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DSL Slowdown

By lump_16 ·
When I fisrt connect up to ther internet with my DSL line my downlaods go very nicely at around 90 - 100k but the longer I stay connected, the slower my connection becomes. Over the course of 6 hours my d/l rate fell to under 30k.

I moved my system to only 10 feet away from where my phone line comes in at and I have DSL line filters up the wazoo and still no improvements.

What's going on here adn hwo can I resolve this problem?

Any suggestions would be appreaciated.

Thanks,
Brian Wright
wrightweb@wright-onthe-web.com
http://www.wright-onthe-web.com

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by TheChas In reply to DSL Slowdown

Slowdowns on the web be it Dial-Up, DSL or cable have numerous causes.

Even the fastest connections can have slow response at peak usage times.
The site that you are connected to may be overburdoned, or there may be a bottle-neck between your CO, and the site you are using.

There are several sites that will test your connection speed.
www.cnet.com
www.dslreports.com
www.mcafee.com

You can also check your cache settings.
You may be running out of hard drive space and /or virtual memory space.

I like to leave 2GB free on ALL drives. If you have less than 500MB free space, or limit virtual memory size, you can easily run out of space for the temporary download files, which can slow your system down.

Chas

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by lump_16 In reply to DSL Slowdown

Has nothing to do with peak hours or the host.
It does this no matter what time of day it is and no matter what the host.

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by Oldefar In reply to DSL Slowdown

While the symptom may indicate a network problem, it is more likely a host issue. To determine if the problem is with your connectivity or your host, do a warm reboot or restart on your computer the next time you experience a slow down. I suspect you'll see a return to the higher performance.

If my suspician is correct, you have a resource issue on your computer to chase down. Since this will be OS specific, you will have to add comments or open a new question to get further.

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by Oldefar In reply to DSL Slowdown

Please note that host can refer to your machine as well as a site you are trying to reach. In my answer, I am refering to your PC when I state "it is more likely a host issue".

Forgive the use based on early peer to peer networking - a common practice when LANs first came into use. All nodes acted as clients and servers and were commonly called hosts.

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by lump_16 In reply to DSL Slowdown

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by sgt_shultz In reply to DSL Slowdown

uh, those dsl filters wouldn't be up the dsl modems phone lines wazoo would they?
and you are actually seeing the slowness, not just seeing it in your connect rate test page?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to DSL Slowdown

wait a second. this sounds like a virus or worm. does it also happen if you test using ordinary dial up? can you sniff to see the traffic?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to DSL Slowdown

got limewire or kazaa or any of those?

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by lump_16 In reply to DSL Slowdown

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by jkaras In reply to DSL Slowdown

Hey Brian,
I used to have road runner cable modem and received slow speeds intermittanly at times where I went to a site called www.speedguide.net and downloaded patches that dramatically improved my speed. I have dsl now and it's performed so well that I havent tried their dsl patches. Might want to give it a try.

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