Why is my DSL so slow compared to others?

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    I have SBC DSL and it seems like i have the slowest connection no matter what games i play, i play counter strike and my ping is like 100+, i dont know wtf is happening. I dont have any spyware or anything running in the background that is using bandwith, are there any tweaks or anything i can do to make my DSL run normal speed or faster?
     
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    DSL speed is proportionally dependent upon the distance between you and your ISP's equipment.
     
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    ^yes, Also to my knowledge there are different plans for SBC. Do you know how close you are to the main building? Another thing is, if you are in California and the server is in New York you're gonna get way higher ping than if the same server was in California.
     
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    www.dslreports.com

    run the speedtest and see what your upstream/downstream is. Also run their tweak test to see how your system is setup to handle your connection.
     
  5. Jeff Merr

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    Ok Jolly i did the tests, but i have absoultely no clue what they mean.

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    it means that you're paying for 1.5Mbps/384Kbps service, but only receive 1.2Mbps/310Kbps. That part is OKAY.... But not great.

    As for your tweaks, you're not optimized. Download RWIN and follow their recommendations.

    It appears that you have some packetloss. HUGE problem -- especially for gaming. Call your ISP and get them to fix that ish.
     
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    Ok, just tell them i need my packet loss fixed? and they will know what that means? thanks for the help btw.
     
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    they likely wont help you the first time around... but you have to keep complaining about packetloss.
     
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    I called them and they did a test and said i recieved 4/4 packets, then we checked speed at SBC speed test and i got 1.25 download and 325kps upload, which they said is more than good. So im still confused. Why did you say i was loosing packets when it says it sent 1480 and i recieved 1480?
     
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    also i cant find where to download RWIN...?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Four packets is nothing. Unless your internet service is seriously shitty you won't likely lose one in four packets.
     
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    but the test that i ran if you look at the screens, sent me 1480, and i recieved 1480 :dunno:
     
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    Dominion I believe you have my stapler.

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    1.2 is fine, I have 4 down and recieve 3.6, I've never seen anyone max that test. Granted I'm taking tests on the west coast, but your fine. Look at the tweaks, try other servers. Also call SBC and see how far you are from the local node/servers.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I actually got about 2 when I tried earlier today, which is faster that mine usually is. I have no idea what mine is supposed to be though :dunno:
     
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    they had to resend 7 packets
     
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    Hey you are lucky..I am suppose to get 1.5 down/7.5 up. But I get 5.0 down and 7.5 up.

    My tweak report tests are perfectly fine. (got smilies all the way across)
     
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    your post makes no sense, whatsoever. Congrats!
     
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    lol i was reading it thinking 'what the fuck'
     
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    poor you, ONLY getting triple your MAXIMUM download speed!

    yes, what the fuck?!
     

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