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Q: will higher speed broadband help...

I'm pretty sure it wont but , we are due to get fiber optic soon and the speeds will be 100 meg and is said to increase later in the year to 300meg
the question is will a high speed broadband improve the homegroup speeds for sharing files between desktop and laptop ,

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A: will higher speed broadband help...

Julian,
Sadly no, that will be limited to the mechanicals directly between their processes. But the good news is it won't slow them down !

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Hello.
I have this new PC:
CPU: I-5 2500 (without the 'k') @ 3.3Ghz
GPU: ASUS GTX 580 direct cu II overclocked to 878 Mhz
Motherboard: Intel DH67CL
RAM: APACER 8GB DDR3 @ 1333 Mhz

I was trying to play Rome: Total War (a game made way back in 2004) at max settings and at 1600x900 resolution (which is the max resolution of my monitor) and I get an average framerate of 20 fps, often even lower. So I checked GPU usage during the game, turns out it never reached 20%. But when I lowered the graphics settings, the fps immediately jumped to 60. As far as I can tell from task manager, there seems to be high CPU usage during gaming, but it doesn't tell how much exactly. So does this mean higher graphics settings require faster CPU clocks and not just a faster GPU? Or does it just mean there's a stability problem with my PC that's affecting its performance?
 

A:Do you need higher CPU speed to play at higher graphics settings in games?

What power supply do you have?
 

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I'm using a Compact Wireless-G Linksys USB Adapter with Speedbooster, and getting higher Upload speed than download speed on every speed testing website I try. Any thoughts on why?

Router: WRT54G2 Firmware vers. 1.0.01
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942353 MB, Free - 640989 MB; D: Total - 11412 MB, Free - 1394 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Upload Speed higher than my Download Speed

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So, I've always kind of had this issue (not something really new). However, after testing my wife's PC to see if it were a router issue or something, I realized I'm in a bad spot. My speed test had my D/L at like .6 Mbps and my U/L at like 1.14. Both spiked during the test around 2.0. Comparing to my wife's PC when I did the test was 14.2Mbps D/L and 3.22 Mbps U/L. Her PC has the hard line into it, while mine is directly connected to the router. The provider goes through her PC, etc.

Is there some tests I could do to find out if it's 1.) My PC 2.) My Router or 3.) Just some settings.

Thank you.

Also, I saw someone ask on another one of these issues for the netstat -n, so here is mine.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 127.0.0.1:50658 127.0.0.1:50659 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:50659 127.0.0.1:50658 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:50660 127.0.0.1:50661 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:50661 127.0.0.1:50660 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.21:51329 117.121.248.123:27030 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.21:52550 174.120.187.140:80 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.21:52702 50.56.52.19:80 CLOSE_WAIT
TCP 192.168.1.21:52703 50.56.52.19:80 CLOSE_WAIT
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A:Upload speed higher than my download speed...

Interesting thing, I refreshed my net and restarted my PC, and it was peaking at 322.5KBps, but now it's back down to like 10-20KBps (at least when d/l from steam).
 

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My gigabyte81845GVM mother board with p4 processor suports only 333 MHz RAM.Can I change my bord.which should i buy???
 

A:Higher Ram Speed

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I recently purchased a new computer (parts) from Newegg. My motherboard is an ASRock P45XE,
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-p45-core,2110-2.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157143
My processor is an E8400, and I have 4GB of G.Skill DDR2 1066.

In the BIOS settings, I change the FSB of my processor from 333 to 356. Which is 3.0Ghz to 3.21Ghz. Increasing this, changes my DRAM frequency from 1066 to 1138. For some reason, my computer won't function after the BIOS screen with 3.21Ghz AND DDR2 1138.

Although, I am able to run my computer safely at 3.21Ghz and DDR2 854.

So my question is... Should I run my computer at 3.0Ghz and DDR2 1066? Or should I run it at 3.21Ghz and DDR2 854? For the best performance
 

A:FSB increase or higher RAM speed?

You can OC and manually set a divider in the BIOS to allow you to run your RAM and FSB at different speeds. For your given numbers, you can set a RAM:FSB divider of 8:5.

