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 PostPost subject: What's up with my connection        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:02 pm 
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Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my connection i keep getting random disconnects, ive tried 3 different routers and all the same i normally get 2mb but im getting 700KBPS-900KBPS so anoying can anyone help me out please or is there anything i can buy to sort it out.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:51 pm 
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Be more specific about your connection and hardware. Let us know what your advertised connection speed is, what modem you have, what routers you have or have tried. Are you using wireless or wired? More than one computer at once? If you're using wireless is it encrypted? If so, what level of encryption are you using?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:12 pm 
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It could be an issue with your ISP or noise on your phone line. I know you have those filters to help clear up noise, did you try removing them to see if the connection becomes more stable? If you exhaust all the things you can try (and checking filters and changing modem/router is the most you can do really) then contact your ISP and whoever supplies your phoneline (BT?) and see what they can do.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:11 pm 
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Avoid bittorrent, that's been a big issue with my connection. I'm starting to wonder if AT&T is pulling a comcast or not, bittorrents used to work just fine without a MASSIVE slowdown.


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Bit Torrent shouldn't matter if you have it configured correctly.

Also, I forgot to mention that advertised Internet connection speeds are in bits/second, not bytes/second. If you're connection speed is advertised as 3 megabits/second that means your MAXIMUM transfer rate is going to be 375 kilobytes/second. That's not including overhead so in practice it's going to be less than that. To actually have a sustained transfer rate of 2 megabytes a second you would need a 16+ megabit Internet connection.

You also have to keep in mind that the transfer speed depends on both sides of the connection, not just yours. The servers you are downloading files from need to be able and configured to handle that amount of bandwidth per user. Also, the advertised speed of your connection is never guaranteed, maybe there are more people using the service. One more thing, the advertised connection speed is for the connection through your modem to the Internet, not through each of your computers. If you have two computers downloading large files at the same time, each computer is going to get only half of the bandwidth.


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QuiescentWonder wrote:
Bit Torrent shouldn't matter if you have it configured correctly.


Yeah but well, were not in a perfect world and my nearest wallgreens is one town away!


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When I sometimes use bittorrent, the connection slows down drastically for the rest of the day, even if I stop using bittorrent. Maybe my ISP might of done the same thing? (Pulling a comcast).

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When I sometimes use bittorrent, the connection slows down drastically for the rest of the day, even if I stop using bittorrent. Maybe my ISP might of done the same thing? (Pulling a comcast).


Maybe it's because you don't properly shut down your bit torrent client and for the rest of the day you have a bunch of people continually trying to connect to you? Do you let your client shut itself down all the way?

Also, it could be your router, that's more likely than it being your ISP. Older Linksys routers had some bug where they kept half-open connections in RAM for something like two weeks instead of just a couple of minutes. Update the firmware on your router.


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You people cannot torrent if your lives depended on it.
My $60 chinese DSL modem and $40 some-no-name wireless router I bought off eBay brand new handles 6 computers torrenting, usenetting, using DC++ and streaming music and video all at the same time with no problems.


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squidward_ wrote:
When I sometimes use bittorrent, the connection slows down drastically for the rest of the day, even if I stop using bittorrent. Maybe my ISP might of done the same thing? (Pulling a comcast).

My connection also slows down when using uTorrent, but not Azureus, Even after I close uTorrent it is still REALLY slow until I shut down windows, I think it may be uTorrent eating all my upload speed...


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Wait, so even if you kill the process with Task Manager/Process Explorer it will still slow down your connection? Sometimes closing a program is not enough, Firefox 3 will not disappear from your processes list right away even if you close it.


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If it's using all of your upload just go into the options and limit it.


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maybe its a firewall? like when i was trying out onecare, it kept on disconnecting my internet.


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maybe its a firewall? like when i was trying out onecare, it kept on disconnecting my internet.
OneCare is {Censored} rubbish, ZoneAlarm is better

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My router is a Peak Hardware router, which I got December lat year. And I close Bittorrent by right clicking the tray icon and clicking exit. :wink:

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