[SATLUG] speed issues

D Villarreal dvprogs at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 09:46:39 CDT 2008

Some more information would help us to help you.
What are the specifications for your setup (connection specs, computer
specs, etc.)?

The standard ISP troubleshooting steps should be followed before even
- Remove any personally-owned routing equipment
- Reboot the modem (unplug for at least 30 s. and re-connect)
- Reboot the computer
- Have pen/pencil and paper ready, also have a bill in front of you, along
with the mac id from the modem.

Please read this...

Make sure to install updates for your computer's OS.
Also make sure, if using Microsoft WindowsXP to tweak the system using
something like TCPOptimizer.exe from http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php.
Also, you'd probably want to start using the hosts file (
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm) as well as adjust the applicable
registry settings to fine-tune the performance...
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm, also optimize your running
services (http://www.blackviper.com/). Really though, it appears to me that
even if you optimize MS XP, you still have security concerns...

Until you feel comfortable with GNU/Linux and/or *BSD, you might want to try
running different distributions in a virtual machine, to find out what suits
you best.
Stuff for virtualization...

Please remember when dealing with Help Desk support that staff
capability/enthusiasm will vary. They're under call time constraints. It
helps greatly when you can do all the troubleshooting before you call. Also,
if you don't want to remove a private router then the standard step for help
desk to follow is to refer you to the vendor of this device. Of course it
helps to be nice, not to yell or scream. Really. Do have details of your
previous calls to help desk.

Saludos from .ca, eh ?

Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 06:17:53 -0700
From: mike <wn5pmr at gmail.com>
Subject: [SATLUG] flash question

Please excuse the bandwidth but I have no idea where to start. I have
DSL but the lowest speed Qwest offers. Its very annoying when
downloading a flash off the net. The buffering will let it run for only
about 10 seconds at a time before it again buffers. Is there any way to
tell flash to download the whole thing */before/* it starts to play ?

Thanks Mike in Spokane where summer finally arrived this past weekend.

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