February 3, 2007

More On ADSL, Speed, P2P

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — yasi8h @ 5:07 pm

I just wrote something in a reply to one of my friends email that i just received… i think i should post it here cause….. i think its worth to be here 🙂

note 1: you all know about download accelerators 🙂 they make use of your bandwidth and get more downloading speed from normal sites by paralleliy downloading segments of the same file from separate connections… but as far as my experience you can’t get faster download speeds that you get from a well seeded torrent or a well ‘sourced’ file in a p2p network from a normal direct download.

note 2: as u all would have noticed the email address is faked 🙂

On 2/3/07, Mani wrote:

peeking at ur blog again..

How on earth did u get such a download speed??

Well its simply choosing the right apps to run at the right time 😉 Usually after 6.00 PM u are having some good bandwidth available to you by the SLT because the load on the network is eased(cause most of the offices stop using adsl….. i guess). But it doesn’t increase your download speed! if you need to download faster, you also need someone to upload to you faster! and thats the trick! most of the sites wont give u much uploading downloading bandwidth when you are downloading a fie off there network/site. but there are some nice peer to peer apps which perform like fire when configured right(and under positive circumstance). so if you want to use your bandwidth to the max. get some nice p2p app and make it download a popular movie(popular in the sense that a lot of people in the p2p network should be having the file so all of them can upload to you, giving you a higher uploading speed and hence improving your downloading speed!).

For a start i recommend you to get BearFlix and start downloading a movie which have a lot of sources(you’ll get it when u start using the app). and just sit and watch. you’ll see wonders with your ADSL connection 🙂 but of course be sure to finish your web browsig and stuff cause once you unleash the beast(with no caps to control it…) it’ll eat all of your B/W…

I have got most of the nice movies, through the networks… but i have a new problem now…. and that is im out of space!!! my 60GB windows partition is filled with files that i’ve downloaded. most of them are not even been opened a single time by me. It seems that downloading and only downloading is entertaining me 🙂 hahaha… much more than the content of the files… 🙂 crazy stuff.

Also can u give me da ADSL ping commands and how to check what my
router is up to??

Mani, so u got a router… cool! wise choice! well you can allways get the basic staticstics of your router by going to its web interface. please refer the documentation that came with it 😉 oh well most of the time thees commands should get you to your router’s interface

well, wait… i guess you know all these 🙂 !

so if you want to play around with ya router or ya n/w… try the following commands..

Im assuming that you have not yet found the ‘enlightenment’ and so you should be still using windows… 😉
type these in a command prompt..

tracert – basically this will show you the path that your data(packets to be more specific/technical?) is following through. like when you do it for google( it will show the path the packets are taking from your computer to googles server(the one that you’ll be directed to…i guess). so if you do it to some other site, like for example you should see a bit different output(which is the path for yahoo’s server). but of course you’ll notice that there are some similler routers(or simply any device that forwards your packets and do answer ICMP packets…) in every path. and those stuff are the ones which is in your home, and in your ISP’s home and your ISP’s ISP’s home…(well im not too sure about these :-)..

ping – this command simply says hello to google and see if he says hello back to you. it says hello many time(4 times by default in windows, ping) and try to determined how busy or how responsive the host is.

So its like that… just google any questions you get. and of cause feel free to ‘discuss’ these stuff with me too cause you know i love these stuff so much. its like ‘tech gossip’ for me!


note that 8 stands for t 😉

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January 18, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — yasi8h @ 1:09 pm

Oh well i got ADSL but it sucks!!! the connection is no where near 512kbps, well thats fine you can’t expect it to be so high even though they say its 512 because its ADSL 🙂 but the thing with my connection is it never goes above 70 or 90 kbps!!! and the dns server are not responding! and the connection goes down every five minutes!!! man that sucks! but anyways i called the SLT adsl people about this and that lady who spoke to me diverted me to a line where i reported a error with my phone line( yes i have a buggy slt phone line and the lady told me to check the phone line cause she thinks that the problem is with the phone line! ???).

So the next day(and thats today) the the phone company sent some people to fix the line. and they could not find the bugs first but then they found a broken(not fully broken… 🙂 wire! which was causing the problem. Now i hope that guy did not lied about that. he showed us the piece of wire(that he have fixed most probably).

Whatever the adsl connection has improved afterwards now i have less down time. And i am runing a dns server to speed up everything(apart from faster fox + firefox, Google web accelerator… :-).

January 17, 2007

SLT ADSL Settings

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 1:15 am

In case anyone needs thees….

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 😦

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