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#1 help!360

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:59 PM

I use dial up and once when i was downloading something i noticed it was going 3.5KBS please help i have a 56kbs modem with V.92 technolagy.
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 11:03 AM

The speed depends on several factors, the phones lines to your house, the lines in the house, and the site that you are visiting of downloading from.

The phone line that your phone company is the first factor, the quality of those lines will determine what your basic capabilities are going to be.

Because the phone lines where I live have been buried for over three decades I average about 24 kbps, yet my friends with newer line are 28kbps and better.

I ran a dedicated phone line from the phone company's box to my office with Cat 5 schedule 3 which increased my average to 26.4kbps which helped a little.

The bottom line is the specific site you're visiting, this site for example is the slowest of any of the sites that I visit. It can be as "quick" as 15 to 18 seconds for a page to open, and take as long as 30 seconds and longer. There have been a couple of times where I have just given up out of frustration and quit after a full minute. Then you have to take into consideration how busy the site is and how well prepared they are to handle the load.

These are the inherent problems of a dial up connection, this is why those who can will go for a broad band connection.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:18 PM

if you want, the latest version of download accelerator can help, my parents dialup downloads at only 7k. I usually go over to my friend's houde when i need to dl something.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:12 AM

Now most ISP use more than one local ISP access number in case of outages. In my area AOL has 6 different local access number to choose from. If you have several numbers to choose from I would recommend trying each for a day or so. You will be surprised how big of a difference it may make.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:33 AM

I'm paying for 256kb/s download speed broadband and for normal speed is about 30kb/s, sometimes depending on download it can be 100kb/s.
It depends on where you are downloading and my friend told me the phone company restricts the speed (not sure if its true). Since you are using dialup, you should get a download manager because if disconnected the downloaded bits are still there.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:09 AM

Oh! I misunderstood. When you said you have dialup I thought you meant POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service). You have ADSL,or more correctly DSL Lite. Your friend is correct that the TeleCo controls the bandwidth of which you can upload , probibily 128Kbps, and download, in your case 256Kbps. This changes things. At least how you will approach the problem.
The first think I would do is contact your TeleCo and ask them to check your service lines for possible damaged lines. They can do this while on the telephone with you. The test will coheck from the main rely to your service box on the outside of your home.
Second would be to run a jumper straight from the service box to your computer. You can use a 50ft r 100ft premade telephone wire that you find at most any department store or Radio ShackŪ.
Poor inside wiring is a problem with ADSL in pre-exsisting building. Since ADSL and Cable internet is fairly new most building were not equiped to handle should signals. If the TeleCo did not install a dedicated ADSL filter at the service box you can almost bet they did not check every inside line to ensure it was suitable for HSI (High Speed Internet).
I hope this is of some help. Post back after you have talked with the TeleCo and let us know what the results are.
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