The internet is slow….

Some of you may know of my internet problems. After all I’ve not just mentioned it once, but twice before. Well, it’s not as simple as it seemed to be.The reason my internet was so slow was because our connection was capped as we had exceeded the monthly peak time download allowance which is 20GB. Fair enough, in that time our internet was slow during peak time. That should’ve ended 20.11., that’s right, three weeks ago.

Well, since then it’s been getting worse almost daily with my internet cutting out every 2 hours and my upload/download is just ridiculous. Have a look at this:


And we are meant to be on an 8 Meg connection….

So there have been several support tickets sent to our ISP, we’ve had suspicions that it may be our exchange and so on. Well, nothing is certain, but our ISP is sending out and engineer at some point soon. So maybe it will be fixed soon.

Also means that I can barely play Xbl which is even more annoying, as I just bought Rainbow Six Vegas last week and I really want to play it over Xbl. :(

Well, let’s hope it’s all sorted before christmas. It better be.



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43 Responses to The internet is slow….

  1. Ashish C. says:

    I think I’ve got 8KBps Up and 3 KBps down speed although in reality I don’t even get that much. I’d be in paradise if I was given your current speed. :D

    Guess all ISP’s are the same. :)


  2. carocat says:

    Oh, I suppose it always can get worse….

    How long does it take you to load wordpress then? It’s even slow when my connection is fast.


  3. ish says:

    Gee Cat those stats are aweful.It makes me think something’s fishy with that ISP.8 meg LAN can’t be THAT slow.What average time does it take you to open your blog on WordPress?


  4. carocat says:

    Well, again I think that it may be the exchange, but we will find out once the engineer turns up some time next week.

    I don’t know how long it takes, I always have around 10 tabs open in Firefox and msn convos, so I don’t know. I hate to wait for things which is why I’m always multitasking! :P


  5. ish says:

    Wow same here.I don’t think I’ve ever let just one tab in Firefox load.There’s always something else happening.

    I just hope the engineer manages to fix your connection,otherwise he’d be Cat bait :D


  6. carocat says:

    Oh, he will be. Infact I’m considering of not letting him leave until it’s fixed. In case I’d have to go to court, I’m sure I could defend myself with temporary insanity. ;)


  7. ish says:

    Temporary Insanity wow.You’ve got everything planned.

    May the engineer’s soul Rest In Peace.Obviously after he’s fixed your connection.


  8. Ashish C. says:

    Oh it takes somewhere between 10 to 15 minutes and sometimes gets fast at 5 mins. I’ve learned to live with it. :D


  9. carocat says:

    I’ve got everything planned. After all, I want to enjoy my newly fixed internet. ;)

    5mins? You call that fast? WOW! Poor you.


  10. ish says:

    5 minutes is like pathetic Ashish! It’s never taken me more than 30 seconds to open Cat’s blog.


  11. carocat says:

    Well, it does take me a longer time to load your blog, Ashish, compared to others…. Don’t really know why.


  12. Ton says:

    Damn Ashish i know how you feel, I had that over the weekend.

    Now it’s back..

    Cat, I can’t believe you’ve been having this for a month and you’ve still been paying regular fees..


  13. carocat says:

    Your internet wasn’t that bad, surely. Even I can’t imagine how bad his is and mine was already worse than yours. :P


  14. Matt says:

    No, over the weekend it did take at least 10 minutes to load most pages..

    God, I feel bad for you, dude. I can’t imagine that on a daily basis.


  15. carocat says:

    Well, I have just been informed by my housemate that an engineer will be here tomorrow afternoon. So maybe, just maybe it will all be sorted soon. :D


  16. Matt says:

    Did he also tell you that pigs could fly? :D

    You’ve just had it like this for so long I doubt it’s as simple as an engineer doing something..


  17. carocat says:

    Ok, can you please just be positive about this? For once? :P


  18. Matt says:

    k. Your internet will magically be fixed by fairies tomorrow.

    Hey, look, a pig.. :D


  19. carocat says:

    Yeah, yeah, whatever. Don’t expect me to feel sorry for you again. :P


  20. Matt says:

    Ok, ok, ok.

    I guess it could get fixed, but if it doesn’t, I really suggest switching..

