We can work something out. My dude I am in the same boat as you. I've been nothing but a loyal customer for over 20 years and i cant even get someone on the phone that gives a flying fuck. Make sure the maximum supported Wi-Fi standard (e.g. The key differences between DSL Internet, AT&T Internet and AT&T FiberSM is speed and what you can do with each of these. Comcast is the same and they are less than 1000 feet away. At least you were able to get ahold of the comcast quote person. Stay tuned for the launch of the sites. Why bother spending money to improve service when they know they have people by the balls? Stay tuned guys -- centuryhell.info is coming soon. ADSL – asymmetrical digital subscriber line – gives you more bandwidth for downloads than for uploads. Is there anything I can do to make my DSL run faster? That isn't a small difference, that is a 97% drop in speeds. Ever. Meaning are they seperate boxes. I am done suffering the mental abuse and suffering you have caused me for the last decade. While cable providers are dropping fiber backbones, phone/dsl providers are sitting on their hands. Press J to jump to the feed. Log in to your router as an administrator to make the change on multiple devices at once. Cable uses existing cable television lines to transmit digital data. Also, like you, Comcast stops 3/4 a mile down the road from us. I used to be able to go to the public library to temporarily alleviate the stress of such a terrible connection on days I would work remotely...BUT ALAS, WITH COVID I CANNOT. To update your DSL modem, you'll have to connect to its Web interface, which means that you'll need to know the IP address of the modem on your local network. I'm willing to pay a premium price for a premium speed, but nobody gives a fuck about me or my money. I AM THINKING A POTENTIAL CAMPAIGN TO GET THE NAME OF CENTURYLINK CHANGED? I will be bringing this up in the next hearing the county government has on the issue -- they have a broadband initiative already in the area. I have no idea where to turn next. I just need this prioritized ASAP. Okay, fortunately I’m in Washington which seems to have very liberal laws (esp at the county level now) — I’ve requested with a few local reps to have some dialogue about this issue and will report back how it goes. We break down speed, price and the pros and cons of every type of internet service -- from dial-up to fiber to 5G. Ask the tech support reddit, and try to help others with their problems as well. You can speed up your web browsing is by modifying the Domain Name System servers with tools like DNS Benchmark or namebench. I will not quit. It's absolutely unacceptable and cannot stand. Anyway, I've called several times to see how much it would cost to put a terminal thing here, cause we've got loads of land that runs along the road, and I mean, what if I was a millionaire and had money to throw at them? Spinning up EC2 instances in AWS now. Internet download speeds of 100 Mbps or higher are often considered fast internet because they can handle multiple online activities for multiple users at once without major interruptions in service. Laptops execute tasks slowly for a variety of reasons—you may simply have too many tabs and programs open or there may be several programs running in the background that you are unaware of. I'm waiting and excited to see what the site is like! CenturyLink - do the right thing, or be exposed and ultimately disbanded within the next decade like AT&T back in the early 90s. Got FTTH now in a local rural area. I've already paid $500+ before for a month's worth of data (to stay sane because internet so slow since Centurytel doesn't care about leaving their customers in internet poverty) more than once so I will not even begin to acknowledge a plan that has a hard data cap (the only acceptable alternative would be a data cap of AT LEAST 2 TERABYTES ANYTHING LESS THAN THIS FUCK OFF). I have already begun looking into establishing a non-profit that will aim at exposing ISPs engaging in these evil practices of holding large monopolies over homeowners in "dark areas" and the socio-economic and emotional effects that it actually has on a resident's inhabitants. When i get done with my efforts to expose this exploitation going on anybody that supports any ISP backed legislation will be voted out of office so quickly in the next election it will become political kryptonite. I've Googled a lot on this subject, and tried most of it. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > RobcioPL. I will show you how to get faster WiFi and faster Internet speed making those downloads even faster and streaming even more stable. If you can't guarantee me at least 2 terabytes of unfucked data transmission than I think the business should be shut down for false advertising if they even so much as spew the word "unlimited" anywhere. One should follow these best practices to get a better and faster internet speed: Check and update your router’s firmware. Last night I was getting around 30mbps and now it's about 3. Victory at this point will only be achieved when every city in the United States has the same market as that of the northeastern part of the United States -- the monopolies that my taxpayer dollars are subsidizing won't even tell us a fuck you amount of money to fix our infrastructure -- they are letting it die and rot like a dead animal in the middle of the desert. If nobody says anything now than it could be 50-100 years before these darkspots see an upgrade from these EVIL ISPs. I will not justify putting my health at risk because i am not getting served the utilities i am required to get -- I will do whatever necessary to force these guys to upgrade their infrastructure, if necessary. Maybe I'll even put a link to it on my own site. My speeds fluctuate very dramatically. When I originally moved into this home, it was the early 90s and my 256kbps DSL connection was on the cutting edge -- for at least a decade after moving to my residence, the speeds offered were upgraded in a very acceptable and natural progression..... until about the year 2008. For instance, security … They straight up just tell me to talk to the local government?? I got FiOS the day it was available, _specifically_ for decent upload speeds – I could get comparable download speeds with cable, but a connection that’s only fast in one direction quit being useful to me a few years ago. I don't care if i have to expose executives of these asshole companies because i've tried all avenues and haven't been able to even get ahold of someone who wants to help me when i have the money to pay. