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just want faster internet

by eel_retep / March 5, 2009 11:48 AM PST

i tested my internet at and the results were (download-529 kb/s)(upload-321 kb/s)
i don't know what those numbers means but i know my internet is slow.

i was wondering if i buy a better router, would it help speed up my internet speed.

i i my using a Zoom 5590-00-03 DSL Modem / Wireless Router and if buying a new and better router i was going to buy the Netgear WNDR3300 modem/router.

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Save your money
by fihart / March 5, 2009 4:38 PM PST

I doubt if a new router would solve your speed issue.

Check it's not being caused by poor wireless reception by connecting the computer and router by ethernet cable.

If no improvement the problem is either with your phone wiring or the supply from your internet provider. If you are connecting the router to an extension move it to the master socket (one nearest where the line comes in from the street).

If no improvement talk to phone company and internet provider.

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Which ISP?
by sunwatcher / March 5, 2009 5:29 PM PST

Which ISP are you using, and what speeds do they provide or what speed did you sign up for? Your download speed seems a bit slow, but you haven't given much to go on.

DSL speeds also depend on the distance of your home to the phone company's central office. That information is not normally readily found, but you might be able to get a good idea of speed capability from your nearby neighbors using DSL.

Perhaps your DSL modem is bad, but your ISP might be able to tell you more about your connection/distance from central office. Have you contacted them yet?

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confirm about regitration in cnet
by Techie_Master / March 5, 2009 8:59 PM PST
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by eel_retep / March 7, 2009 6:45 AM PST
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i'm using sbc dsl

i have no idea what the speed that we signed up for

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Start With SBC
by sunwatcher / March 7, 2009 11:05 AM PST
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I would start by contacting SBC. They should be able to give you more details about what speeds you should be getting, and they'll be able to help you troubleshoot your low download speed if there really is a problem.

A new DSL modem/router might help improve your speeds, but that isn't likely if your line quality is poor to begin with.

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