    And I still want that game of Splinter Cell.. :D


  21. carocat says:

    I can’t switch. we are in our contract until August. But it looks like it’s the exchange, so there you go. :P

    And maybe, just maybe I’ll give you a game of SC. ;)


  22. Matt says:

    I’ll be extra specially nice if you do! :D


  23. carocat says:

    You’re never nice. :P


  24. Matt says:

    But.. but.. but..

    You can have a cookie.. that’s nice isn’t it?.. :(


  25. carocat says:

    I don’t really like cookies…. :P


  26. Matt says:

    The thought that counts? :)


  27. carocat says:

    Doesn’t work that way I’m afraid. I want something good/useful.


  28. Matt says:

    Well.. I did give you that 48 hour XBL code… :D


  29. carocat says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah…. Thanks. :)


  30. Ashish C. says:

    Cat: You don’t exactly know how long it takes me to view Pokemon or Digg members area. 5 minutes is actually very fast in that term. :D

    Ton: Thanks. I’ve been thinking of starting a “Help Ash get Broadband” Movement. :P


  31. carocat says:

    Ashish, it’s all abut the movements! Let me know if there is any way I can help you with your movement! :)


  32. Ashish C. says:

    I’ll let you know. :) My save “Tokyo Gay Hamster Wars” campaign ended a dud but I hope this one will get some response.

    [In case you are wondering wht Tokyo Gay Hamster Wars is, it is a story written by my friend who left it midway. Actually he’s a great story writer and posts ongoing stories in a series on his blog. Check him out –] :)


  33. ish says:

    @Cat: Sure you can help him.You can threaten his parents that you’d rip him alive unless they get him a broadband connection :P


  34. Ashish C. says:

    Well ish, actually EVERYBODY at home wants broadband. There’s just the tiny weeny problem that there’s no ISP supplying Broadband here. [for dial-up we’ve only got 2] I gues since its a remote sort of area. But earlier even in the city I didn’t get broadband since I lived out of the ISP’s “territory.”


  35. ish says:

    Wow seems the ISP’s have something against you then.Where exactly are you at?


  36. carocat says:

    @ Ashish: That link doesn’t work?


  37. Matt says:

    Just a guess Cat, but I think he put that “]” there by accident.. try taking it out.

    Ashish: My friend’s got the same problem, he’s got satellite internet which is not only sucky, but also $70 a month. It doesn’t even support XBOX Live or any gaming system..

    I mean, you’d think by now, with how they’re starting free wi-fi, they’d at least be able to have wired everywhere.. it seems like they’re half-skipping a step.


  38. Ashish C. says:

    Car: I seem to have put an extra ], the correct link is :)

    Matt: Well I can say I’ve got cheap unlimited internet. 11Rs. Per day seems cheap to me. The other ISP gives 1 paise per KB of speed. with the same speed. I’d pay $70 a month if I get Broadband. 7 years is a horrible time. :) Well, about skipping we haven’t even got 3G yet here and they’re speaking about 4G. It’s all an illusion….

    Ish: Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Currently in a small town in the mountains. Have lived in Mumbai as well where territory wars left me without broadband. I think unless I conquer the world I won’t get broadband! :P See, thats how “evil” ambitions are born…… :D


  39. Matt says:

    Yeah, first they need to get down the basics EVERYWHERE, then start the fancy wi-fi and 214G internet.


  40. carocat says:

    I took it out and it still didn’t work. Something about wordpress not available. Anyway, it works now and I’ll have a look at some point. :)


  41. ish says:

    That link didn’t work cause you forgot to write WordPress after dabido,Ashish.It’s fine now.

    Aiight,I’m gonna have to Google Ratnagiri out.Hope you get broadband soon.These things just happen suddenly.Till last year,we didn’t have any multiplex in our city and now suddenly,some 5 multiplexes are coming up :D


  42. Ashish C. says:

    Matt: Yeah, but problem is Who’ll bell the Cat? If I was 18, I wouldn’t vote for such a government but then again, where is one that thinks about improving the standard? :)

    Cat: Must’ve been updating. /wordpress is the direct link, whereas redirects you. :)

    ish – It works with as well. I do that everyday. He must have been updating his blog. [If he has then I should go check out.] Runs off


  43. carocat says:

    It’s looking good for you then, Ish. I hope it all works out. :)

    Well, I’ll have a look at his blog at some point. When my internet likes me again.


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