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03-17-01, 12:26 PM
Hello Everyone And Thank You For Even Looking In This Topic But I Need To Know From The Top What To Do To Make My Dsl Average At Least 60k/sec Because I Only Average About 25-30k/sec When Downloading Big Files If You Can Help Replay To This Or E-Mail Me At illskilz@hotmail.com I Also Have MSN Messanger And Anyone Is Welcome Too Add Me,My ICQ Is 77629261 And Need No Authorization So Please Help A Newbie Out :rolleyes: :(

03-17-01, 12:34 PM
Your OS, ISP, System? this info will be helpful

03-17-01, 12:39 PM
My OS Is Windows 98
My IP At The Moment Is :p :p :p :p :p :p
Not Sure What U Mean By System :)

[ 03-18-2001: Message edited by: ill2g ]

03-17-01, 02:10 PM
Uhm stop guys all his ports are open

Never give out your IP address in a public forum...
The question from Grim was...
Here start over

Who is your ISP (Internet Service Provider)?
What is your subcribed speed ?
How do you connect? (PPPoE or static connection)
What software did they give you for your connection???
What modem/bridge do you have?
USB or Network card..?
Are you using a firewall and which one.?
How much memory is in your system?
what is the CPU rate of your machine?
In other words your system...

Edit the post above remove the IP addy
No your ports arnt open.. The only reason I know is I scaned the IP for leaks :)

Welcome to speedguide

03-17-01, 08:45 PM
ohh :eek: i thought he said IP sorry.
my isp is bell sympatico
i don't know my subcribed speed(meaning don't know wut it means)
i think i connect on PPP
they didn't give me any software except the installation cd
i have a nortel networks modem(well thats wut it says on it
don't know wut USB or Network card is
i doubt i have a firewall cause i run a FTP
i don't know how much memory is in my system
or the rate

I Am Sorry For Not Knowing These Things Wich I Understand Makes It Harded For You Nice People To Help Me

03-19-01, 05:40 PM
If Anyone knows any prog or infothat can boots my dsl to atleast 60k i would be very greatful and depends on wut u r interested in i may be able to reward :D

And I Would Like To Thank Anyone Who Already Posted A Reply Or E-Mailed Me :)

[ 03-19-2001: Message edited by: ill2g ]

03-19-01, 06:00 PM
is this a PPPoE connection? :confused:

03-19-01, 06:08 PM
I will leave instructions, call your provider and make sure you are PPPoE:
This is a must unless you the future in want to format because you did not do it, please do this. First bring up REGEDIT, type REGEDIT in your run box and hit OK.
Under Registry at the top of the box, click on that, now click on Export Registry File, a box will come up asking where you want to export it to, just put it in your C drive, then name it at the bottem of box, Registry plus date. Click on ALL at the bottom so it copies all of your registry.
Click on save.
Now if you ever get in trouble or want the old regestry back, bring REGEDIT back up and click on Registry and click on import registry file, go to your C drive and click on registry and click open, reboot and your good to go.
Anytime you add a new program, backup again, any program, back it up to the same place as the last one, it will overwrite it. If you do not backup after each new program is instaled you will not have those setting's in regestry if you have to backup for some reason.
Do this 2 times, one to save as default, the other to update as neccessary

Do nothing else in this box as it is the heart of your computer, just what it says above and no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The speed patch you want is:http://www.speedguide.net/files/sguide_tweak_98_pppoe.zip
1. You probaly need to PRINT these instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alot of people are downloading and unzipping speed patch, see directions for installation, if it is not installed, it no workie.
Go to main page on Speedguide, go to patch page (Listed on left)
2. Download the faster loading of webpages for your OS, download the speedpatch for your OS, becarefull, there are alot of patches on this page. Please read installation instructions for these patchs on patch page.Please read how to install speed patch.
3. Download the back to default patch for your OS, do not install this patch, just download it in case you ever want to change patches.Please ead instructions on patch on how to install speed patch.
4. Download Vtcp386 Fix patch if you are running WIN 98 or 98SE and install (Big V). Additionally, if your OS is Win 95, you will also need to download and install the vtcp386 .zip and the Windows Socket Two patch.
5. Go to http://forums.speedguide.net/optd.shtml bookmark this page as you may wish to return. Run tweak tester, check check connection, turn off firewalls, if you have one, copy the results by highlighing everything in the box with your mouse, then hit Ctrl & c, with your key board, come back to Speedguide and in same post you were in reply, when box comes up , cursor blinking at start of box hit Ctrl & v, this will copy results in box so I may look at them.
7. I do not recommend adding any other patches, all these tests change by the minute so don't be fooled an start adding patch after patch.
8. The best time to test for speed is early in the morning when no one (or not many) people are on the net.
9. Nothing should be running during any test, no virus stuff, firewalls,
and always clear (Delete, no this will not harm your system) your temp internet files before each test, not once during testing, after each test.
10. Do not add other speed patches on top of each other, always go back to default before trying another patch, I am aware of only one patch that will remove previous patch without having to return to default.
11. In the future, here are some other sites you may wish to visit, go to www.testmyspeed.com. (http://www.testmyspeed.com.) Please bookmark that page as well as www.pcpitstop.com (http://www.pcpitstop.com) so you may return. Also another good dowload site would be www.happypuppy.com (http://www.happypuppy.com) click on 10 demos and a large download file, do not download the whole file, just most of it.
12. You may in the future wish to go to www.AnalogX.com (http://www.AnalogX.com) and download Net Stat Live, run this while downloading a large file.
13. Please take your time and good luck. I would suggest at least 128 RAM and read up on all this, but be care full.
14. The most accurate way of testing speed is downloading large file as explained above from somewhere like www.happypuppy.com (http://www.happypuppy.com) (not all of it, just most of it). All other speed test sites will vary, www.AOL.com (http://www.AOL.com) is another fast server, you may download from this site also, remember to delete temp internet files before doing test. Try both sites as 1 may be having problems.
When refering to speed Kb is Kilobits, KB is Kilobytes Divide by 8 kilobits to get kilobytes.
Also you may wish to download Dr.TCP from www.dslreports.com (http://www.dslreports.com) to adjust MSS, MTU. RWIN and other numbers in future, this is for advanced people and I do not recommend changing any numbers that patches put in.

