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ihardy

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hi
i recently set up a wireless network, i brought a linksys WRK54G router with a wifi card included . i setup the network but now my download speed never exceeds 80kbps, the average is about 50kbps. it is really annoying i am finally on broadband and my d/l speed is rubbish
my isp is blueyonder
can anyone help me

(i can game online perfect)
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Hi ihardy,
If you're on a Network, are there other computers, connected to the Internet also? And have you setup (with your ISP) to recieve multiple accounts, or are you all sharing the one connection?

Try this Tweak -- scroll down and press 'Start'. Once it has completed, press 'Results'. Enter the details on the new page, and then press 'Recommend'. Now, read the information, and also, please scroll down, until you see the next: Still stuck? copy/paste this url:
Do as it says, and copy/paste the provided URL into your next reply, so that I can also see your results.

Once you have completed the Tweaker, then try plug your computer directly into your modem -- do you still have slower download speeds?

80kbps, the average is about 50kbps

What are the advertised speeds that you should be recieving?
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the telewest dont have a advertised download speed but there advertised upload speed is 384kbps.
i am not running the broadband on a netowrk to see what the download speed is and it is still about what i said

alos that tweak program, the java wont load.
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ihardy

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oh yeh another wierd thing when i downloaded the 2.6 firmware(18mb) for my psp it hardly took anytime. where as if i donwloaded a 18mb file with my computer it will not nearly be as fast
(i used network update on the psp)
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alright i got the java test workin (i had to reinstall java)
this is the results
http://www.broadband...inXP&via=normal
as i said i dont know the advertised speed
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ihardy,
The Tweak results didn't really show anything of use.

Please try the SpeedTest. Simply click on any of the available Servers, and then wait for the Download and Upload tests to finish. Once done, it should tell you your speeds, you can also just copy and paste the information from the text:
Download Speed: ? kbps (? KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: ? kbps (? KB/sec transfer rate)


Please download PingPlotter. Run it and perform a search to the following website: google.com -- Once it is finished, click on 'Edit', and then select 'Copy as Text'. Paste the results here.

Goto Start, Run, type CMD and press 'OK' - now type: PATHPING Google.com - please copy and paste the results by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', and then pressing the Enter key. Please post the results here.

Were you on a wired network before you changed to a wireless network? If you connect your computers to the Router through wires, are your speeds still dented?

And did you try to plug yourself directly into your modem?
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i wasnt on a network before we just dialed on each computer when we used them. my speeds are still rubbish when the modem is directly plugged in the pc. here is my speedtest results:

Download Speed: 284 kbps (35.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 342 kbps (42.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

i tried using that ping plotter but i got the "16bit windows sub system" error
is it possible that i am on 1mb connection as i am telewest, telewest are upgrading their package from 1 to 4mb. we were told that we would get 4mb and my sister who got the lower package which they are upgrading has the updated speed and she is only 15 mins away on the train

oh yeh sorry for delay i have been busy.
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speeds are still rubbish when the modem is directly plugged in the pc.

This really suggests that it is a problem with your ISP. However, to be sure, you should perform the PATHPING test that I asked you to do in a previous post; this will show me if you're losing packets on your computer, or if your ISP just isn't giving you the appropriate speeds.

Download Speed: 284 kbps (35.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 342 kbps (42.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

Your upload speed is fairly close to the advertised speed (you need to give a little leeway for server times/strain).

is it possible that i am on 1mb connection as i am telewest, telewest are upgrading their package from 1 to 4mb. we were told that we would get 4mb and my sister who got the lower package which they are upgrading has the updated speed and she is only 15 mins away on the train

I would contact your ISP, and inform them of your speeds and ask them if they are correct for your current package deal. From the looks of things, I have a feeling you're just on a different package deal to your sister.
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here is the results for the ping plotter
Target Name: www.google.com
IP: 216.239.59.99
Date/Time: 02/02/2006 17:13:40

