bps decreased

  vienna1981 15:53 21 Jul 2003

Hi, I noticed today that my internet is connected at 46,666 bps instead of the usual 50,666 bps! What has caused this and how can it be fixed? My OS is Win98se.

  Diemmess 15:58 21 Jul 2003

If it is like my situation "you cannot."
The speed is entirely the result of local conditions and traffic at the time you sign on.

I don't think I have had more than 50K ever, (well perhaps once!) Not long ago I was lucky to see 40K

Normal for me is 42-45 K and that obviously goes up or down during the time I am connected.

  davidg_richmond 17:27 21 Jul 2003

I used to get 55xxx-56666 using AOL on a Telewest line, in a quiet neighbourhood that probably didn't have many net users.

You should see, as Diemmess says, an improvement in the speed later. If it sticks at this, then make sure any Sky boxes, cordless telephones or other interference-causing devices are unplugged while you are online. Check with BT or whoever and ask them to increase your 'gain'. Have a look to see if your ISP has brought out some newer numbers recently that may have a better connection speed.

  vienna1981 20:25 21 Jul 2003

my ISP is NTL and this is the first time in 3 years that the connection has fallen below 50k. If it fails to increase I'll contact NTL, but in the past whenever I have had problems NTL haven't been very helpful.

  roygbiv 14:10 22 Jul 2003

I dont know if this is relevent, look at click here
My speed was only 24000bps until BT removed the DACS from my line. Alan.

  roygbiv 14:20 22 Jul 2003

Sorry, try click here
its along time since i wrote it down, now i cant read my writing. Doh.

  david4637 15:52 22 Jul 2003

Did BT remove the DACS box without a moan and free of charge? Thanks David

  roygbiv 17:33 25 Jul 2003


Yes they did, but it took a lot of phone calls to them. Keep on to them, if you get no joy at first. my connection speed went from 24,000 to 40,000 instantly.

  vienna1981 19:38 25 Jul 2003

my bps seems to have gone back to 50,666...so it seems to have been something to do with NTL

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