If you are running WIN 98 or SE, once a week run Sys file checker to make sure you have all your files, all you really need to worry about are Windows files and subfolders. Run, help for more information

How do do speed test
1. The best time is early in the morning (3 AM - 6 AM)
2. Make sure defrag has been run so no files are fragmented
3. Delete Temp internet files, not while testing, but after each test. IE browser, click tools, internet options, click on delete files and no this will not harm system, just get rid of temp files
4. Go to a fast server such as www.happypuppy.com (http://www.happypuppy.com) and click on 10 demos, select a LARGE file to download (not all of it of download, just most of it, before you click cancel) this will show you how fast you are downloading, it's not going to be quick except except early in morning when not many people on net. I recommend you go to www.analogX.com (http://www.analogX.com) and download Net State live, run this while downloading as it will give you avg of your download speed.
5. Probably the most important, nothing can be running during test, no firewalls, no virus stuff, no ICQ, no AIM (some of you may have to go into BIOS to disable virus scanner, nothing running except Net Stat live
Scheduled tasks will run disk defrag, 98 & SE in Taskbar, WIN ME in control panel
The people who want speed surfing or doing whatever must close all other programs.

Or if you wish you may go to www.testmyspeed.com (http://www.testmyspeed.com) and do one of the online tests, these vary to much for me but you may like them. Another one is at www.dslreports.com/tools (http://www.dslreports.com/tools)

:) :)

03-19-01, 06:14 PM
If you wish to find things out about your puter, click start, programs, accessories, system tools, and then system information :p

03-19-01, 06:40 PM
when i open run and type winipcfg it shows PPP Adapter :confused:
but i will follow those instructions :)

03-19-01, 06:44 PM
i kinda don't understand that first part about format and stuff but i will read on :p

03-19-01, 06:45 PM
You do have winzip to unzip these patches :)

03-19-01, 06:54 PM
Format just means starting all over again with empty puter, you will remember if and when you do it, it's fun :eek:

03-19-01, 07:33 PM
I Have To Re Format My Hard Drive :confused: :(

03-19-01, 07:38 PM
No :)

03-20-01, 09:37 AM
Tell me how you are doing, I'm worried about you :confused:

03-20-01, 09:58 AM
LOL,Well I Am Not Gonna Sart Just Yet Cause My PC Is Really Messed And I Am Gonna Do A System Recovery And Then I Will Start Straight Away,I Will Contact You When I Get Back :) .Right Now I Am Getting All My Applications Set To Burn Before I Format.

03-20-01, 10:10 AM
Why are you formatting

03-20-01, 10:15 AM
I Am Formating Cause My Pc Is ****ed
I Need To Do System Recovery So I Get My PC The Way Back To When I Bought It :)
If U Have ICQ Or MSN Messanger Plz Add Me Cause U R A Great Help ;)

03-20-01, 10:19 AM
If you made a default copy of your registry you do not have to format, If problem started within last 5 days we can fix it without formatting

03-20-01, 10:22 AM
5 days ago
they started maybe before i even got my dsl
dude it wuz long time now my pc is messed and i think i do need to format ;)

03-20-01, 10:25 AM
Well, maybe but in your search box you need to type how to format WIN 98 for instructions, you do not need to repartition, just format, man what a job :eek:

03-20-01, 10:28 AM
When you get back online come here and I will tell you how to backup registry so this does not happen again :)

03-20-01, 06:21 PM
To tell if you are PPPoE:
posted 03-20-2001 03:05 PM | Posts: 4721 | From Redwood City, CA, USA | Registered: Dec 1999 |
PPP is used w/ dial-up
PPPoE is used by some DSL providers
zmbs, if you don't have to "log on" to use your DSL, you are not on a PPPoE DSL connection.


