January 17, 2007

SLT ADSL Stuff :-|

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 12:44 am

Simply SLT have a monopoly on ADSL in srilanka. so thees people take a hell lot of advantage of it. well i guess you should not be surprised about that. Anyways i was waiting for a adsl for a long long time. although it was available for sometime in srilanka and in colombo, where i live. it because of the fact that i could not allocate funds for the thing. but finally with the help of my mom and ma grandma funding problem was solved. and then there was a anther problem! the people in the SLT told us that our exchange has got no space for any new connections!!! and i was really mad and sad about that 🙂 you know i have been waiting for a long time to get the funding and when i get ready with that the SLT says no! They asked for my number and they told me that they will give me call when they can give adsl. i did not believe them of course! but thees dudes gave me a call after about two weeks. and i was really happy about that. mainly due to the fact that i never expected them to call me 🙂 but may be they are not that bad. i mean the management is privatized after all. So they should be better than they were before. Well i went there and obtained the connection detail like the user name and the password. and they told me that it will take up tp 10 days for them to activate the adsl connection. so i was there checking in with the router and the phone line everyday for a adsl tone! damn i was checking and checking and finally on the 9th day it was there! and after some 10 minutes i was up with adsl! but the connection was terrible! the internet was slow. I am dealing with this right now. Hope that i’ll be abel to get the speeds up!

So for the moment SLT sucks!!! because they are so slow 😦



  1. Hello. I am new to Sri Lanka. I am staying with my mother who lives in the heart of Colombo. I had her install ADSL and I am using it now. Even though I am in Colombo the ADSL line is extremely slow. I find the regular modem dialup with SLT (which we also have) Is considerably faster. Every so often the ADSL connection will work at acceptable speeds, but those times are very few and far between. Forget web browsing. It is unusable. Now I amtrying to download a 1meg files which in Canda takes a few seconds. With my adsl line it is taking 30 minutes. Have you had any improvement to your connection?

    Comment by Vijit — February 22, 2007 @ 2:21 am

  2. Hi Vijit, my connection is working ok now…. i had a problem in my telephone line. the cable was damaged and once it was fixed everything worked smoothly…. may be you are having some problem like that…

    Comment by yasi8h — April 17, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

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