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More computer help please...

MoFo

TRIBE Member
I just installed my modem and it seems to be a little fickle. My wall jack is outside of my room and we use this really long cable that feeds over doorways and into my room. Tech support said that cable is too long and that I should put my modem closer to the wall jack and extend the ethernet cable instead. It should give me better performance instead of not even being able to connect a few times.

Is he speaking the truth? Can't I buy a nicer extension from the wall jack to my modem cuz this one is really old.

Any suggestions to better my speeds and to cut down on the problem of not being able to connect because of a weak phone cable line?
 

MoFo

TRIBE Member
Also, I did a test and my transfer rate was 0.7 kps/per second. I'm not too sure but isn't that REAALLY slow? I think it's as slow as my old 56K Modem on my old computer. :confused:
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
You have to test it by plugging the modem straight into the jack on the wall.

If your speed is still down, it's because of a noisy line... if that is the case, then you should blow the house up
 

zoo

TRIBE Member
i wouldn't recommend blowing your house up

blowing the tech support guy, maybe.

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if you're using a dial up modem and you get 0.7kb/s, you obviously have line noise somewhere

it could be the extension you're using, or it could be the connection coming into your home

if you're using something which is not dialup, 0.7kbps is unnacceptable.
 
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MoFo

TRIBE Member
It's Bell sympatico highspeed.
And what does a noisy line mean?

And my modem can't reach the wall jack without an extension; the jack is in the hall.
 

MoFo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by PosTMOd
You have to test it by plugging the modem straight into the jack on the wall.

You mean, with only one long cable without any interruptions?
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by MoFo
And what does a noisy line mean?

And my modem can't reach the wall jack without an extension; the jack is in the hall.
Noisy line means just that... like a bad connection.

Yes, I understand the extension part... duh... you have to move your computer shit out into the hall to test the modem...

Instructions:

1) unplug stuff
2) move stuff
3) plug stuff back in
4) test
 

MoFo

TRIBE Member
Haha, fuck that shit.

So how do I get a better cable? Pay more cash?
The guy said to move the modem out to where the jack is and make my ethernet cable longer.

But I'm thinking about just getting a longer, newer phone line. Is there a recommendation of a better quality one or are all phone lines the same?
 
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MoFo

TRIBE Member
Ok.... so what do I do?

I know, I want to download a song and see how fast it is.
Where can I get Morpheus?
 

labRat

TRIBE Member
don't download a song to test bandwidth, it won't really tell you anything.

go here:
http://www.2wire.com/support/index.html
and click on the BandWidth Meter booton.

and buy an extension ethernet cable, it is meant to carry data. unlike phone extensions which are only meant to carry narrowband voice and 56k modem type data.

--craig
 
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