PTCL DSL 2MB : Is download rate really doubled: Testing/roll-out


#1

Hello

Like a lot of other folks, I am also experiencing unstable connection on 2MB PTCL DSL line at home. It disconnects frequently and sometimes refuses to browse the internet.

I have tried with Aztech DSL modem in Bridged Mode(connected via Linksys Router) and also with the old Huawei Modem in PPPoE mode.

I did not check the speed via speedtest.net , since I dont really believe it is an accurate measure of the sustained download speed. It just downloads a small file from any given server, which we dont really know might be replicated or hosted as a mirror at the local gateway network.

Anyways to my surprise , I have tried download from Hotfile/Rapidshare today with premium accounts, and following is the result I get. It is giving a sustained download rate of between 450K+ ~ 500K.

ptcldownloadrate.jpg

So is it really true that PTCL is going to double bandwidth rates for the existing packages. Seems like it. Maybe it is in the testing / roll out phase hence the connection stability is an issue these days. It disconnects really frequently.

I have a 2MB line and I am connected to

Azizabad Exchange

Karachi Central.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Regards.


#2

how long does your internet connection last before it disconnects? mine frequently disconnects at 15-25 mins.


#3

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Hello

Like a lot of other folks, I am also experiencing unstable connection on 2MB PTCL DSL line at home. It disconnects frequently and sometimes refuses to browse the internet.

I have tried with Aztech DSL modem in Bridged Mode(connected via Linksys Router) and also with the old Huawei Modem in PPPoE mode.

I did not check the speed via speedtest.net , since I dont really believe it is an accurate measure of the sustained download speed. It just downloads a small file from any given server, which we dont really know might be replicated or hosted as a mirror at the local gateway network.

Anyways to my surprise , I have tried download from Hotfile/Rapidshare today with premium accounts, and following is the result I get. It is giving a sustained download rate of between 450K+ ~ 500K.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3268/ptcldownloadrate.jpg

So is it really true that PTCL is going to double bandwidth rates for the existing packages. Seems like it. Maybe it is in the testing / roll out phase hence the connection stability is an issue these days. It disconnects really frequently.

I have a 2MB line and I am connected to

Azizabad Exchange

Karachi Central.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Regards.

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AlterEgo@ plz post screen Shot …


#4

An unstable ISP with some unstable results.....Don't get ypur hopes high folks...it's PTCL after all..


#5

hey mods please merge all such topics. there are about 6,7 of these


#6

Please use existing thread. Closing.

http://www.wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=13388