Your local router buffer fills up (measured upload is fast! 20 years ago, we had the fastest service where I live.... i was the envy of all my friends for having DSL at a 256kbps connection. Messages: 776. Buffer Bloat can also make for a bumpy upload speed. Go on to discover millions of awesome videos and pictures in thousands of other categories. I'm willing to pay a premium price for a premium speed, but nobody gives a fuck about me or my money. The different unit is MBps and MB/s, or megabyte per second. I've been nothing but a loyal customer for over 20 years and i cant even get someone on the phone that gives a flying fuck. We need these darkspots fixed, and as long as there is a monopoly like this people like myself CANNOT EVEN GET ON THE PHONE to offer TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS potentially for them to come out and install fiber (of course i would want to make sure that the agreement was well vetted ahead of time and i have exhausted all political avenues that involve getting legislation passed to force the upgrade..... i'm willing to spend years on this as i have other places I can live if needed, but want to get this issue fixed. Nothing seems to really help. Last night I was getting around 30mbps and now it's about 3. Thank god AWS doesn't have the bottleneck my own home does. 1gig download and 30 up for 100 dollars a month... fuck paying 70 for 10mbs and 700kbs upload. I will test by downloading the bitcoin-blockchain three times over to confirm any plan that I do pay this much for, and if the terms are violated I will enforce said SLA and demand a refund. Assuming there is no activity on your connection either through torrents, Netflix, or being part of a botnet, then there is nothing you can do. I will even run for political office if necessary to fix this. Fucking try me centuryhell, it's time for the abused to fight back! If nobody says anything now than it could be 50-100 years before these darkspots see an upgrade from these EVIL ISPs. I will not quit. I couldn't even game online for a week... no help when I called them at all so I have a guy installing new Internet today. I got FiOS the day it was available, _specifically_ for decent upload speeds – I could get comparable download speeds with cable, but a connection that’s only fast in one direction quit being useful to me a few years ago. Be sure to check out the Discord server, too! Is it a standalone modem and standalone router? Again, I don't condone this, just giving a reason why. I'm seriously considering offering my neighbor up the street payment of his cable bill + an extraordinary amount of money ($500/month and will possibly negotiate higher if needed) for the ability for me to park my RV in his driveway 24/7 with a direct ethernet connection into their router, at which point I will recursively download every blockchain over and over and over again. Internet Speeds for your needs • AT&T Internet offers a range of Broadband plans up to 100Mbps and gives you reliable streaming (even multiple streams in high definition) and online gaming. 802.11ac) matches that of your router, so that you get as speedy a connection as possible. To update your DSL modem, you'll have to connect to its Web interface, which means that you'll need to know the IP address of the modem on your local network. Their ROI is to low, hence why they won't bother unless they get the CAF funding. My bandwidth issues were gone. A community for discussing and asking questions about CenturyLink and their products and services. So I had similar issues with my 105Mbps Comcast internet right after we moved in to our home. His decibel readings went from red to green after those fixes. https://discord.gg/2EDwzWa, Press J to jump to the feed. I just need this prioritized ASAP. I'm not condoning this is anyway, but the reason they don't run anything to you is causes it costs 10's of thousands of dollars to run new plant, especially in the ground. Your best bet is to hope the CAF2 funding comes to your area. Tldr, too many line splits before the modem. I am definitely not the only person in the county i live in going through this garbage (pierce county, washington) and am looking for any little bit of advice I can possibly get. When i get done with my efforts to expose this exploitation going on anybody that supports any ISP backed legislation will be voted out of office so quickly in the next election it will become political kryptonite. Speedify will detect your active DSL Internet connection and your tethered phone connection and show them on the screen. I don't care how much it costs if it brings enough awareness and creates the right outcome for the area. They straight up just tell me to talk to the local government?? I went from a fluctuating 5-35Mbps on speedtest.net with frequent cutouts, to a solid, consistent 115 Mbps with no cutouts. Got FTTH now in a local rural area. This makes DSL much faster than dial-up. Just my experience. Surely there has to be a way that they can be seen as persona non-grata and the powers that be could negate their contract or force a change. After numerous phone calls with tech support and swapping out the router, purchasing my own modem and updated every driver and firmware I could think of. View 2 840 NSFW pictures and videos and enjoy DSLs with the endless random gallery on Scrolller.com. You must either fix this or face the consequences of being exposed for what you are doing. I am using speedtest.net. I'm thinking about registering something like (internetvictims dot com) or something along the likes and i will begin blogging my journey day by day to make these fucking slimeballs PONY UP AND UPGRADE THE MOTHER FUCKING SERVICE. I am a blockchain software developer -- I download LARGE blockchains all the time and use more bandwidth than the average joe..... and from what I've understood after doing several phone calls with salespeople for satellite services.... there's always HARD DATA CAPS just like with a cell phone's hotspot plan. This means that your download speed – all the data coming to your device – will be faster than your upload speed – any data going from your device to the internet. Press J to jump to the feed. We can work something out. This could be a separate DSL line, a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot, a cable line, or even a satellite internet connection. They will never update