[BL] broken windows needs replacing
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Apr 19 11:21:23 EDT 2005
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, James Miller wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, sindi keesan wrote:
>> Is my download speed typical for a 56K modem? I think my 'free ISP' (local
>> community college) may be worth about what it costs. Web pages are loaded
>> at up to 5K but downloads rarely reach 3.2K.
> It's been awhile since I was on a dialup connection, but I recall getting
> 4-5K/sec on downloads at times. With applications that show real connection
> speed, I found myself often needing to diconnect when I got a slow connection
> (less than 45000) and immediately reconnecting to try and get a faster one.
> This often worked. I suppose it depends how many modems/modem banks your ISP
> has and whether they're using newer hardware.
I forgot to mention that I am downloading web pages at 4.9K, but cannot
get 24K broadcasts to sound good. I have no other way to measure actual
connection speed with this modem (always thinks it is '57600') but my
regular internet connection on a different modem (which messes up the
phone line) was 45333 most of the time. In theory it should handle 32K
but it won't.
wdav eventually stopped playing, presumably when it lost the stream for
too long (faster stations stopped much sooner).
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