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I have Roadrunner from brighthouse. its 5mb/385kb plan. sometimes i get speed like 4.8 or 4.8 which are very good but sometimes i also get speed of 500kilobits too.

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

Connection is:: 688 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Download Speed is:: 84 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Fri Dec 09 2005 18:50:52 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 12X faster than 56K 1MB download in 12.19 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 15.73 % of your hosts average (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-G571CN9HU

OS win xp sp2

ram 768 mb

proc 2.53Ghz

connected on the 54MBps NetGear wireless card.

I am using the cable nut setting for 6mbit/385.

is there anything i can do to improve the speed.

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Since your modem is capped, then all of your downloads have to share that 5Mbps connection.  If you are running any p2p apps, updates, etc. that would consume much of that, it will throw off your test results.  Also, viruses and spyware can open a connection to a remote computer.

If you think it is a network/routing issue slowing you down, then run a traceroute during a slow time (tracert testmy.net from the command prompt) and post results here.

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I dont have any p2p programs installed on my pc. actually there is almost nothing on this pc just Windows XP sp2, spybot, adaware and virus scan and firewallfrom Mcaffee.

Also on first line of tracert it says dslrouter b/c i am using my old router that i used to use for dsl connection.

D:Documents and SettingsMandar>tracert testmy.net

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    1 ms    4 ms    1 ms  dslrouter [192.168.1.1]

  2    9 ms    7 ms    6 ms  10.99.0.1

  3    9 ms    9 ms    12 ms  gig1-0.tampflerl-rtr1.tampabay.rr.com [65.32.14.1]

  4    8 ms    8 ms    11 ms  pos6-0-OC-192.tampflerl-rtr3.tampabay.rr.com [65.32.8.133]

  5    7 ms    9 ms    8 ms  pos5-0-OC-192.tampflerl-rtr4.tampabay.rr.com [65.32.8.130]

  6  446 ms  213 ms  139 ms  so-9-1.car2.Tampa1.Level3.net [4.79.174.1]

  7    13 ms    11 ms    8 ms  ae-1-54.mp2.Tampa1.Level3.net [4.68.104.97]

  8    33 ms    34 ms    36 ms  as-2-0.bbr1.Dallas1.Level3.net [64.159.3.217]

  9    50 ms  216 ms  233 ms  ae-13-51.car3.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.68.122.15]

10    32 ms    37 ms    34 ms  4.78.220.10

11    35 ms    33 ms    36 ms  vl32.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.62]

12    33 ms    42 ms    35 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

13    41 ms    36 ms    35 ms  gi1-0-2.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.85]

14    34 ms    35 ms    34 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

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Your traceroute shows a problem going from the RR network to the Level3 network, hop 5 to hop 6.  Unfortunately, this is an issue that has plagued RR for some time now, and worse yet, there is not much that you can do about it.  Your best bet is to talk to BrightHouse Tier 3 support, to see if they have any further information on this issue.  They may simply claim that it is not their issue, it is Level3's fault, but they may provide a solution of some sort.  Also, you may notice this clear up after a time.

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On a slightly off topic but relevant side: tampa are you aware that you can upgrade to a 10/1 speed for $10 more a month? Only requirement is having The Digital TV box.  If you do, I'd call brighthouse and see what your options are if you're looking for more speed. Or if you've already got the Digital Phone and Digital Cable, you can opt for a 15/2 plan.

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On a slightly off topic but relevant side: tampa are you aware that you can upgrade to a 10/1 speed for $10 more a month? Only requirement is having The Digital TV box.  If you do, I'd call brighthouse and see what your options are if you're looking for more speed. Or if you've already got the Digital Phone and Digital Cable, you can opt for a 15/2 plan.

thanks for the info but i dont have digital tv box and also i recieve the discounted price for RR so i am not eligible for the next upgrade. anyways i did a speed test looks like its back to normal.

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

Connection is:: 4834 Kbps about 4.8 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 590 kB/s

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

Test Time:: Sat Dec 10 2005 09:55:58 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 86X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.74 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 10.59 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NTQIROJ9H

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