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Diff settings for the ***** downloads

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Diff settings for the ***** downloads

I use System mechanic to tweek my settings now for well over a year. (www.oilo.com) netbooster is just one of the tools on this clearup program.

I just ran a test there, and PlusNet is awful.

Broadband Speed Test Results

Results from your most recent broadband speed test recorded on 07 November 2002 at 14:20:33.

Your Connection

Direction Actual Speed True Speed
Downstream 291 Kbps (36.4 KB/sec) 334 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 243 Kbps (30.4 KB/sec) 279 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Dowload is terrible. and it is set for ADSL on netbooster.

So i tried the Lan. DSL and Satellite setting over PPPoE instead and im getting better results.

Cable, DSL, Satellite running over PPPoE
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SESSION START: 07/11/2002 14:02:09
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Start Test: 07/11/2002 14:02:14
Test Type: Download 1 megabyte
Operating System: Windows XP
-------------Settings Used------------
[D-Link DSL-200 USB ADSL Modem(WAN)] Maximum Transfer Unit: 1492
[Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC] Maximum Transfer Unit: 1492
[1394 Net Adapter] Maximum Transfer Unit: 1492
Tcp Receive Window: 255552
Time To Live: 64
Black Hole Detection: False
Auto-Detect Maximum Transfer Unit: True
Maximum number of simultaneous HTTP 1.0 Connections: 10
Maximum number of simultaneous HTTP 1.1 Connections: 8
Tcp Options: 1 - Window Scaling but no Timestamp Options
Fast Retransmission and Recovery support value: 3
Support for Selective Acknowledgements: True
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Data Transfer Start: 07/11/2002 14:02:16
Data Transfer Complete: 07/11/2002 14:02:35
--->Total Data Received: 1025.13 kilobytes
--->Time to Complete Transfer: 00:00:18:812
--->Average Speed: 54.30 kilobytes per second
--->Peak Speed: 139.36 kilobytes per second

And now the previous Lan, DSL, Cable, Satellite, T1 etc.. setting:
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SESSION START: 07/11/2002 14:17:28
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Start Test: 07/11/2002 14:17:33
Test Type: Download 1 megabyte
Operating System: Windows XP
-------------Settings Used------------
[D-Link DSL-200 USB ADSL Modem(WAN)] Maximum Transfer Unit: 1500
[Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC] Maximum Transfer Unit: 1500
[1394 Net Adapter] Maximum Transfer Unit: 1500
Tcp Receive Window: 256960
Time To Live: 64
Black Hole Detection: False
Auto-Detect Maximum Transfer Unit: True
Maximum number of simultaneous HTTP 1.0 Connections: 10
Maximum number of simultaneous HTTP 1.1 Connections: 8
Tcp Options: 1 - Window Scaling but no Timestamp Options
Fast Retransmission and Recovery support value: 3
Support for Selective Acknowledgements: True
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Data Transfer Start: 07/11/2002 14:17:34
Data Transfer Complete: 07/11/2002 14:17:55
--->Total Data Received: 1025.13 kilobytes
--->Time to Complete Transfer: 00:00:20:375
--->Average Speed: 49.94 kilobytes per second
--->Peak Speed: 138.12 kilobytes per second

It is 5K faster on the PPPoE setting ?
funny i use a D-link DSL-200 and it's PPPoA

I tried this on http://speed-test.plus.net.uk and my speeds on that are rubbish too.
but if i change to the PPPoE pre-sets it is much much faster on the download.
The upstream never changes, it reads 30 K
but try getting a constant 30 K from it is another story.
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Jason
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RE: Diff settings for the ***** downloads

Correction for the System Mechanic URL: www.iolo.com sorry i typed it too fast :bounce:
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Jason
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RE: Diff settings for the ***** downloads

Hi Jason. I've been reading about these various MTU and Receive window settings and tried them all. I find that I get the best results with the MTU set at 1458, and the Receive window at 64240. The MTU definately improved things as far as upload speed, but the Receive window setting of 14180 slowed things down a lot for me. It works reasonably on the adsl.org speed test, but slows down a lot for general web browsing. With the setting at 64240 I get download speeds of 57 to 63 KB from almost everywhere. Perhaps individual machines need different settings. I use a Samsung AHT-E310 usb modem, and apart from the odd site it works well. Hope this is of some help to you.
Regards, John Taylor.

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RE: Diff settings for the ***** downloads

Hi John Smiley

I will give the settings a try and see if it can help this machine.

I'm waiting on PlusNet's explantion @ 5pm today.
do you really think this will all be sorted by end of this week? tomorrow.. as they have said?
I don't.

And it didn't stop them sending me my notification of my billing @ 10pm last night either!. "This is just a brief note to let you know that we will
be taking the next subscription payment for your ADSL Home Self-Install (Annual Contract) account
on 2002-11-09."
i laugh at the part where it says "Please note - It is important that your payment details are valid and you have
sufficient funds on or just after 2002-11-09 as failure to do so will result in your
ADSL Home Self-Install (Annual Contract) account being disabled." funny stuff :rollsmile:

It's been disabled more or less for a while anyway.. got to laugh, i thought they might do the decent thing and deduct something off this months payments like they do on 'my referals' since they caused outage for 4 days.. but nope.
As expected. :angryfire:

I added PlusNet adverts and referal banners to my site too.. bet ya i never see a penny.
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Jason
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RE: Diff settings for the ***** downloads

Hi Jason. I've just remembered something. I think you said you were running XP Pro. Have you disabled the bandwidth reservation function ? If you haven't, it reserves 10% of your bandwidth for XP services. Not a lot, but every little helps.
I can't wait to hear the explanation of the ***** up last weekend, it should make interesting reading.
Regards, John Taylor.

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RE: Diff settings for the ***** downloads

Hey, I've just noticed that they are censoring our posts. I typed C O C K, and it came out ****. Not only do we get very few replies from support on this forum, but now we have censorship as well LMFOA. Lets see them censor that !!.
Regards, John Taylor

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RE: Diff settings for the ***** downloads

> Hey, I've just noticed that they are censoring our posts. I typed C O C K, and it came out ****. Not only do we get very few replies from support on this forum, but now we have censorship as well LMFOA. Lets see them censor that !!.
> Regards, John Taylor
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Haha they do that with most words.
the topic i started here was "Diff settings for the C*R*A*P*P*Y downloads" just make some spaces or add some asterix or your own.

I'm on Windows XP Home version 2002 service pack 1.
not the pro one.

I don't know if i can change bandwidth on the home edition. prob not.

But im trying out the setting you have done for the MTU.

I read PlusNet's statement not much to read.. Bob say's it will be fixed during 4 am - 6am Friday morning. and that we must NOT connect while they are working more or less.
Hope this fixes it all and i don't come here tomorrow and it's all broken down again.
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Jason
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