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i seem to have a very slow download speed .
this is both downloading stuff from the net and viewing vid on youtube .
can i download the DAP (?) speed accelerator and will this help.
any advice would be appreciated as i'm pretty new to all this
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There are many variables to consider, to see if this would do you any good or not.

What are your system specs?
Is your ISP, Dial, Cable, DSL, or Fiber?
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hi magglass
its a land phone line (dial up?) broadband connection. im using IE7.
also im will get a wireless router soon if that makes a difference
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This

its a land phone line

and this

broadband connection

are two different things.

I'll assume you have dialup. You didn't mention your system specs, (CPU, memory, system make and model etc..)
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Hello shanmc

There is no software on the market which can increase your download speed as this comes direct from your ISP. (Internet Service Provider) Although you will have seen many of these on the internet I consider these all fake as your speed comes from a service provider not by software.

The only way you increase this is to phone/write/email your ISP and get them to upgrade your package. I would strongly recommend for you to stay away from this type of software.

It makes no difference what your system specs are to what your download speed is.

Regards
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wizzy2k5,

I agree that Speed is Speed, however, ones perception of speed can be affected by other factors.
Examples: running multiple programs with Low RAM can cause excessive page file swapping.
During a download this could be perceived as a speed issue, when it really is a memory issue.
Bad disc fragmentation, can also create the illusion of poor down load speeds.

Most of the Speed Up software in the past has been, how to put it. Crap. Even so, I would never rule out the possibility that someone may come up with something someday. The software DAP, uses multi threading technology, does it work. I can honestly say at this moment I don't know. I will know better after I download the software and run benchmark tests. Until I prove or disprove it's effectiveness I won't give any opinion. It was my intent to investigate hardware issues first.

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its a land phone line (dial up?) broadband connection

We may be dealing with DSL connection perhaps.
Who is your internet provider.

Run the test here: http://speedtest.net/, and post back results.
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dont think i posted correctly as i cant see any results but
ive a download speed of0.37mb/s
upload speed of 0.09 mb/s
ping was 270ms
also:
i ran a registry cleaner which i now gather is not a good idea.
while i never really downloaded much prior to this i do feel logging onto
web sites is a little slower since it was done.
i have saved a system restore point which i might use(with a little guidance)
but i am unsure how this would affect new programs, updates etc.
im using a xp , ie7.








Speedtest.netYour Summary
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dont think i posted correctly as i cant see any results but
ive a download speed of0.37mb/s
upload speed of 0.09 mb/s
ping was 270ms
also:
i ran a registry cleaner which i now gather is not a good idea.
while i never really downloaded much prior to this i do feel logging onto
web sites is a little slower since it was done.
i have saved a system restore point which i might use(with a little guidance)
but i am unsure how this would affect new programs, updates etc.
im using a xp , ie7.


more below





Speedtest.netYour Summary
Your Results
World Results
Settings Help About Contact
Speedtest.net Settings
Changing your preferences will affect the both the test itself and many other parts of the site. For example, viewing sharable result images (even those of others) will dynamically use your own settings.
Time Zone
PacificMountainCentralEasternAtlanticGMTCETLondonAthensMoscowBangkokHong KongTokyoPerthSydneyAucklandHawaiiAlaska Date Format
MM/DD/YYYYDD.MM.YYYYYYYY-MM-DD Preferred Server
None Speed Measurement
kilobitskilobytesmegabitsmegabytes Distance Measurement
mileskilometers Save
What is Speedtest.net?
Use Speedtest.net to test the speed of your Internet connection. See if you are getting what you pay for or share your results with others!

Learn More
How do your results stack up when compared to others?
View a summary of your tests and analyze how your speeds compare to others around the world. Become a Host
Host a Speedtest.net server in your area. Get the iPhone App
Speedtest.net can also be used on your iPhone! View World Results
Explore speeds from around the globe. Become a HostLink to UsiPhone AppSpeedtest.net MiniHelpAboutContactPrivacy PolicyCopyright 2009 Ookla, All Rights ReservedOokla Net Metrics
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Hello shanmc,

FYI, you can't copy and past a web page to a reply. You can take a snapshot of your screen by downloading and installing this program. Once you save the file, click on browse, locate the file you saved (bottom right corner of reply window), then click on upload.

Your speeds are very slow,and as I stated before there are many factors as to why this occurs.
The distance between you and the site your going to, is one of them. ISP bandwidth is another. IE. Straight dial, DSL, Cable, Fiber
I am on cable, test result Examples: My location is 200 miles from Bangor Maine. Results: UP is 0.40 Down is 20.92, ping is 24ms
I am 9300 miles from Christchurch New Zealand Results: UP is 0.17 Down is 4.66, ping is 231ms

You can see that distance does matter.

Since you haven't supplied us with the name of your ISP or your system specs, any suggestions would be a wild guess.
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hi magglass
let me check re isp , memory etc and i'll post back
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