Killing a n00b everyday
15th April 2004
hey guys i need some help , i have a dsl connection, its 2 mb's im geting a upload rate of 5 kb's and a dl rate of 45 kb's my isp clames... that i live 5 miles away from the office any part i can buy to make it faster? anything would help!!! :confused: :)
May want to get them to check the wiring in the house. A friend was having a lot of problems with his DSL connection (mostly cutting out alot) and he called his ISP and they came and rewired his whole house. Since then, his connection hasn't farted at all.
Scanlon, I have that exact same prblem too. It sucks!
Are you using wireless, if so, how far apart from the computer is the router/hub? Are you using wired, if so, how much wire is between the computer and the router/hub? Alot of space between your modem/router/hub/computer can cause a noticable drop in network performance.
8th July 2003
I think it's because when you download a map from a server(if that's what you are talking about) most of the bandwidth is being used on the game itself...
17th December 2002
That stinks... Like Zero said where are you downloading from?
SovetskeeyAre you using wireless, if so, how far apart from the computer is the router/hub? Are you using wired, if so, how much wire is between the computer and the router/hub? Alot of space between your modem/router/hub/computer can cause a noticable drop in network performance.
I use wireless and the router is 100 ft away.
17th November 2003
Distance isn't the most important issue with wireless. Reinforced concrete or stuff like that is. Is your house new? Does it incorporate reinforced concrete or is it built from wood? Wireless can be freeky to get working correctly, but Sovjet is correct when he says that downloads from the server are almost all kinda slow. You're better off downloading them from sites (like codfiles of course :D)
Wireless sucks right now. Plain and simple. It's unreliable and insecure. Should you go from say a main floor to the basement, you're guaranteed both huge packet loss and your connection is going to take a beating because of it. Also, something like 100' is also going to kick your connection in the balls. I suggest, just replace that wireless PoS with a standard router or hub and pick up some CAT5-E ethernet cable - it's the fastest ethernet cable right now and you won't feel anywhere near as big a drop using 100' of this stuff as compared to 100' of wireless. I know alot of people use wireless to use their laptops at home easily... I've heard about routers that have like 2 wired and 2 wireless ports, but I'm not sure as to who makes them, what model they are and if they require and extra setup beyond sitting it down and plugging it in...
Thanks for the help. :)