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Help requested to optimise internet connection

By scbalaji
May 28, 2007
  1. Dear all,
    I have hp pavilion system with 1 GB RAM, pentium IV processor and AVG free anti-virus and spyware programs installed and hi-speed dial-up connection with 3G Modem and connected to the network of 5 HCL computers with 256 MB RAM, Celeron processor and AVG free anti-virus and spyware programs installed. In the desktop icon, it shows the internet connection speed is 230.4 kbps. but the internet connection is terribly slow. Please let me know what I should do to optimize my internet connection.
    Thanks.
    scbalaji
     
  2. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    I think you just answered your own question.

    Are you talking about a 3G cellular modem? These modems often have a hard time getting anywhere near their theoretical speeds.

    It would be much more worth your time and $$$ to see if they offer a broadband service like cable/DSL/fiber in your area.
     
  3. scbalaji

    scbalaji TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Gavilan,
    there is no broadband facility in my area.
    Is there any other possibilities or how it can be maximum optimised.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Not much you can do with dial-up even with the best in corp world they get 53kbps down... You don't have DSL from your phone company or they just don't offer it yet?
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,336   +622

    > it shows the internet connection speed is 230.4 kbps. but the internet connection is terribly slow

    dial-up is like 56kbs, ASDL (broadband over telco line) is ~756kbs
    so if you're accessing via a cellphone, you're doing well.

    the only thing I might suggest is forcing the MTU to 576. this will ensure
    no fragmentation of your packets and therefore less retries.
     
  6. scbalaji

    scbalaji TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank u friend

    I tried but not much helpful. Sometimes the internet speed is ok. but most of the time it is slow. is that my network problem or with the ISP. please let me know.
    My network problem, I mean, the problem is with my computer. Is that anything i should do?
     
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    it is all withe the ISP an nothing u can do otherwise.
     
  8. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    I have a friend who could not get cable or DSL and ended up using a satellite dish for both TV and his Internet connection. Seemed to work well for him once he got the disk pointed and adjusted optimally and it might be an option for you.
     
  9. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

    If you can afford it try wildblue from dish network.. I dont know if DirectPC is still available..
     
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