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Slow Upload Speed

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I finally decided to get my feet wet with DSL.  After 5 years with dial up, I switched to ATT Yahoo Pro. I was very happy with my results and have been checking my speed at other web sites. I have been averaging about 2.0 Mbps and 350kbps, which is in the range of what I was offered.

I found this site, which I like very much tested and my download was a bit better than some of the other tests that I have taken, but withing normal limits.

Upload is much worse on this site.  I am getting about 75% of the average user, or about 200kbps. 

Can anyone explain or help me with this discrepency?  Results are with Zone alarm off, Norton Virus on.  Windows 98.

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Thank you so very much for your help, tommie.  I shut down Norton and Zone alarm, in addition, I took the tests that you suggested.  My results are as follows:

DL 2310 Kbps

UP 213 Kbps

DL was in line with results from other test sites and 15% above the average for SBC.

213 was 85% of the average, and below my usual 325-400.

Worst case scenario is that this site is giving me correct readings while others are not. I guess, by definition, someone has to be below average.

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Your speeds are good! If you do not want to be slowed by your Anti-Virus, you might consider AVG free(I use) or Avast. Both of them free for personal use, and neither is a resource hog. they are both considered the best freeware AV out. Meaning that they will not bog you down as bad during a test and D/Ling software and such. I never turn mine off and get great test results. I don't turn off my firewall(IE6)either.  ;)

Just choose windows or Linux at the bottom of the page.  http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

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