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  1. Welcome to the forum. I would search for & read some reviews recommended modems for AT&T DSL . There probably is a better one. I had AT&T DSL a long time ago . I am in town so I got the paid for speed. This may not work for you & AT&T may not offer this any more. I dropped my landline but kept DSL. This allowed me a dedicated DSL line with no filters needed. This did get the speed to the max paid speed fairly constantly. I went to cell phone only for a while. Then I went to VOIP with Skype. It worke
  2. Thanks for the reply. I just like a good joke if there is one. I had seen the Bernie meme on the internet. That's how I knew who it was. I just thought there might be more when he was on the hood of a Chinese car or at least a car with Chinese writing on the door. I'm not an expert it could even be Japanese writing. I don't plan on learning either. I guess it can be good to know:
  3. Glad this helped you. I've used Opera a long time & like it as a browser. I only use the VPN when I feel I need it.
  4. @xs1 , I don't get it. What is the reason for Bernie Sanders on a Chinese car hood ? I would like to get the joke. Not talking politics but so you know I consider myself a conservative. I still have the same desktop as the last one I posted. I don't change mine very often.
  5. Thanks for testing this Sean. I also noticed the Opera VPN had the auto adjusted smaller Download size. The speed on a download other than testmynet is much slower that the testmynet test speed. 20Kb/s for example on a video download. Test with Dallas server Opera Free VPN Off verses On. The speed I pay my ISP for is 20 Mbps Down & 2 Mbps Up. So with the VPN off I get a little above that.
  6. Like the title states: All the locations of the onboard Opera Browser VPN are much slower testing speed. Is this normal for other members ? I suspect it is but I thought I would ask. With VPN off the test is a little above what I pay for. I could post the results but I have slow internet for cable so no speed records being set by me.
  7. This is how I searched:If you try it then Show off your desktop should be in the list.
  8. I searched & found the old topic "Show off your Desktop" It even had a part II. Almost none of the images of desktops are there. So this is the one I have now on my desktop. My laptop is just Windows blue.
  9. Hi xs1, On looking at your earlier post You weren't that insulting. Called Kiwegapawa a novelist although I believe it implies fiction. Then questioned whether an ISP would bother to do this to one person. Probably the tin foil hat picture is what got the response. I was also a moderator here at one time. Remember the old site all gray with an alien or monster as the logo. This site did really get busy a while after that. The movie quote topic & name the song were so busy it was like playing a game. Too bad it has slowed
  10. @ Kiwegapawa I agree with you that xs1 was insulting to you.. I have to be on good behavior on this forum but I prefer not to explain why. So that's about all I can say about the insult. I have no reason to doubt what you have posted about your battle with certain ISPs. Or the problems you have had with them. I looked at your profile & you are just a couple of years younger than me. I don't have anywhere near your experience with the Internet or coding. I'm a above an average user but not an expert. My broadband is low speed but
  11. What version of Windows are you using? The recommended setting is Disabled. If you want to test it. Th enable: netsh int tcp set heuristics enabled To disable netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level is different. How or where did you get those Ethernet settings ? I only have Ethernet on my desktop & it shows MTU=1500. I could check my laptop but didn't. I did buy my own modem. It had to be on the ISPs modem list. It is a Motorola Arris Surfboard. These are m
  12. The netsh command for MTU show is the computer setting, Not the router or modem settings. Those are usually checked & set by going to .From a browser, I can set the MTU in my router. My modem is mostly controlled by my ISP.
  13. Run Command Prompt as Administrator. This will let you check your MTU for ipv4: Type: netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces If it isn't 1500MTU for your computer you can set it like this: netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface "Local Area Connection" mtu=1500 store=persistent Then check it again with the show command. If you have a wireless connection also you need to set the MTU for it also. @ Kiwegapawa I don't know what to do for your problem. I hope someone that does will post.
  14. It was this post. It is in this thread.. I hadn't checked this forum used to show post numbers but it doesn't anymore. The commands I posted won't cause any problems or change any settings because they are just show commands. The netsh can do a lot of things so take care if you look up other commands for it.
  15. Thanks. That works for me. I still liked when all that was needed was to scroll & look for a green light under the avatar on each post. Just easier.
  16. Not to get political but I don't like Soros or Schumer. If you can make the Internet better more power to you. On a lighter note? Me at my first computer:
  17. I never had a Tandy or a monitor back them. The Commodore 64 use a regular TV for a monitor. I still have this Commodore 64 & a single & dual 5 1/4 Floppy drives for it. I still play games on it sometimes. I like one called Death Sword. I know there are emulators & I tried one but it is different than playing on the Commodore 64. I remember the Pong games. The ones I remember were in arcades or bars. I remember a bar having a sit down model. The screen faced up on a table. I believe two players could play against each other
  18. My first computer was a Commodore 64. My first real computer was an IBM 300PL . Try these commands in the Command Prompt for some fun. They won't harm anything, netsh int tcp show global netsh interface tcp show heuristics netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces
  19. Neither ping or tracert is in the Help list .. I didn't see but one page. I know about the title bar dropdown. I'm not a stranger to using the command prompt. This is what I get: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\>help For more information on a specific command, type HELP command-name ASSOC Displays or modifies file extension associations. ATTRIB Displays or changes file attributes. BREAK Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking. BCDEDIT Sets properties in boot data
  20. Way back when viewing a post or topic there was an indicator that was light up that showed if a member was online. I know there is a list at the bottom of the Home page. I found the old way helpful So I suggest doing this.
  21. For the Command Prompt if I just type help tracert isn't in the list. If you just type tracert & enter it gives the list of commands for tracert.. I hope this is OK with CA3LE . This is another test you might try: https://speedof.me/# It is a no flash HTML test.
  22. First to Amanmd: I believe it is your security programs that are blocking the test from completing . An AV or firewall program. @ Kiwegapawa I don't know if this will help you but here is some information. The second hop is most likely Timed Out because I have ICMP blocked by my router. The next to last hop #6 I did a tracert to & it is LA California. This is a tracert to : the # 10 hop in the tracert you posted done from my computer. C:\>tracert Tracing route to ove
  23. What commands ? Just ping & tracert or some others ?
  24. I'm assuming you are answering my question about the URLs. I don't want to interfere with your security. What program did you use the collect the URL information ? I already have the ones you posted in my hosts file. My hosts file is approximately 77,000 lines long. This includes spaces between categories so less than that amount of web site but not a lot less. C:\>tracert testmy.net Tracing route to testmy.net [] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms (I removed my router login) 2
  25. I can't tell are you blaming Google or TMN ? Or is this just a rant to get your message out. List the problem URLs. I may already have them blocked with my hosts file.
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