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  1. Finally the money that was hoarded by the CRTC, via an illegal MaBell phone line tax in order to expand VOIP, is being released to help expand wireline Internet to unserved areas(hopefully unserved areas). The CRTC says Bell/Bell Aliant can not just use cellular wireless to expand Internet and has to do it via wireline. This should also allow Telus to expand to more unserved areas as well(other MaBell). So you still have a chance for high speed Internet without the interruptions, that many posts have mentioned, of wireless or satellite. Also see... Source: http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/search/article/1199282
  2. Well better the "U.S. National" guard is guarding the "U.S. National" border, rather than guarding "some other countries" National border. About 400 national guard killed in Iraq. They didn't sign up for going to war offshore. Guard the Nation for when regular soldiers have gone overseas. No one has made the push to guard the borders by much other than drones and cameras for a long time. Hopefully it will last. Catch and detain and then tag and release back to Mexico.
  3. The only other thing I can think of is either you have too much line noise, or maybe the ISP dropped your speed package speeds to the lower speed tier. Your speed tests show a steady general speed area for the tests. So your modem is going with the fastest speed that it can do or is allowed to.
  4. Do you have DSL Filters(see pics below. White items.) on your phones, where the phones plug into wall outlet? Unplug all phones and unplug DSL filters too, So that 'only' the DSL modem is plugged into the wall phone outlet and reboot your DSL modem and see if any change. And if you get faster speeds over the next couple of days or for long term, one of the little DSL filters is bad and needs to be replaced. click to enlarge.... The larger black item is a DSL pots splitter that goes into the service box where the house phone line comes in from the street. It is for to eliminate the little DSL filters all over the house.
  5. Is it DSL or Cable or Wireless and what is the speed package you are on. Lithuania is what the speed test shows as home country.
  6. And heres the Ugggg side of satellite based Internet for Australia. Would be nice with the new high throughput satellites, but not enough people per satellite investment, for anyone but government to run the satellites according to the article. The outback is a big empty place with pockets of civilization and the new generation spot beams would have to be modified to fit the profile of Australia's needs. And carry other transmission platforms(TV, communications, etc) to make a profitable go at it. http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/NBN-broadband-satellite-Ka-band-pd20100830-8T4KM?OpenDocument&src=sph
  7. Looks like a good place for this news article. So I am guessing that instead of the third party resellers being limited to 6Mbps as the fastest speed on the main carriers lines, is now the third party can offer the higher speeds over 6Mbps to customers. And the third parties compete via higher caps, as some ISP's in Canada don't like high caps(keep them so low, it is a guarantee to go over), but will offer the user 'overage insurance' $$ to get the high caps that should be there in the first place. http://www.financialpost.com/news/CRTC+boosts+access+small+Internet+providers/3460901/story.html CRTC ruling page. It's nice and long....... http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-632.htm
  8. Just say NO to the shakedown from your kids school. Budgets are tight, but why should you spend a bunch of money on maintenance supplies to keep the school running? Parents really need to wake up and see what becomes of education when school budgets are cut to nothing and no one does anything about it. My kids elementary school in British Columbia says you can buy from the school, the basic pencils, pens and notebooks. And thats it. Or you can go out and buy your own. And our government cuts school funding here too. But if you cut the school funding too much and you end up graduating a bunch of morons for the next generation. Beware of that "user fee" for the 'standard required class work/supplies', to graduate to the next grade class, that the school charges. It may not be legal under Federal laws. http://www.komonews.com/news/local/101522654.html Fee's for extracurricular actives are legal to do since the school does not have to have the programs like after school football, etc. http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/07/schools_charge_more_fees_for_m.html
  9. You typed an extra .n into that link to the 'automatic test'. working link..... https://testmy.net/dl-97&testall=1
  10. Google shows "vasquezkelley" as a bot. Typical pattern of registering and posting pattern of 3 posts, on a bunch of forums over this past 24 hours and then disappears. The mods can tell by IP if it's an India live person or a algorithm.
  11. Oooo we love it when someone gives us fun......
  12. Nice article. Some sales people are honest and others are looking to make the largest commission possible on your back to school computers and supplies. There is lots of free software, instead of paying big bucks for the same thing. http://www.smashapps.org/2010/02/free-open-source-software-for-windows.html Make sure to search for and read online reviews of the products to see which one best suits your needs. http://www.idreamoflinux.com/2010/08/back-to-school-computer-buying.html I prefer a software firewall on the computer too. ZoneAlarm. Free Firewall http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/free-upgrade-security-suite-zonealarm-firewall.htm
  13. "Domain error" is probably "time domain" error. Hope it helps. Otherwise I don't know squat about it. Thats from a Google search.
