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#1 dumafach

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:33 PM

My Uncle has SBC dial up. He is waiting for DSL to get to his area. I was on his computer and downloaded a program for him. I noticed his download speed was 1Kb. He asked me if it could be sped up. So, I am asking anybody on here, how can I help him speed up his computer? He is running windows ME on a Dell computer. If you need more info I can get it.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:50 PM

The only time I have ever seen download speed that slow is when I had "noise" on the phone line. Noise is caused by a "short" some where between the computer and the telephone office. It could be the phone equipment in the house, telephone lines in the house, or phone lines outside the home. Check with your phone company to help you diagnose the problem. Who is the internet provider?

Edited by buddy215, 12 November 2006 - 10:51 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:53 PM

SBC,ATT,Yahoo

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:11 PM

http://public.pacbell.net/cgi-bin/findpops.cgi
Dial-In Locations where there are Different 56K and 33.6 Kbps Dial-In Numbers
If you have a modem with 33.6 speeds or less, or if you have an x2 technology 56K modem, you must continue to dial into the current 33.6 Kbps dial-in number. The reason for this is that our 56K modem pools have been optimized for K56flex or v.90 modems only. Users who attempt to dial into our 56K modem pool and who do not have a K56flex or v.90 modem will not see speeds associated with 56K and may experience significant connection and performance difficulties. Go to the 56K FAQ for help on finding out what kind of modem you have.

If you have telephone jack outside your house inside the telephone junction box, you can plug a phone in there and listen for a low hum. If you hear noise at that point it is phone company's problem to fix. If you hear noise inside the home it is your problem.
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:49 AM

One word of caution when playing inside that junction box.... If the systems work like they do for our telco, there are 48 volts DC present on that line and it will give you a "wake up call" if you touch the bare contacts - even more of a pop if you touch them when someone calls.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:09 PM

This may be an option. It is much cheaper and uses a standard cable modem.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:27 PM

also, look at wireless options in your area. I'm very happy with mine, but its not for everyone. its all about location...

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:01 PM

I've run into dialup speeds that slow. The telephone company does not have to guarantee line speed - only that you can use voice connections. It's usually out in the country. In town (Idaho), the connections are quite a bit faster. And what Windows reports as the connection speed is not what the actual download speed is. On older machines, I use a program called Netstat Live! to see what the actual speed is.




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