Am I susposed to have such pathetic upload times?

Salvador

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I just checked out my line speed and got an average of over 2000 ms for a download speed, but could only manage about 50 or 60 for my upload. What's up with that? I have noticed that it takes quite a while for others to download stuff from me.

BTW.. I have ATT@home cable ISP. I'm currently not running a network (plan on soon). I know that there is a upload cap of 125, but 60 is kind of rediculous. That's not much better than 56k for uploads.

Thanks,

Sal
 

Russ

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2000 MS? What is that?

Since you're on cable, and they do not guarantee anything as far as speed goes, your upload may not reach the cap. Just depends on how many other users occupy your party line.

Russ, NCNE
 

Salvador

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Sorry.. 2000 kbps average. I had a few dowloads of over 3000. The uploads are the killer.

Thanks for the info.

Sal
 

Garion

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A few details.. @home has capped upload speed at 128KB/s or about eight times that in Kb/s. Roughly 1000Kb/s. Make sure you're using the correct terminology - 60Kb (kilobits) or 60KB (kilobytes)? Netscape and IE report speeds in KB/s, some other apps report in Kb/s.

Actually a 56K modem only uploads at 33.6Kb/s - trivial detail, but it's a common misconception.

A lot of your upload speed depends on where it's going - Does the other party you're sending it to have plenty of bandwidth available?

- G
 

Moonark

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From what I have heard, @home places an upload restriction on their users accounts. The reason for this is so their users do not run www and ftp sites....I think....I have a cable modem and I experence the same problem
 

loosbrew

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Garion
i think you are mistaken about the upload caps...@home caps upload at 128 kbps not kBps. so it equals out to about 16kBps in actuality.
it sucks, especially when i used to get 150kBps before this.
oh well

loosbrew
 

TheMabbi

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Aye, the cap is 128 kilobits/sec, except for some areas covered by Cox, which get a 256kb cap.