Jan 8, 2009, 7:27 PM
Post #32 of 45
S&C, I noticed your 'bas-akwards' upload/download speeds on your first post. Strange. But you said, having no landlines available, that you were using a microwave dish on your roof pointing to 'someone'. They may be using a similar form of wireless that one of the Ajijic ISPs provides. That would make your connection dissimilar to anything most of us use. .........................
Pete, have you seen this with Lagunanet's wireless service?
The reason Rick asked me that question is that he knows that often when I am in Mexico I donate my mornings giving free tech support at an ISP (internet service provider). Until about May or June of 1997, there was no internet lakeside (Lake Chapala) unless you phoned long distance to Guadalajara, a rather expensive option in those days. I arrived lakeside that year, purchased a house and hooked up to Lagunanet's dialup service, then several years later, and this is a real guess in about 2000 or 2001 they offered the first high speed internet service lakeside, well at least that is what they called it. They offered both 64 and 128 K connections where the speed both up and down were synchronous or the same and often in those days you would see upload speeds that were regularly faster than the download speeds.
Every few months the speeds would double and these days, the highest download speeds are approaching 3 meg. However the download speeds for many years now have been closer to about 1/3 the upload speeds. Sure there might be that one time in 1000 when your upload speeds were faster than your download speeds, but that example is really weird.
Another interesting trend is that whatever the advertised speeds are at lagunanet, often one would get faster speeds in the middle of the night and slower speeds during periods of high usage, like at 10 AM or 4 PM. Now things always get terribly slow starting about 3 weeks before Christmas until about New Years. Things also get slow when the stock market crashes etc.
But in answer to your question, I am puzzled why the upload speeds are so much faster than the download speeds. And if I got the same results as S&C I would spend all kinds of time trying to figure out why. But that's just me.