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t1 lan booster?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gh+st, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. Gh+st

    Gh+st Thread Starter

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    Hi, I recently moved to an apartment complex and we're supposed to have a T1 lan connection here, so I thought it would be pretty fast, but my connection kinda blows (esp. for gaming). I routinely get pings in the 200 range, but sometimes the connection will settle down and I'll stay around 50 and under. I tested my connection speed on www.speakeasy.net/speedtest and get an download speeds about 1.8mbps and upload speeds of 1.1mbps, so what can I do to improve my connection?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What connection do you want to improve. If the LAN is T1, you're probably not going to get better than that.

    If you want faster internet, subscribe to your own cable or DSL, after checking to see what bandwidth they offer in your area.
     
  3. Gh+st

    Gh+st Thread Starter

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    It's a T1, but I know that windows XP isn't automatically set up to take advantage of a high speed connection, and I know there are ways to improve that in the TCP/IP registry, but I don't know how to do that.
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    Is this a T1 to your domicile or a shared T1 to the entire complex?

    Are you getting this same 200ms ping on the ping to your internet provider as opposed to whereever your pinging when you have this problem?
     
  5. JohnWill

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    FWIW, a T1 line has 1.5mbit each way. Since the typical individual broadband user has more than that downstream already, sharing that much bandwidth with a whole apartment building is probably one of the issues.

    I suspect that when a couple people fire up their P2P applications, they suck the connection dry, and you get lousy response times.
     
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