Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2005, 02:30 AM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Silvance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to Silvance Send a message via Yahoo to Silvance
Default Speeding up DSL.

Is there anyway to speed up DSL by buying certain phone cords or anything similar? There are programs out there that supposedly speed up DSL...at a price, but I'm skeptical, so I'm looking for a technical way to do it.
__________________

Silvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 02:32 AM   #2
Baseband Member
 
Silvance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to Silvance Send a message via Yahoo to Silvance
Default

Sorry, I think I should've put this in the Networking forum.
__________________

Silvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 02:38 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
BigLu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,140
Send a message via AIM to BigLu
Default Re: Speeding up DSL.

get Download Accelerator, it's free, and doubled my uncle's and my friend's dsl speeds.
__________________
E8400
HD 4870
4GB DDR2
BigLu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 02:57 AM   #4
Baseband Member
 
Silvance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to Silvance Send a message via Yahoo to Silvance
Default

Just their downloading speed? I'd also like to increase my surfing and gaming speeds.
Silvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 03:15 AM   #5
BSOD
 
Computergen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,175
Default Re: Speeding up DSL.

Get cable!

Well, http://www.inklineglobal.com/products/mb/ try it and don't be skeptical!
Computergen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 08:37 AM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default Re: Speeding up DSL.

Accelerating software is a scam.. it doesn't work..

You can buy differetn cables and phone cords, that would speed you up to a point.. but you wouldn't notice it..

The next big factor in DSL speed is the wiring in your home.. If you have old wiring in the walls then you need to replace it..

Next issue alot of DSL users have is the ammount of copper line you are on till you hit the fibre optic switch. If you are on a 1200 foot copper line your speed wont be that great. get the point? Either of the last two issues are not really treatable. The phone company isn't going to change this for you..
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 09:41 AM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Speeding up DSL.

exactly Buzz! The telephone companies don't want you to know that bit of info either.

And FYI computergen, I just tried that link you left posted and then tried the internet tester...It said I was at little higher than dialup. I jst tested it on a reliable internet tester and it shows I am at 5.4mbps
So I would suspect that tester was put there to trick people into buying their product and not for actual speed.
lurkswithin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 09:44 AM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
Kuberr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 609
Send a message via AIM to Kuberr Send a message via MSN to Kuberr
Default Re: Speeding up DSL.

What are your current DSL speeds? Download accelerators and changing the wiring can only increase the speed up to where your speeds are capped, say 1.5mbit/384kbit.
__________________
Athlon FX-55 San Diego 2.6GhZ OCed to 3.0GhZ | Mushkin Redline XP 2x1GB PC4000 DDR500 3-3-2-8 OCed to 250MhZ | Seagate Barracuda SATA 400GB 7200RPM HDD | evGA GeForce 6800GT 350/1000 OCed to 425/1150
Kuberr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 11:57 AM   #9
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default Re: Speeding up DSL.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurkswithin
exactly Buzz! The telephone companies don't want you to know that bit of info either.

And FYI computergen, I just tried that link you left posted and then tried the internet tester...It said I was at little higher than dialup. I jst tested it on a reliable internet tester and it shows I am at 5.4mbps
So I would suspect that tester was put there to trick people into buying their product and not for actual speed.

I know quite a bit about the phone company..
My stepfather retired from the bell company at 28 years.. Retired from being a manager/instructer/trainer
So thru the years I have learned many tricks of the trade and causes of things and how to get around them.
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 01:46 PM   #10
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default hey buzz...

I retired from installing high end security and fire systems. They used voice grade lines. Any ground fault or hum on the line would give them fits. Over and over dialing or lost data packets. This is just a couple of things I did to reduce the noise on the line. First was to clean up the connection at the grounding rod. Take the connection apart and clean all metal surfaces with a medium grit sand paper. Put it back together and snug down securely the bolt on the ground clamp. Paint it with vasiline and leave it alone. Check it from time to time and reclean as needed.
Next is to check all wiring connections for corrosion. That green or black on the ends of the wire will throw the balance off on the line. It can lead to the line being unstable. This is not for rookies. You can get the poop knocked out of you if you're not real careful. If your phone block is of the new style you can unplug the house side wiring from inside the service box on the side of the house. Again clean all connections. A small metal bristle brush works great here. Use it to clean the posts where the wires connect. If there is enough slack in the wires cut off the old end and strip a short section of the insulation off. Remember where the red and green wires came off of. Modern modems and phones have to have tip and ring coming in in a certin way or they don't work.
Do the same for the jacks inside the house. Including the dsl filters.
If you have the old style phone block on the outside of your house best let Mother Bell send out one of her boys to clean up or replace that block with one of the new style. Don't go thinking you can play with a phone connection. This is serious stuff.
On hook voltage> 4 volts
Off hook voltage> 52 volts
Ringer signal> 105 volts
And yes kiddies that ringer signal will knock your twinkie in the dirt.
__________________

setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0