your system specs ?

more memory does not always mean better performance... it depends on what you are using it for :)

and to an extent it does depend on your system setup as well... as to what is faster or the same...
 
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jroc

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#5
It dont matter if your on a OC3 or OC45....if the incoming can only put out a limited amount of bandwidth..then that is what you will end up with...I have a T3 connection...but often can only get slow downloads from a site..that has maybe 256k or 512k limit....so its not your end....upstream bandwidth is what cost your ISP....that is why alot of Cable Modems..have maybe 1mb/s down..and only 256K or 512K upsteam....most all ISP limit the bandwidth via the router...the long ago hack of the Docsis at the DCHP level is long gone....
 

Alex_is_Axel

.:: FTPAlex ::.
#6
....if the incoming can only put out a limited amount of bandwidth..then that is what you will end up with...I have a T3 connection...but often can only get slow downloads from a site..that has maybe 256k or 512k limit
YAY! I was right.. thank you jroc for clarafying it for me :D
 

paul2-0-0-2

OSNN Senior Addict
#7
lol im gettin double the download speed as i was b4 which is wikid no problem with downloads , but web pages have seem to gone slower :huh:

I done a speed check and said this

* It appears that the alternative cache is working better than the Telewest blueyonder - 1Mb Service cache. To improve Web Browsing, set the Proxy Server in your Web Browser to webcache.blueyonder.co.uk on port 3128*

Tools>Net options>Lan Settings>Proxy Server

Do i put them in there :confused:
 
#8
Yeah but I don't think the proxy will help you. They are more trouble than help in my experience.

Also web pages are normally not big, they can be downloaded in a snap with both 512k and 1MBit. What makes some sites slower is:
- High server load, making the transfer slower
- Complicated pages/plugins and so on, making the computer take longer time to display the page.

So no, you shouldn't notice any different in surfing speed with 512k vs. 1Mbit.
 
#9
from experience, I've found the blueyonder cache is usually quite efficient without many problems (it does take a while longer at times to show a 404 error if the internet isnt working for whatever reason at the time).
 

Octopus

OSNN Veteran Addict
#10
Originally posted by jumpy
I think he's talking about internet connection speed sazar, not physical memory :p
*laughs at sazar*
I was going to post the same thing but when I read Alex's post I figured out what he was talking about.
 

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