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Modem Speed Decreases Randomly


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#1 loginome

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 10:13 PM

Thought id throw this out to anyone that might have an answer. My internet connection speed lately has been a little strange. It will connect at 28kbps at times, then when its connected at 48kps will suddenly slow down to 28kbps. IT will literally shift from 48 to 28 in an instant. I scanned it for spyware, viruses, etc, constantly and nothing is showing up. I had a netstat monitor on it and couldnt find any type of program that would be hijacking the connection. My last guess is that its simply bad wires in the house, however, the wires had just been replaced a year ago for the same problem...any ideas?

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 11:30 PM

noise on the phone line could cause this

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 11:34 PM

Sure sounds like corrosion on the wire ends. The cure for this is to find all the connections from the house wall on in, disconnect them, clean the ends (bare copper wire) using a red rubber eraser or emery cloth, and then reconnect them.
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