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Speedguide.net

by snozzau / July 1, 2004 12:00 PM PDT

Has anybody used any of the tweaks,patches or whatever on speedguide.net
I am having some intermittent trouble with my DSL connection not loading web pages and am willing to try anything.
My ISP is blaming Windows and Microsoft is blaming my ISP.
BTW I am using Firefox.
Cheers,
Scott

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Re: Speedguide.net
by Sovereign Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 2:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Speedguide.net

Yes, I have used their tools and it really works if you know what to do. What are you looking for? What is your goal?

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Re: Speedguide.net
by mp3artists / July 1, 2004 2:50 PM PDT
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what kind of signal access point are you using, a router or a bridge (ADSL modem) ?

Talk to the techs in your ADSL service department. Get wiring insurance from your phone company. You may need to eliminate anitquated resistance and copper phone line, that is impeding the amplified signal. Also depending on where your pair runs off the the main trunk, there could be what's called traps and drops. You could be "leaking" signal. Only a tech testing your lines can tell for sure.

peace
Chris

i'm using Firefox now too and it zips right along. I just replaced this real old resistance unit in the basement with an up to date signal box and my connection flies pretty good now. It was dropping off entirely. The bridge my provider uses for ADSL connection to my NIC works off a "dial up" connection and different network protocol.
I wasn't getting any signal at times and couldn't get any of my browsers to boot. The amperage of a digital signal is subject to many obstacles depending on your physical location.

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Re: Speedguide.net
by snozzau / July 1, 2004 3:38 PM PDT
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Thanks for the replies.
My problem is speed when loading webpages.
A lot of the time a page will just hang there saying"waiting for www.google.com.au" or whatever the web page is I"m trying to go there.
Just got a response from Microsoft with directions on re-registering the cache.
I am about to try it.
So far my experience with broadband has been less than brilliant,my old dialup might have been slow but at least it was reliable.
Back to you guys.
Cheers,
Scott

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Re: Speedguide.net
by ereedks / July 1, 2004 11:09 PM PDT
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You may check out the "Tweaks" section, listed under the "Tools" at www.dslreports.com as well. You can run the "Tweak test", and it will tell you if there are some adjustments you can make to improve your speed.

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