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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-22-2006, 10:02 AM   #11
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,534
Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

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:
Test results:

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.
__________________

LA061 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 10:19 AM   #12
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
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?
__________________

__________________
“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #13
Fully Optimized
 
hascet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,218
Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

I use http://www.speedtest.net/

Results on my laptops wireless(G)
__________________
www.crazycomputers.org
hascet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 10:25 AM   #14
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,534
Default Re: What speeds do you get with your dial-up?

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.
__________________

LA061 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 01:30 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