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odd internet speed issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tgw1982, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. tgw1982

    tgw1982 Thread Starter

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    I'm running a DSL connection from a router to my wireless laptop. Regularly my speeds aren't quite as advertised but I still get 2-4 Mb/s generally. Lately it seems my web browsing has been sluggish and doing a speed test, this is proven.

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    However, bittorrent downloads go much faster than normal browsing.

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    Can anyone explain to me why this might be? I thought my slow speed could be due to my latency, but that doesn't explain to me why bittorrent is so much faster!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

    The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

    If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
    http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
    and your IP will be disguised.

    Copy/paste that link here.

    Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.


    DSLReports

    Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.
     
  3. tgw1982

    tgw1982 Thread Starter

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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Why don't you have access to the router? There are some dropped packets in the tests.
     
  5. tgw1982

    tgw1982 Thread Starter

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    I live in a building with free internet service for all residents. It's not my personal connection and so I'd have to talk to the IT manager to possibly have anything done about the router. I was hoping there was something I could do. I should have realized not. Doing my own research the connection difficulty seems to be coming remotely.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    If you are on a common wireless connection for a lot of people, be happy you're getting any bandwidth! :D
     
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