July 5th, 2005, 05:29 AM #1
you should read this before getting Verizon dsl
Verizon is SLOW and UNRELIABLE they might give you a router but then it would go even slower!!! they also say it is 3.0 mbps but computer says it is 1/2 mbps speed varies from 769 BPS to 617 kbps (router).i'd stick with comcast if i were u.
July 5th, 2005, 06:07 AM #2
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It all depends on your area, I heard Verizon is awsome in some areas and other areas it sucks.
BTW i heard Comcast isnt that great up in MD, my dad had it and was having problems with it all the time
July 5th, 2005, 07:13 AM #3
It took me years to talk my farther into broadband, then one day he got mad at AOL and called verison himself and got DSL. Two weeks later he missed AOL and he said DSL was slower than dialup. Of cource I didn't believe him ( at 85 he's not a computer geek).
When I went to download AOL the download said it would take 2.5 hrs with a 56k modum and 3hrs with DSL. I tried it for an hr and that really was what it was going to take.
Now I know DSL is differant speeds in differant areas but if it is slower than dial up they shouldn't be selling it in those areas.
July 5th, 2005, 08:28 AM #4
A router won't make anything worse or better. Sounds like you may on a bad line.
July 5th, 2005, 01:05 PM #5
Bad speeds can happen with cable OR DSL. Remember that in many cases modern broadband communications are trying to run over decades old coax cable or twisted pair. Call up verizon and have a tech come by to check it out.
July 5th, 2005, 10:28 PM #6
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There are sooooo many variables to line speed over a broadband connection of any sort I would refrain from condeming Verizon, for now, until you do some research.
1. How far are you from the nearest CU?
2. How old is your home, and the surround environs? (newer tract of houses or 50 years old?)
3. Have you tweaked your DSL modem settings, this can make a huge difference.
4. I HIGHLY suggest you browse around, DSLreports, and search their ISP forums for help.
5. Finally, call up your ISP/Telco service and open up a trouble ticket. Have a Tech come out and test your internal/external line condition etc....
I'd be happy to help with any other questions you have to the best of my abilities.
July 5th, 2005, 10:33 PM #7
You could have a crappy phone line in your house like other people mentioned, now is that verizons falt?"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
July 5th, 2005, 10:41 PM #8
<------Happy Verizon customer here
like everyone has said there are conditions that would slow your speedLord of the Low Frequencies
July 5th, 2005, 10:44 PM #9
Where did you test that?"The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
July 5th, 2005, 10:49 PM #10
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I'll bet from DSLreports :-)
July 5th, 2005, 10:55 PM #11Originally Posted by SJG437
yes and many times when i first got my upgrade from, 768down/132up to 3,000down/768up
I was humbled
also toast.net, some other site I can't remember, and the test at downloads.comLord of the Low Frequencies
July 5th, 2005, 10:56 PM #12
Cable dosen't slow down like DSL. DSL has a limited distance from the source.
I have have never herd of a cable being slower than dial up. I experiaced it with DSL.
Verison knows when they are too far from the source and shoundn't be selling service to those areas, unless they are selling the service for less than dial up.
July 5th, 2005, 11:07 PM #13
just a minute ago............
I'm about a mile from my dslam, my house is over 50 years old although I don't know the age of the phone lines
Lord of the Low Frequencies
July 5th, 2005, 11:11 PM #14
Well, just tried from some site, and here are my results(could not figure out how to work toast.net).
Well, I could not get the dang pic to get under 100k, so I'll tell you, 4.1MBits/sec."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
July 5th, 2005, 11:16 PM #15
I don't see your point. You obviosly have a connection that is close enough to the source.
My farthers wasn't close enough and never was as fast as a dial up modum.
My point is , Why are they selling service to areas that they can't provide acceptable speeds
Last edited by stroyal; July 5th, 2005 at 11:18 PM.
July 5th, 2005, 11:16 PM #16
2005-07-05 23:15:58 EST: 2202 / 798
Your download speed : 2255262 bps, or 2202 kbps.
A 275.3 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 817615 bps, or 798 kbps.
July 5th, 2005, 11:19 PM #17
you must pick a server and a download to the left, I chose the jetsLord of the Low Frequencies
July 5th, 2005, 11:20 PM #18Originally Posted by stroyal
it still isn't rightLord of the Low Frequencies
July 5th, 2005, 11:23 PM #19
Ya, they probably do, but I bet it dosen't say, MAY BE SLOWER THAN DIALUP.
July 5th, 2005, 11:50 PM #20Loaded 1,396,595 bytes in 2.672 seconds from TOAST.net I server.
Your Results: 4181 Kb
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