Your OC may also be limited by your motherboard. But generally speaking, a higher CPU frequency nets a greater boost in performance compared to a higher RAM frequency.
 

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While I understand this happens when doing simple tasks like browsing the web to save battery, this is incredibly anoying while gaming. When I look in task manager, the cpu won't get higher than 0,38 GHz and the usage won't get higher than 14%, while a few days ago everything was working fine, with speeds even up to 2,90 GHz when gaming while the speed decreases when doing simple tasks while browsing to save power. My laptop is almost always plugged in and the power plan is set to highest. I simply want my laptop to be back to the old behaviour, were doing tasks like gaming increases the processor speed while doing simple tasks like browsing decreases the processor speed to save power.

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I am currently building a system with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor on an Asus P5B mobo and am currently trying to decide on memory. My budget is about £80 and for that I can get a 1gb dual channel set from a good brand like OCZ but I don't know whether I should get 800mhz CL5 memory or 667mhz CL4 memory for the best performance.

Thanks in advance
mrbrownstone
 

A:Lower latency or higher speed ram?

I don't know much about ram timings and speeds, except for my personal shopping research. I THINK that the 800mhz CL5 ram would be better than the 667mhz CL4, but I really have no idea, hopefully someone else on this forum could give you (and me) a better idea of what to look for in ram timings and clock speeds.
The only advice i can give you is this:
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING
That means know what brand the ram is: is the brand trustworthy. Read the reviews and see what the people who have bought that specific ram think about it. And finally read the description very carefully, many sites can sometimes throught you off on their description of the item.
I only say this because of my endless problems with ram over the years, hopefully you can be more succesfull than me.

Good luck

----Also check what kind of warrenty is offered with the ram.
 

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Did the anniversary update on my HP DV 6700 entertainment laptop, took over 2 days......
checked wired speed only 7mbs, but wireless 27 Mbps

have a pc on same router and wired is 27mbps.

have uninstalled / reinstalled network card from laptop but didn't help....tried to install GeForce experience to see if it will detect new drivers , but failed to install, just stopped installing after an initial try !!!

any help would be appreciated..

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I know for CPUs a higher processor speed is usually better than a slower speed with more cores, I was wondering if the same holds true for GPUs or do other factors come into play.
I ask as I am considering building my own pc and this is one area I canít get my head around. I tried Googling it but just get answers to the same question for CPUs.
 

A:GPUs more cores or higher clock speed

No, more cores with slower speeds is better is all situations, especially CPU's. That processing can be done in parrallel is the main advantage of multiple cores (aside from the the necessity of them for heat-dissipation).
 

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Yea i was jus wondering if there was a way to make my pc recieve a higher connection speed over other computers in the house? is this possible?
 

A:Can i make my pc have a higher conn speed over theother pcs in the network?

anyone?
 

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My Speed Test and Speakeasy tests are faster than downloads i do. I get 2MB/s for the speedtest and 700kb/s for regular downloads. Can somebody tell me what is going on or how to make it so my downloads are just as fast as my speed test speeds?
 

A:My download speed is higher on speedtests than regular downloads

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Hi

I am having a problem with my file transfer speed that when I try to transfer data from internal or external my transfer speed will not go higher than 1mb. I am using USB3.0 and both slot are 3.0.

It has only just recently started happening but I do use an TeraCopy for my file transfers as it seems to be faster and I have tryed just using windows but it still the same.

My hardware Specs are:
XFX 550w 80=Bronze
ASUS M5A97 AM3+
AMD Vishera FX-4350 4.2Ghz Overclocked to 4.5
8gb Dual Channel DDR3 1333Mhz
1Tb SEagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA 3
2GB AMD Radeon HD 7850

Thanks

A:Windows 7 file transfer speed is running no higher than 1mb

Temporary try disabling your antivirus software before starting the transfer. Hows the speed now?

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Hi,

I am thinking of upgrading my DSL Broadband speed from the basic to the next level. My question is how much difference in performance will there be? What am to expect that will improve? What are the pros and cons on a faster broadband speed? Is broadband speed relative to modem speed?

