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Topic # 105543 6-Jul-2012 10:19 Send private message

Hello
Just had telstra install warp speed on my xp machine I'm on the 100mb download package.

Problem I can only get around 52mb download. So the Downer guy uses his laptop and his speed is 93mb.
My network card connects at 1G to the modem and I updated the driver so I have the latest. Broadcom Netxtreme Gigabit.
Here's the strange part. I have an acer emachine Network card only connects to modem at 100mbs but yet I can get speeds of around 93mbs.
Thanks

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  Reply # 651733 6-Jul-2012 10:36 Send private message

Do you have a router, or are you plugging the PC directly to the modem?

What router do you have? Is QoS enabled? If QoS is enabled is there speed limits by port?

What speed your PC gets when you plug it DIRECTLY to the modem (will need IP address configured on PC obviously)?








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  Reply # 651829 6-Jul-2012 12:34 Send private message

XP by default won't do much more due to the TCP/IP limitations.

I would suggest you follow the steps that are clearly listed on the TelstraClear website to change the XP TCP/IP settings.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/index.cfm


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  Reply # 651867 6-Jul-2012 13:47 Send private message

sbiddle: XP by default won't do much more due to the TCP/IP limitations.

I would suggest you follow the steps that are clearly listed on the TelstraClear website to change the XP TCP/IP settings.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/index.cfm



Thanks Steve. The direct link is: http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/warpspeed-download.cfm

Cheers, Gary



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  Reply # 652061 6-Jul-2012 19:15 Send private message

Hello
Thanks for the suggestions.
Yes the speeds were with the computer plugged directly into the Telstra modem.
Thanks for the telstra link I installed that as per the instructions and restarted the PC. But the speed was worse that before.

Any other ideas
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  Reply # 652080 6-Jul-2012 20:04 Send private message

Only suggestion is to get a better/newer operating system that doesn't suffer from TCP/IP limitations.






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  Reply # 652127 6-Jul-2012 22:27 Send private message

Hello

Thanks for the OS suggestion.
But running some more speed tests from time to time I think it is actually the signal or something that is the problem. The speed seems to fluctuate about 30-40mgs each time I run the test and I just did another speed test and it jumped up to 102mb download. Thats the most I've had reached so far. I closed the browser and did another test and speed was back down to 52mb. I'm using the telstra speed test website and on the download the little blue ball stops and starts on its journey but it doesn't do it on the upload, the ball moves along the channel smoothly on the upload test.

When I was on the 15mb plan even with the old Motorolla modem the speed I was getting was constant
15mb most of the time.

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  Reply # 652142 6-Jul-2012 23:28 Send private message

Ford: Hello

Thanks for the OS suggestion.
But running some more speed tests from time to time I think it is actually the signal or something that is the problem. The speed seems to fluctuate about 30-40mgs each time I run the test and I just did another speed test and it jumped up to 102mb download. Thats the most I've had reached so far. I closed the browser and did another test and speed was back down to 52mb. I'm using the telstra speed test website and on the download the little blue ball stops and starts on its journey but it doesn't do it on the upload, the ball moves along the channel smoothly on the upload test.

When I was on the 15mb plan even with the old Motorolla modem the speed I was getting was constant
15mb most of the time.

Thanks
Ford


Those flash speed tests can be quite unreliable.  I'd suggest doing a normal download.

I'd also recommend upgrading to Windows 7.


Also reading that registry tweak they're turning on TCP timestamps, which tends to slow transfers down slightly.  (it's complicated.. but basically if you connect to a transparent proxy server that connects to a remote server with tcp timestamps off it can mean you receive a 1448 and a 12 byte packets rather than a 1460 byte packet)

The window size it's setting is 512k which should be enough to get good NZ performance, but will still limit international performance for single connections.   I'm not sure how Windows XP works though, it may waste a lot of memory setting it to higher values.

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  Reply # 652164 7-Jul-2012 07:03 Send private message

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sbiddle: XP by default won't do much more due to the TCP/IP limitations.

I would suggest you follow the steps that are clearly listed on the TelstraClear website to change the XP TCP/IP settings.

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/index.cfm



Thanks Steve. The direct link is: http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/warpspeed-download.cfm

Cheers, Gary


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