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ADSL oh so slow

By khinton ·
ADSL shared thru XPHOME system is very slow (5-10 minutes to open page)the network is 10/100, NIC all are 10/100, cat5, 10/100 switch, win98 O/S, 200Mhz CPU or better, 65-128 Ram. Shared using both wizard and manual, any help would be great.

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by TheChas In reply to ADSL oh so slow

Is the speed an issue on all systems?
Is the speed acceptable on the system with the connection if all other users are not using the system?

The first thing to do, is to verify what your bandwidth is. Is your overall speed 120K, or 800K?

I think there is a speed verification test, or at least a link to one at www.dslreports.com

If you have a low speed connection, and 4 users, it could be the equivelent of a 28.8 modem for each user.

If the line speed is fine, then you need to check for network issues.

Time the transfer for a 1MB file from system to system.

Then you can determine where the bottleneck is.

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by Ann777 In reply to ADSL oh so slow

If you have multiple users connecting and sharing a single DSL line, your bandwidth will be split among all the users.

Here are some links on improving DSL/cable speeds:

http://cable-dsl.home.att.net/

http://www.aspergantis.com/adsl/tweaks.htm

http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/dsltips.htm

http://www.labmice.net/hardware/modems.htm

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by shiny_topadm In reply to ADSL oh so slow

Hi, another thing to check, if you have a router that connects the dsl modem to the network, is the router settings, it may need to be reset. You should first connect to your ADSL from one PC only, not shared or connected to any other device. You need to isolate to see what's causing the slowdown. Your service provider will probably only 'help' if you're connected to one PC. I have a 640K ADSL connection shared (with a router/switch) between 6 users and the only time anyone notices a 'slowdown' is when multiple users are downloading at the same time. good luck.

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