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Help needed!!!

Rakkasan

Help needed!!!
« on: December 19, 2005, 06:50:13 pm »
Hi Dr. Tweak was hoping you could answer some questions for me?
Thanks.

Operating system XP SP2
Provider: NetZero
GTW V.92 Voice Modem, P4 1800 processer, 256 memory (RAM)

I have Cablenut & TCP Optimizer installed

My current  Cablenut settings are your recommened ones for Dial-Up Win XP

My problem is cablenut & tcp optimizer tweaks have done nothing what so ever to increase my DL/UP-load. I would've atleast thought I'd see a small improvement. Whats wrong is there anything eles I can do?
Please help

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Tracert:


Tracing route to www.netzero.net [**********]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1   177 ms   179 ms   173 ms  nas26.2in1.Level3.net [63.215.29.247]
  2   180 ms   179 ms   179 ms  ge-7-0-1.hsa2.Cincinnati1.Level3.net [63.212.220
.3]
  3   180 ms   173 ms   191 ms  4.68.124.249
  4   240 ms   245 ms   245 ms  as-1-0.bbr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [64.159.0.246
]
  5   239 ms   233 ms   239 ms  ae-21-54.car1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [4.68.102.1
08]
  6   245 ms   245 ms   239 ms  ge2-0.core1.lax.netzero.net [63.214.153.106]
  7  1236 ms   941 ms   671 ms  my.lax.netzero.net [***]

Trace complete.

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Ping:

Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.

>ping -l 1472 www.netzero.com

Pinging www.netzero.net [64.136.29.230] with 1472 bytes of data:

Reply from ***: bytes=56 (sent 1472) time=261ms TTL=249
Reply from ***: bytes=56 (sent 1472) time=250ms TTL=249
Reply from ***: bytes=56 (sent 1472) time=257ms TTL=249
Reply from ***: bytes=56 (sent 1472) time=258ms TTL=249

Ping statistics for ***:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 250ms, Maximum = 261ms, Average = 256ms

If you need any info I will be happy to give it out

Thanks!!


Rakkasan

Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 07:02:08 pm »
BTW I contacted NetZero to find out if they support MPPC and V.44 they replied with No they do not

Rakkasan

Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005, 10:38:25 pm »
Since the change from IE6 to Firefox I have noticed super fast browsing speeds I love it.
My DL/UPload  have not been effected though


:::.. Download Stats ..:::
Connection is:: 35 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)
Download Speed is:: 4 kB/s

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Under connection status it say's I'm connected at 45.2Kbps
then why the (Connection is:: 35 Kbps?)

Also my provider is not Level3 it is NetZero am I running off of Level3's network?
« Last Edit: December 21, 2005, 12:17:29 am by Rakkasan »

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Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005, 06:09:29 pm »
A browser isn't going to increase your upload and download speeds. You are on a dial up connection, you need to understand that. Dial up is a tiny tiny pipe to the internet and the only thing you can really do to improve your actual download speeds is upgrade to a broadband connection.

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Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005, 07:16:51 pm »
I'm well aware of that. I recently bought a home in the contry and my only option as of now is dial up.
Before my move a had verizon dsl for 2 yrs, RR before that.
So coming from that to dial up makes me what to hang myself j/k I love my new house.

My inital question was even after Cablenut and TCP opt. installed plus tweaked. I get the same connection/DL/UPload speeds. Why is that??

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005, 07:36:39 pm »
The reason is that no tweak can increase your actual connect speed and you are limited by that. The fastest a 56k modem can connect is 53333, so if you did actually connect at that speed the best you could download at is 6.67kbps and that is if everything is absolutely perfect. Realistically you will connect somewhere in the mid to upper 40K range so the best you are looking at is 5-6kbps. 56K modems are very fickle as well, you have to have an absolute perfectly clean phone line with no noise, any noise will decrease your connect speeds and actual download speeds. The best you can do with tweaking a 56K line is increase the speed at which web pages load and help stabilize your download speeds.

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Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2005, 08:57:46 pm »
Ok heres a few more questions:

1.) Why advertise Reccomended Cablenut settings for 56K if infact they do nothing at all to help?

2.) How can you help stabilize download speeds?

3.) I have NetZero Highspeed mumbo jumbo.. How can I connect without using there software? ie. use DUN instead.
I know it can be done just not sure how

Thanks..


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Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2005, 09:02:07 pm »
Ok heres a few more questions:

1.) Why advertise Reccomended Cablenut settings for 56K if infact they do nothing at all to help?

2.) How can you help stabilize download speeds?

3.) I have NetZero Highspeed mumbo jumbo.. How can I connect without using there software? ie. use DUN instead.
I know it can be done just not sure how

Thanks..



OK maybe I'm not being clear enough.

1. CableNut helps webpages load faster and stabilizes your connection, so it does infact do something. The AFD buffers in CableNut help quite a bit.

2. See answer number 1.

3. Using Net Zero Hi-Speed bypasses all tweaks since it uses a proxy server. To my knowledge you cannot connect without their software.



 :)

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Re:Help needed!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2005, 09:15:38 pm »
Well thank you for you kind and considerate help.
I never thought about NetZero and the proxy so that makes since.
Yeah theres a way to get around there service but take the chance of your account being terminated which would really not be good considering where im living now.
I could see if I were on there Free service plan oh well all hope of a faster connection is lost :'(

 

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