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Old 11-02-2001, 08:15 PM   #1
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Smile Very-very slow connection


I have a dial-up connection via a modem to my ISP. My problem is that my connection is unbearably slow: an average 'speed' of 300 (say: three hundred) BYTES per second.
I came from Windows where the same connection provided an average speed of cca. 1.5 kBytes per second during browsing (it was slow but one can surf with that speed).
I viewed the data traffic in kppp and found that there are short peaks of cca. 2 kByte/s high and long idle intervals between them. The slowness may be due to the long idle intervals.
I tried to change the modem speed to 9600 (from some 30k), with no use: only the height of the peaks became smaller.
What can I do to speed up my connection?

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Old 11-03-2001, 11:14 AM   #2
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That really stinks

Sorry to say but, in Hungary I doubt you can find a faster ISP, but then again I'am not sure about whats in Hungaryt, so sorry for an offense.

This problom seems unsolvable for even the best of Linux gurus.

Your best bet is to start living in a University library. They usually have a T1 uplink. You could sleep between the microfilm cabinets.

Sorry about the extremne unhelpfulness of my post.
 
Old 11-03-2001, 01:16 PM   #3
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Very-very slow connection

Do not apologise: your post is extremely helpful to me.
Sorry to be so short, but now I have to find my sleeping bag and leave for that library.
By the way, is it in Madaghaskar or in Hungary?

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Old 11-05-2001, 09:29 AM   #4
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Very-very slow connection

To be serious:
It seems that there was no problem at all, at least none of the technical nature: only my ISP may have had an extremely buzy night just when I first surfed the Internet from Linux.
Now it is only as slow as usual.
 
  


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