A 700mhz I am assuming this is plan that uses a cell phone network?
Almost every wireless that uses the cell network advertises rates that almost nobody gets. I think you can only get those rates if nobody else is using the tower and you are standing directly under it
You are getting 560k down 190k up which is what you would expect on most these plans.
The best plan out right now is from sprint or clear (same network) that uses wimax. This is a 4G network that they claim you can get 3-6mbps speeds. Verizon is just starting to install LTE which is another 4G technology. The sprint coverage is limited but growing. Verizon has very little but says they will have large area of coverage by year end.... we will see.
Be very careful using these plans as a normal broadband they all have monthly caps with huge overage charges. The sprint 4G makes a big point that they do not have a cap but I suspect that will change.
After doing some research as to why my internet is sooooo slow, I found that I should do some tests. A ping test and a broadband speed test. I did these test and now I don't know what I am supposed to do with the information.
I know basically nothing about this area so please be very specific in your replies. Talk to me like a third grader. I promise I won't get mad.
I have a 700mhz wireless internet
Download speeds up to 1.2mbps
upload speeds up to 5ookbps
Ping test results from the web site pingtest.net
line quality: D
Packet loss: 0%
Ping: 321 ms
Server distance: 300 miles
Broadband speed test results from speedtest.net
Download Speed: .56 mbps
Upload Speed: .19mbps
Server Distance: 100 miles
So based on this info what do I need to do next?
pentium 4 3ghz
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