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Old 04-18-02, 08:40 PM
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How to find out if transfers are being made

I use a stupid connection, its a dialup upload with a cable download, but sometimes (like now), it's going at the speed of a 14.4... the only real time I notice it slowing like this is when something is being uploaded. The connection is split on 3 pc's, but none should be uploading, is there a way to see if there are uploads being made, I don't know, some ad crap or spyware sending packets or whatever, because my connection is terribly slow.

Or maybe it's a problem with the line, check this trace to dvdtalk out, can someone explain on how my ping can be nearly a second from my house to the first router? Any suggestions as to where the problem is?

C:\>tracert www.dvdtalk.com

Tracing route to www.dvdtalk.com [66.28.225.25]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 902 ms 611 ms 671 ms hail2.fundy.net [24.231.3.2]
2 * 1582 ms * bvi-7.atm1-0-0.fundy.net [24.231.3.10]
3 2373 ms 3034 ms 2184 ms 66.185.81.45
4 2824 ms 2995 ms * gw01.mtnk.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.8
1]
5 2023 ms 1252 ms 1673 ms if-12-0.core3.NewYork.teleglobe.net [64.86.206.1
29]
6 1152 ms 1171 ms 1823 ms if-5-0.core2.Newark.Teleglobe.net [64.86.83.166]

7 922 ms 160 ms 140 ms if-7-0.core1.Newark.Teleglobe.net [207.45.222.16
1]
8 380 ms 931 ms ^C
C:\>
Old 04-19-02, 08:54 AM
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Well, if all 3 PCs are on the internet at the same time, speed will drop on ALL of them... not only if they're getting something uploaded but you have to realize that any internet activity involves both an upload and a download. When you go to a website, a request is sent to your ISPs web server, who goes to the net, gets the page and sends it down to you. If the other 2 PCs are browsing the web, or sending email (maybe an email with an attachment) then your ping is going to be extremely slow. Any ping over a dial-up modem is going to be slow. Have you tried to disconnect and reconnect to see if you get a faster speed?

Does your ISP support dual stream broadband yet? My friend has RCN here in NJ and they used to have a 33.6k modem for upstream and broadband downstream. The modem really slowed things down.

I would try disconnecting the other 2 PCs and see if things improve. If not, then you can contact the ISP and request they find out why your speed has dropped. Maybe the dialup modem needs to be replaced.
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Well, at the time 2 pc's weren't surfing, they are just connected although the transfers light on the modem were going like mad (maybe someone had a transfer I did not know about). I think in June we can go to cable, but I'm moving so won't bother getting the modem. I don't know, this seems intermittent more than not, maybe next time I'll just send the ISP an Email to nag since I'm paying the price of a DSL connection for a piece of crap connection which disconnects me quite often.

It's probably nothing, but it did go on all night giving me the impression I was working on a very slow dialup.
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Well, when that happens, if there is no traffic on the other 2 machines then there is the possibility of having a bad dialup connection. Maybe there was some line noise or something. I would try and disconnect it and let it reconnect.

Other than that, I'd disconnect the other 2 PCs and see what that does.

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