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17-Jan-2008, 12:18 AM #1
Unstable Internect Connection Speed
Hey guys,

recently I've been experiencing some very weird internet connection issues.

my internet connection has become very unstable at times, it can be as slow as in the low 100kbps sometimes, or sometimes it can be as fast as 1mbps.

My internet service provider is Verizon and I have DSL on my computer.

I uses a Westell Modem with a Linksys wireless B Broadband router.

Do anyone know what is causing this problem?

I did notice that my internet connection speed seems to speed up after midnight.

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17-Jan-2008, 08:48 AM #2
Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. Post the results link from the top of the test display page here.

I'd do this when it's slow, then again when it's up to full speed.
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19-Jan-2008, 01:04 AM #3
hm..........i seem to be unable to use the line quality tests on my computer, everytime i tried to test it, it shows this

sorry, is not pingable from

Please disable firewall ping protection. See this FAQ section for more information.

I did disable both my mcafee firewall and windows firewall and it still doesn't work.....
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19-Jan-2008, 01:40 AM #4
i had the same problem but the best thing you can do is to call your internet service provider and explain if the y give you another ip it can get fixed

Last edited by into9rod; 19-Jan-2008 at 01:53 AM..
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19-Jan-2008, 09:04 AM #5
You're running behind one or two routers, right? If so, it's a router blocking pings to your public IP address.
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