Looking forward to your responses.
Thanks

A:Broadband Speed Vs Modem Speed

Broadband is normally MUCH faster than a dial-up modem. However, I think from your post that you already have broadband but want to upgrade to a more expense package. The difference in speed will be totally dependent on your internet service provider and what type of packages they offer.

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Hello & Happy New Year!

My ISP is BT & I am on the "Up To 8 Meg" package. When I use various Speed Test sites, they all show roughly the same figure of about 950 kbps for Downstream. However, when I complain to BT about this speed, they tell me to use their site: http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ & the results from the tests there confuse me.

Below are the last results I achieved & the Downstream figure is quite respectable!

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
IP profile for your line is - 1000 kbps
DSL connection rate: 448 kbps(UP-STREAM) 2016 kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 928 kbps

I have kept screen-grabs of previous tests & the IP profile for my line, (whatever that is... BT cannot give me a straight answer!), has varied such as, 1000, 1500, 2000 & 2500. There was one time when my line profile was 3500 kbps which resulted in 448 kbps Upstrem, 4224 kbps Downstream & an actual throughput of 3240 kbps.

When I use BT's site to see "How Fast Can I Go", I have had different figures on different days - anything between 3Mb & 4.5Mb

I find it hard to argue with BT's Tech Support when referring to the results from their site as they show a reasonable Downstream figure. My question is, why do all the other test sites I use show a figure of about 950 kbps for Downstream when BT's site shows a figure about double all these others?

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A:BT Broadband Speed.

i have a IMB line from UKONLINE service
and here are the results from the BT website
949 kilo bits per second (Kbps),

I would expect at least 5MB if i had 8MB line

heres a few sites I use

http://www.abeltronica.com/PagRec/uk/01/

http://www.broadbandreports.com/stest?loc=97

http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1

http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_meter/7004-7254_7-0.html

http://www.bandwidth.com/tools/speedTest

http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

http://9337387.home.icq.com/main37.html

http://www.wugnet.com/myspeed/speedtest.asp
 

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I am recently connected to broad band and the connecting speed now shows 100Mbps.I have a 256mb ram and 1.2ghs amd duron processor. While downloading a file I get a initial speed of 40-45mbps speed. I am glad if any one enlighten me whether this speed is normal or anything to be done to increase the speed.
Thank you
Regards,
Mohan
 

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hi, i was checking my broadband speed today and found the virgin speed checker,i entered my post code and it came up that i can get 5mb download but when i tried again i enterd my phone number and it came up that i could only get 3mb download is there a reason for this,any help thanks in advance
 

A:broadband speed

You'll have to ask Virgin, I imagine that's location specific.
 

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Hi,Anyone here in the UK using EE broadband.
I'm in South Wales UK and over the last few weeks my speed has dropped from 16.60Mbps down to 12.20Mbps,have informed EE but with no luck yet.
Just wondering is there anybody having same issue as me.
many Thanks.

A:EE Broadband speed

Ookla says I'm getting 19.63, so no complaints on an "up to 20" package.

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hi johntaylor, and welcome to sevenforums,

usually i don't use capitals either, but here they are important.

1000 kbps = 1 Mbps = 0.125 MBps

b = bit, B = byte, M = mega-, m = milli-

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Quote: Originally Posted by johntaylor


i would like to test my internet speed in mbps,last week i test my internet speed here IP Details.com : Internet Speed test , it shown in kbps i need the right website to test in mbps,please let me know if there is anything.



JT

Mickey Megabyte is right but if you must speadtest.net

Oooops It was a BC (before coffee)<g>

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Is there a link you could provide which would enable me to test the speed of my Broadband connection please?
 

A:Broadband Speed

Here's one: Speedtest.net.
 

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Hi im on "orange broadband" & should be getting 8Meg but since last week ive noticed im getting much faster speed

Usually when I have done a speed test I was getting around 6meg

the only thing i can put it down to is ive changed my landline phone package from BT to post office (would this have any effect...?)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3078038395.png
 

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I have tried "OOKLA" www.speedtest.net/ and www.broadbandspeedtest.co.uk and the results are quite different. Ookla gives twice the download speed results compared to the other. Can anyone recommend a speed tester?

