My internet line runs on a 33.6 kbps line still. It is good enough but when it comes to downloading stuff, it's pretty annoying. Few weeks back I optimized it for greater speed with TuneUp Utilities but it's still not enough. I was thinking if anyone can tell me a way of giving more banwidth to my downloads - 10 to 20 KB/s will be fine.
N not possible at all.
From what i read u r using a dial up connection and it has a theoretically max speed of 56kbps and thatsa max download speed of 7 Kb/sec. But thats next to immpossible in real world. Getting a dwl speed of say 5 KBps is very good.
You can only increase ur speeds with broadband lines i.e those cable & dsl stuff. So if u can get hold of a good line do that.
I agree with babumuchhala.. are you using a dial up connection? switch to DSL.
What's so bad with a cable connection(for example T1)?
I know it is better to switch to DSL but that technology is still not availiable in Bangladesh and is not going to be availiable until next year. Until then people use the so called 'broadband' but i don want to waste my money. So for now if you have any alternative.
DSL will be even more costlier. Especially when it starts. When it was launched in india it had an installation cost of Rs 10000/- and monthly outgo of 5000/- And DSL hasnt come down yet.
Your so called broadband is a lot better option and prices will always come down with time.
Here if one stays in a buiding then the get a little faster connection and using a router divide it among the building houses using WiFi or cable depending on whats cost effective. This does reduce monthly outgo of everyone and since the deal is done with the Society the ISP cannot challange what u have done since its not under their jurisdiction. Though u will have to manage the network which will hardly go out since its in a secured area of ur building premices, unless some vistior or insider plays with the wiring & installation.
Are you sure that your line is 33.6? Usually, if an ISP delivers service, its either 28.8 or 56k. If you're at 33.6, it may be your modem and you may be able to speed up to 56k. Could that be?
Mine goes at 33.6kbps as well though it is stated 56.6. I use a long bit of cable between my living room and office. If you have this setup that would probably explain it. If you have a spare modem try using it. Failing that I believe you can get sattelite broadband anywhere in the world but it could be expensive.
How much do you pay for your dialup and where do you live? I can proberly find something that's cheaper then you pay or around the same price.
To achieve MAX SPEED of data transfer connection is only to happen when single PC to PC connection at home
I HAVE DSL WITH 5 COMPUTERS
THE AVERAGE SPEED IS 50 KBP
There are both pros and cons to DSL and Cable connection.
In order for DSL to be most efficient, you have tend to be closer to the CO(central office). As the farther away you are, the speed tends to drops. The upload speed and download speed for DSL tends to be slower then Cable connection too.
Cable connection tends to be pretty good. However if there are a lot of people in your neighborhood who also uses cable internet connection, your speeds will also tend to drop since all the bandwidth is then being split amongst your fellow neighbors.
Price is also a huge factor when choosing broadband access. DSL tends to be the cheaper of the two, however depending on who you get it through, it's usually about 10-20 dollar price difference.
It is your service provider who has limited the speed. Increasing the speed would be difficult. However, if you have XP, you can try and disabling some options which require internet connection. Such programs run in the background and you are not aware of it. That can possibly slow down the connection. Also, if you have internet security, that might slow down the net cause it is always downloading updates.
Further, I seriously recommend on getting broadband connection. It is way better than dial-up.