[Ilugc] Question regarding the speed of dialup modem
- From: siva@xxxxxxxxxxx (Sivasankar Chander)
- Date: Mon Jul 12 12:37:23 2004
I have a question regarding the download speeds of dialup modems ?????????
i am using a dial up modem and it connects to the net @ around 48 kbps , why
cannt we use the full bandwith or atleast half of it around 20 kbps for
downloading files , files r downloaded @ the rate of around 5kbps ,( even
after using download accelarators it is around 6 kbps ) is it possible to
use atleast half of the bandwith for use , why is this restriction..........
This has nothing to do with your modem, and everything to do with the
upstream bandwidth of your ISP. The upstream bandwidth is shared among
all the active connections of the modem pool, so if there are (say) 400
users who are connected, and an upstream bandwidth of 2 Mbits/sec (typical
in India), the average bandwidth that each user will obtain will be about
There's nothing you can do about it, except complain to your ISP to
increase the upstream bandwidth, or switch your ISP to one that has
adequate core (backbone) bandwidth.
BTW, if you believe that 'download accelerators' actually work, then most
of the explanation above won't make sense to you.
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