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Old 12-21-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

Hi,
I have posted things kind of like this before, but never asked this, What speed of connection do you get with your dial-up? I dont even know what mine is, but I know its slow. Downloads go at 2.71 kbs or so. Thats way to slow. What speeds do you get, and how do I check what speeds I am getting?
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6 KBPS \ 49 Kbps
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

well, I useally got 32kb/s when I was on dial up,

to check what your speed is -

At the bottom right on the toolbar will be a picture of 2 monitors if you are connected, and two monitors with an x through them if you are not.
When you are connected put your mouse pointer over the two monitors, not clicking, and it will tell ya

with dial up I usually got 32 and SOMETIMES 40 kb/s

Keep in mind dial up s*c*s with DSL

with a cat5 I get 100 MBPS thats Mega.. you get Kila
with wireless care (my dad has) he gets 11 MBPS

so as you can see, wired is alot better than wireless...

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Old 12-22-2006, 07:40 AM   #4
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with a cat5 I get 100 MBPS thats Mega.. you get Kila
with wireless care (my dad has) he gets 11 MBPS

so as you can see, wired is alot better than wireless...

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These speeds displayed for you are network speeds, not internet speeds.
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Old 12-22-2006, 07:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

the best way is to goto a speed test site online and run that, just do a search and ya will find loads of them
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Old 12-22-2006, 07:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

most times when you do connect to your ISP it does give you a fair reading of just how fast your connected at. But with Dialup you can really feel the effects of Spyware and other bad things alot more then if your on DSL, Also if you have some sort of cap plan with your Dialup it will seem slower becuase you might have gone over your plan for that month. Most people think because you have a 56kbit modem installed that its always going to be connected at 56kb and always be like that. here is a site that might help

http://www.pmasoft.net/englisch/tor/...d%20Speed.html

Free tool that shows your speeds.
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Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

Well its downloading now. The first person that posted said he gets 6kbs download rate. How come I only get like 2.5? Is there anyway to boost the speed of my machine?

One idea I had for our house, since we cant get any highspeed, was to activate our second phone line at our house just for internet. But than we'd have to pay for a phone service as well correct?
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Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

I just ran a test at this site: http://www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/results.php and got 3.2kbs sec. It also said my connection rate was very slow, and that it would take 44 minutes to download a 1mb at this rate. Someone else with dial-up try and tell me what you get.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:22 AM   #9
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44 minutes to download 1 megabyte at that rate? Noooo...

I get about 2.7-3 kb/s downloads on dialup, and it connects at about 24.0 kbps. I can't get broadband internet here either, but I stay on a single phone line, it's too expensive to get another one...
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WOW! i couldnt live with that speed lol. I just done that test and could do the 1meg download in 2.4 seconds. How do you guys cope lol
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:02 AM   #11
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Its not 44 minutes for 1 megabyte, it takes me about 10-15 minutes though.

I cope with it, I don't download much, update frequently for antivirus so they are smaller (like 40ish kb), and when loading webpages stuff gets cached so CF loads like broadband.

EDIT:
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18.8 kilobits per second
Communications 18.8 kilobits per second
Storage 2.3 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 7.4 minutes
Subjective rating Very slow

SO I guess that goes back to like 2 or 3 kiloBYTES per second.
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Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

your results were 18.8 you said, and storage rating of 2.3. My results were 3.2kbs, and a storage rating of 0.4 so something isnt right in mine. And also what do you mean by, "my pages are cached so they load like broadband" is that like the callwave accelerator service we have?
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I use http://www.speedtest.net/

Results on my laptops wireless(G)
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:25 AM   #14
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Noo... when you load pages, they are usually cached on the computer (the images) for faster loading later on. Those accelerators just downgrade the quality of images on a website, and personally I wouldn't pay for 'em.

Try the test again, and get the server closest to you, if you are in the US or Canada, there's loads of them in states & provinces...

It doesn't load every page like broadband, but CF and other forums, since all of the avatars and images for the forum are cached, it just needs to load the text and it is relatively quick. Same with other websites that I frequently visit. Images and flash are the problems.
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