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Topic # 66795 23-Aug-2010 19:00
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I have hit a good night for the old Dial-Up. The download is going quite well (normally 14kbps). As you can see by the below speedtest my download rate is 20 kbps and my upload is 60kbps. (I always get 60kbps upload)

What I was wanting to know is... Why is there such a difference between the download and upload rates? I know that we operate on a CMAR link (Consumer Multi Access Radio) but dont understand why the upload can be so much higher than the download rate. The situation is the same for all users of the CMAR.

Anyway... Its great to see what our rural telecommunications are like!

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  Reply # 371996 24-Aug-2010 11:03

what is this "dial-up"?

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  Reply # 372014 24-Aug-2010 11:35
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SteveON: what is this "dial-up"?


Just what I was thinking >.>

My upload is slower than my download, it's depressing.







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  Reply # 372030 24-Aug-2010 11:58

michaelmurfy:
SteveON: what is this "dial-up"?


Just what I was thinking >.>

My upload is slower than my download, it's depressing.





LOL that's insane!




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  Reply # 372043 24-Aug-2010 12:20
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SteveON: 

LOL that's insane!





I think you are on Dialup >.< 






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  Reply # 372219 24-Aug-2010 15:47
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SteveON: what is this "dial-up"?


What do you mean? It is just a normal account with Telecom if thats what you mean. The speeds are HORRIBLE. But its the only option. I wish I could at least swap the speeds around. Its odd how the upload is so much faster than the download...

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  Reply # 372222 24-Aug-2010 15:50
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michaelmurfy:
SteveON: 

LOL that's insane!





I think you are on Dialup >.< 


Cant complain.....





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  Reply # 372235 24-Aug-2010 16:06

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SteveON: what is this "dial-up"?


What do you mean? It is just a normal account with Telecom if thats what you mean. The speeds are HORRIBLE. But its the only option. I wish I could at least swap the speeds around. Its odd how the upload is so much faster than the download...


Lol - I was taking the piss... I am surprised anyone can use this "dial-up" with the bloated internet we have  today. 6-7 years ago it would have been fine...

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  Reply # 372236 24-Aug-2010 16:08

xpd:
michaelmurfy:
SteveON: 

LOL that's insane!





I think you are on Dialup >.< 


Cant complain.....




Are you in the data center?

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  Reply # 372293 24-Aug-2010 17:36
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SteveON: 

Are you in the data center?


He would be, except those download speeds are quite bad, I would say he would be peered to the APE which ofc had some problems today.

I took mine from our datacentre, nice and speedy.

@OP - There is no way you can fix this, since Dialup is Analogue and you're going over a Radio Link somewhere things can be quite unreliable at times. This also depends at what time of the day it's taken too, how loaded the radio link is etc.

Most of us haven't been on true Dialup for ages, except broadband speed internet feels like dialup to me oddly enough since work changed me. I switched to ADSL in 2002 and haven't looked back. 




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  Reply # 372315 24-Aug-2010 18:18

michaelmurfy:
SteveON: 

Are you in the data center?


He would be, except those download speeds are quite bad, I would say he would be peered to the APE which ofc had some problems today.

I took mine from our datacentre, nice and speedy.

@OP - There is no way you can fix this, since Dialup is Analogue and you're going over a Radio Link somewhere things can be quite unreliable at times. This also depends at what time of the day it's taken too, how loaded the radio link is etc.

Most of us haven't been on true Dialup for ages, except broadband speed internet feels like dialup to me oddly enough since work changed me. I switched to ADSL in 2002 and haven't looked back. 


Ode to the days when I thought downloading 400meg in one month on 56k was legendary. Thanks for the memory.

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  Reply # 372401 24-Aug-2010 22:27
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Maybe a difference is signal strength between at your end and at Telecom's end? If the far end has better amplifiers and stuff to handle a weak signal than your end, then that could explain why uploading is faster than downloading.

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