#1
Hey guys, hopefully someone here can solve my little problem

Basically i have a terrible internet connection; i was recently on speedtest.net and my results were as follows:

Download: 121 kbps
Upload: 330 kbps

Now i'm no expert on the subject but as far as i'm aware shouldn't the download be much higher than the upload?

If anyone knows anyways to fix my connection i'll be eternally greatful

my ISP is AOL if it's any help.
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#2
121 kbps isn't slow, it's about a megabyte every ten seconds.
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Well when streaming, for example on Youtube, it can take a good half an hour to load a video that's only 5 mins long, now to me that is slow...
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#4
I imagine that's more to do with your computer then. Try de-fragmenting your hard-drive.
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#5
ur aol eh, aol dial up or high speed?
edit : also what os are you on, is windows 2000/xp run a trace route and ul be able to see where the speed is lost. if you post the ips of the servers i can reference them against the database here (i work for roadrunner and we shere time warners data)
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#6
I am afraid it is not to do with my computer either, as the computer downstairs suffers the same problem and it is very new...

and it is high speed aol.
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My connection is 24 kps on a good day... Consider yourself lucky.
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#8
Stop using AOL. It's crap.

Clear your cookies, temporary files, and other cache. Download Google Accelerator. Restart if the comp has been on for a while. And stop looking up all that porn, obviously it's slowing your comp down.

EDIT: Although all of the stuff I just you will speed it up, obviously your internet is too slow for it to make a major difference. So just get internet from a faster provider (Comcast, DSL, Ethernet, etc.).
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#9
Call up AOL. As you said both computers are going slowly and it is pretty strange that you've got a upload rate 3 times your download rate lol (unless you're some kind of webserver)

They'll check the lines etc, but yeah AOL is pretty bad. So that's probably your problem right there
#10
121 isnt bad.


My connection reaches 60 on a great day.


Most of the time its below 20.
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121 kbps isn't slow, it's about a megabyte every ten seconds.


121kbps is around 15kB/s, kpbs is kiloBITS per second. To OP, try a virus/spyware, adware etc scan I had some adware on my comp and on speedtest I was getting around 200 - 300kbps when I've got a 2mbps connection. After doing the scan and getting rid of the adware my net download speed went back to normal.
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#13
yes if you get 50% or up ur doing good
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#14
you still have AOL??? lawlz
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6539 kbps download
476 kbps upload


I'm guessing that's pretty good, all I can say is get rid of AOL, my friend uses it and he hates it for gaming, especially since we have to wait for his game to load for while after mine loads fully. Look around for different ISP's, Comcast is good for internet which is what the northwest uses and my friends have that, while here in San Antonio Time Warner Cable with RoadRunner is the way to go which is what I have.

Look at the bright side you could have 0-1 on your upload and download.
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#18
6556kb/s down
556 kb/s up

I have two other computers online in my house while doing this test. This is why I love living in a big city like Phoenix. I would never move anywhere I could not get a cable connection.

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The OP "tobysaurus", maybe?
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