View Full Version : Tweaks and RoadRunner (cincinnati

03-13-01, 12:43 PM
Ok I ran tweakRR..and it worked beautfifully..downloaded a large file (at netscape)..before patch was about 80kb/s...after patch..hit 200kb/s..So thats good..I hear the upload speed is capped here..at 40kb..but I dont even hit the cap...my buddy always hits the cap..and floats a bit above..he uses RR too..and lives about 20 miles away. I here that there are no upload tweaks (removing caps) and the ones that are out dont work.. I just want to hit my cap..and the damn RR tech ppl are no help. There is a program out call ****upc (please pardon language)...but thats the name. :) This is supposed to help with upload speed by doing stuff with the MAC address...

So I have only ran TweakRR..is there anything else I need to do for the download..and is there anything possible to do with upload.


Software Developer/systems analyst
RoadRunner Cincinnati OH

03-13-01, 12:56 PM
It's all controlled from the headend. There is nothing you can do about your uploads. The amount of people on your node, traffic, etc., all play a part in your speeds.
I wish we could do something but what we have is far better than dial-up anyway, so we shouldn't complain too much.
Your only other option is to go to business class-that might get you up somewhere, but at $100 a month, I don't know about that! :p

03-13-01, 12:58 PM
I did a tweak test on dslreports.com..and it said everything is perfect....so I guess I shouldnt change anything?

03-13-01, 01:07 PM
What they mean by perfect is your numbers jive, nothing to do with performance, I'll leave you directions to speed yourself up d/l:
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. 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 nothing else in this box as it is the heart of your computer, just what it says above and no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. You probaly need to PRINT these instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (small v) 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 Windons fikes 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

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)


03-13-01, 01:23 PM
Aprox 20 KB/s really blows for upload though...this makes me want to switch to our local DSL service...zoomtown.

03-13-01, 01:30 PM
Take a speed test at one or some of these places: www.testmyspeed.com (http://www.testmyspeed.com) :)

03-13-01, 02:12 PM
RWB: Check with your provider and ask them what the cap is. I asked ours (Time Warner) and you know what, they wouldn't say! The only thing they told me was that as long as I was getting 250KB on their FTP site, I was good to go.(I get 276KB) My uploads stink too, about the same as yours. I just wouldn't trust word of mouth as far as what the cap is, if you know what I mean. ;)

03-13-01, 02:47 PM

I am Time warner as well..I hear from a girl who has spoken to level 3 techs..that the upload speed cap is 40k..yet my friend on same providor is getting between 40k to 50k uploads..