Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:53 PM
Unfortunately all ISPs cover themselves with the statement "...up to X speed.." But I am all for getting what I pay for, how was your speed at the 1.5? How much more a month is the 3? I am asking because if you were getting close to 1.5 and the difference in price is $20 - $25 for .5 improvement, that seems a little much but I am guessing you weren't close to 1.5 lol.
First thing to do is call your ISP, have them look at your line to make sure your not leaking bandwidth anywhere. They can do tests all the way to your modem. This is just to make sure you're ok. While you have them on the phone ask them if there is a firmware upgrade for your Westell. Most ISPs that use Westells get "blank" ones and use their own firmware so you have to goto them to get an upgrade/update not the Westell site.
Hope this helps
Associate in Applied Science - Network Systems Management - Trident Technical College