New broadband connection.

  jtw 11:34 03 May 2003

Have connected to Freeserve broadband and am having problems with speed of connection.
On my pc the download speed only reaches 100 or so kbps but when I installed the drivers etc on my laptop I was getting 456kbps. Both machines were using telephone extension leads, same usb modem, same sockets etc.
Am I not setting up something on the desctop to enable it to run and full speed?

  Munkeysbum 12:57 03 May 2003

Extension leads are notorious for slowing down connection speeds, sounds daft but it is true.

That said I have cable broadband shared by a laptop and a desktop on a wireless network via a router and the download speed on the laptop often drops to 60 kbps.

So with my limited experience I have found the larger the file to be downloaded the slower the connection.

I hope I have been of some help for you.

  jtw 13:46 03 May 2003

My point I suppose is why should I get different speeds on different machines with all the other variables constant?

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