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Surely there has to be a way that they can be seen as persona non-grata and the powers that be could negate their contract or force a change. If I drop to just internet only, it'd be a total (before tax) $55/month. No -- fuck this shit, i'm going to push as hard as possible to MANDATE that they cover these dark spots in my county. What kind of router/modem combo are you using? They have pissed off the wrong fucking person. Use Your Electrical Wiring Finally got a service tech out to look at the lines. Again, bring me a satellite data plan that has no hard data cap or one of at least 2 terabytes with no throttled speeds or deprioritization -- I WILL PAY OVER $1000 A MONTH IF THE PLAN IS RIGHT. 802.11ac) matches that of your router, so that you get as speedy a connection as possible. https://discord.gg/2EDwzWa, Press J to jump to the feed. If i get my way, we will see the same thing that happened to AT&T in the early 1900s happen to comcrap and centuryhell. Upgrade your router if it’s old. The different unit is MBps and MB/s, or megabyte per second. I'm going to do whatever I can to make the hassle hurdle as easy as possible to get more people in my community involved in fixing this.... the steps have already been put in motion over the last few years fortunately though, we just need to make sure the county I live in follows through. I went from a fluctuating 5-35Mbps on speedtest.net with frequent cutouts, to a solid, consistent 115 Mbps with no cutouts. Just my experience. The best internet providers for 2020: Cable vs. DSL vs. satellite and more. I think mbps is the same as mb/s; although accurately it would be Mbps and Mb/s (unless he is getting 3 millibits per second). Check your cable path to make sure your lines aren't the issue. Nothing seems to really help. Your local router buffer fills up (measured upload is fast! So I had similar issues with my 105Mbps Comcast internet right after we moved in to our home. Cool tips to make DSL run faster. They will never update my lines here. This could be a separate DSL line, a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot, a cable line, or even a satellite internet connection. Thank god AWS doesn't have the bottleneck my own home does. I am definitely not the only person in the county i live in going through this garbage (pierce county, washington) and am looking for any little bit of advice I can possibly get. Your best bet is to hope the CAF2 funding comes to your area. DSL, short for Digital Subscriber Line, uses a connection that looks similar to a phone line, but the wiring inside is different and allows for broadband transmission. there's a broadband initiative in this counthy and lots of people are in a similar position. Maybe the answer to faster internet access is easy, maybe it's not. Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by RobcioPL, Apr 5, 2005. You can also modify the DNS servers on each computer or device through network adapter or the Wi-Fi settings. Because mbps arent equal to mb/s.If thats not it I would call your isp because that is a huge drop. If the DSL providers moved into the 21st century and upgraded their networks, DSL would probably be faster then cable modem. We are in god damn 2020 and should adapt our infrastructure to the constant changes in the environment's needs -- if you can't handle the amount of data coming through, then you need to improve the infrastructure, SAME AS IF YOU WERE A POWER COMPANY AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN YOU HAD CUSTOMERS LOSE ACCESS TO THE AMOUNT OF POWER THEY EXPECTED - THESE COMPANIES NEED TO BE FORCED AND PENALIZED FOR REFUSING TO EXPEDITE BROADBAND ACCESS TO THOSE WHO ARE PAYING SEVERAL THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR IN TAX SUBSIDIES TO KEEP THEM OPERATING THESE ILLEGAL MONOPOLIES. The big drawback to DSL, most providers do not want to spend the money to upgrade their backbone lines. Password protect your internet router. Assuming there is no activity on your connection either through torrents, Netflix, or being part of a botnet, then there is nothing you can do. I do a quick google search on this and immediately see that it is satellite internet. This makes DSL much faster than dial-up. One of the splitters in the basement rafters was faulty, that split to a second unnecessary splitter in the basement that led into the walls up to the attic where the 3rd 4-way split fed the three upper level bedrooms and a line back down to the first level where, out of the wall was the last 2 way split to the modem and tv box. Messages: 776. It must end. Speedify will detect your active DSL Internet connection and your tethered phone connection and show them on the screen. You are on what is effectively shared bandwidth with whomever your ISP hooks you up with and if there is so much traffic such that not everyone is going to get maximum speeds, then something's gotta give. I'm not condoning this is anyway, but the reason they don't run anything to you is causes it costs 10's of thousands of dollars to run new plant, especially in the ground. I'll expose whoever i need to in order to get this done, the quickest way to get me to pull back my anger in ending this in the state that i live in is to bribe me away by setting up my broadband NOW... but since that isn't going to happen, i've begun drafting my statement for any potential public hearings in the future and i will rehearse it several times over. This might be a multi month process but I will go through it if I need to