***WARNING: The material contained in this post is not to be used but is only to explain how data rate-limiting works. I will not be held responsible for any actions involving this information.
There have been people uncapping cable lines for years now, getting more bandwidth than they really pay for. Some people (like me) were intrigued by the ingenious method of uncapping the cable line. It involved flashing new firmware to the modem so it would check itself to see what speeds to limit the transfers at. Now I have figured out a way of uncapping your ADSL line. Please note that by doing this, you could be banned by your ISP, so please be responsible.
Between the modem and the wall there is an RJ11 data cable, which will plug into the first socket in the ATM card. The second socket will then run to your DSL modem, which will be connected to your computer's networking device. Configure your ATM server so the DSL connection has priority and limit your bandwidth to a reasonable value. When you start a download on your main PC, you should see the speeds running higher.
I hope this has been informative for you all.
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Good stuff Carter. For me, I found it just as effective to call the ISP as you suggested and complain about slow speeds. A bandwidth allocator and a few hours of time was all I needed to double my line speed.
OK, heres some more info. sorry you stateside people or thoses of you out site the Uk but it may well apply to you.
With ISP software, like blueyonder and AOL there is a file whihc caps you speeds. im not sure of the file that you have to configure as i never use ISP software. but im sure if you know its there then there will be info on the NET for removal, and yes they will cut you off if they cant you,
If you use, BT broadband, there selling "bad" internet. As I sell broadband, I took it on to looking into DSL connections and how it all works in great detail. what i gather from all the documents and info, is that your maximum attenuation should be 45Db, the lower is better, If you got this high Db then get onto your ISP to sort out the phone line so that you can get a better speed, as the higher it is the worse the signal is thus causing the retranmition of the same thing over to you, ( this is where you will note on a band witdth monitor the ups and downs rarther than a level line/ stream)
To add to this BT are selling 65Db attenuation line to people, effectivly giving you a slow and bad service.
dslreports.com /.co.uk offers a system where they can test you line for you, as ISP negelect this test that they should do.
also slow interent can be due to MTU, max transfer units. the internet is set up on a 1500, the above mentioned site will tell you what yours is. I have found that DSL modems and such internet connection devices are set to 1500, but your ISP may be running at 1422.
This causes bottle necking and a slow down in much the same way as a high attenuation will. as the data has to be retransmitted, becasue of loss , coruption and such like effects.
You will need to set both you internet connection device (modem) and OS software for the correct speed /MTU settings.
The lower part of this information will not effect your ISP and is fine to do. if you have any more questions please forward them, If your looking for FREE (all port unlimited) cheap interent access, then go to my site.
it is known as covering his own ass and covering urs so dont say anything about this, but it sounds like i should try and cheat SBC for more bandwidth, My connection is 1.3Mbps, but it runs well, downloads are good, games are great.
Not an excuse, I dont use the stuff like that, infact here (UK) all the internet is capped and / or limited,
I was on call out and found that the discs that come with Blueyonder set up disc, ive the ISP control over some of the files on your system, - they gave all 512K customers a free upgrade to 750K, but with the file mentioned which caps the DL speeds they would have to access your system to place the change in,..
I just wanted to drop a hint that some of the bigest companies here for BB were not all that good and were selling a service that was substandard.
It would be great if someone would get to the bottom of this problem. I refer to shoddy service in the UK for people paying good money to have Broadband. I signed on with ALO for the year and to be honest it is a good deal compared to the metered system BT has to offer. But I know that I read somewhere in the massive PDF file you recieve from AOL, that there was something about, lowering bandwidth due to high area demand. I know realise that this is just a "get out clause" for what they are really up to.
When I first signed up I was so impressed with the speed. I could watch online flash movies for the first time, (I am an Angry Kid fan). But it has slowed down over time. That is not due to the PC as it was changed out some months back. I realise that somewhere in my computer may be a file that controls my bandwidth usage. it would not a be a difficult piece of saftware design now would it? I just need to know how to get at the damn thing, because I can barely get 200k most times.
In the mean time I notice that AOL are now offering a 1meg connection, and guess what, it is at the old price of the 512k connection. Oh! I am so surprise (not). It works on the same lines as the 512k service. Now how can that be if I could not get over 200k on a 512k service?
So all those guys who love to knacker our machines with viruses and the like such should really be stickin it to the big man and design something that would make us PC users happy and make the big boys stop telling lies about home broad band services.
There is nothing surer then death, taxes and crap from Windows XP
SUbject to contract, IF you buying a service from an ISP which states, A 512KBS or 1024 KBS you should get that speed at least once a month (hence the speeds upto comments) You will find there is an over head which is about 15-20% so take that off and see what you get.
IF its lower and has been over a one month period, then the sales of goods act states, that the services or goods should be discribed accuratly and ..
This is fairly hard to prove... but down load NET MEDIC which has a full report that you can use to prove your case, then get a refund, I used to get a refund on my 1024 connection when it was slow, i paid the same price as a 512K but I got a good ISP with a personal not a business type feel.. hence why I resell it..