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mikecoup
26-09-2004, 12:42 PM
Also has anyone heard of or used a program called dsl speed i think it is like those modem tweaking programs but for cable is it any good would it stuff the connection up or is it safe ?? .

Thank you Mike......

Nighthawk
26-09-2004, 12:58 PM
meh.. seems no1 wants 2 reply :P
why not bring up this topic also?
Whats the best broadband deal (price vs features/speed ratio)
considering:

ihug broadband
xtra
telstra clear
whoosh
etc

ive heard of fast tcp which is in beta testing in the states or something, it apparently can download a whole digital movie in seconds! if this stuff comes out normal broadband should go -$$$$

theother1
26-09-2004, 02:56 PM
one of the aspects that we forget about when talking about connection speeds here, as apposed to the USA, is that huge economies of scale influence prices in the US. We have to pay far more for the sorts of connection speeds that they pay peanuts for there, simply because only 6 people, relatively speaking, are signed up to to each of the various ISPs. With 293 million people they are almost 100 times the size of NZ.
And it is a very competetive market.

tweak\'e
26-09-2004, 04:00 PM
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2104.html

TonyF
26-09-2004, 09:45 PM
> Also has anyone heard of or used a program called dsl
> speed i think it is like those modem tweaking
> programs but for cable is it any good would it stuff
> the connection up or is it safe ?? .

Go to www.speedguide.net , which will check your system and recommend how to reset. Sleeked up my cable. Gave a very high Rwin ( some 24k) which Juha said was right. Have a look.
Cheers Tony

TonyF
27-09-2004, 12:27 AM
> http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2104.html
Hello Tweak'e.
I've just realised that your ref points to the Optimiser. My mention above of Rwin is in error - the Optimiser gave 256,960. DLs come in from some places at 250KBytes. Latency right now is 8 ms. Nice ....
Cheers T