How fast is your internet connection?

@giex22 (273)
Cebu, Philippines
March 9, 2013 8:38am CST
Hello mylotters, I wonder how fast the internet connection in your place? right now I am using sun broadband stick and the speed is 1mbps that is what the specs. of my stick says. But the actual speed is less than 1mbps. Sometimes when it rain so heavy I can't open a site even facebook landing page. Is their any way that i can speed up my sun broadband stick? guys what are the magics that I should do to my stick to make it to max speed?
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8 responses
• India
9 Mar 13
I have a wifi network at home from a local service provider with a speed of 15mbps. You can check the speed of your internet connection at www.speedtest.net . You'll be able to see both your download and upload speed. Net speed can go down during rain or storms but there are some things you can do to improve your net speed in general. Avoid deleting your cookies/temporary internet files. These files improve your net performance by not downloading the same file(s) over and over again. They may occupy a little extra space on disk but if you have a large enough HDD, it shouldn't be a problem. You can also if any other program is using your net connection. Go to command prompt cmd.exe and type "netstat -abf 5 C:\netactivity.txt" without quotes and press enter. All your net activity will start recording in the file. Press ctrl+C to stop recording. You can then go and open the file to see which programs are using your internet connection. Phew, I guess I'll stop now. I have a few other ideas but they're not so effective. Anyway, I hope this helps.
• India
9 Mar 13
Whoops, I forgot to mention one thing about the cookies. While it may help load a website used frequently faster when the speed is low, its not always beneficial. I mentioned one when I said it occupies space on hard disk, it may also decrease the overall net speed for other websites. The best way to handle this is to schedule to delete net history every month probably.
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
9 Mar 13
Thank for your suggestion rahul i see you know a lot about computers. I will try this one tomorrow:)
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
9 Mar 13
:) its ok, I rarely delete my cookies. Thanks agin happy mylotting.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
9 Mar 13
60Mb/s with upload rate 6 Mb/s. Download speed is very high but you can't really get advantage of it most of the time but what makes it so fast is the upload speed. I'm still thinking about upgrading to 120 Mb/s with 10 Mb/s because the cost is just a tiny bit higher. I'm pretty happy I finally got a good connection after living the last 8 years with a terrible internet. But still there have been some problems lately...nothing is perfect. I hope it's gonna be sorted out soon.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
9 Mar 13
Another problem is I have to use wireless so I experience some lag and can't really use the connection fully. The router is in pretty inconvenient place so I can't drag a cable to it. There are still some cables that got through the walls so I hope I can call somebody to make me a switch in the room. One guy already said it will be possible but it's gonna be expensive.
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
9 Mar 13
Others here suggest to use wifi then in your case maybe you can use a wifi to get you connected even when you are at your room that way you only purchase a wifi router and not the switch plus cable that more expenive. happy mylotting and thnks for sharing.
@ayano678 (441)
10 Mar 13
bring your modem to a higher level, if necessary on a house or a tree. use a long cable to get the signal. you can also find tutorials on the internet in the field of software, because a lot of tips and tricks there. it's my opinion. thank you.
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
10 Mar 13
I just use a broadband stick ayano, i don't have any cable or antenna to be put outside in my house or in the tree. But thanks any way for sharing I'll try one of your opinion.. have a nice day!
@jdawg011 (505)
• Canada
10 Mar 13
Terrible. Compared to Korea and European countries, north america has horrid internet. Especially Canada. Sometimes I feel like moving to Sweden for that true high-speed internet...
@jdawg011 (505)
• Canada
10 Mar 13
Check this out to see how bad NA internet is compared to Europe/Asia http://dailyinfographic.com/internet-speeds-around-the-world-infographic
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
9 Mar 13
If it comes to the internet connection it's not that easy as you state. Most connections are way slower as the company is stating or what you are paying for. Reason can be: the house where you live, bad connection, too many people on the internet, etc. My connection is send slow by the company but very slow till bad into my house. Nobody (after 10 years) knows why but it probably also has to do with the way the house is build (lot of iron in the walls). It's also hard to use the cellphone (hardly any connection). I would not go for max speed if it's not guaranteed, I also wonder why you need that max speed. No matter if you are on the internet (your pc plays a role in it as well!) or downloading. I don't think it's worth the money.
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
9 Mar 13
hmmm. here in my place their a lots of users to share and lots of houses too I never why the internet connection is too slow. a 100 for 3 days hmmm. that is a lot of money to waste for slow net connection. BTW thanks for dropin'.
@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
9 Mar 13
I use sun broadband stick also they say its 3.6 mpbs. I believe on it also but most of the time I only got playing around 500-1.5k mpbs. I dont know either what to recommend but I suggest you to buy a wifi router, you can buy it only for 2000(PHP). I cant promise that you can get more speed but im sure you can get better browsing 24hours without any struggle at all whether its raining or not. I have many complains on SBW before and some of my friends on forum told me to use a wifi router, like they say its true it gives better performance at all.
@markIT (134)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
Hi giex22. Well, here in my place where I am currently residing, it will depend on the package you're going to have. Currently, we subscribe 2mbps using the LTE technology, so no question about the speed, it's really fast where we can watch movies online without any buffering. Unlike in our country, sad to say but we're still one of the countries belong with the slow internet connection, though there are options since packages depend on the speed, the faster, the more payment is required. Regarding improving your connection, there are some tips on how you can boost the speed of your usb broadband. You can use extension cable, and position the usb in an open area; when browsing, close the tab/windows using access in your internet when you're not using it anymore; download some free application in the internet to help improve your connection, just read the users' review first, to see if it's working or if it's effective. Then you can try also to clean your browsing history and temp files, because every time you browse the net, there are temporary files saved in your computer. And one thing also, just make sure your place is supported with HSDPA signal, because even the stick can reach up to 2mbps, but the place does not support yet the high speed signal, then it can reach only the speed based on the signal strength on that place. hope it helps
@giex22 (273)
• Cebu, Philippines
9 Mar 13
thanks markit for your quick reply, I lived here at cebu city phils. well actually my speed connection when the weather is fine they sometimes reach the peak about 1.2mbps if it is about 1am to 6am in the morning when afternoon comes my speed will come about 100kbps and lower. I ask my friends what are the causes they always says their are lots of sun cellular users in my place. the scenario kept on repeating everyday. about having an extension for my usb stick i haven't tried it yet. Do you know any software that can boost internet speed? i always clean my temporary files and browsing history every time I log off.
@ariq01 (102)
• Indonesia
14 Apr 13
On my country, i use 'F*astNet' broadband which cable TV must be registered to.. my downstream is up to 200kbps.. ;) Anyway, if you want to raise your speed, you must using VPN