said by tarkin96 :
Ok thanks for clearing that up and helping me get the info.
The page it was taken to shows i have a 7071/574 kbits/sec. So im guessing thats saying about 12 kbps.
In his discourse on modem sync rates, Nemesis158
is referring to this:
»AT&T Midwest/Ameritech FAQ
»I never see the speed I ordered on speed tests. What a ripoff!!!!
A rough rule of thumb to use when DSL is delivered over an ATM circuit, which is most common, is Modem_sync*.85.
BTW, the reason for the title of that topic is that SBC would never compensate for the overhead, as other DSL providers; setting sync rate higher than the data delivery rate.
And sorry for my lack of internet knowledge, but how can i check for torrent? Is it as simple as a virus scan or is it more complicated?
"Torrent" refers to a P2P file sharing protocol. You would need physical access to each network connected computer, and use the Windows Task Manager (if running Windows) to see if a BitTorrent (the full name) client is running. There are other ways, as well.
The thing that doesn't make sense is why the internet speed will be great or a few months then just go bad until we have some really long tech support sessions to get it fixed. I know centurylink can be this annoying, just like any other company, but i haven't seen anything like this.
There is the possibility of a congested router (SBC, my old ISP, referred to it as an, "exhausted" router when I was so afflicted. The correct solution is to increase capacity of the exhausted router; but it isn't always simple. In my case, SBC switched my circuit from an aggregation router (BRAS; some are made by Juniper, others by Redback) in Santa Clara, California to one in Pleasanton, California.
Or there may be some other underlying issue.--
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