Ask Experts Questions for FREE Help !
Ask

    Downstream speed ?

    Asked Jun 18, 2009, 02:51 PM 5 Answers
    I used to have a DSL internet form AT&T high speed internet ( HSI pro ) for $ 30.00
    With this plan you can get 3.00 MB downstream.

    I was watching some MMMA bouts , soccer matches or any live stream event online using SopCast, TVU player, and Justin TV. The broadcasting was very good and clear. Because of lack of money I changed my plan and switch back to the basic plan with only 768 KB.
    Now I can hardly watch anything online. Somebody told me than I can fix that problem by downloading one of internet speeding up software as Ashampoo internet accelerator, ActiveSpeed, speed Gear, iNTENET turbo, and other. Do these software really fix the problem and enables me to watch anything online as I used to ?
    Others told me that this has nothing to do with your problem. The problem is form downstream speed and these software will not speed up the downstream speed. The only way is to upgrade my plan. Which to believe now ?

    Thanks

    Last edited by hgd7833; Jun 18, 2009 at 03:00 PM. Reason: grammer
    Search this Thread
    Share |
    5 Answers
    Scleros's Avatar
    Scleros Posts: 2,147, Reputation: 260
    Hardware Expert
     
    #2

    Jun 18, 2009, 04:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by hgd7833 View Post
    Do these software really fix the problem and enables me to watch anything online as I used to?...Others told me ... these software will not speed up the downstream speed. .... Which to beleive now ?
    Believe in upgrading your plan.
    Helpful
    seahwk83's Avatar
    seahwk83 Posts: 3,276, Reputation: 212
    Ultra Member
     
    #3

    Jun 18, 2009, 04:34 PM

    You can only download as fast as your ISP is providing you, (what your plan is)

    You can try this, TCP Optimizer (XP)

    This will optimize tcp settings - personally this is the only thing that actually helped me and I have tried many - Not going to get you to blazing speeds or anything, just optimizes settings to work with what you have - Remember, can only work with what your ISP is providing under your plan.

    No promises, but will help if noticeable.
    SpeedGuide.net :: TCP Optimizer / Downloads

    What you can also do is go to
    Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    And check your up/download speeds before and after
    Helpful
    hgd7833's Avatar
    hgd7833 Posts: 84, Reputation: 0
    Junior Member
     
    #4

    Jun 18, 2009, 06:42 PM

    Thanks seahwk83 . I have tried to rate your answer and leave some feedback. I click Rate this Answer button but it gives me the following message :


    " You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to seahwk83 again "


    Anyway, thanks for being helpful.
    Helpful
    seahwk83's Avatar
    seahwk83 Posts: 3,276, Reputation: 212
    Ultra Member
     
    #5

    Jun 18, 2009, 09:45 PM

    Hope it helps out some, but ISP will give you what you get, all you can do is try to optimize settings on your end.
    Helpful
    jhonnydeep's Avatar
    jhonnydeep Posts: 26, Reputation: 5
    New Member
     
    #6

    Sep 16, 2010, 11:18 AM
    Yes I too heard about the internet download manager that boost up the speed. But I cant believe it. I used once and I checked my internet speed test here www.ip-details.com and I didn't notice any increase in speed.
    Helpful

Not your question? Ask your question View similar questions

 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Add your answer here.


Check out some similar questions!

Variable Speed vs. Single Speed Blower [ 1 Answers ]

Questions: Getting 2 new heat pump systems installed. 1.5 ton upstairs and 4 ton downstairs. Decided on Comfortmaker. Heat Load calc performed on sizes. Going 2 stage with variable speed downstairs with Honeywell IQ Pro stat. Was going to go one stage with variable speed upstairs with...

How far downstream [ 1 Answers ]

Regarding the rule about no minor fixture downstream from a major one... Is there a point at which it's so far downstream that this rule does not apply? In my plans, I have a WC on the second floor that drains into a branch which passes underneath a kitchen sink on the first floor. Can I connect...


View more questions Search