Dial up query

  lucky1 20:32 20 May 2004

I am on a dial-up connection with, heaven help me, BT Openworld. For the last week or so the speed has been shown as 33.6 kbps. Prior to this it was always around 44 kbps. Would this 'blip' of 11 kbps be the reason for my slow internet surfing and has anyone else noticed this?


  Graham ® 20:36 20 May 2004

Ask BT if they have inflicted a DACS on your line.

  lucky1 20:42 20 May 2004

Thanks for the prompt response. Can you advise what a DACS is?

  Graham ® 20:46 20 May 2004

Digital Access Carrier System click here

  Graham ® 20:51 20 May 2004

Just seen the update. If you follow the link to broadband, it will tell you if you have a line sharing system.

  lucky1 21:05 20 May 2004

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately the link from the site to the 'checker' section is u.s. at present. Will keep giving it a go though.


  Graham ® 21:29 20 May 2004

Check here, on the left click here

  lucky1 21:41 20 May 2004

Thanks again. Unfortunately I'm on dial-up though. Will have a go at contacting BT direct and keep trying the link you gave earlier.

Many thanks for your help.

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