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Download/Browsing speeds...

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    Question Download/Browsing speeds...

    Having opted for a 2 Mbps connection (ULD Combo 1000), I have been facing pretty slow browsing speeds off late.

    mybroadbandspeed . co . uk reports the following speeds (conducted tests on 2 days this month):

    July 2nd: d/l speed - 610 kbps. u/l speed - 269 kbps
    Today: d/l - 931 kbps. u/l - 280 kbps

    My download accelerator (IDM, if it should matter) doesn't go past 250-ish even when I download from Mediashare...

    My question: Are these speeds ok..? Or can anything be done to increase them...

    I have Tercom's type-2 modem and the admin page shows the following details regarding speeds.

    DSL Status Connected
    Downstream Data Rate 3903 Kbps
    Upstream Data Rate 357 Kbps
    Downstream Attainable Data Rate 11238 Kbps
    Upstream Attainable Data Rate 1234 Kbps
    SNR (Downstream) 30.20 dB
    SNR (Upstream) 30.5 dB
    Line Attentuation(Downstream) 20.5 dB
    Line Attentuation(Upstream) 7.0 dB

    I am asking this because I was on the 500/600 Combo plans and browsing seemed so much faster!

    And no, I have not crossed the threshold either (which I believe is 15 GB?).

    Any suggestions..?

    Thanks!

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    Try complaining here

    http://mis.bsnl.co.in/pgs/internet/pgwebregn.asp

    (Known for better response)

    Also try talking to the SDE of your exchange.

    This may help

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/broadb...onnection.html

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    THanks, dude.

    I did go thru that thread earlier. The Google DNSes do not work. Beats me! Is it enough to provide custom DNSes in the TCP properties panel? Or should I also change it in the router's login?

    And - What, in your opinion, shd be the ideal speeds for the connection I have? Any idea..?

    Further to the BSNL website you mentioned, what do they mean by Place/Exg code..? Any idea?
    Last edited by kartnite; 21st July 2011 at 09:34 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    For a 2 Mbps connection, you should get at least 150 + KBps. You can give your exchange name at the " place " entry.

    You can try Open DNS or any other just by entering in the TCP/IP properties. Your problem does not seem to be a DNS problem. Get it checked by someone knowledgeable at your exchange.

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    150 kBps. That wd be around 1.2 Mbps. Way off!!!

    And yep, that's what I did. In the TCP properties panel, I typed in Google's DNS. THe darn thing wouldn't even surf.

    Do I try tweaking anything in the router's login, too? Even that has an automatically set DNS.

    And yes, I will contact the exchange fellow first thing tomorrow morning...

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    I am using 208.67.222.222, 8.8.8.8. Give it a try.

    Changing values in TCP/IP properties is enough. No need to update in modem.

    I will contact the exchange fellow first thing tomorrow morning...
    Nice.

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    You may try this application:
    tcp/ip optimizer from SpeedGuide.net :: The Broadband Guide.

    Download "Namebench" and find the best dns for your setup.
    sometimes BSNL DNS appears best !!!

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    Thanks @esbeebee: Will try the optimizer.

    I did try Namebench earlier, but changing the DNS affected connectivity (explained above).

    Update after complaint: All tht "engineer" was disable my internet for a few minutes and rebooted my modem (remotely, of course).

    No visible change in speed. He says I might have crossed my threshold which is definitely not the case.

    Need your advice: When you check your download speeds using speedtest.net, for eg. What server do you choose? Sometimes, the website automatically chooses a server based on ping. Obviously the location will make a difference. But by how much, if I may ask?

    PS

    Seems they've changed my IP address... Hmmm... I wonder.
    Last edited by kartnite; 27th July 2011 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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