Green arrows. what do the numbers mean?

  helpmeplease. 19:23 19 Oct 2007

When i run my mouse over green arrows on bottom of pc near clock it says
DSL Modem
tx:288 kbps
rx:2272 kbps
is this my broadband speed?
And in plain English what am i getting?

  Graham. 19:26 19 Oct 2007

It's not your actual speed, to find that go to

click here

  Technotiger 19:29 19 Oct 2007

Yes it is - you are sending data at just over quarter of a Mb per sec. and receiving data at just over two and a quarter Mb per sec. The speeds will vary slightly depending on time of day among other things. It looks as if you are on what is known as a 2Mb broadband, or slightly more.

  woodchip 19:31 19 Oct 2007

No its what you can connect at. It will show that even with a 1mb connection as it did with my old isp

  Technotiger 19:33 19 Oct 2007

PS - tx = transmit rate ..... rx = receive rate.

  woodchip 19:35 19 Oct 2007

This must be a Vista Computer

  helpmeplease. 19:37 19 Oct 2007

Thanks for your quick answers hope i haven't started anything here.
I should be getting 2Mb broadband, so it looks about right then?

  helpmeplease. 19:38 19 Oct 2007

No its windows xp sp2 home edition

  woodchip 19:41 19 Oct 2007

Well I don't get that on my XP comps

  Technotiger 19:47 19 Oct 2007

PS - tx = transmit rate ..... rx = receive rate.

and yes, it does look about right.

  Technotiger 19:52 19 Oct 2007

Hi, I think the green arrows referred to are from using a Tiscali modem - though I could be wrong :-)

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