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#1 cherry1959

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:45 PM

I have dialup. How can I tell if itís my ISPís server that is causing slow page connections etc., or is it my computer or the phone line/web traffic?. Sometimes my bytes received moves at a crawl or does not move, this happens periodically but is becoming very tiresome and maybe itís time to change my ISP. I assume itís their server causing problems when I try to connect and it dials up and goes as far as Ďconnecting to a remote computerí ďverifying password etc.ĒÖthen it fails to connect. Sometimes I have to dial up 4/5 times and keep getting that until it finally connects. Thatís the ISP server failing to let me connect right? Also the new ISP I am thinking about signing up with offers web accelerator for 4$ a month more, does that really provide any extra speed or is it a way for them to make an extra 4$ Thanks

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:53 PM

I don't know if that's because of your ISP. I just think that dial-up is no longer worth it today. You can run up huge bills unless you pay a set amount, whereas broadband can work out cheaper and is much faster. Maybe it's time to upgrade? good luck with what you decide to do :)

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 03:36 PM

Your first line of investigation and repair, would be a telephone call directly to your ISP. They will walk you through all of the settings to assure they are correct. They can "see" if/when you are connected to their server-modem(s) and perhaps perform other testing. If that is supposedly "all good.", you might benefit from contacting your Phone Company to determine is the line is clear/faulty. If it's the line between your house and the phone company request a new connection at the neighborhood switching control box. Best Regards
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