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#1 13 years ago

With my old 128kb DSL connection I got 30kb/s as a download speed. I just replaced it with a broadband connection and I still get 30kb/s as a dl speed, even though it says that it's connection speed is at 100mbps. It might be because it's a wireless network system, but it isn't connected to any other computers. I'm pretty sure that for a high speed connection 30kb/s is pretty slow...any ideas?




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#2 13 years ago

What are you downloading, and where are you downloading from? That site may be limited to 30kbps a client.

That 100mpbs is not your internet connection speed. It is your Ethernet Network connection speed. 10mpbs, 100mpbs, or 1000mpbs (gigabit).




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#3 13 years ago

The 30kb/s is from Filefront, and I've found that even now it's going even lower to around 28kb/s. I just tried random files from other sites and I got even lower speeds, such as 24-25kb/s. I feel completely ripped off considering I appear to be paying £10 extra that seems to be inferior. Also to add I had to connect the modem manually using the Windows internet connection wizard, because the cd they sent with it was screwed up.




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#4 13 years ago

Hmm. What is your provider?

Apparently 30kbps is normal, for low end DSL, during peak hours. See the following link for more info. It may not be related to your ISP, but it does contain plenty of info.

http://www.flex.com/adsl/slowpoke.html




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#5 13 years ago

I've found things about the modem I'm using, which appears to be a router/modem all in one. Apparently if you set it just as a modem only the speeds stablize and go up, but can anyone explain to me step by step what this explanation means? I am not interested in connecting any other computers to this network, just internet for one computer.

It can function as a normal bridge modem as well. In your network card properties, set a static IP of 10.0.0.1, netmask 255.255.255.0, gateway & dns blank. That will make sure that your computer will not get a DHCP IP from the 6520. Then just simply set up a PPPoE connection on your computer, be it via Windows XP's PPPoE connectoid, RASPPPoE, Access Manager, etc.

http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,13518656




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#6 13 years ago

My guess is just that since the FileFront servers are located in the US, your download/upload speeds are being limited by whatever medium they are using to travel overseas. People in the US might encounter the same problems downloading files from servers in the UK.




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#7 13 years ago

The non-fastpass mirrors are not that fast I get 200-400KB/s(to Finland), and from the nearest uber fast place to my house, 840KB/s.




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#8 13 years ago

Do you know your local contention ratio? If it is quite high and you live in an urban/sub-urban area, it can slow down your speeds alot.




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#9 13 years ago

Can anyone clarify that quote? What is it exactly that I'm supposed to do?




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#10 13 years ago

How many people are using the same Internet Service, as you. Within a 5 mile radius.

The Internet works similiar to the Highway. Get a lot of people (cars) on it, and you will get nowhere fast. Sometimes there may even be traffic jams (dead connections). Then if you have to drive a long way, it will take a long time. It is a long way from the U.S (Filefront), to the U.K.

Some high speed providers put a lot of people on the same connection. This slows everybody's connection down. The best way to test this, is to check during off-peak hours. Such as 1:00 o'clock in the morning, when everybody is asleep.

How fast do you connect to U.K, or European sites, at 3:00 PM? Then check again when almost nobody else is online, such as at 1:00 AM. http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp http://specials.zdnet.co.uk/misc/band-test/