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20 Connection & Tweaking
First, go to DSLR Tools and then click on the Tweak Test. After it completes, follow the suggestions given to improve your connection.
Second, should you want to tweak some more, do a speed test from here and note your upload and download speed. Then head over to the Tweaks forum and download Dr TCP to help adjust your settings. Then come back to the Speed Test and take another test again. Your speed should have improved. If not, then repeat your steps again and try another test.
If you are unsure about the Tweaks you are applying, feel free to ask in the Tweaks forum.
After you have done these things, you should have a fairly fast and stable line, providing your connection the web via cable or DSL is on par and up to specs per your ISP/CLEC/ILEC.
Third, if you still have issues with your speed or latency, call tech support and have them look into the situation. It may very well be something outside of your realm and only fixable by your ISP/CLEC/ILEC.
Last, if you still feel you have an issue that needs attention, feel free to post your question here. Someone is always nearby to offer an answer or direct you to a correct answer by way of links and tests.
Click on the link below to try the speakeasy speedtest. If you have any questions about it, link the speedtest and post about it in the forums.
In some cases this may be your phone company (or ILEC - Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) but by no means all cases. When your phone company provisions you they act both as your CLEC and ILEC.
Here's a simple way to find who provisions you...
GET YOUR PUBLIC IP AND LOOK UP IT'S NAME
One way to quickly do this is go to: »www.ipchicken.com and note what the "Name Address" ends with. Find your provisioning company below.
You are provisioned by Covad. Your service is commonly called "Covad+IP".
You are provisioned by Qwest. Your service is commonly called "Qwest+IP".
earthlink.net, mindspring.com and all others
If BellSouth is your phone company, you are probably provisioned by them.
If Qwest is your phone company, you are probably provisioned by them.
If SBC is your phone company, you are probably provisioned by them.
If Verizon is your phone company, you are probably provisioned by them.
If your situation is not covered here, feel free to post to: »Earthlink DSL
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
Swiss Education and Research Network (Switzerland) - Located at Geneva, Switzerland
Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester NY
University of Michigan - Flint
Stanford University - Palo Alto CA
University of California - Santa Cruz
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - VA
National Science Foundation - VA
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