my lines here. Here's how to tell. he replaced the faulty splitter in the basement, removed the 2nd split entirely, put a line amp in the attic and then tested the signal strength after the lower level split. I'll fucking loop Wikipedia on download as the very concept of data rationing is absolutely a manufactured concept created by these evil leeches called internet service PROHIBITORS and should be shat upon as the shit stain they rightfully are. Why bother spending money to improve service when they know they have people by the balls? For then to make make 45 dollars back per person. I've contacted Comcast multiple times and there's never much they can do to help me. We've since gotten no more than a 5MB maximum bandwidth size.... comcast is less than 1000 feet down the road (of course i cant get ahold of anyone who knows what needs to get done to literally get them to bring it to the rest of my neighborhood) and the one individual i've talked to from centurylink basically said that they dont give a fuck about my area and have no plans on making it faster. Is there anything I can do to make my DSL run faster? Go to Network and Sharing Center. Comcast is the same and they are less than 1000 feet away. Every lobbyist you send will result in me recruiting another lobbyist of my own (but instead of a paid consultant, it will be a citizen who I recruit to come and share their pain and suffering to a legislative body). The big drawback to DSL, most providers do not want to spend the money to upgrade their backbone lines. That isn't a small difference, that is a 97% drop in speeds. Have you called your ISP yet, cause this could also be a line issue. I'm also in the process of finding any leverage possible from a political end, i also plan on launching a campaign where multiple people in my area experiencing similar frustration hold these ISPs feet to the fire because the issues that have been caused by slow internet in this area and the recent outbreak have been devastating as compared to if these assholes would just pay up and upgrade their 25 year old cables. They are either a for profit organization that should live and die off of it's own merits independent of government help or they accept government subsidies (like they do) and should therefore have their feet held to the fire. At the very least, if they refuse to extend my service i see no reason that demanding they refund their taxpayer subsidies is unreasonable. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I can provide my details to anyone at centurylink who can help..... if money is what it takes to get th is done, name the god damn price. If you qre using dsl use a cat6 for your dsl line. When 2008 hit CenturyLink stopped giving a FUCK about us at all and I cannot even get ahold of someone who could even begin to tell me the process I'd need to go through to PAY THEM to come to fix this service. Check your cable path to make sure your lines aren't the issue. Tldr, too many line splits before the modem. CenturyLink - do the right thing, or be exposed and ultimately disbanded within the next decade like AT&T back in the early 90s. It must end. Make Dsl Faster - posted in Browsers, Internet and email: I have dsl. So I had similar issues with my 105Mbps Comcast internet right after we moved in to our home. Get a powerline adapter. Cable uses existing cable television lines to transmit digital data. We are in god damn 2020 and should adapt our infrastructure to the constant changes in the environment's needs -- if you can't handle the amount of data coming through, then you need to improve the infrastructure, SAME AS IF YOU WERE A POWER COMPANY AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN YOU HAD CUSTOMERS LOSE ACCESS TO THE AMOUNT OF POWER THEY EXPECTED - THESE COMPANIES NEED TO BE FORCED AND PENALIZED FOR REFUSING TO EXPEDITE BROADBAND ACCESS TO THOSE WHO ARE PAYING SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR IN TAX SUBSIDIES TO KEEP THEM OPERATING THESE ILLEGAL MONOPOLIES. The only way to get me to shut the fuck up is to ram some god damn fiber down my throat. I will be bringing this up in the next hearing the county government has on the issue -- they have a broadband initiative already in the area. 6. Finally got a service tech out to look at the lines. Cable is widely considered to be faster than DSL, so if speed is your prime consideration, a cable internet connection is the way to go. Use Your Electrical Wiring While cable providers are dropping fiber backbones, phone/dsl providers are sitting on their hands. The fuck?'. I plan on raising this issue and hopefully getting some kind of legislation passed that forces internet to my area if need be -- i've purchased a few domains that i intend to use as a means to educate the local area around me, many of which are people in a similar position as myself (the county i live in did a study and started an initiative last year so i think the timing is good to try and make these guys forced to put the utilities that these dark spots desperately need in). Password protect your internet router. I paid $180 in 5gb blocks at $30 a piece this month for my hotspot. The best internet providers for 2020: Cable vs. DSL vs. satellite and more. 5 MB down is WAY too slow -- what can i do to convince centurylink and or comcast to come out and extend the service for the 10-15 households that are in the same boat as me? I've Googled a lot on this subject, and tried most of it. I'm waiting and excited to see what the site is like! I'm willing to sign up for any agreement/commitment needed for any length of time if it makes the upgrade go through. I would legitimately be willing to shell out $1000 a month right now with a 12-month commitment (would pay all $12k upfront) for an UNLIMITED, UNTHROTTLED connection of at least 100MBPS + GUARANTEED and I'd have a smile on my face doing so. When I originally moved into this home, it was the early 90s and my 256kbps DSL connection was on the cutting edge -- for at least a decade after moving to my residence, the speeds offered were upgraded in a very acceptable and natural progression..... until about the year 2008. If there’s several people trying to use the internet at any one time, whether it’s … If you can't guarantee me at least 2 terabytes of unfucked data transmission than I think the business should be shut down for false advertising if they even so much