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patchy_pete

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Hi all,

I have recently upgraded my ADSL speed from 1500 to 8000.

I have noticed that most sites that i connect to still download at 1500.

Is there a way that i can optimize my computer to run at 8000??


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In all honesty I would call your ISP and inform them becosue on DSL it is a garenteed speed. (within a resonable amount)
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I have recently upgraded my ADSL speed from 1500 to 8000.
I have noticed that most sites that i connect to still download at 1500.
Is there a way that i can optimize my computer to run at 8000?


You'll probably find you've upgraded to a package that is capable of up to 8Megs. Getting the full 8Megs may only be possible if you live on top of your local exchange.
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Hi and thanks.

After a call to my ISP, you are right. Its upto 8mps.


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In all honesty I would call your ISP and inform them becosue on DSL it is a garenteed speed. (within a resonable amount)



Hi Tuxmaster. You are wrong on the "guaranteed" bit. It simply cannot be so, there are too many factors involved over which the ISP has no control, and that probably applies especially to DSL connections using lines that could be several decades old instead of relatively new fibre-optic cable. "Up to" is the operative word if you bother to read the terms of service.

Edited by pip22, 05 August 2007 - 09:18 AM.

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Hi Tuxmaster. You are wrong on the "guaranteed" bit. It simply cannot be so, there are too many factors involved over which the ISP has no control, and that probably applies especially to DSL connections using lines that could be several decades old instead of relatively new fibre-optic cable. "Up to" is the operative word if you bother to read the terms of service.



Yes Pip22 you are correct that is why I added the part in () saying within a reasonable amount. DSL VS cable however has more control of the speed because it is not a shared line so it takes out A lot of the variables. That is one of the major selling points of DSL over cable.
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