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Posted: 1/22/2008 11:44:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2008 11:50:37 AM EST by maddog_enigma]
I pretty much always get 3 mbps with Frontiernet DSL Max.

The past couple of days things seemed to be slow so today I ran a speed test. Multiple speed tests, actually and I'm now getting just 1.2-1.3 mbps. WTF?!?

Is this something I should call Frontiernet about? Temporary thing on their end? Hardware problems? Something on my end?

Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 11:56:24 AM EST
Shit, now it's below 1 mbps. What is happening?
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 2:36:45 PM EST
reset all your equipment, if you still have an issue call your ISP
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 2:52:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2008 2:53:13 PM EST by maddog_enigma]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
reset all your equipment, if you still have an issue call your ISP


I did. They are sending someone out tomorrow to "Check the lines."

Funny thing is that it's fluctuating between 1.2 and 1.5 mbps now. And once, about an hour ago, for one test only it got 2.8 (about what I normally get).

Edit: Now it's down to less than 700. WTH?
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 2:57:25 PM EST
speedtests aren't that reliable. go to download.com for microsoft.com download a file and report back what both download at.


Link Posted: 1/22/2008 2:59:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By cruze5:
go to download.com for microsoft.com download a file and report back what both download at.


Come again? What do you want me to d/l?
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 3:07:19 PM EST
link


download the ie7 setup file, see what it downloads at
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 3:15:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By cruze5:
link


download the ie7 setup file, see what it downloads at


OUCH.

It keeps going down. Starts off at 95 kbps and down to 82. THAT IS HORRIBLE and UNACCEPTABLE!!
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 3:24:32 PM EST
1/3 of what it should be, i would have to agree
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 4:28:46 PM EST
does it sound like something that is the ISP or their lines? Or does it sound like something in my house or my computer.

For what it's worth, my wife's laptop on a wireless network also shows a proportional decrease in internet speeds (it was always somewhat slower, don't know why)
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 4:35:51 PM EST
hardwire your pc directly to your dsl modem. if you still get the same speeds you know without a doubt its your isp's problem. if its regular speed its your router.

Link Posted: 1/22/2008 4:48:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By cruze5:
hardwire your pc directly to your dsl modem. if you still get the same speeds you know without a doubt its your isp's problem. if its regular speed its your router.



I have a speedstream 6520 combo modem/router. How might I go about this?
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 4:57:17 PM EST
It's not raining or snowing there by chance. Moisture can get in the lines and cause all sorts of interesting problems.
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 5:01:03 PM EST
ah, its a modem/ router in one. its your isp, give them a shout
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 5:06:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2008 5:07:30 PM EST by maddog_enigma]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
ah, its a modem/ router in one. its your isp, give them a shout


Thank you my friend. As I mentioned, they will be coming tomorrow a.m. Just wanted to kind of have a heads up on what to expect.

There is a box down the street that they sometimes tweek. The last time the guy messed with it, my speeds increased a little bit. Maybe they need to fiddle with the box (it is bigger than a breadbox and mounted to the telephone pole.)


ETA: Just ran the test again. 1.7 mbps (about 1/2 what I normally get). It is fluctuating like crazy!
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