56k Modem users...

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
How many bytes/second do you average when downloading? I am also using AirPort, I don't know if that slows it down...I am only averaging about 2,800-3,200. The max I have ever gotten was about 3,800 but that was only for a second or so and then it dropped back down.

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    wow... I remember the good ol' days of 56k'ness. I feel sorry for you.
  • Reply 2 of 16
    I average anywhere between 4400 to 4800 with and without Airport. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 3 of 16
    [quote]Originally posted by ThinkingDifferent:

    <strong>I average anywhere between 4400 to 4800 with and without Airport. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Wow...any tips how I can download faster? I wonder if it is just my area...I keep getting mailings from Verizon telling me DSL is now available at my house (about two per month) and every time I call they tell me they cannot give it to me b/c my phone lines suck or some such nonsense.



    Oh well. Hopefully when I move to college this fall I can get DSL...
  • Reply 4 of 16
    I get about 5000 k/s (is that right? yea). The modem I dial into is not more than a mile from my place.
  • Reply 5 of 16
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    I don't usually use dial up, but at times I have to, and I've noticed that the speed variations tend to be due to line noise. The cleaner the line, the closer to 56k you'll get.
  • Reply 6 of 16
    When I was on dial-up, I could pretty consistently get 6k/sec+. I'd gotten as high as 7.5k/sec from some servers... sustained. I don't know if it has anything to do with using a different modem script... but I did run a dedicated line of Cat6 from the telephone company's box to the room with the modem, so I imagine that helped.
  • Reply 7 of 16
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    sorry for the interruption here guys

    but how to check the connection/downloading rate?

    thanks
  • Reply 8 of 16
    [quote]Originally posted by firehc:

    <strong>sorry for the interruption here guys

    but how to check the connection/downloading rate?

    thanks</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Just download anything, and in the download dialogue box, just look to where it says "bytes/sec" next to whatever you are downloading.
  • Reply 9 of 16
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    in the download manager? yeah got it

    but other than that any utility program to check?
  • Reply 10 of 16
    [quote]Originally posted by firehc:

    <strong>in the download manager? yeah got it

    but other than that any utility program to check?</strong><hr></blockquote>Get <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/rominar/net.html"; target="_blank">NetMonitor</a>. It's a great free app that displays the download/upload rate with lots of different options.



    I've got mine in the menu bar. It looks like this for me:



  • Reply 11 of 16
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    thanks starfleetX!

    that's what i wanted
  • Reply 12 of 16
    firehcfirehc Posts: 368member
    one question starfleetX



    when i put the NM on the menu bar,

    grid lines appear in the entire menu bar,and all windows i open,

    and the grid lines stay even when i quit NM,

    anyway to fix it?

    thanks
  • Reply 13 of 16
    alpha macalpha mac Posts: 463member
    [quote]Originally posted by Horned_Frog:

    [QB]



    Wow...any tips how I can download faster? fall /QB]<hr></blockquote>



    Get Turbo Internet from <a href="http://www.macunicorn.com/"; target="_blank">Mac Unicorn</a> you get an bust of about 1 or2x.
  • Reply 14 of 16
    When I was on dial-up (**cringe**) I used to get 5-6KB/s, sometimes 9 or 10KB/s from a good server. Now I enjoy 250KB/s downloads on Cable Modem (it used to be way up over 800KB/s before @Home went up in smokes )
  • Reply 15 of 16
    One thing about my 56KB experience...I sure as hell ain't anal enough to find out or "monitor" the speeds every godamn second.



    No, I can't afford the rates for cable or DSL...when the ISPs and cable companies "get the clue" that 99.9% of the consumers out there will only pay $19.95 a month for ANY access to the internet then I'll get it.
  • Reply 16 of 16
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:

    <strong>One thing about my 56KB experience...I sure as hell ain't anal enough to find out or "monitor" the speeds every godamn second.



    No, I can't afford the rates for cable or DSL...when the ISPs and cable companies "get the clue" that 99.9% of the consumers out there will only pay $19.95 a month for ANY access to the internet then I'll get it. </strong><hr></blockquote>





    well they seem to be making a healthy profit without you... except of course for @Home

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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