A:broadband speed

The way I gauged my download speed was to download something large from GigaNews. After a few minutes any "surge" settles down and you get a steady rate. Tests with small data tend to favor ISPs that give a short burst, boost, or spike. If the download is less than 100 MB or so, it's too short to get past the download spike.

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I access broadband from a Wired router, and my two kids, are wireless. I know that when we are all on the speeds will slow down, but even when I am the only one on, it seems slow for broadband. Today, however, the web pages are loading instantly. How can this be? How can I check my broadbands settings/speeds and what they should be, and why they don't always reach the speeds they are doing now?
 

A:Broadband Speed

what speed broadband are you allegedly on

is it cable or adsl

who is ISP
 

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I have Tiscali ASDL 512MBS

Over the last 2 days the speed had slowed well down

using the online speed checks I get the following:

Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 466 Kbps (58.3 KB/sec) 503 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 111 Kbps (13.9 KB/sec) 119 Kbps (inc. overheads)

at one time the upstream was 33Kbs

I have a wireless router/modem and the problem occurs on all 3 networked PCs.
Is the problem with me or Tiscali?

It is driving me nuts! :knock:
 

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How can I tell if my 1mb cable broadband is running at the right speed? I have gone onto different sites to get a speed check but I don't really understand the results. My oS is Windows XP Pro and my ISP is ntl. All I want to know is if it is running at the speed it is supposed to run at. I've just had an upgrade but it doesn't seem that much faster than the 300kbps I had before. Can someone please tell me how I can find out in language I can understand. The first test I did was at ADSL and the results were: Downstream actual speed 148 Kbps, Upstream Actual speed 28 Kbps. The second site was bandwidthplace.com and the results were: 532.5 kilobits per second. The third site was numion.com, which said Throughput 5580 Bps and Throughput 45 kbps. The last one was dslreports.com which gave me download speed of 951 kbps and upload speed of 42 kbps. I don't understand any of this. Please can someone help. Thanks in advance.

A:Broadband Speed

You can try http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_me...-7254_7-0.html

Its always worked well for me.

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i have just upgraded my broadband to 20mg from 4mg and it does not seem to make any difference when i go in to network connections and it says 100.00 mbps this has not changed when i upgraged does this change when you have a faster connection is there a way of checking how fast my b/band connection is as my provider is telling me i am getting 20mg any help would be cool
 

A:broadband speed ??????

that 100 mbps is how fast you can transfer files from your pc to another pc on a network, not your internet speed. it will not change from upgrading internet services. you can test your internet speed by going to http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html and running there test. there are also other sites that will test your connection too. hope this helps
 

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hi everyone
you have all helped me with my dropping out problem i am now going to ask if you
can help with my slow broadband speed 736kbps.
my isp provider has been very helpful but they tell me i am not going to get a faster speed because i live to far from my exchange i.e. 5miles.
I am using a wireless router with windows vista 32bit on a laptop.
any help to speed me up would be very much appreciated

regards calmat

A:broadband speed

Hi,

Look here it might give you an insight into how your speed is set by the ISP & local exchange (Distance).

What is my broadband 'IP profile' and why is it important? | Help | BT.com Help

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Hi there seems to be so many 'Broadband speed' tests, which ones are the most accurate ? or are they very much the same?

Thx
 

A:Broadband Speed?

The test results can vary greatly, depending on which site you use, the location, and the time of day.

I'm fortunate to have a speed test site that my ISP provides locally, so the upload and download speeds are usually within 90% - 100% of what I pay for.

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I have recently upgraded from dial up to broadband. I had just downloaded some software and it took a few minutes to download,15 mg. The speed it was downloading was 50 kbps. My broadband speed is supposed to be 256/512 upload/download! Why is it still downloading as if it is dialup. I do not dialup and the broadband is connected! XP, 3.2 ghtz, 160 gig, 512 ram,
 

A:Broadband speed

It could be the server you were using is just real busy. Try a free online speed test. http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_meter/7004-7254_7-0.html

With cable, your download should be above 1500 KB.
 

