On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:59:00 -0600, Sqwertz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'm never even getting the full 768Kbps at it's peak.
Windoze 7 is suppose to automagically tweak and tune the network
parameters. However, I've seen it screw up. Try:
and see if anything is mistuned. Also try a different computah.
>The top of the
>scale on the Network Gadget is set at 96KBps. And you can see at that
>peak that it just reached it's running at only 70KBps.
Bits and Bytes don't mix well. You're paying for 768Kbit/sec and
It's like that with all DSL speed specifications. My 1500Kbits/sec
service actually delivers about 1350Kbits/sec. My office
3000Kbits/sec service delivers 2500Kbits/sec. However, your
560Kbits/sec seems a bit low. I would expect about 650Kbits/sec. Try
the local ATT speed test at:
>still be fine if it didn't drop out for 5 seconds every 7 seconds.
That's not going to go away. That's the way it's done. Same with
Comcast 1Mbit/sec service. You get a fast burst, long delay, fast
burst, long delay, etc. Incidentally, if you connect to Pandora
streaming music service, you'll see that they do the same thing.
Instead of dribbling streaming music to you at about 32 or
64Kbits/sec, they supply a burst of data at full speed, followed by a
very long interval. They rely on your buffering to make things work.
>I throttle my torrent traffic to around 500KBPS it won't drop out, and
>actually gives me HIGHER throughput than trying to run it at maximum
>speed. Irony, eh?
>> Why did you drop all the way from 3Mbits/sec to 768Kbits/sec? What's
>> wrong with 1.5Mbits/sec?
>Pricing/unemployment reasons. Not much demand for SCO support/admins
>anymore. Which I'm sure you know :-)
Yep. I have exactly one non-paying SCO Xenix customer left. No SCO
Unix customers. What's left are a mix of OS/X, Windoze, and a little
Linux. I'm diversifying into sewing machine repair. That should be
1500Kbits/sec shouldn't be that much more per month as 768Kbits/sec. I
would suggest an upgrade.
>I could get by with 768Kbps just fine if it weren't for these drops.
>Browsers don't like this and some websites will timeout if you're
>running less than 500Kbps, it seems.
They shouldn't drop out or dialup modems wouldn't work. Something
else is happening.
>Which is why I'll probably be calling the Evil Time Warner. But not
>after I call AT&T for ***** and giggles. I need to document it for
>their next class-action lawsuit (I got a whole $1.90 out of last
You're lucky to have gotten the $1.90. Many years ago, I was involved
in a class action suit, where the attorneys got about 2 million off
the top. Restitution "expenses" burned most of what was left. I got
an "offer" for a discount coupon for more of the company's crappy
products if I was willing to fill out a huge marketing questionnaire.
Lesson learned... class action suits only work for the attorneys.
>Just bought this one. Last one lasted 6-7 years (and I'm not so sure
>it's really WAS dead)
Well, there is one potential problem. The 4100B had a firmware update
for PBI/SBC/AT&T PPPoE. Make sure you have 18.104.22.168 firmware. See:
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