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jimrich

join:2012-08-09
Encino, CA

[DSL] Low stream speed

1. Tweak test with lowered firewall: »/tweakr/block:···a=normal

2. Fastest speed test: Java 643/190Kbps and MegaPath test: .66/.33Mbps

3. Line Quality test:

4. I have DSL internet connection with DSL Extreme IP. Modem is Ethernet Modem ADSL Siemens SpeedStream 4100

5. I have 1 PPPoE (as listed in my DSLX account)

6. Don't know which one.

7. My OP is win XP, sp3, home ed.

8. My ISP says 1500/384Kbps

9. no network

10. no router


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Let's start here and then if no joy, we can move to the next steps.

Download DrTcp

Set Tcp Receive Window to 31944

Set Windows Scaling, Time Stamping, Selective Acks, Path MTU Discovery, Black Hole Detection to Default.

Leave Max Duplicate Acks and TTL Blank

Using the drop-down menu in The Doctor set your NIC’s (Ethernet adapter’s) MTU to 1492.

Save/Exit DrTcp

Reboot

Rerun the Tweak Test

Run Two Speed Tests from the two DIFFERENT cities nearest to you that are listed here: DSL Reports

Post the URL for the New Tweak Test. For the TWO Speakeasy Tests, Copy and Paste the speed results from those tests and note the speed from the FTP download test.
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jimrich

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Encino, CA
Hello: I set up Dr.TPC

TWEAK TEST »/tweakr/block:···nXPpppoe

SPEED TEST by FLASH
1. L.A. (we live here) 639/317 K latency 65 ms

2. SAN FRANCISCO (nearest to me) connection problems, try again (no readings)

3. DENVER (pretty far away from here!) 624/323 K lat. 57


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Your latency is high.

Run the LQT and post the link to it.

»/pingtest

Do you have a MODEM that has stat pages with your signals, speeds, etc.? If so paste it here.
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jimrich

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»/testhistory/1839945/d129e

Re: Modem with stat pages. Probably not. It's an external device by Siemens. Not sure where to find such pages if they exist.
thanks for helping me here....jim


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What is the model number of the MODEM?

jimrich

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Siemens Speed Stream 4100


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• Here is the User Manual. Go to page 59 and run the Diagnostics.

»help.optuszoo.com.au/img/cms/zoo···uide.pdf

• Your MODEM may not look like this one, but there should be some pages for this. See page 60. If that is not right just poke around. You only need the top four.

»/r0/download/1···ts_4.png
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jimrich

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Sorry, got to go to work. Will get back to you tomorrow.
jim

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re: question #10
I have a Siemens SpeedStream 4100 Router but didn't know it is also called a Router.

Shark:
Thanks for link to Siemens Manual. I tried to connect my computer to Siemens router through I.E. but the browser can not make a connection! Now what?

re: /r0/download/1···ts_4.png
Interesting info but what do I do with it?
Jim


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Yes, it is a combo box (MODEM + Router).

You are connected via Ethernet and not USB; correct?

Use this to get into the unit:

Default IP address: 192.168.254.254 or sometimes 192.168.0.1
Alternate Admin URL: »speedstream
Default admin username: admin
Default admin password:

These are a brief but good references to use on setting up the the Siemens.

»www.wikihow.com/Configure-SpeedS···hout-USB

»SpeedStream 4100 settings
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Siemens is connected via Ethernet.

re: the instructions at wikihow.com:
How to set It UP:
Check if the Sync is present,
>>> I have no idea how to do that!

Since it’s an ethernet modem, no need to install the modem to get the modem in sync . If the ckt is not in sync than t/s for sync issuesIf ckt is in sync, make sure modem is connected to computer with ethernet cable.
>>> It's connected with the "special" ethernet cable AT&T sent me long ago.

Check if you are getting default gateway,192.168.254.254
>>> Exactly how is this done?

If default gateway is present, put the default gateway in browser as you would do for any other router.
>>> OK, now exactly how am I to do this?

re your post above:

Use this to get into the unit:
Default IP address: 192.168.254.254
Alternate Admin URL: »speedstream
Default admin username: admin
>> I am not an experienced computer tech so I have no idea whatsoever how to do any of these things. I will need specific step by step information or a link to where I can find such detailed instructions.
If I use the Run command: IPCONFIG /ALL ..... A black DOS screen appears (with lots of data) for a split second then disappears from view!

thanks,
jim

LOL, using Google, I figured out how to open the Run command: ipconfig /all and got this record:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jim
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-E8-B4-94
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 76.213.xxx.xx
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 76.213.234.24
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
192.168.0.1
....LOL, now, what do I do with it?


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said by jimrich:

Siemens is connected via Ethernet.

re: the instructions at wikihow.com:
How to set It UP:
Check if the Sync is present,
>>> I have no idea how to do that!

************
»AT&T Midwest/Ameritech FAQ »Explaination of the lights on the Speedstream 4100/4100b DSL modem

************

Since it’s an ethernet modem, no need to install the modem to get the modem in sync . If the ckt is not in sync than t/s for sync issuesIf ckt is in sync, make sure modem is connected to computer with ethernet cable.
>>> It's connected with the "special" ethernet cable AT&T sent me long ago.

Check if you are getting default gateway,192.168.254.254
>>> Exactly how is this done?

