Acer netbook too slow for Skype what can I do

Acer / Aspire one atom n450
December 2, 2010 at 14:58:15
Specs: Windows 7, 1.66ghz
When I check settings on Sype the computer is running too slowly. I have a Acer Aspire one notebook with Intel CPU 1.66GHz 512KB cache, 1GB memeory. I am in Portarlington using a Vodafone mobile internet connection. My hotmail is OK. In Essendon using Virgin internet connection, Skype works excellent. I have a Windows 7 starter pack. What can I do?

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#1
December 2, 2010 at 16:30:15
if it works with one carrier and not another its not the computer but the carrier.

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#2
December 2, 2010 at 17:32:48
Wanderer is right.
You can run Skype on an old computer with 700 MHz without any problem.
What line speed do you have and does the line really provide the speed it should?

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#3
December 6, 2010 at 11:55:21
Sorry for the late response. I appreciate the feedback. Problem not fixed.
I am in Portarlington using a Vodafone mobile internet connection, hotmail OK but Skype simply does not work.
In Essendon using Virgin internet connection, Does mobile connection make a difference?
Also how do I check out line speed.
"What line speed do you have and does the line really provide the speed it should?"
Thanks Gordon


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#4
December 6, 2010 at 12:33:53
Mobile Internet connections like UMTS are mostly slower than e.g. ADSL internet connections.
But there are differences in speed, also depending on the provider.
What exactly does not run on skype?
Video conferencing, or simply the chat?
Skype chat should be run smoothly on linespeed of 1Mbit/s.

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#5
December 6, 2010 at 12:49:32
I cannot make a call
The green call button is light green and when you click on it nothing happens. After a minute a notice says that you have called the person however they did not answer.
Alternatively when it is bright green and when you click you get a line and it dials.
The check settings box has 2 orange bars and when you click on it 5 areas pop up.
The picture of the computer screen is also orange and says the computer is running slowly.
Thanks Gordon

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#6
December 6, 2010 at 12:59:08
Test the internet speed at this website.
http://www.speedtest.net

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#7
December 7, 2010 at 11:42:46
Thanks for the info

Teted Virgin Broadband at Essendon
Download 3.35 Mbs
Upload 0.27 Mbs
Ping 225
Isp provider iseek 2.25/5

The site offers "a fast, free web browser Google Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed." Is tis safe/woth downloading.

will test Vodafone later today and will post results


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#8
December 8, 2010 at 13:51:38
Teted Vodafone Mobile Broadband in Sydney
Download 0.78
Upload 0.06 Mbs
Ping 120
Isp provider iseek 2.45/5

Skype dark green on, dial tone but not connecting
Internet ok


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#9
December 8, 2010 at 13:53:35
Tested Vodafone Mobile Broadband in Sydney
Download 0.78
Upload 0.06 Mbs
Ping 120
Isp provider iseek 2.45/5

Skype dark green on, dial tone but not connecting
Internet ok
Does this help?
Thanks Gordon


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#10
December 8, 2010 at 15:38:23
For what it's worth I've just run a test on my Optus cable broadband and got the following results:
Download 18.78
Upload 0.49
Ping 11

Your Vodafone service should be re-named Mobile skinnyband. It certainly doesn't meet my definition of broadband. Contact the provider. Either their modem is faulty or their service is severely limited.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#11
December 8, 2010 at 15:38:29
So as it seems to me, your line speed is:
Download: 768 kbit/s
Upload: 64 kbit/s

This might be the problem on using Skype for calls and even more video conferencing.

If the line at Vodafone (768/64) is what you pay for, it's not enough.
If the line speed at Vodafone should be higher, check the contract, you have to call Vodafone, to inform them about an failure on the line.

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#12
December 8, 2010 at 17:16:47
I will visit Vodafone tomorrow and will post the response
Thank you

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#13
December 9, 2010 at 13:35:00
I recieved a standard response from Vodafone that answered many questions that i did not ask. Their Customer service is poor.
The answer included this passage amongst 20 Q&A.
What kind of download speeds should I expect from Vodafone Mobile Broadband?
In Vodafone’s 3G Mobile Broadband areas, typical download speeds range from 300kbps to 3.0Mbps. (burst speeds up to 6.0Mbps can be experienced in major metropolitan areas). Slower speeds can be expected in regional areas. In GPRS areas, you should expect downloads speeds between 20-30kbps. See vodafone.com.au/coverage for coverage details.

Can I use P2P applications on Vodafone Mobile Broadband?
Yes, however the service has not been optimised for P2P usage and you may experience slower download/upload speeds.

I think that means that I am stuffed


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#14
December 9, 2010 at 15:23:32
That's the deal with mobile broadband connections.
It can be fast, but mostly it's not.

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#15
December 9, 2010 at 17:24:14
Sent a smartacre email back to Vodafone just to make me feel better, I don't expect a response or to resolve the issue.
Sype started working in Sydney this morning (unbelievable). I made and recieved 5 calls. Quality poor to average however ir worked. My mate has Telstra mobile which works Ok down at Portarlington. I will test and probably jump ship. $100 poorly spent with Vodafone but no dramas as it not the machine.
Just bought the notebook on a whim to replace an older laptop. Bad choice so I need to do some homework to get something a bit more powerful that will do the job anywhere, but I really like the size of this..
Thanks for your help and input. Appreciate it, Gordon

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#16
December 9, 2010 at 17:30:00
You're welcome.

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