Speedtest and upload

Where is the better ISP or what to do to improve?

Sunday, August 16, 2009 by ShelbyGT_The_Car | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I'm always trying to improve my internet speed to get better downloads.

But I'm at bay with my ISP on uploads...?

Anyone got any ideas that really work besides changing ISP's?

Philly0381
Reply #1 Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:52 PM

I understand there is a stone in Ireland that you can kiss. 

Since my above suggestion really wasn't a good idea, I'm to watch and see what good ideas get suggested.

If it's like where I live, you don't have many choices for ISP's, there maybe several but then you get 'we are sorry but we don't service you area'.

 

ShelbyGT_The_Car
Reply #2 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:05 PM

OK Philly but what I'm doing is with win7 and Tweak7 is changing things to improve my connection. Plus a few other enhancements via my router. Which has given me really good downloads. But I'm really baffled on how to control the upload part.

I really like my ISP and may even get a better connection from them soon. They have plans for a 60mbps system being installed here soon.

voidcore
Reply #3 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:22 PM

Its not much you can do, judging by your speedtest your upload is advertised as 0.5Mbit and then its a good result else its 1Mbit and its a really bad result.

Its up to your ISP and phone lines + closest station if you are on *DSL.. if you are on fiber (i doubt it) its often a bottle neck if alot of people in the same area ar online at the sametime and you get congestion on the nearest gateway/node. I just switched from fiber to cable and have gone down in speed from 100/10Mbits to 50/10Mbits the 100/10(fiber) gave me in speedtest about 80/8 and this cable delivers 45/7.5   ,only changed ISP because we moved to a house thats outside the city net(fiber, which is a open net for all providers) And my choices where either DSL or Cable..

http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks/

Bichur
Reply #4 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:25 PM

 

thru austin < 50 mile (SBC

ping 78ms

download - 0.66Mb/s

upload - 0.31Mb/s

 

thru san marcos (1) ~50 mile (SBC)

ping 251

download - 0.67Mb/s

upload - 0.31Mb/s

 

thru san marcos (2) = San Antonio ~50 mile (SBC)

ping 198

download - 0.66Mb/s

upload - 0.30Mb/s

 

yrag
Reply #5 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:28 PM

Tweak7 is changing things to improve my connection

Do not do that.


Speed tests are notoriously wrong......ping the IP.

 

ipconfig /all

ping 127.0.0.1
ping IP address of local host
ping IP address of default gateway
ping IP address of remote host

Update the NIC drivers.

Bichur
Reply #6 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:31 PM

Its up to your ISP and phone lines + closest station if you are on *DSL..

 

yep

just recently got dsl out where i am - we're at the end of the line for the closest station - about 2 miles I think

basic minimum all that's offered - states more at the website, but once you talk to a rep and they check to make sure....

yrag
Reply #7 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:32 PM

thru austin < 50 mile (SBC

ping 78ms

download - 0.66Mb/s

upload - 0.31Mb/s



thru san marcos (1) ~50 mile (SBC)

ping 251

download - 0.67Mb/s

upload - 0.31Mb/s



thru san marcos (2) = San Antonio ~50 mile (SBC)

ping 198

download - 0.66Mb/s

upload - 0.30Mb/s

voidcore
Reply #8 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:33 PM

Bichur im amazed at your patience if i were on such a slow line i wouldnt even bother to try getting out on the net. Ive been using atleast 10/10 for about 6-7 years now and thats the lowest i will ever go.

yrag
Reply #9 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:40 PM

we're at the end of the line

No shit. You're a troll living in a Texas maise field......

Bichur
Reply #10 Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:51 PM

You're a troll living in a Texas maise field.....

 

and it's itchy too....

 

but at least I moved up from the 26.40 kbs connection with a 2.3kbs download dialup

ShelbyGT_The_Car
Reply #11 Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:02 PM

This my results yrag but how can I tell anything from this?

angus1949
Reply #12 Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:41 PM

I love Brighthouse

 

Bichur
Reply #13 Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:35 PM

still sucks for me...

 

via Brighthouse:

 

download - 664kbps

upload - 306kbps

yrag
Reply #14 Sunday, August 16, 2009 5:23 PM

Your pings look fine.

The only way to accurately test is to use a FTP site. Zip a 10MG file, upload, download, do the math.

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