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Hey, I'm new here, so maybe you guys can help me out with my Direcway speeds.

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

Connection is:: 392 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 48 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue May 24 2005 17:53:16 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB download in 21.33 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 47.69 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-908JMRKZS

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 19 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 2 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue May 24 2005 17:59:27 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 0X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 512 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 46.34 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-PRI8QFJTM

I'm running on a shared connection with my brother, but I don't think that my speeds should be this slow.

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If you and your brother are on-line at the same time.....bandwidth divided by two, so you will have slower performance.  If your speeds are still that slow when only one of you is on-line there are a few things you can try to see if it helps up your speed.  I can't stress this enough slowness starts ar home or in the registry.  Use software tools to clean all spyware, etc. Use a software tool  ( I use Tuneup Utilities 2004 ) to clean your registry and defrag it.....which will make your system run noticably smoother. Run your disk defragment tool...reboot.

Now come the fun part :roll:  There is not one tool out there that does everything needed to tweak your settings for optimum....So here is a good list to get you started: Cablenut download this, somewhere on this site there will be Van Burens cablenut settings "A MOST EXCELLENT START"  this guy has spent a lot of time and effort to help us no tweak geeks get up to speed as quick as possible. Find TCP/OPTIMIZER.exe and download that.....and if you want you can add SatSpeed 2.2 to your collection....read up on some of the forums here, and at copperhead.com (satSpeed2.2)

OK are you confused yet?? :ha ha:  Well it's not so bad most of the programs are free and have good user friendly instructions.  SETTING ARE SYSTEM DEPENDANT.....EACH OPERATING SYSTEM NEEDS A DIFFERENT CABLENUT SETTING, MAKE SURE YOU PICK THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOUR SYSTEM......PLAY WITH THESE USING THE SPEED TEST ON THIS SITE,  MAKE SEVERAL TESTS DURING LOW USAGE HOURS....LATE AT NIGHT SO YOU HAVE MAX BANDWIDTH.....WRITE THEM DOWN, MAKE CHANGES RETEST, AND REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM UNTIL YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH OR FOUND YOUR OPTIMUM SETTINGS.

Oh by the way someone out there check me on this, I have heard that once you get close to your optimum settings, you should run them for a week or so until they propagate through the dway system to see how they settle in.  If not happy make your small changes and wait a week for everything to settle again.

I hope I haven't confussed you, Van Buren or PHP of someone out there can throw you a life vest if I left you in the deep end of the pool!  ;)

Buzz

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I scan for spyware daily, so I know that's not my problem.

After a few tweaks, and my brother not being on, here are my updated speeds:

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

Connection is:: 607 Kbps about 0.6 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 74 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Wed May 25 2005 19:03:12 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 11X faster than 56K 1MB download in 13.84 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 74.11 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-26VJN5S7Y

P.S. My upload speeds aren't any faster, I just wasted 5 minutes of my time and still never got my upload test done.

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don't feel pregnant....my speeds are in the craper now too

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

Connection is:: 68 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Download Speed is:: 8 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Wed May 25 17:20:02 PDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB download in 128 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 8.3 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-6DXM5N4TW

ok your looking better speed wise....try it during low hour usage 1:00am-2:00am and you will be in the 1024-900 speed area, you can only expect to get 90% of max speeds some are lucky and get a bit more but 90% is about as good as it gets.

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Whats your operating system? I am running windows 2000 pro using outlook 2003 as my e-mail client and internet explorer for my browser.....I have McAfee everything.. firewall,virus,spam,spy etc. and it works well with Dway. The google toolbar takes care of my popup blocking...so for my system I started with Van Burens latest settings, ran tcp optimizer, added the information to Van Burens settings(if different I went with the TCP settings).....then ran SatSpeed 2.2 and adjusted my connections per server from the setting it provided.

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I'm running on XP pro.  I also have McAfee everything... and I use Firefox.

I don't feel like paying for SatSpeed 2.2, so anyone feel like pm'ing me their username and password so I can d/l it?

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

Connection is:: 564 Kbps about 0.6 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 69 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Wed May 25 2005 23:54:45 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 10X faster than 56K 1MB download in 14.84 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 68.86 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-N8CDWKAQX

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Here is my down speed test this morning after a few tweaks... brother isn't on (I'm not going to have the problem of my brother because he's going to college soon).