1 15 ms 23 ms 49 ms 7 ms 15 ms 24 ms 10 ms 21 ms 13 ms 21 ms [10.39.192.1]
2 16 ms 26 ms 27 ms 26 ms 21 ms 28 ms 9 ms 27 ms 14 ms 18 ms gsr01-gl.blueyonder.co.uk [62.31.224.225]
3 10 ms 13 ms 41 ms 15 ms 25 ms 23 ms 20 ms 40 ms 13 ms 15 ms pc-62-30-243-69-bn.blueyonder.co.uk [62.30.243.69]
4 17 ms 24 ms 14 ms 10 ms 31 ms 32 ms 11 ms 20 ms 22 ms 16 ms pc-62-30-243-26-bn.blueyonder.co.uk [62.30.243.26]
5 18 ms 18 ms 36 ms 16 ms 16 ms 11 ms 9 ms 24 ms 22 ms 15 ms [194.117.136.122]
6 22 ms 10 ms 16 ms 30 ms 14 ms 21 ms 10 ms 39 ms 16 ms 11 ms tele2-usgw.telewest.net [194.117.136.197]
7 10 ms 68 ms 18 ms 27 ms 19 ms 23 ms 87 ms 20 ms 11 ms 11 ms [194.117.148.251]
8 -32764 ms 53 ms -32764 ms 20 ms 22 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 17 ms [72.14.238.244]
9 21 ms 32 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 27 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 35 ms -32764 ms 23 ms [216.239.43.91]
10 44 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 26 ms -32764 ms 23 ms [216.239.43.88]
11 -32764 ms 32 ms 37 ms -32764 ms 48 ms 46 ms -32764 ms 114 ms -32764 ms 35 ms [66.249.94.223]
12 32 ms 32 ms 50 ms 35 ms 58 ms 39 ms 36 ms 32 ms 28 ms 21 ms [216.239.59.99]

i finally got that pathping working when i remembered to put start before i write it.LOL
here are the results from it:

Target Name: www.google.com
IP: 216.239.59.99
Date/Time: 02/02/2006 17:13:40

1 15 ms 23 ms 49 ms 7 ms 15 ms 24 ms 10 ms 21 ms 13 ms 21 ms [10.39.192.1]
2 16 ms 26 ms 27 ms 26 ms 21 ms 28 ms 9 ms 27 ms 14 ms 18 ms gsr01-gl.blueyonder.co.uk [62.31.224.225]
3 10 ms 13 ms 41 ms 15 ms 25 ms 23 ms 20 ms 40 ms 13 ms 15 ms pc-62-30-243-69-bn.blueyonder.co.uk [62.30.243.69]
4 17 ms 24 ms 14 ms 10 ms 31 ms 32 ms 11 ms 20 ms 22 ms 16 ms pc-62-30-243-26-bn.blueyonder.co.uk [62.30.243.26]
5 18 ms 18 ms 36 ms 16 ms 16 ms 11 ms 9 ms 24 ms 22 ms 15 ms [194.117.136.122]
6 22 ms 10 ms 16 ms 30 ms 14 ms 21 ms 10 ms 39 ms 16 ms 11 ms tele2-usgw.telewest.net [194.117.136.197]
7 10 ms 68 ms 18 ms 27 ms 19 ms 23 ms 87 ms 20 ms 11 ms 11 ms [194.117.148.251]
8 -32764 ms 53 ms -32764 ms 20 ms 22 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 17 ms [72.14.238.244]
9 21 ms 32 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 27 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 35 ms -32764 ms 23 ms [216.239.43.91]
10 44 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms -32764 ms 26 ms -32764 ms 23 ms [216.239.43.88]
11 -32764 ms 32 ms 37 ms -32764 ms 48 ms 46 ms -32764 ms 114 ms -32764 ms 35 ms [66.249.94.223]
12 32 ms 32 ms 50 ms 35 ms 58 ms 39 ms 36 ms 32 ms 28 ms 21 ms [216.239.59.99]
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ihardy,

one problem with doing a speed test over the internet is your test is subjected to the speed of the internet. I once did support for Comcast and when a speed issue came up we had customers download a 5meg file from the comcast network. This is of course a way for the isp company to validate the speed of upload/download with out interference from the internet. I would do as suggested by previous post, also I would inquire if they have a site on their network for testing the speed of your connection. :tazz:
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that sounds like a gd idea, my dad phoned them up yesterday they said that the Communication speed is right for my connection speed(500.6kbps) i dunno if my dad said what speed we are meant to be on.
yesterday i tried downloading a file (game demo)
and my transfer rate for the download was 10kbps????
the server i was downloading on was capped to 100kbps but it still should be faster, there was no wait to download the file so.
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