I've just seen the discussion of 27.8.05 re slow broadband. I upgraed from ISP the mail to AOL 9.0 recently. Things seemed OK but now the connection is very slow. Takes about 2 mins to connect. Sometimes fail. PC is also slow booting up and shutting down. PC is along way from where phone line comes into the house. 3 phones on line with 3 filters. Speed in bottom RH corner of screen is DSL Modem Tx 288 kbps Rx 2272 kbps. Think thats enough for now Tankie 74
I am on aol broadband silver my speeds are Tx 288Kbps RX 1152 i havnt any idea what that means but looks like your speed is better than mine ,have you tried running Aol broadband check up ? i just did and mine comes out as optimal which is their way of say perfect, but since i downloaded the new drivers for the modem i keep getting cut off the internet .
computer is a about 24ft from my phone socket and if i walk away from the computer say for a hour i get the message saying my connection has been lost but i never had any of these problems before i downloaded newmodem driver updates from Aol.
Just to put a little more meet on the discussion. Speed 288/2272 is constant. I have just deleted all TIFiles, Disk Cleanup & defraged.Didn't really need doing. 52% of C disk free. Frien living 300 yards away using AOL 9.0 has same speed 288/2272 but his is lightning fast. He uses same tel.exchange. He however has 93% free disk space. I have tried disabling everything: msconfig; disabl all. Still took approx 1min 25 to get to AOL home page from first click on desktop icon. I am running Norton AV 2003; Adware 6.0; Spybot & Search; AOL Computer check; AOL Spywhere Protection; Spywhere Protection from AOL all on the Desktop. Thanks for your thoughts so far. Tankie 74
But you dont have to have all AOL rubbish being loaded up you can get on the internet another way still using AOL ,you uninstall AOL then use another connection maybe some one who can explain it better will say how to do it, i been told AOL hogs your computer and i never use anything on AOL i get straight on firefox