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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:03 PM

this is what is says:


Speed (Down/Upstream):

Up to 3Mbps/320Kbps

Lightning-fast



whats my actual speed going to be when downloading and uploading?



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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:16 PM

The operative words here are "up to." Obviously uploads will be much slower than downloads, and both are dependent upon the server at the other end. This applies to just about any ISP, but you can find a lot of information, including user reviews, for various ISPs at DSL Reports:

http://www.dslreports.com/

The speeds advertised and to which you refer are close to the bottom tier of speed ranges for DSL connexions.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:38 PM

Throw this into the mix-if you live next door to the switching station your speeds on DSL will be blazing, but if you're like half of the folks out there, you don't live anywhere close and your speed and connection for DSL won't be as fast.
You didn't say WHAT type of high speed internet you are interested in.
The thing to remember is that there will always be issues no matter what type of internet service you have, no matter what company. I think it depends on the area and the structure the companies have in place.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:18 PM

They should cap you at 366kB/s down and 39kB/s up. The actual speeds you are going to get is going to vary depending on a lot of factors as John and Queen-Evie already explained.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:46 PM

ah, its cable and am i able to uncap the modem?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:55 PM

It's not the modem capping you, it's the ISP's server. And even if you could get rid of the cap, I doubt it would help much. If they had more speed to give, they would be willing to sell it to you.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:56 PM

oh. ok. well it was worth asking

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:29 PM

If you are presently on dialup, you will be dancing round in little circles regardless. LOL

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:21 PM

I am on dial up. If you can get it go for it.

They though just recently put in a switching station and I would be the second house to hit it just maybe 6000ft away. After all these years.

I can get a biz. dsl with 3mb down and 1mb up and the man said since I was so so close I could probably always get close to it if not 3mb.

If I remember correctly dsl is not? based on how many are using the same lines at a time but how far away you are as cable is based on how many use it but can go further.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:13 PM

correct, with DSL the speed is not affected by how many people are connecting through that same CO. Cable slows down the more people are on one branch

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:09 PM

Now if I only had 120 something bucks a month for biz. class dsl....




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