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Old 01-01-2006, 05:30 PM   #11
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No, having about 200kb/s means that he is on a 2mb dsl. Atleast that's what I think. And if his dsl speed is over 200kb/s that means that his downloads should be over 200kb/s instead of 18kb/s. Even the slowest dsl's nowadays can get 25kb/s.
The line speed of a 2MB service would be 22**k...
Just because you have say a 2MB service, it doesnt mean you'll ever download a file at 2MB/sec. Remember things like the contention ratio have a big impact, especielly at peak times when everyone sharing that 2MB is downloading or playing CS!
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not exactly sure what u mean by that line speed thing, but atleast the way I understand it (and the way that my internet seems to work) is that 1mb connection = 100kb/s when downloading stuff.

I could be wrong.
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Old 01-02-2006, 04:27 AM   #13
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not exactly sure what u mean by that line speed thing, but atleast the way I understand it (and the way that my internet seems to work) is that 1mb connection = 100kb/s when downloading stuff.

I could be wrong.
Nope, your right. On a 1MB service you seem to get around 100kbps.
What I meant by the line speed was the actual messure of the potential speed of your line for downloads etc. So just as 2MB is 2048kb, a 2MB line seems to report back as 22**kbps when you do a line test at one of those broadband checker sites.

So if this guys line is reporting back a speed of 200k when he does one of those, that would equate to a 256K broadband service, and on that sorta speed you'l expect ya downloads to be about 20-30kbps. However in this day and age, I doubt very many people use a 256k service. Deffintly worth ringing his provider and maybe trying a few downloads from different servers over the US, as suggested.
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I recently set up Verizon DSL in our home. and the BROWSING lives up to the DSL name but the download speed goes back to DialUp speeds. I get download speeds as low as 18 kbps. EIGHTEEN kbps. for DSL.

Thats just unacceptable...

any of you guys have any fixes?


(PS) i called the tech support and they said they DONT support download speeds. They ran a test and said it was working just fine...

I'M LIKE....WTF?


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its all dependent on where ur downloading it from if its a long way away then ya its gona go pretty slow, try downloading other things to make sure u can get a decent speed
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