as spew the word "unlimited" anywhere. Victory at this point will only be achieved when every city in the United States has the same market as that of the northeastern part of the United States -- the monopolies that my taxpayer dollars are subsidizing won't even tell us a fuck you amount of money to fix our infrastructure -- they are letting it die and rot like a dead animal in the middle of the desert. That money they save can be better used to line the shareholders pockets, investing in infrastructure is very much a long term investment when all they care about is short term returns. It's absolutely unacceptable and cannot stand. Laptops execute tasks slowly for a variety of reasons—you may simply have too many tabs and programs open or there may be several programs running in the background that you are unaware of. Spinning up EC2 instances in AWS now. I know, it's not like i have a choice here though. I'm willing to pay and can't even find someone who i can talk to in order to negotiate the service contract and have it vetted by the proper sources to ensure that the ISP I ultimately end up going with feels the pain. Truly raises my fucking blood pressure just to think about this. What kind of router/modem combo are you using? Again, bring me a satellite data plan that has no hard data cap or one of at least 2 terabytes with no throttled speeds or deprioritization -- I WILL PAY OVER $1000 A MONTH IF THE PLAN IS RIGHT. I use an Arris surfboard SBG6580 so it's a router modem combo. Are you in Pierce County WA by chance? Is there anything I can dl to make it go faster? If you can’t remember when you purchased your router, or if you didn’t … This is something that cannot stand anymore. They just tell me to restart my device. I have already begun looking into establishing a non-profit that will aim at exposing ISPs engaging in these evil practices of holding large monopolies over homeowners in "dark areas" and the socio-economic and emotional effects that it actually has on a resident's inhabitants. I have no idea where to turn next. I don't really give a fuck how much it costs these tuss pots at this point, i'm willing to go all the way with my political efforts to remedy this -- but i will also be suggesting the most punitive fines possible for the fact that they have done this for so long. I don't care if i have to expose executives of these asshole companies because i've tried all avenues and haven't been able to even get ahold of someone who wants to help me when i have the money to pay. Stay tuned for the launch of the sites. For instance, security … Meaning are they seperate boxes. No -- fuck this shit, i'm going to push as hard as possible to MANDATE that they cover these dark spots in my county. Maybe I'll even put a link to it on my own site. Whether you have high-speed cable or DSL service, you can improve connection speeds in several ways: Reduce the number of devices that use the connection to download, stream, and play games. Maybe the answer to faster internet access is easy, maybe it's not. Fast internet speeds, those in the 100+ Mbps range, are often better, especially if you want your internet plan to support multiple devices and users at once. This ends. I ended up moving. The companies that manufacture DSL continued to do research and have developed faster DSL technologies. 20 years ago, we had the fastest service where I live.... i was the envy of all my friends for having DSL at a 256kbps connection. Choose a server for Speedify to connect to and combine the DSL Internet link with your tethered phone connection. I WANT TO THROW MONEY AT THIS PROBLEM, AND I CAN'T. I don't like contacting them. With that said, there are a lot of types of DSL service, but only 2 concern us: ADSL and VDSL. Also going to look into ways to break apart this evil monopoly that they have -- i'm willing to do anything and everything possible at this point to get my broadband. I am at a loss for what we can do to get this little section of my neighborhood into the 21st century... Nobody helps, or cares, ever. What is considered fast internet? ADSL – asymmetrical digital subscriber line – gives you more bandwidth for downloads than for uploads. Log in to your router as an administrator to make the change on multiple devices at once. I cannot afford paying $30 for a 5GB boost of 4G hotspot data when i pass my data cap.... which as a software engineer, i tend to do a lot. Is there something I can do to stabilize it? We discovered that the cable was split 4 times before it got to the modem. Reduce the load. I will not justify putting my health at risk because i am not getting served the utilities i am required to get -- I will do whatever necessary to force these guys to upgrade their infrastructure, if necessary. Is there anything I haven't tried? You can speed up your web browsing is by modifying the Domain Name System servers with tools like DNS Benchmark or namebench. The key differences between DSL Internet, AT&T Internet and AT&T FiberSM is speed and what you can do with each of these. Cool tips to make DSL run faster. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > RobcioPL. 100mbps does not mean 100mbps all the time. Internet download speeds of 100 Mbps or higher are often considered fast internet because they can handle multiple online activities for multiple users at once without major interruptions in service. Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by RobcioPL, Apr 5, 2005. My husband and I just put our house in the city up for sale and moved back out to the country to his dad's old place like, a week before the coronavirus shit hit. At least you were able to get ahold of the comcast quote person. Cable internet speeds are usually similar to DSL speeds, but can be even faster in some areas. DSL, short for Digital Subscriber Line, uses a connection that looks similar to a phone line, but the wiring inside is different and allows for broadband transmission. My daughter's in kindergarten and now she has a lot of online school stuff to do and we legit only get 1.47. I'm going to do whatever I can to make the hassle hurdle as easy as possible to get more people in my community involved in fixing this.... the steps have already been put in motion over the last few years fortunately though, we just need to make sure the county I live in follows through. 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