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Is there a prog around that will sit on the desktop and show the broadband speed??
 

A:Broadband speed

Well, I found this for the Windows Sidebar.
 

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I am an unsophisticated user.  I have some questions regarding broadband speed.  I have AT&T DSL Elite Internet.  I found a link to an FCC site wherein you can test your broad band speed (link: http://www.broadband.gov/).  The results I got were as follows:
 
Download speed:  448 kbps
Upload speed:       231 kbps
Latency:                  42 ms
Jitter:                         2 ms
 
When I mouse over my internet icon in the system tray it says:
 
Local area connection
Speed:  100.0 Mbps
Status:  Connected
 
I went to the AT&T website and checked the various DSL options and they advertise as follows:
 
Pro internet:              Downstream speeds up to 3Mbps
Elite Internet:            Downstream speeds up to 6Mbps
Max Internet:             Downstream speeds up to 12Mbps
Max Plus Internet:     Downstream speeds up to 18Mbps
Max Turbo Internet:  Downstream speeds up to 24Mbps
 
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A:Broadband speed

I made the original post above, 2 days ago.  More than a little ironically, today I received a letter from AT&T, dated the same day (March 4) that states, "As part of our ongoing effort to provide you with the best possible internest exprerience, we regularly conduct quality checks to test the speed of your AT&T High Speed Internet service at your modem.  Our tests indicate that you are experiencing throughput speeds slower than the speed tier associated with your service plan."
 
As a result, they are lowering my monthly price.  This raises 2 questions:
 
1)  Is there any chance that AT&T monitors this website and is taking the above action as a result?
2)  What is throughput speed?  Is that the speed going into my modem from AT&T, or the speed that is going into my computer from the modem?  If the former, does that mean that no matter what plan I choose, with whatever modem, the internet speed I currently have is all I'll ever have with AT&T?
 
Thanks again.

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Morning Guys, Maybe someone has ran across this and can help. I'm looking at a Insight Broad Band home network for a guy. 3 pc's on his router. He is paying for the 20.0 package, supposed to be 20 MB download. 2 of the pc's get about 18MB download, I figure this is about right with the modem (motorola surfboard sb 5100) and a (linksys wrt54g wireless router) all with current firmware. Insight say's everything is provisioned correctly. All pc's are wired with the longest run at about 100 ft. The middle run at 30 ft only get's about 10 MB download with several different speedtest. That pc is running XP Pro and all pc's have the same OS. All pc's are about the same, 2 to 2.5 gig processors. I have ran, hijackthis, spybot, adaware, super anti spyware, malwarebytes, combofix and his virus program along with online scanner Housecall. All came up clean. If not infected anywhere, where should I look for the speed loss. I changed cable ports on the router, changed nic card and cat 5 cable. I am at a loss on this, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Broadband speed

Hi

You should post this in the networking section here.

1. Are the network settings the same on all 3 computers? Especially DNS. Or are all 3 computers set up using DHCP?
2. Do you have anything else running at the same time as browsing? Especially updating software like antivirus/Adobe/Java/Apple or Quicktime/Windows updates? Try to stop it if you have.
3. Do you have any Firewall software running? You can temporarily disable it and see if it makes a difference.
4. Is the 3rd PC still slow when the other 2 are disconnected?
5. If you ping www.google.com do you get any timeouts?
6. Have you tried to use a different browser like Chrome or Firefox if you are using IE? You can also try resetting your browser or disabling any add-ons
7. Is the network cable of the 3rd PC running next to any power lines, fridges, heaters or anything that can cause electrical interference?
8. If you go into the properties of your network adapter and click on the advanced tab, is "Media Type" set to "auto Select"?

Please let us know.

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HI

I have O2 Broadband premium with the O2 wireless box II on up to 20 meg. I would only ever get 2-4mb so I called them up and they said it was because I was using an telephone extension cable from the master socket in the livingroom up to my room and to change it to a broadband extension cable.

