Solved Is 73 kbps speed good for Windows7?

January 25, 2013 at 16:00:38
Specs: Windows 7
II am trying to download and watch an educational video and it won't play.
The owners of the videos said to make sure I had the latest Flash Player...I
have ' 11 ' . And that my computer speed was high. Did a speed test and
got Download: 73 kbps and Upload: 240 kbps...which means nothing to me.
Don't know if those are good or bad enough or too slow.
Thanks for any input - calgoldy

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January 25, 2013 at 16:49:47
Are you trying to watch this video off the internet?

What type of internet service do you have? Who is your provider?

73kbps is extremely slow for broadband and too fast for dial up. Also odd that your upload is 3 times the speed of your download. Usually upload is slower.

Are you connecting through a wireless router or other wireless hardware?

BTW, Windows 7 should have nothing to do with it.

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January 25, 2013 at 17:41:39
II am wanting to view this video on a website....that is the only way to view it.
It is DSL ....the main computer (another user - not used by me) but I am wireless
using a router - for my laptop. Live up in a high hill rural area....don't know if that
is a factor or not...just mentioning in case it could be....

I use Mozilla Firefox. Service Provider:

Thank you for your reply

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January 25, 2013 at 19:11:12
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You have two things going against you, wireless and the fact that you live in a rural area.

Wireless is not the best way to connect to the Internet, especially of you are are some distance from the router . It can be erratic and the further you are way from the rioter, the worse it gets.

The fact that you live in a rural areas is a major factor. DSL speeds are dependant on the distance you are from the local telephone exchange. DSL is only go for up to 5 km or about 3 miles. After the that the speed drops of rapidly. This may be your problem

Try connecting to the router by wire and see if that improves things.

If you are more than three miles from the telephones exchange then there is not a lot you can do except move to an urban area.


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January 26, 2013 at 09:37:00
Thanks again for your reply. My cousin who has lived here 12 yrs tells me
now that it is not really is more of a 'satellite setup - a bit like a dish-
network The piece of equipment looks that way too. So reception and ability
to watch online videos is good...only sometimes it changes with the weather...
and then get a Web Accelerator message or a No internet access message,
but that only happens - now & again - but the rest of the time I don't have much
trouble watching.videos,you tube and the like. Also have a brand new router
which has also improved watching ability.

I did a SCAN with another sugguested scan site...Download: .122 and Upload: .084. The ratio makes more sense...from what you stated before...but speed still not good enough I guess to watch the online educational videos...dang!
But I guess you are saying...either is what it is and there is no way to
speed up my net speed?
Truly appreciate your help....calgoldy

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