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Downloading speeds

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Serpentuk

Guest
#1
Last week i was downloading a file at 5.23 on a standard fone line but now for some reason every download is marked at 1.25 and it is annoying me downloading 1 meg in 16 minutes.
Could there be any reason for it doing that, as it has stuck at the other speed for ages.:( :( :(
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#2
If youve got a phone connected to the same line it can cause extra line voltage and adversly affect your modem & connection
 
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Serpentuk

Guest
#3
no i dont have a phone line connected as well, i only have one but i have to disconnect that to go online. Its only just happened. and now something else has happened i cant view any websites in ie6.

GRRRRR so annoys me
 
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Serpentuk

Guest
#5
Like what...give some examples that could be doing that???..Dont really understand what you mean :confused:
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#6
modem tweaker, peer2peer,atomic clock,live updates, ect. Has your connection speed reduced when you sign on ? it could be your isp having network problems.
 
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Serpentuk

Guest
#7
i have kazaa and win mx they are peer to peer arent they????......no the only liveupdates would be norton.
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#8
these shouldnt make a difference but sometimes they can be set to run at start up & with xp hiding sys tray icons you could be connected & not know it. Oh yeah 56k modem cables do become faulty over time. Have you had BT increase the gain on your line ?
 
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Serpentuk

Guest
#9
no...its only just happened really so i dont know but i am literally thinking of upgrading to broadband in all due course.
But just wondered why this happend really
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#10
More than likley a network problem even with adsl - t3 - cable if you come across a bottle neck in the network download speeds will drop to the speed of a 56k. I've been using 56k for 3 x year on aol as well and the speeds vary all the time the fastest I've ever had was a steady 12kbs all the way through. But the norm is starting @ 4kbs and dropping to between 1 & 2.
 
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JeremyT

Guest
#12
Back when I used dialup, the phone company would switch the route that my phone line took when they added substations in or needed to add things. My connection speeds would change from 48800 all the way down to 28.8 just because of this. It would go to a city south of where my ISP was, then need to come all the way back north. If this is the case, sometimes they can change the line you are using or put you on a better quality line. I suggest getting cable, its almost as cheap as Dial-up now anyway :)
 
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EMPIRETANK

Guest
#13
have you tried any registy tweaks? look on the net for some dial up tweaks that will optimize windows for your connection
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#15
oops... well its for broadband users :D my bad... but a few tips in win2k, winxp winme, and win98 might help you a little :)
 
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weazel

Guest
#16
make shur there is no power cord laying ontop of your lines . this can cause the frequancy to change and restrict your speed sounds a little crazy be its true.

p.s. get cable and enjoy the internet
 
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dijital

Guest
#17
for one thing, you've got spyware loaded into kazaa so that may be a possibility of taking some extra bandwidth on your already limited modem.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#18
I hate spyware... hate it hate it hate it... I hate spyware as much as Cartman HATES HIPPIES.... I HATE IT...

:(
 

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