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Network Traffic - Is there a way to open up the lanes?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by walkingmac, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502


    basically.... I want to increase my out-going signal. I have a DSL and am hosting my own site, however, I can only get half of my incoming signal to go out.... Like I get about 80 Kbs in and around 40 Kbs out.

    Is there any software or something I can dig into to adjust this?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Not legally...
  3. macrumors 6502


    ummmm...... ok?????

    splain please. I mean, whats the big deal?

    I have the bandwidth, it's my computer sending out my signal.... not seeing the legal technicality.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Most ISPs limit the bandwidth on uploads to half or less than half of your download bandwidth. The only way to increase this is to hack the modem, which is illegal.
  5. macrumors 6502


    ahh.... so it is not limited based on my cpu hardware/software/OS, rather the modem/ISP... yes? (that makes sense)
  6. macrumors 68030


    In almost every case, that is correct.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    You can find guides on the internet on how to uncap the modem. It will give you 2x speed usually. But like people above said, it is illegal. And your isp will most likely to find out. They will terminate your service in a jiffy. Unless you buy another box which pretty much lies to ISP.
    But I wouldn't risk it. This is not a black cable box kidna deal. They will disconnect and wont reconnect again.

  8. macrumors 65816


    It's a real shame about low uplink in the US. In areas where users have faster uplink than down, studies reveal that they send out tons of data. ISPs argue that since most people don't need it they shouldn't provide it. All I know is that I'd like to be able to send my music and photos out at the highest possible quality without a hassle. If nothing else, I would think ISPs would implement a subscription scheme with higher rates for higher costs - I'd pay it.

    Anyone else want to see our already overpriced bandwidth add a "platinum" membership with better uplink?

    BTW - In Asia, broadband is often much faster and much cheaper at the same time. We're getting screwed.


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