So I bought a RJ11 cable and I have done a few speed tests using various sites and show higher speeds from around 7mb to 12mb (depending when I test them) but whenever I download something it always downloads at the same speed around 150kbs to 250kbs? how is this when the speed test sites say I can get up to 12mbs?

I checked my uncles PC (stays across the road) and he is on talk talk and varies from 7mb to 12mb like myself and downloaded the same file from cnet and he was downloading at 1.5mbs - 2mbs where I was only 150kb to 200kb?? both are connected with ethernet cables.

why is there a big difference in speed?

JJ

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I plan to transfer a JPEG to a CF card to take to Wal-Mart to have 5" x 7" prints made. This JPEG was scanned from a 35mm slide and saved as a TIFF. I saved it further as a JPEG in two sizes: 5332 x 3664 and 980 x 673.

If I were to have two 5 x 7's made, one from the larger JPEG and one from the smaller JPEG, would there be a discernible difference in quality between the prints? How about if I were to have two 4 x 6 prints made? Or two 8 x 10s? Wouldn't I be able to tell the difference more in a larger print? It seems to me, theoretically, that a print made from a 5332 x 3664 file would turn out sharper than one made from a 980 x 673 file. However, if I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, then of course I'd prefer working with the smaller files.
 

A:Does higher resolution (JPEG) result in higher quality prints?

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i would like to test my internet speed in mbps,last week i test my internet speed here http://www.ip-details.com/internet-speed-test/ , it shown in kbps i need the right website to test in mbps,please let me know if there is anything.
 

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I just re-installed Windows XP home, and I put in all the new patches; SP2, and the like. Before I installed Norton AV, and Zone Alarm, I noticed that my test scores from Broadbandreports.com were hovering around the 5300kpbs-7000kbps.. I have a 7meg download cable modem hook up. So, now that I am up and running to how I should be, I check my test scores are now back down to what I was getting BEFORE I reinstalled windows of around 2500-2600kbps, tested on different servers, different times of the day. What is making it so slow? What program did I install is making my connection so slow?!? I tried disabling NAV, and ZoneAlarm independently, and then together, but I'm still getting the slow speeds. Could it be some other program running somewhere that I dont know of (Or one I think is 'harmless?')

I have a XP 1600+ AMD,
512 PC3200 RAM
400FSB
Windows XP home SP2
X-posted in Hardware
 

A:Loss of Broadband speed!?!? How?

Don't forget to factor in the 'contention'. Any chance that you have a near neighbour hogging any bandwidth. Happened to me.
 

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is there a free software product that will monitor broadband connection live and show speed overtime.
my sons broadband connection appears to be dropping every 10 secs or so
 

A:monitor broadband speed

bump
 

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hi there, i thought i would spread the good news, you can get broadband speed out of your existing dialup connection and even increase your broadband connection. It works, check it out at www.whizzconnect.com.

 

A:Dialup at broadband speed

Dual post.

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speedtest.net - I have pinged about 10 servers tonight, half in France and half in Ireland & UK. Every French server is pathetically slow in download and pings (28ms) and uploads are in the region of 4-5 everywhere, I am supposed to be on 11. Best was Virgin Media Croydon with 125MB (I am on 120MB at present) and 12ms ping (I used to get 7ms) with slow upload again!

A:Broadband Speed Tests

I really would not put too much weight against what speed test results show. If you want to check what your Upstream & Downstream are. Run Shaper Probe.

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hi there, i thought i would spread the good news, you can get broadband speed out of your existing dialup connection and even increase your broadband connection. It works, check it out at www.whizzconnect.com.

 

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At the end of November/begininning of December I switched to a different broadband package within AOL, changing from AOL Gold to Broadband wireless. The wireless package is up to 8 Meg in speed, but I know that approx 4 Meg is the maximum available to me.

To begin with all was well and I was getting good speeds when web browsing etc, but after two or three weeks the speed suddenly decreased from 3.7 Meg to approx 400kbps. I queried this with technical support (!), and jumped through all the hoops they asked me to, unplugging, replugging, power cycle of the wireless router etc all to no avail. They then decided there was a fault on my line and reported this to BT...BT said the line was fine. A reset of the line by AOL finally brought my speed back up to 3.8 Meg.