because god forbid I can actually pay someone to give me the internet I desperately require. If you can’t remember when you purchased your router, or if you didn’t … Tldr, too many line splits before the modem. The first breakthrough was G.fast that is capable of delivering speeds near to a gigabit, but for only short distances up to a few hundred feet. It has been too long that this has gone on and it cannot continue. Are you doing speed tests via speedtest.net? I ended up moving. Have you called your ISP yet, cause this could also be a line issue. Two reasons your Wi-Fi is slow, and how to fix them. I am at a loss for what we can do to get this little section of my neighborhood into the 21st century... Nobody helps, or cares, ever. I cannot afford paying $30 for a 5GB boost of 4G hotspot data when i pass my data cap.... which as a software engineer, i tend to do a lot. Choose a server for Speedify to connect to and combine the DSL Internet link with your tethered phone connection. I had someone from the business department tell me that i was in their footprint after saying i'd sign up for $499.99 for 24 months commitment but wouldnt want to pay a dime for anything more and they said theyre going to have someone call me monday, so i will be reporting back. My husband and I just put our house in the city up for sale and moved back out to the country to his dad's old place like, a week before the coronavirus shit hit. I plan on raising this issue and hopefully getting some kind of legislation passed that forces internet to my area if need be -- i've purchased a few domains that i intend to use as a means to educate the local area around me, many of which are people in a similar position as myself (the county i live in did a study and started an initiative last year so i think the timing is good to try and make these guys forced to put the utilities that these dark spots desperately need in). This is something that cannot stand anymore. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the centurylink community. I have a very long statement that I am ready to give to any legislative body or council in the area that will listen, and I've gotten so fucking frustrated after going through this hell for years now without any solution coming through that I am beginning about making this a fucking charity mission of mine going forward. My daughter's in kindergarten and now she has a lot of online school stuff to do and we legit only get 1.47. Fast internet speeds, those in the 100+ Mbps range, are often better, especially if you want your internet plan to support multiple devices and users at once. I couldn't even game online for a week... no help when I called them at all so I have a guy installing new Internet today. Is there anything I haven't tried? I pay for 100mbps and I'm currently getting around 3. Tldr, too many line splits before the modem. 20 years ago, we had the fastest service where I live.... i was the envy of all my friends for having DSL at a 256kbps connection. I'm willing to sign up for any agreement/commitment needed for any length of time if it makes the upgrade go through. They could give two fucks about the impact that it is having on the individuals who live here and how much more socioeconomic progress and prosperity could be reached. 20 meg symmetrical connections can be had for ~ $60/mo, which is comparable to most cable/DSL connections that are only fast in one direction. I will test by downloading the bitcoin-blockchain three times over to confirm any plan that I do pay this much for, and if the terms are violated I will enforce said SLA and demand a refund. 6. It is absolutely surreal to me. For then to make make 45 dollars back per person. Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of … Wait one question you are paying for 100mbps.Are you getting 3mb/s? • Our 100% fiber network enables the fastest Broadband speeds that AT&T delivers. I WANT TO THROW MONEY AT THIS PROBLEM, AND I CAN'T. Honestly some of the most evil creatures i've ever met in this world. If you qre using dsl use a cat6 for your dsl line. Is it a standalone modem and standalone router? When 2008 hit CenturyLink stopped giving a FUCK about us at all and I cannot even get ahold of someone who could even begin to tell me the process I'd need to go through to PAY THEM to come to fix this service. Is there something I can do to stabilize it? Here's how to tell. So I had similar issues with my 105Mbps Comcast internet right after we moved in to our home. I paid $180 in 5gb blocks at $30 a piece this month for my hotspot. 100mbps does not mean 100mbps all the time. They just tell me to restart my device. You can only shut me up by shoving fiber down my throat ! Now, 3mbps, even at peak hours, is what we call in the industry, 'Weak-ass shit', and I don't think you'd be out line to call and say, 'hey, I pay for 100mbps and I'm getting dial-up+. 20 years ago, we had the fastest service where I live.... i was the envy of all my friends for having DSL at a 256kbps connection. Apr 5, 2005 #1. I don't like contacting them. After numerous phone calls with tech support and swapping out the router, purchasing my own modem and updated every driver and firmware I … Buffer Bloat can also make for a bumpy upload speed. Cable speeds vary depending on the provider, plan and location. Every lobbyist you send will result in me recruiting another lobbyist of my own (but instead of a paid consultant, it will be a citizen who I recruit to come and share their pain and suffering to a legislative body). Press J to jump to the feed. THE ONLY PEOPLE AGAINST THIS ARE THE GREEDY SCUM BAG ISPS from what I can see. I don't care how much it costs if it brings enough awareness and creates the right outcome for the area. After numerous phone calls with tech support and swapping out the router, purchasing my own modem and updated every driver and firmware I could think of. Cable is widely considered to be faster than DSL, so if speed is your prime consideration, a cable internet connection is the way to go. 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