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Hubrisnxs
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@jumpin68ny wrote:

I set up an FTP server on my desktop and a friend who is also on FiOS but in Pittsburgh copied a file from me and the most we saw speed wise out of it was 142 kbps.  The file was 450meg and took a long time.  

 

How can I get better speed out of an ftp transfer that would give some good band width speeds?  My friend and I both have 20/5 service and I used cerebus ftp for the server and he used simple dos ftp commands to perform the transfer.


also make sure you're doing this on a wired connection to the router, and if you have windows 7 you may need a hot fix,  they had an issue with their TCP/IP stack recently. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939006

JasonD52
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Wow, it seems the parental controls on the router was contributing to the discrepancy.  I turned it off and the Speakeay-type sites now show about  35 down and 10 up.  The Argonne link above gives 32 down, 34 up.  The good-ol Verizon site holds steady at 35.1.

 

Thanks everyone.

jumpin68ny
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Pretty amazing the parental controls basically halves your download internet speed.  This is a feature that is probably implemented in software thus the reason its so slow.  I used to have a very high end corporate router that supported web filtering in hardware and kept the wirespeed routing of 20/5.

 

Glad it worked out.

Jim

 

rreichle1
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I am paying for 20/5 and not once have I gotten a test speed anywhere near that I am at the point where I am just going to drop the 20/5 an go with the standard speed.

I can't tell you how disappointed I am with this I had such high hopes when I made the switch that I would have this amazingly fast internet and it's no better than my lousy concast was.

I get a very consistent 5/5 that's about it and that's on the Verizon site or speediest or dslreports speedtest and for whatever reason I haven't bothered to even call I guess years of getting canned answers from my former provider has me to the point that I just accept what I get.

It certainly isn't a wired or wireless issue for me I get the same crap no matter what connection I am using.

Oh well anyone ever had a problem like mine get resolved?

JasonD52
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Have you run the FIOS optimizers (Mac or PC) and disabled any parental controls on your router?  That's where I's start.

jumpin68ny
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JasonD52, did you read all of the comments?  Parental Controls was disabled and fixed the problem.

 

Jim

 

Hubrisnxs
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@JasonD52 wrote:

Wow, it seems the parental controls on the router was contributing to the discrepancy.  I turned it off and the Speakeay-type sites now show about  35 down and 10 up.  The Argonne link above gives 32 down, 34 up.  The good-ol Verizon site holds steady at 35.1.

 

Thanks everyone.


parental controls in the 192.168.1.1   or in your verizon internet security center?

 

 

JasonD52
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Hubrisnxs, at "192.168.1.1"

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