After another couple of weeks exactly the same thing happened again. I went through the same hoops with Technical Support, then they decided there was a fault on the line... BT said there wasn't, and this time an engineer was sent out to do some checks at the exchange, then come here. The morning of the engineer's visit my speed was still slow, after his checks at the exchange it went back to approx 3.2 Meg.

That was a week ago. Yesterday my line speed fell dramatically again, to the point that speed tests now show a downstream that averages at about 100kbps. This morning I've done a full power cycle (more in hope than anticipation!) but it has had no effect.
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Many of us (me included) are concerned about how "fast" our ISP (Internet Service Provider) is. Here are five different speed test sites in the US to help you answer that question. To get an accurate assesment of yours run tests several times at different times of the day and on different days.
If your ISP sold you a package with a download speed of, say, 25Mbs and your result is only 14Mbs, that's normal. ISP's advertise the maximum speed their network is capable of during a very light load. More users online and the speed drops far off the adveritsed rate.
In my experience with a wired router the available speed is divided by the number of connections to it which are active, I have no wireless so have no experience with that.


   Tip
For best results clear your browser cache, cookies, temp files, etc. before a test.
The farther you are from the test server, the lower your results.


Speedtest.net This one has a map and lets you choose worldwide servers to test with.

Wide Open West

Audit My PC

c|NET Cnet may go wordwide I don't know, it has options to check where you are, work, home, etc. and I got widely varying results with each.

SpeakEasy This is what my ISP (Comcast) uses when they are here for a service call, I thought it was because it always gave the best result, but not true after I checked on the other sites.



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browser speed tests arent that clear though. as "your only as fast as your slowest man"

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I'm using Virgin's cable broadband.

I've a question about the speed of my broadband, in particular the one that I receive on my laptop and wondered if anyone around may be able to point me in right direction.

I've a PC upstairs connected to Virgin's modem & wired connected to PC. After upgrading my broadband speed to 10MB (from 2MB).

When running online speed check on 3 different website, the PC upstairs shows around 10MB of speed, however, on laptop it only shows around 2MB.

Laptop shows signal strength of wireless router as "very good" (understandably, upstairs it show "excellent" due to its close proximity to router). However, when I'm next to router i.e. when signal strength shows "excellent" and when I run a search, the test shows the speed of around 5-6MB.

I've disabled ZoneAlarm firewall, Spybot anti-spyware and AVG's anti-virus software, when running this speed test, but it's made no difference whatsoever & remains just under 1MB.

I've also ensured that the channels set on router and my wireless chip on laptop is same. Router's default setting's channel 6 and I've ensured the same set for my wireless chip on on laptop as well.

I've had new modem & router sent out by the Virgin people due to this, but the problem continuous, I'm afraid. Can anyone tell why I fail to get around or just under 10MB of broadband speed on my laptop?

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A:Wireless broadband speed ???

I think you'll find that some wireless cards just don't yield the maximum throughput. I've run speed checks on my connection here, 15mbit/15mbit fiber, and my Toshiba running XP-Pro gets 15mbit, but the HP running Vista-32 only manages around 9mbit. Never been able to squeeze any more speed from the HP on the speed test.
 

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Hi, I am using windowsXP. Recently I just change my broadband to a higher speed which is 1.something MB.

How do I check the broadband speed.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

I have heard that an ultra high speed ADSL RJ11 cable will help increase the broadband speed connection. Is this true? and will this work?

I have BT broadband 8mb and only recieving around 3mb and can only download 500kb FTP and around 50kb P2P. I should recieve more speed than this shouldnt i?

Will the make and model of router i have help with increase of speed too?

i am not too far from the exchange either.

please help
 

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My broadband speed comes through my telephone line. I`ve been on 3mb download speed but recently have upgraded to receive up to 7.6mb download speed.
My query is this: i`ve been told by a tech guy from my broadband provider that because my router speed yesterday was 4416 that that is the fastest speed i can receive.(i`ts only 3712 today). Can i change my router for a different one that will take 7.6mb speed or does the router actually make any difference to the download speed received?

Thanks in advance.
 

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