  14. And an Ampersand is a , & , or upper case 7 . Read something on that the other day about ampersand. Or it was a comic strip........ A lot of people don't know what the name means. OK, It was Family Guy and Brian the dog teaching in the 'stupid version English class'. Teaching the kids that they can be ho's and ditch diggers and such. Instead of just being the rejects of society.
  15. "wyantm06" posted that it also happens when offline...... And is there an answer yet "wyantm06"? Hmmmm. Or have you wiped and dried and reinstalled? And I really hate pages that don't allow me to use the 'back' button to go back to the site I was on before.. And thats why I tend to 'right click' and open a new window for all links, if I want to keep the original page.
  16. zalternate

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    So if I use my style of board "TMN 2010", I don't get the "whats on your mind" column. And I don't get the "recent topics added" column either. But if I use "IP board", I can see them. So I'll change over to the "IP board" version I guess. It is a bit better for text reading anyways. I know you are extremely busy. Edit: and the "What's on your mind column" directs oddly to update it when using "TMN 2010". But I had accessed it via "profile", to change the comment.
  17. Nope, I said that the download speeds are all the same on all sites mentioned. Except the upload, which is showing slower here. It is a factor of little "b" for "bits" and big "B" for "Bytes. So Mbps is mega bits per second and MBps is Mega Bytes per second. Or. Kbps is kilo bits per second and KBps is kilo Bytes per second. So download speed on a direct download tends to register as KBps in the little download dialog. Meaning KiloBytes per second I hope I wrote that right. It tends to get confusing sometimes. http://blogs.smh.com.au/digital-life/askchris/2009/03/06/bitsbytes.html 8 times 50kBps equals 400kbps. Does your DSL provider provide a DSL 'modem only' unit? The combo units tend to have issues for whatever reason(Firmware is crap!!!). I think that unit can be put in 'bridge mode', so you can connect your own router and not have the combo unit try to do the routing. The DSL providers would do better to sell a 'modem only' unit and let the customer get their own router. It sure would save a waste of time for the call support dealing with connection and speed issues.
  18. [#404] Sorry, we could not locate the page you are requesting to view. Please click here to return back to the forum's home A couple of examples. https://testmy.net/stats/id-BQECZ0GAS https://testmy.net/stats/id-6BIJ2R9KA CA3LES sig works...... https://testmy.net/stats/id-2LHXC0M89&dual=yes&q2=V63OWUETS
  19. Those download speed test results are all just about the same(1.29Mbps). But your upload test here is showing a bit slower compared to the other two. You could Google your modem or router to see if there are issues with maxing out the connection with multiple regular file downloads at the same time. If it's filesharing there are various settings in the filesharing program to control the speed of each data download. Note the upload seeding. Some Modems freak out if you max out the upload. And 150KBps is times 8 = 1.2Mbps
  20. I was thinking..... Is the popup a regular windows one, or is it a Flash popup? You'd have to right click it to find out. Flash un-installer, http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html Flash re-installer, http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
  21. MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware. free. download, install , update, scan. http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 Sounds like an interesting bug though.
  22. The 'Simbar' shown in your 'browser user agent' from the test is AdWare. Or do you need it installed for some other program? MalwareBytes. Anti-Malware. free download and install and update and scan. http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10896905 "Warning that removing the AdWare may cause the program that it came bundled with to stop working." Is the 'MySpace' add-on using bandwidth as well? http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_131206.htm Is your wireless network password protected? And something better than WEP. Like WPA.
  23. I probably have posted it here already. Found it during the changeover, me thinks. If it's the website doing an "error page" for a "missing page" from a link, OK. But if it's the users ISP hacking hijacking assisting a user to find the right missing page, Grrrrrrr. I like an error page. And my ISP(it's DNS) doesn't try to do redirects for wrong typing. Only OpenDNS does that, because I choose to use it for my DNS lookups.
  24. I think 'skywavedoug' means your signature links. They is still the old forum section links. I like this 404 error better. click to enlarge.
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