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  1. Until about 3 weeks ago I was routed through Va and NY. Now I go through Bluefield and Chicago. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] © Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\RDixon>tracert yahoo.com Tracing route to yahoo.com [67.195.160.76] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.254.254 2 76 ms 76 ms 62 ms 74-34-128-1.dr01.blfd.wv.frontiernet.net [74.34. 128.1] 3 25 ms 23 ms 38 ms 74.40.49.133 4 52 ms 56 ms 52 ms 74.40.5.89 5 65 ms 67 ms 67 ms xe--0-3-0---0.cor02.chcg.il.frontiernet.net [74. 40.5.37] 6 68 ms 64 ms 57 ms ae1---0.cbr01.chcg.il.frontiernet.net [74.40.4.1 42] 7 40 ms 59 ms 46 ms exchange-cust1.ch1.equinix.net [206.223.119.16] 8 83 ms 102 ms 297 ms ae-0.pat1.dcp.yahoo.com [216.115.101.152] 9 60 ms 93 ms 63 ms xe-9-0-0.msr1.ac2.yahoo.com [216.115.108.141] 10 64 ms 69 ms 83 ms xe-3-2-0.clr4.ac4.yahoo.com [72.30.96.7] 11 73 ms 67 ms 135 ms te-8-1.bas-a2.ac4.yahoo.com [76.13.0.175] 12 91 ms 111 ms 174 ms ir1.fp.vip.ac4.yahoo.com [67.195.160.76] Trace complete. The tech said they have engineers working on adding capacity in Bluefield now and it should be completed in a couple of days. This trace was done at 7:47 AM By 10 AM there will be too much packet loss for the trace to be useful. Yours is working OK for now but in a few weeks it will have you pulling your hair out again. That's the pattern this company follows. I've been dealing with it for 2 and one half years now.
  2. There isn't anything they can do to improve my connection until the bandwidth is added to the Bluefield line. And they don't want to talk to me because they don't want to answer my question as to why I was moved to said line to start with and why they reduced my account from 2 megs down to 1 meg down but the up is still @ 640k. The line tech I spoke with last week said the congestion issue goes all the way to Chicago on their network. They simply kept adding customers until it completely stopped working before deciding to add capacity.
  3. Been 8 days since I sent him mail. No response. District offices aren't taking calls either.
  4. They told me they are adding a new line in Bluefield; didn't say it was fiber though. Supposed to be completed by this time next week. If it doesn't improve by next week I am going back to dial up since it is better than what I have right now.
  5. Mine was down from 6 pm last night to 5pm today. Tech had to bring me a new modem. Something the changed in the DSLAM switch caused both my older 6520 modems to not get DSL sync. New modem connected and he said problem solved. Problem far from solved. They reduced my downstream rate from 2 megs to 1 meg and changed me to the bluefield line that has been massively saturated for almost a year now. this is what I'm dealing with now. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 332 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 512 kB) Download Speed is:: 41 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Dallas, TX USA) Test Time:: 2011-01-10 19:01:03 GMT -7 Bottom Line:: 6X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 24.98 sec Tested from a 512 kB file and took 12.645 seconds to complete Running at 20% of hosts average (Frontiernet.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/07YP9KFS8 User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.15) Gecko/200 Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] © Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\RDixon>ping yahoo.com Pinging yahoo.com [72.30.2.43] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=212ms TTL=53 Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=222ms TTL=53 Reply from 72.30.2.43: bytes=32 time=206ms TTL=53 Ping statistics for 72.30.2.43: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 206ms, Maximum = 222ms, Average = 213ms C:\Documents and Settings\RDixon>ping google.com Pinging google.com [209.85.225.147] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 209.85.225.147: bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=53 Request timed out. Reply from 209.85.225.147: bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=53 Reply from 209.85.225.147: bytes=32 time=166ms TTL=53 Ping statistics for 209.85.225.147: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 163ms, Maximum = 166ms, Average = 164ms I will be calling the district manager in Bluefield tomorrow and then most likely the WV Public Service Commission to file a formal complaint. No I have always been with Frontier / Citizens since they bought out AlTell back in the 80s. But things have went downhill since they took over the Verizon mess in WV. I'm only 500 feet from the DSLAM and it is all new copper between me and it.
  6. "extreme ping times of 150ms and for DSL that SUCKS!" That's not even close to extreme for frontier. I'm a few miles to the south of you and for the past 3 days my average pings to yahoo have been running at more than 1000 ms. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] © Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\RDixon>ping yahoo.com Pinging yahoo.com [69.147.125.65] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=1122ms TTL=54 Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=1037ms TTL=54 Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=1145ms TTL=54 Reply from 69.147.125.65: bytes=32 time=1162ms TTL=54 Ping statistics for 69.147.125.65: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 1037ms, Maximum = 1162ms, Average = 1116ms 150 ms for me would be unbelievably fast atm.
  7. Sounds like there is a problem with your connection. Call tech support.
  8. Have you checked your ping times to the game server?
  9. Wasn't environmental advice; was financial in nature. And also, wasn't advice; just something to think about. I used to leave mine on 24 / 7 until I had to buy a 550 watt power supply in order to use the big video card I had bought to play oblivion IV with. A few minutes with the calculator and I decided it was better for me and my monthly power bill if I shut it down when not in use. A few pennies here, a few pennies there; and after a years time; that's a lot of beer.
  10. If you don't mind paying for the wasted power usage then leaving it running all the time shouldn't cause any problems. Considering that an average PC now uses 450 watts or more of power; over the course of a 24 hour period, that adds about $1.30 per day to your power bill.
  11. You don't need to make an iso to burn the video files to dvd. You can burn them as is and view them on a dvd player that supports avi. Like this one. http://www.meritline.com/rj-tech-iview-102dv-xvid-avi-mpeg4-divx-dvd-player---p-29641.aspx?source=fghdac Or convert them to standard dvd format and burn them with dvd authoring software. You should have got some sort of authoring software with the camera.
  12. There is a way to force it to load the os in the BIOS. The WD drive uses what is called SMART technology that reports any errors during POST to the BIOS and the machine then halts. Doing that could possibly corrupt the good drives though. Don't give up. I don't remember exactly what all I did to recover the data from my failed drive but I do know it took quite a while to get it. At least a month. On the ultimate boot CD choose and run the WD diagnostics program. Boot from the CD with only the bad drive connected. Whether you get your data back or not; it is a good idea to buy an external HDD and make regular back ups of your important stuff.
  13. I had a WD 300 gig drive fail a few years back and this was very helpful for me. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ Had the same prob as you. Box wouldn't boot with HD connected except mine was an IDE drive. I was able to recover all data from the drive before trashcanning it.
  14. Actually nothing of major importance has ever been changed by voting. Governments exist in a constant state of fear. Fear of losing control of the people they govern. Real change only happens when that fear level reaches the point where they have no choice but to do the will of the people. The last time that happened in this country was during the late 60s and early 70s.
  15. It's already that way. It has always been that way. If you wanna be completely factual about it. The USA was founded by the rich who were pissed off at King George for trying to make them less rich. Then, when on break from sticking knives in the backs of the Indians, without which, King George would have won, they did this. http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&num=100&q=whiskey+rebellion&lr=&fp=N_TS5SbXs3E Of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich. Always been that way and always will be.
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