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Carson123987
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The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help



The internet here used to be as fast as the mother frick. now it's crawling and i couldn't even download a Last of Us patch so im hijacking my neighbor's wifi across the street. Is there any reason why the wifi would slow down all of a sudden? ISP is Bellsouth






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tehchampion140
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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ISP is Bellsouth

I didn't know they still existed.






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Klark Kent
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


Your ISP throttling your bandwidth during peak hours.

Happens to almost everyone on DSL






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JimMorrison
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


Bellsouth is DSL right?


DSL is slow as frick now






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Carson123987
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


yeah im telling my parents it's time to switch to cox. this is bull shite





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MOJO mod
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


Bellsouth is terrible...they never hit advertised speeds. Probably something running in the background is holding it up, try rebooting the modem may help.





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Carson123987
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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Bellsouth is DSL right?


DSL is slow as frick now


ok thanks i didnt know that. switching this shite. we have cox everything else so i dont know why we dont have cox internet






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Carson123987
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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Bellsouth is terrible...they never hit advertised speeds. Probably something running in the background is holding it up, try rebooting the modem may help.


i tried, didn't work. just using neighbor's wifi for now. my parents are technology retards and got bellsouth when we first got internet like 12 years ago and they just havent changed


is cox a good option?






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jcole4lsu
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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is cox a good option?

any cable internet provider >>>> DSL

remember that DSL speeds will be slower and subject to throttling based on the distance from hub and number of users on the system.

with cable, youll have none of that.






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StraightCashHomey21
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


LOL





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StraightCashHomey21
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with cable, youll have none of that.


thing that sucks about cable is when everyone on that shared line in a block or row of houses uses it during peak hours, fiber from fios ftw



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Carson123987
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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any cable internet provider >>>> DSL

remember that DSL speeds will be slower and subject to throttling based on the distance from hub and number of users on the system.

with cable, youll have none of that.


thanks my man. you and sg geaux are my go-to tech guys.

should i get the 25mbps package?






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jcole4lsu
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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should i get the 25mbps package?

i have a 15Mbps account and never experience a slow down. your lags will end up being latency not throughput.

hell at work we have a 6Mbps account. same as above.






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brucevilanch
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


FiOS has almost made it here. I can't wait.

25mbs is more than enough if there isn't a lot of traffic in your house






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StraightCashHomey21
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FiOS has almost made it here. I can't wait.

25mbs is more than enough if there isn't a lot of traffic in your house



my parents have it, my dads upload is like 20mbs, its fricking money b/c i slingbox off his connection here in germany and my dl here is 100mbs so its clear as frick HD



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jcole4lsu
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my dads upload is like 20mbs,

20 meg upload?






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Carson123987
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


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slingbox off his connection


whats that mean

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dl here is 100mbs


what!






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StraightCashHomey21
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whats that mean


its a box that lets you watch tv from your home from a different location anywhere in the world

shite looks like im in my living room back in the states







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sbr2
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re: The download speed at my parents' house has dropped to 1.43mbps WTF please help


Nice, love me some slingbox





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