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how fast should dial-up download?


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#1 slashermcgurkin

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 12:47 AM

I just bought a lightning fast computer, but it takes longer for web pages to come uo than it did on my old 366mghz. It downloads files about the sames, but thats only about 4 or 5 kbps. I may be ignorant but I've got a 56 modem and thats a lot of difference. Please let me know if anyone can help, or need to know more details. Thanks a bunch.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 10:16 AM

Hello slashermcgurkin and welcome to BC

Try one of the speed test at the bottom of this post. Do it three times and copy and paste the results back here.

As for the page loading, this slowness could be caused by a number of factors. Post back with some specs from your computer such as amount of Ram and the operating system.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:07 AM

I have a p4 3.2 ghz, 512 DDR, windows xp home and aol 9.0 opt. I was running 9.0 SE on a celeron366 mhz over the same connection and the pages loaded faster. I know I need to get cable or dsl. And how fast should files download if everything is optimal, just a general idea.Thanks

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:29 AM

This page was loaded in 18.031 seconds.
Choose a button: Click here before printing
Your throughput 1940 cps

Typical 14K 1700 cps

Typical 28.8K 3400 cps

Typical 33.6K 4000 cps

Typical 42K 5000 cps

Typical 50K 6000 cps

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 06:08 AM

That is a really slow connection. I've seen a 56K modem running at 52K, but thats as good as it gets. More common is 46 or 48K, which is acceptable. If you were to connect at 33.6K then you know that your ISP has you connected to older technology, but you would have to ask them why. Usually its a case of them over-selling their capacity. A common tactic of dial up providers is to start advertising heavily and intentionally oversubscribing. They then take the influx of cash to upgrade their service.

When you make a dialup connection, your modem communicates with a modem at your ISP. Your connection will only be as fast as the slowest link in the chain. In your case, I would have the phone company come out and check the phone lines. This is a common cause of slow connections. Do you hear static when you pick up the phone? This indicates a "dirty" line. Also, call your ISP and question your speeds. The techies that work for them can walk you through your settings to see if you can get any improvements.

Edited by Leurgy, 23 June 2005 - 06:09 AM.

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