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01-07-09, 04:21 PM #1
Few Q's about networking/remote access
Ok first off I am running 3mb Verizon DSL (not the crap plan, but the next step up since no FIOS in my area yet), and using a few different speed test programs I am getting about 2.8mb worth of bandwidth. Is there anyway to get the extra 200kbs to cap out my speed? I don't mind upgrading my modem if that would help.
Second question is this...
basically I am my families "computer tech", and I am forced to drive to everyone's house all the time it seems. Gets kinda annoying for me, and was hoping I could do any software modifications via remote assistance. I've never used it before, but I have a pretty good understanding of what it does.
How would I go about actually doing it? Like do I need the persons IP address? Do I use software? IDK honestly how to start it lol. I am running Win XP Pro SP3, and my family members are running either XP Home/Pro or Win 2k pro.Intel i5 4570 - Asus Z87C - G Skill 2x4gb
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01-07-09, 04:47 PM #2
also, with the DSL connection, that extra 200k is possibly overhead or latencies that show it as 2.8Mbit. it can also be the server you're connecting to. i'd say this is pretty normal, i dont expect my full bandwidth but if you're really worried about it then complain alot to verizonMain Rig: [Silverstone TJ06 painted hammer black] [Intel E6550 3.2 ghz 1.35v ] [4 gigs Gskil] [Asus P5k Premium Wifi/ap] [Soundblaster Audiguy ZS platinum] [ATI 3560 pro] [enhiem 1250 pump, Swiftech Storm, primoflex tubing, mcres micro, maze 4 gpu block][ Windows Vista x64 Ultimate sp1]
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01-07-09, 08:07 PM #3
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Your Verizon bandwidth comes with a "YMMV", not guaranteed. I'm pretty far out from the local Verizon CO, so the 2.8mb I get is actually surprising.ihrsetrdr aka Tim
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