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jaross
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well i know i have a thread about cable but my parents are devorced and one has cable and the other one has dsl so anyway:

i did the large file test with our dsl and it got 218k, 27kb/s. that seems prutty slow. (it is qwest DSL by the way). i got the same thing on both our Pentium 4 and our apple G4 running os X. i am messing around with tcp optimizer but i doubt it will do much. does dsl get slower the further you are away from the dsl destributer place thing? i think it is your plain dsl, it is only $15/mo for unlimeted access but i thought it should still be faster then that. that wasnt even in the blue.

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here is what i just got, after running tcp optimizer and setting it to optimal settings and exiting my firewall

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

Connection is:: 220 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 1496 KB)

Download Speed is:: 27 KB/sec

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Bottom Line:: 4 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 37.93 second(s)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=903OWMP40

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I feel your pain. Thats pretty slow for dsl. The first time i ran tcp optimizer it just made my internet slower. Im running direcway salilite. Im even running slow today. its usually runs alittle over 2000Kbps.

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

Connection is:: 1526 Kbps about 1.5 Mbps (tested with 579 KB)

Download Speed is:: 186 KB/sec

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Bottom Line:: 27 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 5.51 second(s)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=BIKV6NAUE

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to answer your question about the speed of the dsl as it gets farther from the central office, yes it does... Most of the time you need to be within 15000 ft to even get the service... What is your service rated at speed wise... You also might want to check both computers for spyware but if both the mac and the intel are getting about the same speed I dont think that removing anything is going to improve the speed... Some one else had problems with his dsl and it turned out to be the filter on the line that the modem is plugged into...

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