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Offline Whiskas

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Broadband speed
« on: March 09, 2003, 23:30 »
I have just read that you can increase the speed of your BB by doing something to the MTU and tcprwin ??? What are they talking about?

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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2003, 23:47 »
:shuddup: Please Whiskas.......have a heart for us 56kers
I'm already jealous of your speed  :'(

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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2003, 23:49 »
You really do want your cake and to be able to eat it Whiskas dont you   ::)
Unless you are getting slower than expected speeds I would leave it as it is,there are various ways that I have seen on some sites that suggest tweaking your modem to improve it but to be honest it makes as much sense as overclocking a 2.8ghz cpu to make it 2.9ghz,the noticeable difference would be imperceivable in use and you would risk making it more unreliable or stopping it working altogether  :o

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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2003, 23:49 »
Other people may say differently Whiskas, but I found the tweaks you mentioned didn't make any noticable difference.  You can test your speed at http://www.dslreports.com/tools, but these tests are not all that reliable, and you may find that you could do several tests, all with different results!

Why don't you run the test then post the results on here?  If anything needs doing, we can take it from there, but if you're happy with your speed, and you find it much faster than 56K, then you should be OK.
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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2003, 23:55 »
The main thing too Whiskas is that your download speed is more dependant on the site/PC that your are downloading from.
No matter how fast your modem is capable of downloading data at if its coming off a site that will only allow you to get it at around 60k per sec then that is all you will get.I have had some P2P stuff coming in at as slow as 1K and as fast as 180K  ::)

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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2003, 00:07 »
I had just wondered because I'd been flicking about the net and seen that people were altering stuff to make it faster.

I tested the speed and this is what I got

2003-03-09 18:58:35 EST: 468 / 235
Your download speed : 468284 bps, or 468 kbps.
A 57.1 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 235017 bps, or 235 kbps


and this too
How did your speed compare? (popup table key)
kbps
ugh   «33.6k modem download speed
 
ugh   «typical 56k modem download speed
 
slow   «single channel ISDN
 
bearable   «dual channel ISDN
 
ok   «IDSL
 
ok   «150k Video Stream
 
ok   «Fastest multiplayer games
 
fast   «192k 'near CD quality' MP3
 
faster   «300k Video Stream
 
your
download   «468 kbps
 
your
upload   «235 kbps
 
rocks (half megabit not shown)
awesome (1mbit barrier not shown)
insane (2mbit barrier not shown)
dude! (5mbit barrier not shown)
 
=Your tested speed (grey = est. TCP transfer overhead)


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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2003, 00:11 »
That's about the same as mine, and probably Sandra's, usually is, Whiskas.  I wouldn't think you need to start fiddling with anything.   ;) :)
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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2003, 00:20 »
That's ok then ;D


And just for Greenking...... I have BB tralalala :P

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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2003, 00:29 »
Sounds fine to me Whiskas if it aint broke dont fix it  ;)
Dont be too hard on GK Whiskas,hes struggling with 56K and women too  ;D ;D ;D

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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2003, 01:29 »
puke puke puke puke puke target 350 registered 129 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2003, 09:24 »
Whiskas I think you might be talking about the MTU tweak. Aparrently the BT network needs this MTU value to be set at 1458 rather than the default of 1500.

Details can be found here


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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2003, 12:41 »
My Exchange target is 350, registrations to date are 135, so on the basis of 6 additional registrations since my last visit 4 days ago, we should hit the target at 8.00am on Monday 4th August 2003  YIPPIE  ;D

OK so I?m bored
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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2003, 13:17 »
That's only another 5 months to wait!!
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Re:Broadband speed
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2003, 22:33 »
And what about powerline broadband?!

That is being trialed the now and should hopefully be out soon. From the info available speeds offered are 2Mb/sec up and down for £25  :o :o :o

Ill find the site and post it here :)


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