****************

»oit.ncsu.edu/resnet/ipconfig

*****************

If default gateway is present, put the default gateway in browser as you would do for any other router.
>>> OK, now exactly how am I to do this?

*************
»www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe···s:0,i:78

*************

re your post above:

Use this to get into the unit:
Default IP address: 192.168.254.254
Alternate Admin URL: »speedstream
Default admin username: admin
>> I am not an experienced computer tech so I have no idea whatsoever how to do any of these things. I will need specific step by step information or a link to where I can find such detailed instructions.
If I use the Run command: IPCONFIG /ALL ..... A black DOS screen appears (with lots of data) for a split second then disappears from view!

**************
No. Not ipconfig. If this is your Default Gateway 192.168.254.254 would go into the IE Address Bar as shown above.

**************

thanks,
jim

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jimrich

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reply to Irish Shark
Irish Shark:
Re: These are a brief but good references to use on setting up the the Siemens.

»www.wikihow.com/Configure-SpeedS···hout-USB

>>> Ok, I went there and soon realized that the author has written this for some highly experienced/knowledgeable techs – not beginners like me!
1. How to set It UP:
Check if the Sync is present, (what the heck is the Sync? ) Since it’s an ethernet modem, no need to install the modem to get the modem in sync . If the ckt is not in sync than t/s for sync issues (what is a ckt and a t/s??? )
If ckt is in sync, make sure modem is connected to computer with ethernet cable. (Well, I know what an ethernet cable is – one came with my Siemens modem/router!)
Check if you are getting default gateway,192.168.254.254 (Where did that number come from??? It’s not in any of my data now that I finally know where to find it.)
If default gateway is present, put the default gateway in browser as you would do for any other router.
(Now there’s a real mysterious statement! Put it in the browser where and how and what does “any other router” have to do with the instructions??? LOL, I suppose any good tech can make sense of all these abbreviations and techno-babble – just not me (for now).

re: »SpeedStream 4100 settings

It’s an interesting article but doesn’t apply to my situation at all!!!! Why did you send me there?

jimrich

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to Shark:
re: Do you have a MODEM that has stat pages with your signals, speeds, etc.? If so paste it here.
>>> Here's the stats you wanted.

LOL, this one:
192.168.254.254
takes me here!
»search.yahoo.com/search?fr=chr-g···.254.254

... Well, I don’t need that!

Whereas this one:
192.168.0.1 (from the bottom of my modem) along with my access code takes me here:
»192.168.0.1/modeminfo.htm
…which is a useful place even if I don’t currently know what to do with it.

To review:
Re: Your latency is high.
>>> So what can be done about that?

Re: Here is the User Manual. Go to page 59 and run the Diagnostics.
>> When I follow the manual’s instructions to establish a connection from my computer to the Router:
1. After installing the Router, start your computer. If your computer is already running, reboot it.
2. Open your Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator Web browser.
3. In the Address bar, enter the default router IP address: »speedstream and press Enter. This displays the “Gateway Administrator Setup” window.

>>> When I PUT »speedstream in the I.E. address bar, I get this: “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”!
I have not found a way to get to the Gateway pages that the manual shows! Got any idea where and/or how I can locate such pages?

jim

jimrich

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Encino, CA
reply to Irish Shark
Shark:

Re: Check if the Sync is present,
>>> I have no idea how to do that!
AT&T Midwest/Ameritech FAQ »Explaination of the lights on the Speedstream 4100/4100b DSL modem

>>> This is an interesting forum and post but I’m no longer in AT&T so I don’t think I need this other than the stuff about my modems lights which I already am familiar with. Just not the term "sync" in reference to the lights.

Note: Now for the sake of any other armatures who might become confused like I was:

Re: If default gateway is present, put the default gateway in browser as you would do for any other router.
>>> OK, now exactly how am I to do this?
»www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe···s:0,i:78

>>> The above link simply shows us how to put the default gateway IP (192.168.0.1 in my case) into the ADDRESS BAR of a browser (preferably I.E.) as you would with any other BROWSER! Now, was that so difficult???


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I said above ... Default IP address: 192.168.254.254 or sometimes 192.168.0.1

Can you do this?

»Re: [DSL] Low stream speed
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jimrich

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Shark:
re: Do you have a MODEM that has stat pages with your signals, speeds, etc.? If so paste it here.

>>> So what is your take on my modem stats???
jim
Expand your moderator at work

jimrich

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Encino, CA
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Re: [DSL] Low stream speed

For anyone reading this string, I have some GOOD NEWS!

Today, two AT&T field techs came to my apt. building and, after many checks, repairs, adjustments, inspections, etc., they arrived at a "fix" for my DSL service and equipment and now I am enjoying much better line speeds and internet performance. All the things that were done and said to achieve this performance could take up several pages so I just want to tell you that we did reach a happy conclusion through technical changes both in the AT&T stuff and some stuff in my apt. SO THERE IS HOPE!
If you feel a need to find out what all was done to solve the "slow speed" issues, feel free to contact me.
I am ONE HAPPY CAMPER right now!!
I would also like to apologize for any offensive, ignorant or mean things I may have written in here about DSL Extreme, etc. while I was under the influence of my own anger, frustration, suspicion, disappointment, ignorance or stupidity …… I’m sorry for being an a**hole if and when I was during this time.
And thanks to Nick and all of you who have helped me at this forum.
Yours,
jim