Posted 09 September 2004 - 01:14 PM
I did a little checking and came up with this - just to give our buddy Grinler a little break, well deserved I might add.
There are a number of possibilities that could cause your DSL internet to go slow.
Do you have Cable TV or Satellite Dish? Because they are often set up with your phone line(s) primarily for the purpose to rent PPV's. This can constantly send signals through your lines and therefore slow down your high speed. You can get filters to stop this. You'll need a filter in every line, though to solve the problem.
Also, they don't tell people this but if you are pretty far from the Central Office, this causes slow internet also. Additionally, how about your NIC card? If it's bad, it could be the source of your problem as well.
Good luck and post back with results. But hopefully your problem is short-lived.
Check out some free online sources to determine your speed. Just an FYI.