03-20-01, 06:50 PM
I hate to keep bothering you but you must call toll free number and see if you are on PPPoE or not, 2 different patches and we cannot quess, you have to call and find out:
sguide_tweak_98_ME - Patch for NO PPPoE
sguide_tweak_98_ME_PPPoE Patch for PPPoE
Call please :)

03-20-01, 06:58 PM
Bothering Me??
HAHAHHAHAHAHA,You Are Helping Me Big Time
I Have To Connect With A Access Manager
So I Think It Is PPPoe :)
I Have To Log On

03-20-01, 07:00 PM
Hey, ill2g. I also have Bell sympatico. You have PPPoE, meaning you don't have a static IP. I fortunately have about 970kbps or about twice your 60k/sec, but I know my sister had the same problems you are having. The cap is 1000kbps down, 128kbps up. Bell has no other speed package, so those are your subcribed speeds. Unfortunately, I think with Bell there is not a whole lot u can do, some ppl just get terrible speeds. You might try calling them. It could be u have a bad poor phone line. I tried the tweak that Lobo details and that improved my speeds by about 10%, so hopefully that will work even better for you. You might want to consider switching to rogers@home, if you haven't tried it yet.


03-20-01, 07:03 PM
Ok :(
Thanks Man
And Nice GIF :D

[ 03-20-2001: Message edited by: ill2g ]

03-20-01, 07:06 PM
There is also a newer version of Access Manager on the Sympatico website. I can email it to you if you want it.

03-20-01, 07:08 PM
OK If you have to log on this is the one you want:patch page ( sguide_tweak_98_ME_PPPoE ()
Was formatting fun, a job huh, well glad your up and running, don't forget to download winzip from www.download.com (http://www.download.com) version 8.0 to unzip some of these patches and you can follow the instructions already here, good luck :p

03-20-01, 07:11 PM
I Think I Have It But Not Installed Because One Time My Access Manager Was Not Working,Gave Me Some Tap Error So I Called Them And Some Guy Said I Was Installing The Dial up 56K Version But I Knew He Was Wrong But He Said He Will Mail A New One Anyway And My Old One Came In Like A Yellow Case And This New One Came In A Blue One That Says FAST! On It
Should I Install That One :confused:

03-20-01, 07:13 PM
I Didn't Format Yet ;)

03-20-01, 07:17 PM
I think I would call someone, but then again we can take it off with the back to default patch (This just takes off patch, nothing else) go for it :)

03-20-01, 07:21 PM
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
i don't understand?

03-20-01, 07:27 PM
Go for it-means do it, the PPPoE patch :eek: :eek: :eek:

03-20-01, 08:06 PM
The latest Access Manager is version 1.41.
Yes, install that Access manager, then check the version by going to help and click on 'about Access Manager'. And definately install the PPPoE patch by right clicking file and click on install.

[ 03-20-2001: Message edited by: dreww71 ]

03-20-01, 09:57 PM
Yes do it and post test results here :eek:

03-21-01, 09:31 AM
Whats up, is it working :eek:

03-21-01, 03:54 PM
You will need to install and download Vtcp386Fix if you have not alredy :)

03-21-01, 03:55 PM
i still didn't format
so i am not doin anything till after i do wich may b today
i will let u guys know when i formated :)

03-21-01, 04:00 PM
When you say burning programs I hope you mean installation files, as programs will not work if not in registry, and not in redistry unless installation file is run. :)

03-23-01, 05:48 PM
I'm Back :D
And I Installed The New Access Manager And Its Kinda Better But I Never Tested The Speed Except When Browsing
I Am Gonna Try The Tweak Now So If U Could Put The Instructions Again All Right PLZ!!!!!

03-23-01, 05:57 PM
Intructions are on page 1 of this thread, OK :)

03-23-01, 06:00 PM
ok :)

03-23-01, 06:02 PM
But Is It All Correct :confused: :confused:
R Those The Right Programs I Need To Download :confused: :confused:

03-23-01, 06:04 PM
Yes it's the right ones, chop-chop :)

03-23-01, 06:08 PM
ok :D

03-23-01, 08:23 PM
You alright :)

03-23-01, 09:43 PM
Well I gone for the night but post results if you can, I will be here in morning :cool: :cool: :cool:

03-28-01, 03:26 PM
Does Anyone Know Why Bell Sympatico Drops Connection After About 1 Day? Or 19 Hours Around That? :confused: :confused: :confused: :( :confused: :( :(

03-28-01, 03:30 PM
Why yes, call Bell and ask why :eek: