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Solved: Whoa, Broadband speed dropped considerably!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Azzy, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. Azzy

    Azzy Thread Starter

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    Hi there.

    I've always been connected at around nearly 7Mbps Broadband speed for the last few months, since we upgraded (we're usually at about 6.7 or 6.8Mbps).

    But for some reason, I've just got on the computer, connected, and saw that I've been lowered to 4Mbps speed! I disconnected and reconnected a few times, but I'm staying at 4Mbps.

    What could be the reason for this, and do you think it's temporary? Any ways to get my original speed back? o.o

    Many thanks.
     
  2. pedroguy

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    First:Is this cable or dsl
    Second:What bandwidth are you paying for
    Third;I would call your ISP and ask them if they are having technical issues delivering service.
    Your ISP controls the speed/bandwidth.
    Get back to us if your ISP cannot explain the downgrade.
     
  3. Azzy

    Azzy Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply, but the problem has sorted itself out!

    I just got online and my broadband connected at it's original speed.

    I brought it up with my friend in college today and he also said that it's normal for the speed to be slower on days like Sunday because of so many people connected and he gets a slow connection sometimes then too. He said it will go back to normal, and sure enough, it did.

    So I guess it was just a temporary problem.

    But thank you all the same for your reply; much appreciated.
     
  4. pedroguy

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    Azzy:Glad you got it worked out.
    Just a thought.Varying speeds depending on the day/hour etc,might also mean that your ISP has too many users for the servers that they have serving your service area..If this continues,you might want to consider complaining to them about it.
    You are paying for a certain bandwidth and you should be getting it most of the time.
     
  5. Azzy

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    Thanks for the heads up. This is the first time it's ever happened to me so I'll let it slip on this occasion and maybe for a couple more if it happens again.

    But yeah, if it does become an issue, I'll certainly have a word about it.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I am getting spam of about 80 messages a day, which increased from last year from zero to this! I use OE, have done for years.What, if anything can i do about it? I use Spamfighter as a filtering agent. I NEVER access any questionable websites, and use McAffee site checker.I use AVG as an antivirus and as an e mail checker.
     
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