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Is this even possible on 56k?

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I'm pretty sure it isn't cached.

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 131 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Download Speed is:: 16 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1)

Test Time:: Sun Feb 19 15:55:25 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 2X faster than 56K 1MB download in 64 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 5.86 % of your hosts average (qwest.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-159SCKVPI

CableNut ROCKS! :cool:

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what browser are you using also make sure your not using any accelerators

No accelerators, using IE because I reformatted the hard drive and haven't reinstalled Firefox. More detailed system specs below.

Windows XP Home Edition SP1, Intel P4 2.4 GHz, 768 MB RAM

What's odd is that the results are inconsistent. For instance, I just retested and got:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 71 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Download Speed is:: 9 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1)

Test Time:: Sun Feb 19 19:07:55 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB download in 113.78 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 3.18 % of your hosts average (qwest.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-8NVP6DCTL

Speed ranges anywhere from 49 to 131Kbps.  :huh:

Uploads still stink: 22Kbps.

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PeptoBloat ;My answer is Dial-up can't cache the test at the main site .So thats the speed it detected.I think some of the accelerators ISP use could account for the test showing this speed.ROM_DOS is an exception we never could figure out the exact reason his speed on dial-up was so fast.

As far as the official posisition from the phone companies & the FCC the best you can get is 53.3 Kbps.The main way to tell is your web surfing good .How do pages load fast or slow.

Another way to test is find a DL somewhere thats not a test (Like 8MB software) & see  what your Windows DL window says your speed is.

Those are a couple of ways to see if the test is giving you an accurat result of your speed.

I agree uploads with dial-up stink.

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PeptoBloat ;My answer is Dial-up can't cache the test at the main site .So thats the speed it detected.I think some of the accelerators ISP use could account for the test showing this speed.ROM_DOS is an exception we never could figure out the exact reason his speed on dial-up was so fast.

As far as the official posisition from the phone companies & the FCC the best you can get is 53.3 Kbps.The main way to tell is your web surfing good .How do pages load fast or slow.

Another way to test is find a DL somewhere thats not a test (Like 8MB software) & see  what your Windows DL window says your speed is.

Those are a couple of ways to see if the test is giving you an accurat result of your speed.

I agree uploads with dial-up stink.

PeptoBloat how far are you from the telco.

Your not double modem bonding are you?

I know this one!!

And I know ROM-DOS secret identity, but I am sworn to secrecy, by firing squad!!

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No double modems, not sure of the distance(what's a good site for this?), just using ROM-DOS's recommended CableNut settings. As for the DL speed test, a 326kb(I think) file gave me about 5.28kb/sec.

   First download test of the day:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 118 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Download Speed is:: 14 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1)

Test Time:: Mon Feb 20 10:49:40 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 2X faster than 56K 1MB download in 73.14 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 5.27 % of your hosts average (qwest.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ELVDF2WMR

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PeptoBloat: Heres a link to an online distance calculator.

http://www.dslreports.com/prequal/distance

The best way is to call your telephone company & ask.

The 5.28kB/sec  is 43kbps.Which is probably closer to your actual speed.You can actually time the DL yourself & divide to see if it matches.

In other words the 326kB DL should have taken 61.75 sec to DL at 5.28kB/sec.

Try a larger DL like 7 to 10 MB & let it DL completly.You don't have to keep it just DL it to your Temp file & delete it after the DL.I think on a large DL you will see the speed drop even slower.But this is a good indication of your actual DL speed .When the test results are too fast.

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hi pepotobloatb

4.6-5 Kbps sounds about right for dial up 56k.

try downloading sp1 from microsoft site,

and I can recommend "TICK" from really affective.com , for on screen

down load speed , any many other uses, Costs  Etc.

been on 56k. dial up fir  4 years, Finlay got 256k. broad band

thanks for "TICKS" cost analysis

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PeptoBloat ;your Windows DL speed is fairly accurate.To do the math.

8.81MB is 9021.44KB is 9237954.56 bytes is 73903636.48 bits

30 minutes 6 Seconds =1806 seconds

9021.44 divided by1806 =4.99 so Your speed for the DL would be 4.99kB/sec.

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