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How To increase the Internet speed
Jim Hillier
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October 7, 2009 - 4:15 am
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Hey Jackie - It would help to know which method you are using to connect to the web; e.g. cable, DSL (broadband) via modem/router, etc? Also, who is providing your service??

I am connected via DSL (broadband), my ISP is Internode and I am currently on a 1500/256kbps plan. My download speed is 1370 and upload speed 200. The only way I could gain any real/effective increase in those numbers would be to change my plan through Internode to one which gives me higher speeds.....e.g. 8192/384kbps. Of course that would cost more money too!!

There is software around which [i:2w5ic6oc]claim[/i:2w5ic6oc] to accelerate internet speed but, in my experience, they are not terribly effective. I've yet to test one which made any noticeable difference.


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Late to the party, Jimbo...

My DSL is with Earthlink; has been since '99. (They bought Mindspring who bought my original ISP Netcom ['95]) The service is plenty fast, but I bumped it up a bit by changing DNS to OpenDNS Basic. If you haven't looked them over, try



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