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You'll get a kick out of my ridiculously slow cable connection. Help me please!


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

Connection is:: 25 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Download Speed is:: 3 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sun Sep 18 2005 13:16:11 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 0X faster than 56K 1MB download in 341.33 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 23.36 % of your hosts average (39.209)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-4FO7ARDM9

I pay 40 dollars a month for this service, but lately it's been REALLY slow. I can't even play games!

I'm on Windows XP x64 Bit Edition, with Service Pack 1 (I can't get 2, and there are no updates for it).

This was tested with Avast! OFF, my firewall OFF, and my cable plugged right into my computer (instead of through my router).

I even unplugged my modem for 5 minutes before doing this test, TWICE.

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

Connection is:: 1152 Kbps about 1.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 141 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sun Sep 18 2005 13:46:40 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

Bottom Line:: 21X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.26 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 264.56 % faster than the average for host (39.209)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-P3H079X4J

Noticed my speed just jumped so I took it again.

WTF is going on?

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Ok. I see you don't have many options. But I researched and maybe looking into another provider might be a good idea. Here is what I found within 15 miles of your current provider.

DM Broadband http://www.dmbroadband.com 507-645-7614

Midwest Wireless  http://www.midwestwireless.com (507) 334-8728

or www.bevcomm.net 

You could also do Satelite.

Check www.pcpitstop.com

Clean up your computer if it needs it.

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i had the same issue.


see if they cant get you on a high priority ip so you can get the allocated speed that you should be getting, because u pay for it. also look to see if the cable internet reciever is blocked by trees corn fields anything. if theres stuff in the way that you cant get rid of ask your cable provider to get you a tripod pole to put on top of your house to fix the possibility of debree and "thermal expantion". if it only does those slow speeds at certain times of the day like twards night time or like say 5pm damn near every night then i beleive thats thermal expantion

also have them recheck your preferred DNS and alternate sometimes when those might be off a number u get whacky speeds.

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