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

Connection is:: 621 Kbps about 0.6 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 76 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu May 26 2005 09:23:04 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 11X faster than 56K 1MB download in 13.47 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 75.73 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-GI710NA8V

My mom has talked about getting the guy who installed our satelite to come out because we need help with our tv sattelite. I'm going to talk to the guy and give him a piece of my mind. I'm also going to have my mom offer him an extra 20-40 dollar tip.

Do you guys know if getting the Direcway Pro package would make my speeds any better? I know it's a waste of my money, but we need it. Also, if my dad could use his VPN on it he would get it right away.

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THE SETTINGS FOR XP ARE (MAX CONNECTIONS PER SERVER) SET THAT TO 20  SET (MAX CONNECTIONS PER 1.0 SERVER) TO 20......FOR (WIN2K) 15 IN BOTH .....SOME NEWER XP SYSTEMS FULLY UPGRADED AND PATCHED CAN SUPPORT 20 / 40....AS FOR HELP WITH ANY OTHER XP SETTINGS OR INFO ON FIREFOX, YOU WILL NEED SOMEBODY ELSE TO HELP YOU....

Buzz

I have all the necessary speed tweaks for Firefox.

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This is my speed on my brother's computer:

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

Connection is:: 1109 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 135 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu May 26 2005 09:45:57 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 20X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.59 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 35.24 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-17Q20CI8D

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 30 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 4 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Thu May 26 2005 09:49:50 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 256 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 73.17 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-3JVYE672D

Why would it be faster? Is it because it's not running through the router?

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Bird Fan.  Does your brother's computer run the same browser and version as yours?  If I run Firefox or netscape, I consistently get speeds in the 600's.  If I use Explorer, I consistently get 950 - 1050.  Don't know why.  Try the tests with Explorer and see if there is a difference for you as well.

jim P

I ran the test with Firefox on his computer... I've tried tests with IE and I get close to the same results.

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Do you guys know if getting the DirecWay Pro package would make my speeds any better? I know it's a waste of my money, but we need it. Also, if my dad could use his VPN on it he would get it right away.

I upgraded from the consumer to the professional package and I did see an increase in speed.

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I upgraded from the consumer to the professional package and I did see an increase in speed.  I was switched to a different sat, so that may have something to do with it.  Also I've heard the professional package has a higher priority for bandwidth than the consumer, but I don't know this to be fact.  The pro pack says it is optimized for two users, which might make a difference in your case.

You should have no trouble using vpn over the pro package, but don't expect better than dial up speeds.

Well, my dad has to use his VPN on dial up now so it wouldn't be much use for him.

Maybe I'll ask my dad again sometime soon.

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Another speed test on my brother's pc:

Firefox

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

Connection is:: 1328 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 162 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri May 27 2005 16:17:52 GMT-0500 (US Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 24X faster than 56K 1MB download in 6.32 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 62.35 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-06LS1MBTI

IE

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

Connection is:: 1109 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 135 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri May 27 16:22:12 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 20X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.59 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 35.57 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-Q5IOGTYX6

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I think that maybe the first time I've seen FireFox out do IE. IE has always been much faster for me. Try using the 2992 test and see what the results say.

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

Connection is:: 1685 Kbps about 1.7 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 206 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri May 27 17:44:48 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 30X faster than 56K 1MB download in 4.97 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 105.99 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-EJ406QXDO

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Well, this is what I've been getting after many tweaks and by using IE. I now understand that DirecWay works better with IE.

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

Connection is:: 754 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 92 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Tue May 31 18:06:07 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 13X faster than 56K 1MB download in 11.13 sec

Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 92.29 % of your hosts average (direcpc.com)

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

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You really need to run a bigger test to get good results.... :haha: :haha:

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

Connection is:: 979 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 119 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Sat Jun 4 21:30:59 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 17X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.61 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 20.42 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-2UR6ZQB9H

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eh... true to a point... I don't want to waste my precious bandwidth on a 12MB test though ;)

Maxthon rocks (speedwise) FF is da bomb!

this is with Maxthon earlier...

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

Connection is:: 1314 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 160 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Sat Jun 4 20:33:00 EDT 2005

Bottom Line:: 23X faster than 56K 1MB download in 6.4 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 61.62 % faster than the average for host (direcpc.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-EB81PS3M5

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