DSL Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by winterdude010, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. winterdude010 macrumors regular

    winterdude010

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    Hi.

    I'm trying to watch an episode of lost online and its going dreadfully slow, and it says my bandwith is below 500. I have watched several episodes before with out any video stalls. It has never warned about my bandwith. This happens occasionally throughout the year, but what causes it?

    My connection is a 3mbps/512k. I tested it on SpeedTest.net and it said the connection is 2.6mbps/400k to be exact.
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

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    Many things can very a DSL/ADSL connection. Drops can occur quickly or over time.

    Has any construction (new lines) been added to your home or area?
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well certain sites will sometimes be bogged down. Or maybe your ISP gets bogged down at certain times as well.
     
  4. winterdude010 thread starter macrumors regular

    winterdude010

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    No construction lately. Its probably just the site then, because everything else loads fast.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

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    If everything else is normal and all sites are loading quickly, then it may just be the site.
     
  6. poorlytoldjoke macrumors newbie

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    The main internet hubs in the country are under attack right now from zombie computers. Hence why everything is slower.
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Arn will have those Zomie computers dealt with before the end of the day.;)
     

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