Apr 8, 2006, 6:23 PM
Post #12 of 13
I agree that something must not be right at your house. Have you asked people on your own block or neighborhood what speeds they are getting? If one side of town has good speeds, but your neighborhood has slow speeds, maybe someone or some company is hogging all the bandwidth, downloading movies or something. But if that was so, your speeds would return to normal (400), as opposed to semi-slow (160). Maybe there is a bad piece of equipment somewhere that is barely working, affecting the whole neighborhood.
If you have poor speeds, and your neighbors good speeds, that argues for a problem specific to your house. Have you tried to reset your DSL modem? Every few months, my browsing gets annoyingly slow, even after I restart my computer, so I go downstairs, unplug the DSL modem power for a few seconds, plug it back in, and after a minute or so, the problem is gone.
Another possibility is that you have a bad line. Do you hear crackling on regular voice phone calls?
Have you tried to pay a Telmex tech cash under the table to look into it?
A few thoughts.