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Slow AOL Connection ?
#1
ok usually we havent ever had a problem with aol's connection speed (usually around 4mb/s according to <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.speedtest.net">www.speedtest.net</a><!-- w -->) but over the past few months its slowly been gettting worse and worse.  after running a test today on speedtest it shows the download speed to be a whopping 198kb/s  :o

ive checked over everything in settings MTU value its set to 1400 etc, but my knowledge of connections and broadband only goes so far and is rather basic :B

was just wondering if you guys could lend us a helping hand? any ideas?

whats freaky is that the upload speed has stayed the same (around 500kb/s) but the download speed has dropped harshly  ??)
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#2
Are you, or is someone in your family secretly downloading a huge stash of porn? Do you do lots of bit torrent stuff, there was talk recently of providers limiting connection speeds to people who do...
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#3
&quot;Legless&quot; Wrote:Are you, or is someone in your family secretly downloading a huge stash of porn? Do you do lots of bit torrent stuff, there was talk recently of providers limiting connection speeds to people who do...
:o not as far as i know, limewire and the likes was taken off the computers months ago after aol sent letters out regarding it  Big Grin

anything that could have been changed in the settings?
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#4
Your only option is:
  • Phone AOL
  • Tell them to poke it
  • Sign-up with (almost) anyone else
  • enjoy a proper internet connection
AOL might as well stand for Commy Barstards!!!!!  I was with AOL for a very short time until I realise they restrict everything!!!
Have a look at ThinkBroadband for some comparisons/advice on better (and believe me---there are loads better) ISPs than A >SadO >SadL >Sad
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#5
&quot;impished&quot; Wrote:Your only option is:
  • Phone AOL
  • Tell them to poke it
  • Sign-up with (almost) anyone else
  • enjoy a proper internet connection
AOL might as well stand for Commy Barstards!!!!!  I was with AOL for a very short time until I realise they restrict everything!!!
Have a look at ThinkBroadband for some comparisons/advice on better (and believe me---there are loads better) ISPs than A >SadO >SadL >Sad

unfortunatly we cant tell AOL where to stick it as we rent out a villa and some inquires come into the aol inbox  Sad
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#6
OH MY GOD they sent you letters about using limewire and bit torrent. Miserable bastards... I am with Ade, AOL are the scum of the earth and once you put it on your system it is IMPOSSIBLE to get it off without someone who knows what they are doing.

I use Orange, who were previously Wanadoo, and before that freeserve. We upload and download an obscene amount of stuff with work, gigabites a day and they never bat an eyelid. We have toreent software running constantly and no complaints. Any provider who tries to dictacte what you look at or use the net for shouldn't be a provider...
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#7
yeh exactly, ill try and dig the letters out if you guys want

one basically described that p2p applications are illegal to which i responded stating that P2P apps are not illegal as many busineses use them and for them to be deemed illegally i must infringe a UK copyright

to which they responded something about how i was wrong in stating that P2P can be used in a workplace, and then they went through the usual blurb about reduced download speeds etc

before talktalk took over AOL they where alright never had a problem with them reliable connection but after the take over thats all gone tits up  Undecided
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